Monthly Archives: May 2017

Security certifications (Part 2): Total product certification


Common Criteria certificate ensure that there is no gap in data protection according to the solution's security profile.

According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 556 million personal records are stolen every year, which means that 18 people experience the theft of their sensitive information every second. These statistics paint a bleak picture for businesses and consumers, but not all hope is lost. Armed with cutting-edge cybersecurity tools, everyone can protect themselves from data theft.

In part one of this two-part series, we discussed the most important aspects when it comes to choosing a cybersecurity solution: the certifications. These third-party accreditations help guide decision-making processes, informing businesses and consumers of which cryptographic engines are powerful and which solutions actually provide data protection.

I have “nothing to hide”! Why should I care about Government surveillance?

I f you don't have anything to hide, then why would you object if the police come to your home to search and take pictures of your documents without your permission?

Unfortunately for you as a consumer, the discussion regarding data protection is often focused on corporations and what they can do to prevent hackers from accessing mission-critical communications and intellectual property. The world needs a reawakening when it comes to personal data security, because right now, this issue is not taken seriously enough, and many people just don't understand that government surveillance programs are a massive infringement on privacy.

Does Data Residency Reduce Cloud Risks?

Countries are establishing data residency regulation to protect private and classified data generated from their citizen by mandating storing this information within that country (the country of origin). The theory is that the laws of the country in which the data is stored apply to that data. Large cloud providers such as Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce are opening cloud data centers outside their home countries (Cloud Data Center Expansion Race) to satisfy these laws. The question is “Does Data Residency Reduce Cloud risks?

Security certifications (part 1): What are the differences?

 

Data security is one the most important aspects of digital business in today's IT ecosystem, as organizations continue to experience breach after breach. Unfortunately - like other technological solutions - enterprises, individuals and other entities are often confused by, uncertain of or misunderstand technobabble, system specifications and certificates. After all, the average consumers and business leaders have more things to worry about than learning all the lingo involved in the tech and cybersecurity spaces.

Government backdoor: The basics of the plan to bypass encryption


The government want the ability to conduct surveillance on encrypted communications.

No matter how much law firms invest in data loss prevention and information protection, the government wants to be able to access private, personal and corporate data whenever it wants. The Washington Post reported that for months now, federal law enforcement agencies and other government organizations have been arguing over whether tech companies should give the government access to a secret backdoor on computers, mobile devices and other systems. This would allow federal agencies and law enforcement to bypass encryption protocols, which gives those organizations insight into emails, phone calls, text messages and other communications.