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Ways To Ensure Data Protection And Secure File Sharing Of Personal Data
Over the last few years, we have heard of many scandals of big corporations losing or leaking personal information of their customers. Luckily, due to these scandals, personal data protection is getting more and more attention, and things are getting a little better. Or at least in some regions of the world. For example, thanks to GDPR, companies in the EU must handle personal information properly or face large fines, but for instance, in the USA, there is no such protection.
Data Security And Compliance Issues In Higher Education
These institutions store volumes of data on both students and parents – including things like personally-identifying information (PII), payment records, and medical history. What’s more, colleges are not historically great at keeping this information protected.
HTTPS And A Padlock Does Not Mean A Website Is Secure
As Brian Krebs recently pointed out on Krebs on Security, even U.S. government and Federal websites are guilty of this practice, as if the padlock guarantees the official and secure nature of the site. It's not the case. The lock symbol and related URL containing 'https' simply mean that the connection between your web browser and the website server is encrypted. That's good, right? Yes, an encrypted connection is a positive, at least on the surface, and implies an elevated level of trust that's supposedly achieved by the use of an SSL certificate.
Balancing Data Security And Information Sharing In Higher Education
A 2019 report released by IT security company Mimecast indicated that universities reported nine times as many attacks per user than the average across all other industries. Higher education institutions (HEIs) are also the second most common target for spammers. Surprised? Well, it turns out that HEIs have a lot to offer cybercriminals and state actors, combining a wealth of data under one roof or campus. This data includes but is not limited to:
Getting Started With Azure Bastion
Let's say you manage two virtual machines deployed to a virtual network in Microsoft Azure. You have one Linux VM that you need to manage with Secure Shell and a Windows Server VM that you need to administer with the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
The Cybersecurity Risks Of Remote Employees Working From Home
For years, companies have been gravitating towards new policies on the acceptance of remote employees. In light of the recent news surrounding the novel coronavirus, many businesses realize that they may not have a choice regarding remote work.
Getting Started With Azure Firewall
Let's say you need to secure network traffic into your company's Azure virtual network. Specifically, your requirements mandate you:
3 Data Backup Tools Worth Considering
Disclaimer: This post is not one of those list-based offerings, with biased recommendations leading to affiliate links, but instead an indication of the tools available to prevent data loss. Whether free or budget solutions, all providers will offer a free version or a time-limited trial. Take the time to try before purchase and select the tools best suited to your requirements.
Encryption At Rest Isn't Good Enough
For many organizations, encryption is a requirement wherever sensitive data resides on their network. But what happens when that data leaves the network, or moves to another location? Is caution thrown to the wind?