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How to create safe and easily remembered passwords, unique for every site

Posted by Richard Brunette

Jul 2, 2014 10:59:00 PM

We’re told more and more every day that password security is essential.   We’re constantly being asked to create new passwords. We’re also being told not to write our passwords down anywhere or worse, just use the same password for every instance, lest one password give a thief access to your entire kingdom. 

There’s a whole laundry list of don’ts which I won’t bother rehashing, but not much advice as to dos. The reality is that this just isn’t feasible. IT Help desks everywhere moan about password reset cases that take up most of their time. 

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Topics: ePolicy, passphrase, security, password

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

Berlin Court Stands Up Against Google Privacy Policy

Posted by Jacqueline Towers

Feb 12, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Germany is the most recent European country to take issue with Google’s privacy policy, specifically certain clauses pertaining to the collection of personal, device and location based information, and the lack of clarity on what exactly users are agreeing to when they tick off the familiar “I agree” box.

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Topics: ePolicy, compliance

Archive Your Secrets So You Can Review Them Before and After They Leak Out

Posted by Benjamin Wright

Jan 30, 2014 11:17:00 AM

With each passing day, it is more difficult for any enterprise to keep a secret. This truth of the Information Age affects how enterprises – such as nonprofits, corporations or government agencies – develop policy on the usage and recording of electronic messages such as email and mobile text.

Secrets Leak Out
The Edward Snowden event at the US National Security Agency is the most glaring example of how hard it is to keep secrets these days. If any enterprise in the world should know how to secure its data, it would be the NSA. NSA is the cryptography expert in the US government and is considered the premier data intelligence organization in the world.

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Topics: Email Archiving, Electronic Information, ePolicy

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