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A Paradigm Shift - Is Security Software (as we currently know it) Becoming Extinct?

Posted by Judi Kohn

Jun 3, 2014 10:27:00 AM

After marketing commercial antivirus software for over 25 years, Symantec Corp. recently announced that traditional antivirus software is dead and traditional antivirus tactics are doomed to failure. They stated that part of the problem is that an increasing number of exploits use novel rather than known malicious code, so signature-based defenses plus the use of heuristics to identify Zero-Day vulnerabilities is no longer enough. 

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Topics: Email Security, Email Management, data breach, anti-virus, cyber threats, security

Who Can We Really Trust With Our Data?

Posted by Jacqueline Towers

Feb 12, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Ladar Levison’s resignation from Lavabit demonstrates that there are some entrepreneurs who can be trusted with protecting our innate right to privacy, both as individuals and as a whole. Unfortunately this also raises the issue that those who entrust the privacy and security of their data and communications to encryption services like Lavabit have complete power to hand over anything that is requested of them, whether or not they actually choose to comply. 

The issues is not if people like Levison can create encryption services to keep our data and emails private- it’s if we can really trust them to do so. Presently, we can only trust that mass encryption services won’t read through our emails, not that they can’t. Until such a technology is developed, complete privacy will be impossible. 

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Topics: Email Encryption, compliance, data breach

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

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