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Most Recent Data Security

Do You Have a Cybercriminal on Staff?

July 20, 2010 |
When we hire employees, we like to think that they are all honest, trustworthy, and loyal. Of course, the sad reality is there are company employees who are doing more harm than good for the
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Generation Y Employees and Privacy

July 14, 2010 |
I recently spoke with an information security manager about social media issues in the corporate world, and she told me one of the greatest challenges is getting Generation Y employees to keep
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One Bad App Can Spoil the Phone

July 13, 2010 |
  Another option is to restrict what apps can be downloaded on company-issued smartphones. For those companies that allow personal phones to be used for business purposes, it may be time to take
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Are You a Good Security Role Model?

July 12, 2010 |
A Cyber-Ark Software survey showed that 41 percent of the 400 IT professionals interviewed admitted to abusing passwords to sensitive data. As reported at ReadWrite Enterprise, this presented an 8
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Security Lessons from School

July 07, 2010 |
Nearly one quarter of data breaches in 2009 came from the educational sector. While I don't have the numbers, I would suspect quite a few of those breaches come through college data loss.  
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Educating Future Cybersecurity Professionals

July 05, 2010 |
Last year, my colleague Lora Bentley discussed comments made by Melissa Hathaway, then the Obama administration's acting senior director for cyber security, regarding the need for the White House to
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Windows 7 Security Features Might Not Be a Perfect Fit

July 02, 2010 |
One of the selling points of Windows 7 was its improved security features.   However, as more companies are making the switch to Windows 7 -- recommended as XP support is slowly phased out --
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Will Twitter's Security Improve?

June 30, 2010 |
Twitter and the FTC have reached a settlement regarding Twitter's data security lapses. According to a Washington Post article: The FTC complaint said the breaches allowed hackers to gain
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Other Threats Grab Attention, But Botnets Still Wreak Havoc

June 28, 2010 |
Botnets are not going away. In fact, Gartner predicts that botnets will be going strong for the next few years, continuing to create security problems for businesses of all sizes.  
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Continuing the Conversation About Phone Security

June 23, 2010 |
Earlier this week I talked about phone security in terms of malware and phishing schemes.   Now I want to turn attention to smartphone apps. The release of the iPhone 4 and the new Android
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