Data Security & Fraud Prevention Roundup
#1: The data security threat from former employees by Steve Anderson, World Economic Forum (November 19, 2014)
Every organization has to deal with procedures that come with terminating an employee, but an issue not frequently addressed is the efficacy of those policies in securing sensitive business information. This article outlines ways in which companies can restrict unauthorized system access after employee termination.
#2: The 12-Step Program for Information Security by Scott M Fulton III, Datacenter Dynamics (November 26, 2014)
We are all aware that best information security practices are absolutely imperative for every type of organization right now. New laws, certifications, and regulations are being created almost daily, and it is becoming increasingly significant for companies to fully realize their information security plan. This article outlines topics from general business practices to more specific regulatory actions that companies should be aware of.
#3: Q&A: Internet Encryption As the New Normal by Kelly Jackson Higgins, Dark Reading (December 1, 2014)
Wondering how the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) feels about encryption? Wonder no more! The IAB issued a statement regarding day-to-day encryption standards on the internet, and here’s how they believe the up-and-coming regulations will affect businesses as well as consumers.
#4: Top 3 security, privacy and data protection trends for 2015 by Cameron Burke, Help Net Security (December 4, 2014)
2014 held security breaches for many industries as well as the rise of cloud computing and the start of legislation – what will 2015 bring? Cameron Burke predicts a sharper impact of government jurisdiction no matter what country, a greater confidence in the security of the cloud, and a heightened awareness of data loss prevention. So what does that mean for your company.
#5: Health Data Security Valued Over Convenience, Says Report by Elizabeth Snell, HealthITSecurity (December 4, 2014)
Convenience versus security: which one is more important? Businesses have been contemplating this question for years, but a new report by PwC’s Health Research Institute states that the end consumer is more likely to value the safety of their sensitive data than the ease with which it can be accessed.