Data Security & Fraud Prevention Roundup
Our Data Security & Fraud Prevention Roundup contain links to the best data security and fraud prevention-related articles, blog posts, news releases, interviews, and anything else that we found interesting from around the web over the course of the last few weeks and our thoughts on them.
#1: IT world looks to cloud and big data for growth in 2015 by Lynn Greiner, Financial Post (December 31, 2014)
If you have been wondering about new IT trends will be in 2015, this helpful article outlines what’s to come for data security. Greiner particularly focuses on the role of the cloud as well as big data as these two technologies become increasingly significant for businesses to implement for IT security.
#2: Why Today’s Security Measures Just Don’t Cut It by Steve Jones, Wired (January 5, 2015)
Technologies such as firewalls are useful and necessary security measures for your organization, but they cannot protect from insider attacks. What can? This Wired article argues that big data analytics can detect insider attacks before damage is done.
#3: Is healthcare prepared for data-sharing’s security risks? by Susan D. Hall, FierceHealthIT (January 6, 2015)
What does the ever-increasing amount of data sharing mean for the healthcare industry in 2015? One healthcare provider’s CSO predicts outside attacks and insider mistakes that will teach the industry about the necessity of proper data security measures and employee training.
#4: Internet of Things Poses Risks, FTC Chairwoman Warns by Elizabeth Dwoskin, Wall Street Journal (January 6, 2015)
Edith Ramirez, the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, has some sage advice for businesses designing and selling internet-capable devices: be careful. In her recent CES keynote speech, Ramirez discussed the dangers facing organizations in 2015 regarding the security of their customers’ data. This article provides the highlights from her speech.
#5: 5 Questions a SMB Should Ask when Considering a New POS System by Trace Ussery, First Data (January 7, 2015)
The start of a new year allows every organization to evaluate what they can do to improve their company, and 2015 is no exception. This article targets both small and medium retail businesses in order to provide them with important deliberations on how to go about choosing the right Point of Sale system to secure and simplify transactions for their customers.
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