The Business Case for Data Protection, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Ounce Labs, is the first study to determine what senior executives think about the value proposition of corporate data protection efforts within their organizations. In times of shrinking budgets, it is important for those individuals charged with managing a data protection program to understand how key decision makers in organizations perceive the importance of safeguarding sensitive and confidential information.
Whether your company has been selling online for 20 minutes or 20 years, you are
undoubtedly familiar with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). It
requires merchants to create security management policies and procedures for safeguarding
customers’ payment data.
Originally created by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express in 2004, the PCI DSS
has evolved over the years to ensure online sellers have the systems and processes in place
to prevent a data breach.
The world set a new record for data breaches in 2016,
with more than 4.2 billion exposed records, shattering the former record of 1.1 billion in 2013. But if 2016 was bad, 2017 is shaping up to be even worse. In the first six months of 2017, there were 2,227 breaches reported, exposing over 6 billion records and putting untold numbers of accounts at risk. Out of all these stolen records, a large majority include usernames and passwords, which are leveraged in 81 percent of hacking-related breaches according to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Faced with ever-growing concerns over application and data integrity, organizations must prioritize identity protection in their
security strategies. In fact, safeguarding the identity of users and managing the level of access they have to critical business applications could be the biggest security challenge organizations face in 2017.
This is arguably the most unsettling time in history to be a CIO. The IT landscape is shifting at a rapid pace with advances in social media, mobility and big data. The proliferation of advanced robotics is just around the corner and the Internet of Things is connecting even the most mundane objects to the internet—and probably the corporate network. Back in the 1990s, most computer hackers were interested in gaining access to networks purely for kudos among their peers. Today hackers have monetized their skills and make their living from finding vulnerabilities in IT networks.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 07, 2016
Enable, protect, and manage mobile productivity
Protecting email and other corporate data on mobile devices—without bogging down workers—is one of today’s biggest challenges faced by IT pros today. With the massive, global proliferation of mobile devices, it can be a struggle to manage and secure these devices and your data, both on approved enterprise applications and shadow IT.
Download this free e-book to learn how to control the uncontrollable and create a solution that:
• Enables continuous management, so your employees are more productive.
• Offers threat protection, so you can detect abnormal user behavior, suspicious activities, known malicious attacks, and security issues right away.
• Guards against data leakage.
• Provides security after loss or theft of mobile devices.
• Helps protect your Microsoft Office email, files, and apps.
Updated for PCI DSS Version 2.0 where internal scanning is now required!
With the recent updates to PCI DSS, get all the facts and learn how to comply with our updated version of the book.
The book is a guide to understanding how to protect cardholder data and comply with the requirements of PCI DSS. It arms you with the facts, in plain English, and shows you how to achieve PCI Compliance. Discover:
. What the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is all about
. The 12 Requirements of the PCI Standard
. How to comply with PCI
. 10 Best-Practices for PCI Compliance
. How QualysGuard PCI simplifies PCI compliance
"GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation has just been signed into law and enacts new rules and stiff penalties for any company who misuses or loses European Union (EU) citizens’ personal data. This sweeping legislation has expanded the definition of personal data and puts IT and testing departments on high alert to safeguard personal data, across development and testing environments. Test data management, the process of obtaining and distributing test data for development teams, takes on greater urgency as the GDPR deadline looms.
Solid test data management practices will be key to overcoming compliance roadblocks and avoiding huge fines associated with GDPR. Utilizing new ways in which test data can be generated, distributed and managed will be pivotal role to meeting this regulation.
In this webcast, Vanson Bourne and CA will present the results of their highly anticipated GDPR readiness survey of 200 corporations in North American and the UK. Join us to learn more about:
"There's new legislation in place, that's expanded the definition of personal data and puts IT and testing departments on high alert to safeguard personal data, across testing and development environments. It's the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Are you ready for it?
In this session, we’ll demonstrate how CA Test Data Manager helps to both mask your production data and to generate synthetic test data; a powerful combination to help you meet compliance needs and deliver quality applications. There will be a short section on the future of the tester self-service model that will enable testers to efficiently get access to the right test data."
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
It’s the moment every IT department dreads: A data loss event takes your business offline and the countdown clock begins. Despite spending countless hours safeguarding against and preparing for this moment, the impact of downtime is immediate and all-consuming.
While IT pros can’t always avoid data loss events, they can prepare for them to ensure minimal downtime. To better
understand the IT experience during a data disaster, EVault commissioned Spiceworks Voice of IT to survey IT pros regarding disaster recovery practices and perceptions. All survey respondents were based in the U.S. and have influence over backup/disaster recovery purchase decisions. This e-book will explore the impact of downtime and data loss on IT departments for small and midsize businesses.
Keeping sensitive data secure in the age of Cloud computing.
Learn how IBM Security Guardium helps protect your data with scalable monitoring and protection in all kinds of cloud and hybrid cloud environments.
Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software and data corruption, are the result of a problematic supply of power. There is also a common problem with describing power problems in a standard way. This white paper will describe the most common types of power disturbances, what can cause them, what they can do to your critical equipment, and how to safeguard your equipment, using the IEEE standards for describing power quality problems.
Clearly, data centre modernisation can achieve a wide variety of business benefits for an equally wide variety of organisations. Data centre modernisation programmes are also far reaching. They reach way beyond the desire to merely reduce costs. They add significant business value, and often become the essential cornerstone of digital transformation.
When starting on your own path towards modernisation, it’s vital to recognise that your success depends on making use of advanced public cloud services that sit at the vanguard of enterprise technology’s capabilities. If they don’t, you risk not being able to gain access to a world of new possibilities.
There is increasing urgency for organizations today to comply with regional data protection regulations or face potential financial and legal repercussions, and customer backlash. This awareness is heightened by recent headlines related to data breaches, rising risks of BYOD, and other privacy lapses that have bottom line and reputational consequences.
Learn how to prepare for this new world of data privacy with actionable advice for senior IT leaders addressing data privacy concerns in their organizations.
This paper covers key issues to consider when it comes to protecting corporate and employee data privacy, including:
Sectorial regulations, including HIPAA and FINRA
Evolving Data Protection Acts in EU countries with a strong focus on citizen privacy, data residency requirements, and concerns over data production
BYOD policies blurring the lines between personal and business data
Internal controls for safeguarding PII & PHI
Many companies have turned to virtualization technologies for their servers and in their data centers to simplify administration and to reduce management chores and operating costs while maintaining reliability and safeguarding against disasters. Seeing the significant benefits virtualization delivers in those environments, companies are now looking to apply the same technology to their desktop computers.
Published By: WatchGuard
Published Date: Oct 16, 2012
Network security intrusions and data theft incidents grab headlines almost daily. Organizations rely on WatchGuard for network solutions. Read on to understand why WatchGuard is "best-in-class by design"
Is your Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) solution a target for attackers? With increasingly creative exploits, it is important to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to data protection. NPMD tools that do not keep pace can leave your information vulnerable.
To move your business from its current state to the connected enterprise, you have to define a common API to your database and other systems, while providing the infrastructure to support the new model. The new systems must incorporate the security safeguards while ensuring the infrastructure can support the
new growing, but variable, load. With the rapid adoption of mobile and web-based services across the industry, the REST architecture has emerged as the de facto standard for API integration across systems. This white paper addresses the concepts of REST, creating REST APIs for your databases and integrating with other systems:
• What is REST?
• Why use REST for database access?
• Building REST infrastructure for database access
• The REST enabled database
• Integrating REST with other services
• Criteria for selecting REST services platform
With every new data breach revealed or costly identity-theft case reported, confidence in data security and the protection of private identity information transactions — and overall trust — erodes. This loss of confidence in online services and reputation can have a direct impact on trust from end-users, customers, employees, partners, vendors and more.
With significant advances in criminal threats — both in sophistication and sheer frequency — all enterprises are urged to bolster defenses, authenticate digital identities and safeguard sensitive information.
Entrust offers five specific best practices — with emphasis on strong authentication, identity assurance, mobile enablement and general layered security — that can help protect against targeted attacks now and over the long term.
Read the Study that Adds Up to a 2,000 Hour Time Savings Versus SQL Server. ORC International, a global leader in market research, conducted a comparison study between Oracle Database Appliance and Microsoft SQL Server measuring productivity differences between the two solutions.
Stopping inappropriate data access. This turnkey solution safeguards servers - where business data is stored and accessed - with a combination of software and managed security services that automate critical areas of security oversight. By monitoring and tracking system access, the solution is effective at enforcing security policies.
New research reveals that C-level executives feel good data protection efforts support organizational goals such as compliance, reputation, management or customer trust, but there is a lack of confidence in the ability to safeguard sensitive information.
Published By: SafeNet
Published Date: Jan 14, 2014
Today’s data resides in a virtualized world, but the risks are all too real, and, in many organizations, too frequently realized. This paper examines the fundamental security implications of cloud services and virtualization, and it details an approach organizations can take to safeguard sensitive assets in a way that is aligned with today’s dynamic environments.
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