Data Loss Prevention

DLP: Challenging common misconceptions

DLP: Challenging common misconceptions

Here are some of the common misconceptions about data loss prevention that could be harming rather than helping your DLP program.

TRICARE breach victims report financial fraud

By

Victims of the TRICARE breach have experience financial fraud, leading to an amended complaint filed against the Defense Department.

Tax season: The IRS is the least of your concerns

Tax season: The IRS is the least of your concerns

With the April 18 tax deadline looming, security isn't top-of-mind for the employees in your finance, audit and operations departments.

Study finds $214 per breached record in 2010

By

Data breaches cost organizations $7.2 million on average in 2010, up seven percent from $6.8 million the previous year, according to a new study.

RSA Conference: Health care information security pros discuss data security

By

Protecting health data becomes more difficult in a socially networked world, but blocking access to these popular sites is being met with dissent, a panel of health care CISOs said Wednesday at the RSA Conference.

Study finds cyberthreats to be largest security concern

By

More than traditional crime, natural disasters and terrorism, the security threat that enterprise IT departments are most concerned with is cybercrime, according to a study by Symantec.

Trustwave, Symantec make acquisitions

By

Compliance management vendor Trustwave announced on Tuesday the acquisition of data encryption vendor BitArmor. Trustwave plans to integrate BitArmor's file- and full-disk encryption technology into its current data leakage prevention and endpoint security solution to help clients comply with regulations that are increasing the demand for encryption. Meanwhile, Symantec on Tuesday announced plans to buy Gideon Technologies, provider of IT risk automation, to better serve public-sector customers. Terms of both deals were not disclosed. — AM

Guarding against a data breach survey: Minding data

Guarding against a data breach survey: Minding data

By

Security budgets are holding their own - even in the toughest economy since the Great Depression, reports Illena Armstrong.

Cloud shift: Weighing the risks and benefits of a new technology

Cloud shift: Weighing the risks and benefits of a new technology

By

Can security be better in the cloud? Experts believe it can, reports Deb Radcliff.

Report finds enterprises failing to protect sensitive data

By

Just 40 percent of respondents in a recent survey said all of their organizations sensitive data is adequately secured.

Secure customer loyalty with the gift of data security

Secure customer loyalty with the gift of data security

Retailers need to check their list twice to ensure the proper security measures are in place.

Gov't executives cite unstructured data as top concern

By

Seventy-nine percent of federal government IT executives surveyed recently said unstructured data increases the security risk within their organization.

House weighs bill protecting accidental P2P data leaks

By

A bill now under consideration by the U.S. House requires peer-to-peer providers to tell users when they are sharing files that all can see.

Army Special Forces document leaked on P2P network

By

A leaked document contained the names, Social Security numbers, home phone numbers and home addresses of 463 soldiers.

Express Scripts data breach may have hit 700,000 victims

By

Hundreds of thousands of members of a pharmacy benefit management firm may have had their information exposed to extortionists.

Privacy groups blast new health care notification rule

By

Privacy advocates are questioning a provision of the new health care breach notification rule, which states that organizations only need to alert victims if they believe disclosure of the information "poses some harm."

Trustwave acquires DLP provider Vericept

By

Data security vendor Trustwave on Wednesday announced the acquisition of data leakage prevention vendor Vericept.

DuPont sues employee for trade secrets data breach

By

Industrial giant DuPont has been hit again by a malicious insider.

Health care breach notification mandated

By

New breach notification mandates for health care organizations were promulgated this week, just as $1.2 billion became available to facilitate the move to digital medical records.

Survey: Data at risk in app testing and development

By

Eighty percent of organizations use real data during application testing and development, but most are not confident about their ability to protect it, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Mac OS X 10.5.8 update fixes 18 flaws

By

The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information, or cause a denial-of-service.

2010 budgets to fund app security and DLP, study shows

By

If security budgets go up next year, pros will be using the additional cash to buy application security and DLP technologies, a new study shows.

DoD might reblock Facebook, Twitter

By

Three months ago after an Army order lifted the ban on certain social networking sites, the Department of Defense said it is again questioning whether it should restrict access to popular web destinations.

First lady's safe house location leaked on P2P

By

Also found: a listing of the locations of all U.S. nuclear facilities and a document containing the personal information of hundreds of thousands of U.S. military members.

Patient data check-up: First Medical Management and Fortinet

Patient data check-up: First Medical Management and Fortinet

By

First Medical Management, a health care services provider in California, found a simple way to protect patient records and hospital data, reports Greg Masters

Health care organizations unprepared for digital transition

By

Most health care organizations do not have data loss prevention technologies or a CISO, while, for many, tight security budgets and required third-party interactions pose additional challenges, according to a new study by Deloitte.

Report: Data attacks more frequent than CEOs think

By

CEOs often have a rosier view of data protection in their organization than other executives, according to a study released Wednesday by the Ponemon Institute and security vendor Ounce Labs.

IBM develops a way to process encrypted data

By

A researcher at IBM has developed a way to analyze encrypted data without decoding it.

Security can drive business, Microsoft survey finds

By

Information security presents a unique set of challenges, but it also can enable business, a new Microsoft survey says.

Survey: CISOs worried about insiders, data breaches

By

Eighty percent of CISOs believe their company's own employees and contractors are the greatest threat to company data, according to a new study.

Sign up to our newsletters

POLL