Data Security

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How to stop the security breach tsunami

If you haven’t deployed a user-based analytics program, you are not doing all you can to catch data thieves and prevent security breaches

SAP Hana users warned of security vulnerability

A problem with default encryption keys could grant an attacker access to all encrypted data stored in the database

Online password locker LastPass hacked

Users will need to change their master passwords after the company detected a breach

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Your ‘offline’ storage may be putting you at risk

What some admins consider to be offline resources aren't truly offline; the difference could mean disaster

Extreme Hacks to Be Paranoid About

Be paranoid: 10 terrifying extreme hacks

Nothing is safe, thanks to the select few hacks that push the limits of what we thought possible

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Breach costs: 'Chump change' to bottom lines of big players

The direct costs of a data breach barely affect the bottom line of the nation’s biggest enterprises, but for smaller players the damage can be catastrophic

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John McAfee: The hero we need, not the one we deserve

As our elected leaders show they can botch data security in new and unexpected ways, an unlikely figure steps up with sage words

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Time to address your 100,000 vulnerabilities

You know your security has weak spots, but it's hard to know where to begin -- this might get you on track

The cost of a data breach jumped 23 percent in two years

The average cost of a data breach has increased to $3.79 million -- not including the lost business that can result

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Delphix secures sensitive data in the cloud by virtualizing it

New approaches to data virtualization and masking are aiding the movement of enterprise datasets to the cloud while keeping them secure and versatile

5 encryption errors developers keep making

If there is one technology that can alleviate the impact of security breaches, it’s encryption -- but you have to do it right

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Doxxing defense: Remove your personal info from data brokers

Don't want your home address or other personal info published to the world? This weekend, take an hour or two to make yourself a less visible target

Surveys: Employees at fault in majority of breaches

Human error is a significant factor in the majority of data breaches

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Rebuilding enterprise security: Application modernization and the Premera hack

The Premera and other high-profile data breaches are an opportunity for enterprises large and small to revisit their application architecture and make changes to strengthen data security.

Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

After suffering a hack last month, the company has added two-factor authentication

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Washington is coming for your personal data

Little-noticed change to judicial rules gives the FBI greater powers to conduct remote searches, and the 'zombie bill' CISA is on the fast track to a Senate vote

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Watch out for these 9 information security threats

Each year, the Information Security Forum, a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide a forward-looking view of the biggest security...

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6 reasons why improving security is so hard

The best practices for enterprise security are well known. So why are so few companies implementing them?

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