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Microsoft touts new, holistic approach to enterprise security

Microsoft combines the attack protection, detection, and response features built into Windows 10, Office 365, Azure, and the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite

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The dark side of layered security

Sometimes, layered security can have unintended consequences and even make a company less secure than before

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Search and seizure: Why everyone must fear hackers in the cloud

If public clouds are used for attacks on governments, as they surely will be, there's a risk enterprise data will be seized in the investigation too

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Self-encrypting drives are hardly any better than software-based encryption

Two researchers demonstrated attacks against self-encrypting drives used in enterprise environments at the Black Hat Europe conference in Amsterdam

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Are vendors on the wrong path where smart plant security is concerned?

Cyber criminals can't wait for enterprises to mainly apply access controls and encryption as their toughest solution for securing smart plants


Securing big data, a cross-technology challenge

With all this valuable data in a single place, there are many reason why hackers are going after the data lake. Securing big data is a real challenge, but one that needs to be addressed properly

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Microsoft to acquire data protection firm Secure Islands

The deal will be used to bolster Microsoft's Azure Rights Management Service


US must make next move on Safe Harbor

The European Union expects the U.S. to make the next move in negotiating a replacement for the Safe Harbor Agreement.

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EU tells US it must make next move on new Safe Harbor deal

Replacing the now-defunct Safe Harbor agreement is urgent, and the US must make the next move in negotiating a new framework for data transfers

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ISO 27018 compliance: Here's what you need to know

It's 3AM; do you know where your personally identifiable information is?

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The 4 commandments of basic data security

Year after year, basic protective measures go missing even from big-time e-commerce sites, because someone doesn't know better or doesn't care


Project Loon, Oracle security, Samsung profits - The Wrap

Project Loon takes off in Indonesia, Oracle touts new security measures embedded in silicon and a balloon will take you to the edge of space for a price.

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Oracle's Larry Ellison decries poor state of security, says he's fixed it

Ellison claims Oracle's new servers would have stopped Heartbleed in its tracks

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7 steps to IoT data security

As Internet of things invades the enterprise, companies need to revamp their approach to protecting data

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Snowden espouses data ethics and privacy

As devices become more interconnected and big data reveals more about private lives and daily habits, many wonder what the future holds for privacy

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Microsoft leads the charge to protect user privacy

Silicon Valley, long an enabler of government digital spying, is changing its tune, and Microsoft is at the forefront

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Mozilla considers early cutoff for SHA-1 digital certificates

The browser maker might decide to ban SHA-1 digital certificates in July 2016

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Western Digital self-encrypting external hard disk drives can expose data

The hardware-based encryption built into popular Western Digital external hard disk drives has flaws that could allow attackers to recover data without knowing the user password.

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