data security

Sophos puts in takeover bid for Utimaco

Sophos puts in takeover bid for Utimaco

Data security solution provider, Sophos, intends to make a cash offer for shares in Utimaco Safeware to strengthen its leadership in the IT market.
Aug 19 2008 4:00PM
Stolen data found on international crimeservers

Stolen data found on international crimeservers

Two crimeservers containing 500 megabytes of stolen data have been discovered in Argentina and Malaysia.
Jun 19 2008 10:05AM
Data breaches 'easily' avoided

Data breaches 'easily' avoided

Nearly nine out of 10 corporate data breaches could have been prevented had reasonable security measures been in place, according to a report issued today by Verizon Business.
Jun 13 2008 8:00AM
Another college exposure, now in Colorado

Another college exposure, now in Colorado

Personal data at another college has been exposed, allowing potential hackers to gain access to student information.
Apr 29 2008 9:43AM
RSA '08: Protecting enterprise information outweighs all else

RSA '08: Protecting enterprise information outweighs all else

Protecting information is the frontline for security professionals today according to John W Thompson, chairman of the board and CEO at Symantec.
Apr 10 2008 10:56AM
Australian companies praised for implementing data security

Australian companies praised for implementing data security

Tumbleweed’s regional vice president Stree Naidu has praised Australian organisations for their efforts in aptly implementing solutions to prevent information and data breaches.
Mar 20 2008 2:25PM
Breach of Britney Spears patient data highlights health care security shortfalls

Breach of Britney Spears patient data highlights health care security shortfalls

Reports this week that the UCLA Medical Center has moved to fire 13 employees and suspended six others for unauthorised access to confidential medical records of pop star Britney Spears is a sign that training and regulations may not be working in some hospitals, experts told SCMagazineUS.com.
Mar 20 2008 10:28AM
Berners-Lee warns on data privacy

Berners-Lee warns on data privacy

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, father of the internet, has hit out at companies that try and sell customer’s browsing data.

Mar 19 2008 7:33AM
US Feds lacking in data security

US Feds lacking in data security

Federal agencies are not doing enough to protect citizens from identity theft, according to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress.
Feb 27 2008 10:02AM
Self-destruct laptops foil thieves

Self-destruct laptops foil thieves

UK firm Virtuity has come up with a 'self-destruct' technology based on Wi-Fi and radio frequency ID tags that kicks into action when a laptop is moved from its designated space..
Feb 20 2008 8:11AM
Firewalls no longer useful, data and access control future

Firewalls no longer useful, data and access control future

Data security, identity management and access control will be the face of IT security in the not so distant future as threats move further away from targeting the infrastructure, an EMC global security expert has claimed.
Feb 15 2008 2:47PM
Data breaches in 2007, will bring action in 2008

Data breaches in 2007, will bring action in 2008

After last year's big breaches, new laws on handling confidential data won't be far off, so get ready now.
Feb 15 2008 12:07PM
Sensitive data 'impossible' to protect

Sensitive data 'impossible' to protect

No matter how sophisticated a company's IT system is it is impossible completely to protect sensitive information, UK researchers warned today..
Feb 12 2008 7:43AM
Websense aids data discovery

Websense aids data discovery

Internet security firm Websense has released new Data Discover software to help businesses automatically identify and understand where confidential and sensitive data resides throughout their organisation.
Feb 8 2008 9:58AM
Commissioner renews calls for data breach disclosure laws

Commissioner renews calls for data breach disclosure laws

Karen Curtis, the Australian Privacy Commissioner has renewed calls for mandatory data breach laws in Australia in a 786-page submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).
Jan 30 2008 3:46PM
Assess risk and determine encryption needs, urges Privacy Commissioner

Assess risk and determine encryption needs, urges Privacy Commissioner

Following the UK government’s decision to ban the removal of un-encrypted laptops from government buildings, Australia’s Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis is urging organisations to conduct risk assessments to determine whether their stored data requires encryption security.
Jan 29 2008 7:01PM
Woman accused of deleting US$2.5 million in data

Woman accused of deleting US$2.5 million in data

A Florida woman, fearing she was about to be fired from her job, has been arrested for allegedly deleting seven year's worth of her employer's architectural data.
Jan 29 2008 11:27AM
UK blocks government laptops from leaving the building

UK blocks government laptops from leaving the building

The UK government has banned laptops leaving government buildings unless the contents are encrypted.
Jan 24 2008 10:36AM
Review: BigFix DLP 1.1

Review: BigFix DLP 1.1

BigFix DLP (data leak prevention) is a full-featured part of the BigFix product suite. It is unique among many of the products in this market in that it does everything at the endpoint (desktop).
Dec 3 2007 4:05PM
Ponemon study: Cost, loss of customers rising per breach

Ponemon study: Cost, loss of customers rising per breach

Businesses that experience a data breach are paying more per lost record and are shedding customers at accelerating rates compared to last year, an annual study concludes.
Nov 29 2007 9:44AM

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