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 other interesting types of media from around the web that we have discovered over the course of the last few weeks as well as our thoughts on them.
#1: How to stop the security breach tsunami by Rob Enderle, CIO (June 19, 2015)
In this article, Rob Enderle discusses a technology that has been available to businesses for quite some time that is not being utilized in the best way. UBAs, also known as User Based Analysis or User Based Analytics, is a perimeter security application for an organization’s security infrastructure that assists IT departments to detect data breaches. If you are curious about whether or not your business should have this precautionary technology in place, check out this knowledgeable piece on the benefits of UBAs.
#2: Is SaaS Safe? 5 Tips for Keeping Data Secure in the Cloud by Ben Rossi, Information Age (June 23, 2015)
Software-as-a-service is an emerging field for businesses to control previously paper-bound aspects of their functionalities online. Through the use of the cloud, data analysis, work efficiency, and project management have become more advanced and easier to manage for enterprise-level companies. However, businesses should also be careful about the volume and sensitivity of the data they are placing online. This article by Information Age outlines 5 things to consider about using SaaS.
#3: Government, Healthcare Particularly Lackluster in Application Security by Ericka Chickowski, DarkReading (June 23, 2015)
Government and Healthcare were the two industries prominently called out by a recent software security study for falling behind in data security. However, getting back on track is not impossible. By placing more of a focus on data security at every level in their structure, government agencies and healthcare providers can bring increased protection to the information they hold on employees, customers, and patients as well as their financial and other sensitive records.
#4: Why We Encrypt by Bruce Schneier (June 23, 2015)
You’ve likely been told many times that you (and your business) should encrypt data for security purposes. Encryption definitely plays a vital role in system security, but have you ever stopped to ask why it’s so important? In this article, Bruce Schneier analyzes the reasoning behind enforcing strong encryption of all data.
#5: Human error is biggest data security threat by IDM.net (June 25, 2015)
Another study outlining the major factors, with human error taking the number one spot, behind data breaches has been published. The BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report reveals some insightful statistics on the way companies handle data breaches and is a good read for any organization setting up an incident response plan.
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