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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...

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Your IT security infrastructure, rebooted for 2015

Cloud, mobile, social media and other factors are conspiring to force companies to reevaluate their security infrastructure, from firewalls to authentication.

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Beware of hot foreign spies who want to steal your data

The hottest new attack tool for stealing sensitive information? Sexy foreign spies. Learn the tools and methods used to bait and hook high-value employees and bleed your organization dry of data.

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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How to create an effective data security communication plan

There is a need to create value around company data and one way to do this is to ensure that the workforce knows and understands the threats that are out there and the measures that are in place to protect against them.

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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.

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Incident response survival guide

Everything you you need to know to plan, detect, and successfully respond to data breaches.

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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