Traditionally, redacting your PCI information meant using a black marker to obscure the confidential information on a document and then scanning the redacted document into your system, but in nowadays with communication almost entirely digital that is just not feasible anymore.
In the fast-paced modern world of smartphones, tablets, emails, texts, and social media it is easier than ever before for consumers and staff to communicate and share data. However, without proper control of this openness and ability to share rapidly, businesses run the risk of leaving themselves exposed to data leakage and insider theft.
PCI stands for two things - Payment Card Information or Protection Critical Information, and this is something many businesses aren’t sure how to effectively protect and secure when in unstructured data formats.
Just one of the common statements our DLP consultants hear on a daily basis, so what we are about to share with you, may shock you!
We have met the enemy and he is us. Walter Kelly, the creator of the comic strip Pogo, featuring animal characters who uttered simple but perceptive comments about society, shared this observation in 1970 on a poster to promote environmental awareness and to publicize the first Earth Day. In the illustration, Pogo the possum is shown holding a trash bag and a sharply whittled stick to pick up the garbage littering the swamp where he lived.
In case you missed it, here's the jam-packed webcast that took place this week with three of the data security industry's leading authorities. Watch below and try not to nerd out too hard.
A successful business prioritizes data privacy. As the internet becomes more transparent, hackers with bad intentions are sharpening their skills. Information leaks result in civil lawsuits, legal expenses, mismanaged client transactions and leaking customer's private information. The legal obligations are expensive and the integrity your business once had is lost.
Data protection is extremely important to many companies. As it has become increasingly common for companies to experience information security breaches in an often-public way, many companies have become increasingly worried about information security. The question many people want the answer to is, "Can you be too paranoid when it comes to data protection?"
Some people have nothing better to do than to seek and exploit the weakness of others. Such is the life of a hacker, but instead of people, they infiltrate a computer system or network. Let’s take a moment to examine the history of hackers and their role in shaping data security.