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The Cloud Enforcement Gap

November 20th, 2014

According to a recent Cloud Security Alliance survey, 61% of large companies have a cloud governance policy. That policy often includes what cloud services employees are permitted to use at work and what data can go to those cloud services. While many companies have a security awareness training program in place to educate employees on…

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The Top 10 Most Popular Personal Finance Apps

November 13th, 2014

Smartphones and the Internet are revolutionizing personal finance. Like credit cards, ATM machines, and online banking before them, clever new apps are making it much easier to buy things online and in stores, transfer money to friends and family, pay bills on time, and manage investments. There are many recommendations out there touting the latest…

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PCI Compliance in the Cloud: A Beginner’s Guide with 29 Resources for IT Professionals New to PCI

November 7th, 2014

If your organization handles credit or debit card information, you likely need to follow the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. PCI DSS is not a government regulation, but since it is required by all the major payment card brands including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, it carries as much weight as law for a…

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The WISE Words of Western Union

November 7th, 2014

A company that “walks the walk” Delivering what we call “user-centric IT” can sometimes seem like a pie-in-the-sky goal, something that sounds very good in theory but is seldom delivered in practice. Not the case. Western Union is a great example of what it means to adapt to the way people work, not the other…

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The 80-20 Rule for Data Uploaded to the Cloud

November 4th, 2014

The Pareto Principle, better known as the 80-20 rule, applies to many areas of life. It’s said, for instance, that 80% of results spring from 20% of the effort. The rule was first recognized by economist Vilfredo Pareto who found in 1906 that 80% of land in Italy was owned by 20% of its citizens….

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The Fastest Growing Cloud Apps of Q3 2014

October 29th, 2014

Up until just a few years ago, when it came to software you only had a couple choices. You’d either trek to the local retailer and pick from a box from the shelf, or in the case of enterprise software, you’d spend months trying to deploy it. There are exponentially more choices available today and…

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POODLE Update – Latest Data Alarms Experts

October 24th, 2014

You’ve seen the headlines about POODLE alongside images of menacing fluffy dogs. We have an update on the current extent of the breach as well as a tool enterprises can use to quantify exposure to POODLE within their own corporate environments. Last week, we wrote about the POODLE vulnerability first reported on October 14 by…

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In Plain Sight: How Hackers Exfiltrate Corporate Data Using Video

October 23rd, 2014

Consumers and companies are embracing cloud services because they offer capabilities simply not available with traditional software. Cyber criminals are also beginning to use the cloud because it offers scalability and speed for delivering malware, such as in the recent case of Dyre, which used file sharing services to infect users. The latest evolution of…

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The Data Factory: 12 Essential Facts on Enterprise Cloud Usage & Risk

October 21st, 2014

Between headlines from the latest stories on data breaches and the hottest new apps on the block, it’s easy to be captivated with what people are saying, blogging, and tweeting about the state of cloud adoption and security. But let’s face it: It’s hard to separate the hype from the truth, and stories about security…

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74% of Cloud Services do not Meet European Data Residency Requirements

October 21st, 2014

The European Union (EU) contains 28 countries and it has some of the strongest sets of data protection regulations in the world. These don’t just affect organisations based in Europe, but anyone who deals with PII (personally Identifiable Information) of any citizens of those 28 countries.  In this globalised world, that probably means you! Organisations which…

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