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SMB risk awareness needs improvement

November 22, 2013

The digital security landscape has always presented problems for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), but new research suggests this could be due to a lack of awareness of the potential dangers associated with breaches.

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Security initiatives should be offensive

November 12, 2013

Transformations in the private sector have made it more important that decision-makers change their traditional document protection strategies, as confidential information becoming exposed is never a good thing. In the past, companies could simply protect the data center to ensure mission-critical resources were safeguarded. Today, however, this is no longer the case.

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Security spending on the rise, report says

October 24, 2013

A new report by Infonetics Research noted that decision-makers are investing more heavily in security initiatives as the cloud, virtualization and other technologies emerge within the private sector. In fact, the market for data center security appliances is forecast to generate approximately $2.7 billion in revenue by 2016.

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Cloud concerns raise need for identity, access management

October 14, 2013

The ongoing use of cloud computing in the private sector has given companies the unique ability to perform business-related tasks from virtually anywhere. Unfortunately, the technology has also introduced some document security concerns, as the use of the cloud has made it harder for management to monitor who accesses what and when.

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Data breaches inevitable; firms must minimize impact

October 01, 2013

The advent of cloud services has created a path to an expanded mobile workforce and easier access to mission-critical resources, enabling companies of all sizes to be more efficient. Unfortunately, the other side to this coin is that the anytime availability of assets has made it more difficult for IT departments and executives to monitor who is viewing what documents, when and why.

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Information sprawl creates new security issues

September 23, 2013

The adoption of cloud computing and mobile technologies has contributed to a phenomenon known as "information sprawl," in which large volumes of data are hosted outside the traditional data center. A recent study by Symantec noted that this occurrence is having a major impact on document protection strategies, as decision-makers are finding it more difficult to keep confidential solutions safe.

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Avoiding mobile security risks through training, technology

September 16, 2013

The consumerization of IT is impacting businesses in a number of ways, including giving decision-makers the ability to support remote working capabilities. However, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives that enable employees to use personal smartphones and tablets in the workplace are also introducing new document security risks.

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Document DRM technology experiencing resurgence

August 27, 2013

Document security is a critical aspect of any organization. Leaving data unprotected can lead to the publication of intellectual property or the theft of clients' sensitive information - both of which can be devastating to a business.

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Consumerization may cause information to slip through cracks

August 17, 2013

Much has been done by companies the past several years to better protect information assets, including the implementation of firewalls and policies for complicated passwords. Still, according to a recent SYS-CON Media report, important documents may still slip through the cracks.

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BYOD boosts job satisfaction but raises security risks

August 13, 2013

All across the world, companies are adopting bring your own device (BYOD) policies, allowing their workers to use their own smartphones and tablets to conduct business. According to industry experts, this trend improves worker productivity and job satisfaction, but also threatens document security for company data.

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Security initiatives need help

July 31, 2013

The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving and making previously effective document protection initiatives irrelevant. A recent report by The Ponemon Institute highlighted this, saying the availability of resources is often the top priority for organizations today. That means denial-of-service attacks and identity breaches among the biggest risks.

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Companies must change to remain protected when using third-party vendors

July 23, 2013

A new report by Bluewater International revealed that many companies are taking initiative and deploying document protection technologies, though only a few have policies in place to mitigate damage in the wake of a breach. Those firms that are able to recover in the aftermath of a breach often use data recovery vendors without the consent of C-level executives.

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Executives must prioritize security to stay competitive

July 16, 2013

Fortune 100 companies and other organizations responsible for managing large volumes of highly sensitive information are often at greater risk than smaller firms with less valuable data. Unfortunately, that's just the way it is and decision-makers need to implement innovative document protection tools to keep confidential resources safe.

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Avoiding tarnished reputations with advanced security programs

June 12, 2013

Small businesses have a lot on the line, as any security misstep could potentially destroy the reputation a firm has been working on since its launch. Unfortunately, a company's standing is not something easily restored, as customers may forever recognize the service provider as tarnished.

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Eliminating privacy risks with access management

June 05, 2013

Privacy has always been a top concern within document security strategies, as inadvertently allowing unauthorized individuals to see sensitive files can lead to a devastating breach. A recent Lexology report highlighted this, stating that even the most well-managed companies can experience trouble through the smallest privacy mistakes.

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Social media invites potential security risks

May 28, 2013

In addition to embracing cloud computing and mobile devices in the workplace, decision-makers are also embracing strategies in which they adopt social networking solutions to enhance collaboration. Although this can significantly boost performance and teamwork, SC Magazine said it also puts a strain on document security, as executives may not be fully aware of where and how confidential resources[...]

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Study: Companies losing control over cloud deployments

May 14, 2013

A recent study by Symform revealed that decision-makers across the country are losing control over cloud deployments, largely because they do not even know they are using the cloud. The survey, which polled close to 500 companies, found that only 61 percent of organizations acknowledged they were using the cloud, even though the majority of the remaining respondents were also using the technology.

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Identity in the cloud

May 09, 2013

Organizations around the world are using cloud computing services to store mission-critical records in an off-site scalable environment. While doing so can invite a number of new possibilities for the private sector, it also raises some significant document security questions as to whether decision-makers are doing enough to keep confidential resources safe.

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Document rights management strategies must be monitored

April 30, 2013

Cybercriminals launch a variety of attacks to gain sensitive information from companies, including attempts wherein they mimic employee credentials, according to a Dark Reading report. This raises the question as to whether firms are implementing identity and document rights management strategies strong enough to keep unwanted individuals at bay.

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Cloud, mobile introduce new access management challenges

April 10, 2013

As if traditional document security initiatives were not complicated enough, the rapid adoption of cloud computing and mobile devices in the workplace is introducing even more challenges for IT departments. Now, exposing confidential resources is an even more likely possibility as the number of endpoints increases, according to a BankInfoSecurity report.

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