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It Doesn't Matter What You Think About Your Data, It Matters What the Government Thinks

Posted by Logan McKnight

Feb 12, 2014 11:31:20 AM

“Big data” has been a global topic of discussion for quite some time now due to its impact and pervasiveness in our lives.  

Individuals create data in their day-to-day lives – be it emailing your Mum about a health issue, shopping online, sexting with your lover, or being captured on camera in the grocery store loitering in the frozen food isle. Corporations collect data to track spending habits for marketing purposes, with the clear goal of generating revenue. Governments hoard data for surveillance to create profiles of its citizens…under the guise of preventing “terrorism”.

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Topics: Email Encryption, ePolicy, compliance, data breach

US Lawmakers to Address Data Breaches & Security - How Can You Prepare?

Posted by Logan McKnight

Feb 10, 2014 9:57:38 AM

How is your organization currently protecting your customers’ data and privacy?

Given the recent data breaches of Target, Michaels, and Neiman Marcus, as well as the constant HIPAA patient data breaches in healthcare and insurance industries, four Senators have introduced a new Bill to Congress to address data breaches – the Data Security and Breach Notification Act.

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Topics: compliance, data breach, HIPAA

United States Postal Service to use encryption. Should you?

Posted by Logan McKnight

Jan 29, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Encryption and communications privacy became an initiative for the White House and United States Postal Service (USPS) in autumn of 2013, as part of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

 

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Topics: Email Security, Email Encryption

Connecticut Legislators Not Abiding By Communications Retention Laws

Posted by Logan McKnight

Jan 9, 2014 11:20:00 AM

http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/hc-op-rennie-malloy-has-private-email-accounts-111-20131108,0,1882764.column#! 

In the Connecticut, like most other states, politicians and state employees are required to use their official government email address when conducting state business.  However, Governor Daniel Malloy and a private network of connected politicians used their Gmail, Yahoo and Comcast accounts to communicate amongst each other.  

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