A Fool-Proof Game Plan for Getting More Cybersecurity Investment

The cybersecurity threat landscape isn’t getting any easier. From AI-driven cybercrime to phishing attacks and the prevalence of personal devices in the workplace, cybersecurity professionals have an increasingly long list of threats to manage.

 

Protecting corporate data is made harder by a dearth in funding. Yes, 91 percent of companies have increased cybersecurity budgets in 2021, according to IDG research. But IDG also found that new cybersecurity hiring is flat, and many long-range security projects have been sidelined this past year. Security professionals are having to do more with less.

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Sophie Lapointe | Aug 2, 2021

Topics: Data Security Risk, Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Data Compliance

5 Steps for Securing Customer Financial Data

First, there is the reputational damage that comes from leaked data. Then there is the cost of cleanup, which typically runs between $3.86 million and $8.64 million. Finally, there are regulatory repercussions from violation of the patchwork of rules that govern financial data, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), and others.

Sensitive data that is insecure is the stuff that keeps security and compliance professionals up at night. And the scary part is that it happens all the time. Roughly 73 percent of businesses admit that they have encountered sensitive data leaks in the past year, according to Microsoft research.

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Sophie Lapointe | Jul 20, 2021

Topics: Data Security, Data Security Risk, Data Protection

5 Risks to Watch with Financial Data Compliance

Financial institutions face a laundry list of compliance obligations when it comes to business data. Meeting these obligations is far from assured in the age of cloud services, employees working from home and rapid digital change, however.

A bevy of regulations raise the data security stakes for financial institutions. Specific regulations vary according to jurisdiction and market, but many firms must contend with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and industry-led regulations such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).

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Sophie Lapointe | May 12, 2021

Topics: Data Security, Data Security Risk, Data Classification

Why You Need to Manage Remote Worker Data and how to do it

 

Corporate data no longer lives in the safe confines of IT-managed data centers. It now often lives at home with remote workers. This is a huge problem for businesses.

 

Telecommuting and work from home has existed for decades, but the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend. Almost 70 percent of full-time workers in the U.S. now work from home, according to research from Owl Labs, and half of workers won’t return to jobs that don’t offer remote work after the pandemic has passed.

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Sophie Lapointe | Apr 6, 2021

Topics: Remote Data Management, Data Security, Data Security Risk