One of the few places that pervasive Wi-Fi is not found these days is in US Federal Government office buildings and military bases. Government IT departments explain this lack of modern technology by pointing to Information Assurance (IA) departments who block their planned deployments because of security concerns. IA departments, on the other hand, point to unclear rules, regulations, and policies around Wi-Fi use which prevent them from making informed risk decisions.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: May 03, 2016
Data security is a top concern these days. In a world of privacy regulation, intellectual property theft, and cybercrime, ensuring data security and protecting sensitive enterprise data is crucial.
Only a data masking solution can secure vital data and enable outsourcing, third-party analysis, and cloud deployments. But more often than not, masking projects fail. Some of the best data masking tools bottleneck processes and once masked, data is hard to move and manage across the application development lifecycle.
How are you balancing strong security and the customer experience? The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirement is an opportunity to properly balance privacy and the user experience. Those who embrace it will distinguish themselves as a trustworthy and respectful custodian of their users’ data. Personal data plays an increasingly important part in providing the kind of appealing experience that brings users back time and time again. But, there’s a balance to be struck. Strong security is the best tool available for navigating the dichotomy between an appealing user experience and the risk posed by data breach; it allows the collection and management of personal data in line with the user’s expectations, and without jeopardizing the trust that is so important between them and you.
Configuration management can play an incredibly important role in IT security due to its basis in establishing and maintaining a known and consistent state of the physical and software elements at your organization’s disposal.
This white paper explores how to leverage configuration management to bolster security and meet compliance regulations. Uncover some of the key benefits, including:
• Creation of a Standard Operating Environment (SOE)
• Reporting on and control of configuration drift
• Enhanced change remediation
• Insight into configuration knowledge
• And more
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
Reasonable, common-sense security standards are becoming law in many regions of the world. In Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enacted in April 2016, will become fully applicable on May 25, 2018. GDPR will bring the European Union (EU) under one comprehensive and harmonised legal system for data protection and privacy. The monetary penalties and reputational damage of noncompliance with GDPR are substantial – the maximum fines are the greater of 20 million euros or 4% of the company’s worldwide revenue.
SecureWorks provides an early warning system for evolving cyber threats, enabling organisations to prevent, detect, rapidly respond to and predict cyber attacks. Combining unparalleled visibility into the global threat landscape and powered by the Counter Threat Platform — our advanced data analytics and insights engine —SecureWorks minimises risk and delivers actionable, intelligence driven security solutions for clients around the world.
Cybercriminals can be goal-driven and patient, and they often have a singular focus, plenty of time and access to vast, modern technical resources. Both organized and forum-based criminals are working constantly to find innovative and efficient ways to steal information and money with the lowest risk to their personal freedom. If we wish to stay “one step ahead” of the threats detailed in this report, awareness of online criminal threats, techniques and markets is our best defense.
Achieving and maintaining a high level of information security requires information security professionals with robust skills as well as organisational, technical and operational capabilities. The gap between intent and ability to be secure is evident in our sample of UK large enterprises. Deficient companies will only close that gap when they acquire the necessary capabilities. Some of these capabilities can be purchased as information security tools or application solutions, but it is more prudent for an organisation to consider acquiring these capabilities through a service arrangement with a dedicated security services partner.
Despite long-standing concerns captured in a myriad of surveys, security in the cloud has progressed to a more practical and achievable level.
The cloud represents a shared security responsibility model whereby that responsibility is split between the Cloud Service Provider and the cloud customer. For organisations moving some or all of their applications and data to the cloud, acceptance of this model clears the way to more thoughtful consideration for how security can and should be architected — from the ground up. As a result, IT and IT Security leaders now have a much clearer trajectory to support their business operations in the cloud in a secure manner.
Finding a strategic partnership with a trusted security expert that can assist you in all the aspects of information security is vital. SecureWorks is a market leader in security that can close the security gap in organisations by evaluating security maturity across an enterprise, help define security strategies and implement and manage security program plans. We are a true strategic partner that can help a CISO embed security at all levels of the organisation.
The SecureWorks Security and Risk Consulting practice provides expertise and analysis to help you enhance your security posture, reduce your risk, facilitate compliance and improve your operational efficiency.
Technical Tests are designed to cover specific services. Each security test has its own objectives and acceptable levels of risk. There is not an individual technique that provides a comprehensive picture of an organisation’s security when executed alone. A qualified third party can work with you to determine what combination of techniques you should use to evaluate your security posture and controls to begin to determine where you may be vulnerable.
GDPR will pose different challenges to each organisation. Understanding and acting on the implications for your own organisation is vital. That means taking a risk-based approach to ensure that you are doing what you need to do to manage your own specific risks to personal information.
While virtually all organisations will have to implement changes to become GDPR compliant, some will be able to take partial advantage of existing compliance to other security mandates and frameworks, such as ISO 27001 and PCI by extending those measures to protection of personal data. Even so, further work will be required to comply with GDPR, both with regards to security and its other aspects.
Data overload have burdened practically every largescale enterprise today. It’s vital for competitive enterprise not only to find solutions that will deliver the right data at the right time, but also be confident that the data they are looking at is governed and trusted. Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management enables businesses to gain real-time access to data and make critical business decisions; achieve a better ROI while reducing IT overhead; automate data integration and deliver a 360-degree view of the businesses; mitigate data security risks and comply with legal regulations. Download this whitepaper and discover how to overcome some common challenges of information overload to increase your business insight and visibility.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 25, 2017
Five Necessary Changes to Comply
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline is approaching. You may think you’re immune from its impact, but if you do business with customers in the EU, think again. It’s time to rethink your organizational processes around compliance.
This Forrester Research Brief helps your security, regulatory and privacy teams grasp the five changes necessary for GDPR compliance.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Email security is essential in preparing for the GDPR deadline. The GDPR emphasizes the principle of accountability and the need for organizations to demonstrate they have taken reasonable measures to protect personal data.
This white paper explores how to improve email and cloud security to meet strict compliance regulations.
• GDPR challenges for email
• How to mitigate risks and ensuring email resiliency
• An effective email and cloud security platform
Data—dynamic, in demand and distributed—is challenging to secure. But you need to protect sensitive data, whether it’s stored on premises, off-site, or in big-data, private- or hybrid-cloud environments. Protecting sensitive data can take many forms, but nearly any organization needs to keep its data accessible, protect data from loss or compromise, and comply with a raft of regulations and mandates. These can include the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even in the cloud, where you may have less immediate control, you must still control your sensitive data—and compliance mandates still apply.
Fear of data misuse has led to both general and industry-specific data-privacy regulations worldwide that many organizations now must meet, and it’s important to embrace their requirements. The role of data-holding organizations has increasingly shifted to being stewards of information, in particular in the United States and the European Union (EU). And failure to comply with regulations can mean not only reputational damage, but substantial fines and even jail time. Just meeting compliance mandates, though, may not help you actively spot and stop a data breach.
As security threats increase and government regulations require more control over users and data, it is important for organizations to evolve their security measures. As enterprises rapidly expand their footprints into cloud, mobile and social, they must ensure that the right users have the right access to sensitive data and applications. Strong as well as optimized identities are becoming increasingly important as insider threat and tightened regulations become more prevalent.
Businesses today are faced with the almost insurmountable task of complying with a confusing array of laws and regulations relating to data privacy and security. These can come from a variety of sources: local, state, national, and, even, international law makers. This is not just a problem for big businesses. Even a small business with a localised geographic presence may be subject to laws from other states and, possibly, other nations by virtue of having a presence on the internet.
In many instances, these laws and regulations are vague and ambiguous, with little specific guidance as to compliance. Worse yet, the laws of different jurisdictions may be, and frequently are, conflicting. One state or country may require security measures that are entirely different from those of another state or country. Reconciling all of these legal obligations can be, at best, a full time job and, at worst, the subject of fines, penalties, and lawsuits.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Jan 19, 2018
The importance of information security and data protection is growing by the day for organizations. This is due to an evolving threat landscape and a higher adoption of internet dependent services, which, in the process of creating new opportunities, also lead to more vulnerabilities. As a consequence, national and international regulations are also changing according to the new challenges, calling for better preparedness. The new BCI Information Security Report 2017 sponsored by Mimecast looks to benchmark how organizations handle sensitive data and how resilient organizations are when it comes to data protection.
Do you know why data encryption is important for your accountancy firm? Read this eBook to learn how using advanced encryption allows you to:
Protect your data and reputation while meeting clients’ cybersecurity expectations
Eliminate paperwork and other bothersome or time-consuming processes associated with data storage and sharing
Comply with regulations and ethics codes
The General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016 with the goal to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches. What is the scope of the GDPR? How does it impact your organisation? This white paper guides you so your organization can meet the needs of GDPR.