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Think before buying ID theft protection

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Services that tout ID theft “prevention” and “protection” mostly help you only after identity theft has happened. So here are a few things to know about subscribing to identity-theft protection services. More>>

Cloud and BYOD Data Security Storm is Brewing

A new survey reveals that enterprises are rushing to employ cloud applications and mobile devices for mission-critical operations, but most do not have the proper controls in place to prevent data breaches, fraud, and other threats. More>>

NSA’s big data efforts need transparency, privacy advocates say

The increasing uses of big data in all kinds of organizations, particularly surveillance agencies, should prompt a debate about legitimate data collection and practices, said several speakers at a Washington, D.C., big data and privacy forum hosted by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Stanford Law School Center for

5 Ways to Prevent a Catastrophic Data Loss in Your Business

It’s a known fact that data is the precious asset of any business. When data is lost, everything is lost. It affects an organization’s reputation apart from the huge financial loss. According to a study conducted by Symantec and the Ponemon Institute, data breaches cost companies an average of $214

Creative methods to protect your data

At a time when information is power and everyone is trying to protect it, data thefts and hacking attacks are also becoming common. Users can beef up their data security by setting creative passwords that cannot be easily cracked. This article looks at some of the unorthodox methods to protect

Data Threats Spark Insurance Hunger

With hacking and data breach attacks becoming rife, companies are showing keen interest in buying cyber insurance. Though the desire for protection stems from the fact a great deal of money and reputation are at stake in the event of a breach. An indication of current fears is that an

2013 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)

This year’s DBIR combines the expertise of 19 organizations from around the globe. Download the report to discover stats that might surprise you—from the percentage of espionage-related attacks to the astonishing length of time it often takes to spot a security breach. By knowing today’s threats, you can better protect

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