May 2019 | SC Media

Print Issue: May 2019

VPN Endgame

Choosing a virtual private network (VPN) can be difficult. Besides selecting a VPN provider, users must also choose between a paid VPN or a free VPN, among other factors. Simply picking a seemingly “free” VPN can have consequences ranging from having information logged and sold to advertisers, which may defeat the purpose of using a…

Is blockchain-based security finally here?

Infosec pros impatiently waiting for viable blockchain solutions want to know: Are we there yet? If CISOs and security engineers sound like impatient kids in the back seat of the car on long road trip, it’s not surprising. The decade-long boom in bitcoin and its rival cryptocurrencies have made the underlying technology–blockchain – increasingly attractive…

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Privacy – It’s everyone’s responsibility

Privacy. The word takes on different meanings depending on the person to with whom you’re speaking. Given our ever intense usage of social media or our increasing willingness to offer personal details in exchange for rewards and discounts or to download some hip, free app, the meaning has generally changed over the last several years.…

From paper compliance to operational compliance

Financial services firms must prepare for the California Consumer Privacy Act, says Alex Scheinman. Data privacy has become an overarching issue top of mind to organizations across industries and geographies over the past several years. It affects every business function in an organization, from the IT department to compliance to marketing to HR, and has…

ML innovation and compliance

With machine learning, AI and privacy all becoming priority initiatives for companies, why has the data tug-of-war between IT and developers become such a challenge? The tension between data science teams and IT departments stems in part from cultural differences. Traditionally, data science is rooted in a “hacker,” outside-the-box, experimental culture while IT professionals come…

SC Labs: SIEM and UTM-NGFW

When it comes to Unified Threat Management/Next-Generation Firewall (UTM/NGFW) alongside several Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions, some professionals will choose to implement one over the other. The SC Labs team believe these technologies complement each other and should be a staple for all organizations. The UTM/NGFW space has continued to evolve, packing more…

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