June 7, 2013 | Posted in Data Security
There are many ways that organization leaders can keep their financial data, customer information, intellectual property and more from falling into the wrong hands. One of those solutions is to ensure that managers have real-time insight into how workers are handling their responsibility to safeguard records. Without this knowledge, it's possible that materials could be misused and that this behavior could go undetected.
In one recent incident, Patricia Bourne, a license clerk at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, was charged with repeatedly gaining unauthorized access to an individual's DMV records. In a statement from New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott, it was noted that Bourne admitted to these actions. She is charged with 11 felony counts of Computer Trespass and one misdemeanor count of Official Misconduct.
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May 31, 2013 | Posted in Data Security
One of the first steps business leaders need to take if they want to put a stop to data breaches is tracing these problems to their source. Without true insight into how information is falling through the cracks, leaders will not be able to prevent issues going forward.
Where do breaches come from?
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May 28, 2013 | Posted in Data Security
Many business leaders put a lot of thought into how they can protect their customers from any inconveniences, including having their personal information compromised. But what about when it comes to employee data? It's just as critical that staff records are properly protected from the damage that can result from a breach.
According to Federal News Radio, tens of thousands of current and former employees of the Homeland Security Department (DHS) may soon feel the effects of poor data security. The source explained that a problem had been detected in a vendor's background check processing system.
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May 13, 2013 | Posted in Data Security
Data protection is a top priority in today's business world. Especially as hacking methods become more advanced and the technologies themselves grow more complex, there is a greater chance that important records will be compromised. While this risk certainly exists, it is also important for enterprise leaders to realize that they do not need to be resigned to suffering a data security disaster. With the right tools, they can safeguard their most sensitive materials from unauthorized access.
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April 23, 2013 | Posted in Data Security
Preparation is key when it comes to data security. When businesses don't have strategies to prevent accidents, it leaves them open to a wide range of negative outcomes, from leaked intellectual property to loss of reputation. With the right solutions in place, organizations can discover and address potentially risky behavior before it leads to problems down the line.
According to a recent study from Experian Data Breach Resolution and the Ponemon Institute, many companies today are having trouble taking knowledge of data security risks and translating it into action. Of the privacy specialists surveyed, 76 percent said their enterprise has already had or expects to have a breach that results in lost customers and business partners. Sixty-six percent added that they have had or are likely to have an incident where financial damage occurs.
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