Asigra evolves backup/recovery to address security, compliance needs

As backup and recovery products and solutions evolve, they are beginning to intersect with security and compliance. Online backup and recovery software company Asigra has announced a new version of its software that addresses the risks posed by ransomware and non-compliance with Article 17 of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Both should be a concern for organizations of all sizes, from global enterprises on down to small/medium businesses.

How GDPR Will Transform Digital Marketing

Executive Summary

GDPR will force marketers to relinquish much of their dependence on behavioral data collection. Most critically, it will directly implicate several business practices that are core to current digital ad targeting. What, then, will take the place of behavioral data collection to power ad-targeting?  How will digital marketers channel the right marketing messages to the right eyeballs at the right times? For many, the answer will lie in contextual advertising. Its power lies in displaying ads based not on a consumer’s profile, but on the content that he or she is looking at in real time – e.g., a news article, website, news feed, mobile app screen or video game.

Spotlight Your Data Within Shadow IT

What you don’t know can hurt you. This slight twist on a commonly used cliché illustrates the difficulties that many organizations experience when trying to secure sensitive data in the cloud.

Why It’s So Hard to Speak Up Against a Toxic Culture

Executive Summary

Frustrated by the behavior of some men in their workplace, a group of women working at Nike anonymously surveyed other women colleagues a few months ago about their perceptions of sexual harassment and gender discrimination at the company. The results painted a clear picture of a workplace where women often felt marginalized, disrespected, and discriminated against. The survey reached the hands of the company’s CEO. What followed, as covered in the media, indicates the problem is being taken seriously: A few top executives at the firm resigned or are on their way out, and bias training and other remedies are being introduced. Stories like this one about Nike’s toxic workplace culture remind us that speaking up about injustice and being heard in an organization can create positive change. Research helps us understand why it is that people speak up in some situations and not in others.

I Still WannaCry One Year Later

In May 2017 the biggest ransomware attack in history broke out. Known as “WannaCry,” the now infamous ransomware spread like wildfire, affecting PCs around the world. One year on, the same malware – which exploits the EternalBlue vulnerability – is still prevalent.

Why tech companies wanted Senate Bill 315 vetoed

When Georgia Senate Bill 315 (SB-315) was introduced, people in the tech world anxiously awaited its fate, regardless of their geographic location. They knew that some laws initially restricted to single states become more widespread after politicians set precedents. And they knew that this law could potentially impact the way that they did business forever.

How risk-based authentication has become an essential security tool

It used to be that adaptive authentication (also called risk-based authentication or RBA) forced a trade-off between usability and security, but that is no longer the case. A few years ago, security managers placed security above usability, forcing users to be like Chicago voters: authenticate early and often. Today’s RBA tools can improve overall customer experience and help compliance regulations as well as simplify a patchwork of numerous legacy banking technologies.