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: Is Cloud an Opportunity to Do Security Right? by Jeff Peters, Hacksurfer (January 15, 2015)
Businesses are facing the daunting task of protecting sensitive company data from being stolen, but these organizations don’t have to fight for data security alone. This article discusses how some security experts believe that the cloud can help combat these security breaches.
#2: Data breaches can be prevented with one simple solution by Tony Bradley, PC World (January 19, 2015)
Data security is a multifaceted and complex issue that encompasses measures such as encryption and firewalls, employee policies, and user permissions. This article argues in favor of an often overlooked but very effective strategy: dual factor authentication.
#3: “123456” Maintains the Top Spot on SplashData’s Annual “Worst Passwords” List by SplashData (January 20, 2015)
It’s that time again. Password management firm SplashData has compiled their list of the top most common passwords chosen by internet users, and the results are both amusing and alarming. Check out the list, then see our recommendations for password “do’s and don’ts”.
#4: Over 90 percent of data breaches in first half of 2014 were preventable by Charlie Osborne, ZDNet (January 21, 2015)
What causes data breaches? Your first thought is probably hacking but, according to the Online Trust Alliance’s 2015 Data Protection Best Practices and Risk Assessment Guides, that’s not always the case. It is often the negligence or intentional sabotage of employees that puts your company’s data at risk. This article summarizes the guides’ findings and recommendations.
#5: Payment security top priority for retailers in 2015 by Sarah Jones, Luxury Daily (January 22, 2015)
It’s not a shock that, after all the data breaches that occurred in 2014, the Retail industry has set a precedence on payment security this year. In this article, Sarah Jones has compiled some helpful suggestions and steps to follow in order to help Retailers boost their data security.
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