Data Security for Educational Institutions: Don’t Let a Data Breach Happen to You

by Futurex on May 13th, 2016

It seems as another data breach is being reported every week, and this unfortunate trend is hitting academic institutions hard. Virtually every month, significant databases of staff, student, and recent graduate records are compromised. Names, birth dates, university IDs, and even social security numbers are often exposed, a veritable goldmine for those seeking to sell personal information on the black market.

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​The Role of Compliance in the Academic Sphere

by Futurex on May 4th, 2016

Regardless of industry, maintaining data security is an essential step toward success as an organization. Compliance standards like the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which aids retail organizations in protecting cardholder data, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which covers data security issues for healthcare organizations, exist to help different industries secure their data.

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Protecting the Internet of Things

by Samantha Renteria on April 13th, 2016

Connect with anyone, anywhere, and anything, at any time? In 2016, this is basically a reality and is something both consumers and businesses need to be aware of and address. The Internet of Things (IoT), is a new-age, colloquial term used to describe the rapidly growing network of smart devices capable of connecting to the internet. Only 10 years ago, integrated internet capabilities were almost exclusively limited to cell phones and computers. Today, virtually anything can be digitally connected and both consumers and industry have embraced this ideal.

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