Data Loss Prevention

Data Loss Prevention news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals

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48% off APC Back-UPS Pro Uninterruptible Power Supply - Deal Alert

The Back-UPS BR1500G offers guaranteed battery backup and surge protection for high performance computer systems, networks, external storage devices, game consoles and other electronics, and is currently offered at a 48% discount.

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Why have most merchants missed the EMV deadline?

The shift to EMV or “chip-and-PIN” credit-card technology is seen as a way to make a major dent in fraud. But a large majority of merchants missed last week’s Oct. 1 deadline to update their payment terminals. Merchant advocates say...

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Digital Guardian buys Code Green to gain data-loss prevention tech

Endpoint security vendor Digital Guardian has bought Code Green Networks, which makes data loss prevention appliances for businesses.

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Wyndham vs. FTC: Corporate security pros need to lawyer up about data breach protection, experts say

Corporate security executives need to meet with their legal teams to find out if the way they protect customer data will keep them out of trouble with the Federal Trade Commission if it should be compromised in a data breach.

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When stolen data can ‘phone home’

While it is impossible to prevent all data breaches, digital watermarking of sensitive data can let organizations know immediately not only if it has been stolen, but where and how it is being accessed. That's a lot better than the...

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9 creative ways to destroy sensitive data

Let's get more imaginative than this. Here are 9 ways to destroy data in HGTV styleImage by Bertram Nudelbach There are lots of lovely technologies out there that will wipe and shred everything till it’s of no functional use, but it...

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$154 or 58 cents -- what's the real cost of a breached data record?

Does a data breach cost an average of 58 cents a record -- or $154? That's a significant difference for companies preparing incident response plans, as well as for insurance companies, regulators, auditors and others looking to ensure...

Anthem hack: Personal data stolen sells for 10X price of stolen credit card numbers

Crooks will use the information to steal identities, not just run up credit card bills.

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Be prepared for the breach that’s headed your way

If we learned anything in 2014, it was that no one is immune to a massive data breach. If one hits you this year, are you going to have the visibility that will let you tell the executive team what they need to know?

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Report: Most companies fail at keeping track of patches, sensitive data

The majority of businesses don't have a solid system for tracking sensitive data or a mature patch management process, according to new survey of IT professionals.

Confidential business data at risk at the border

U.S. agents can search and seize the laptops of international travelers at the border, so take precautions to protect confidential business information.

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