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Gemalto Global Cloud Data Security Study: The Cloud As A Risk?!
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Many european countries have always focused on protecting the assets stored in their corporate clouds. One of these is UK and Germany. However, the United Kingdom now seems to fall behind. This is according to the recent study that Gemalto, a digital security company, has conducted. 

 

Data Privacy and Protection

The need to regulate data in the cloud has continually been dire since customer information and payment information among other vital information are always at stake, because of their high level of sensitivity. Hence, many companies have...

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Businesses are becoming lazy in securing their data
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The increased number of data breaches over the past one year should be enough to worry many organisations around the world. Last year's statistics by Gemalto point to nearly 1.4 billion data breaches annually. 

Apparently, many organisations will only take appropriate measures to secure their data after a data breach has already occurred. An obvious example is that a majority of IT experts employed by many organisations still believe that perimeter security is still effective at keeping hackers out of their networks. This is according to the findings of Gemalto's latest report...

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Another big ransom hack: WannaCry
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WannaCry Hack has caused a lot of headaches to numerous companies from health sector, security sector and numerous enterprises. It is a type of malware that locks systems, and when one tries to open up different files, a pop-up informs that those files are encrypted. The catch is that it warns people that they either lose their data or be ready to pay $300 in Bitcoin or lose their data permanently.

 

Older versions of Windows concerned

The most vulnerable systems are the old ones like Windows 8, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. WannaCry Hack uses a convert...

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Do you even know yet who is accessing your systems?
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Many companies say that the threat from hackers and viruses is the biggest risk to their IT structure. Major efforts are appropriately put in and investments are made in the construction and operation of firewalls and encryptions. IT security companies warn against another hazard, which has a significant potential risk and is primarily home-grown. The problem is that more and more companies are losing track of the persons who are assigned online access rights.

One reason for this is the fact that many companies neglect their duty to ensure the safety of their data even internally. A prime...

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Do you really know how your customer data are used?
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Now, a joint study by the IT service provider Iron Mountain and the consulting firm Price Waterhouse showed that marketing employees have access to varied customer data, but It departments are responsible for data security. About 60 % of medium-sized companies consider marketing teams to be experts in gaining important information from the flood of data. As for the rest of medium-sized companies, they assume that customer service is particularly geared for that. In terms of data security, the study demonstrated that only one per cent of medium-sized companies consider marketing or customer...

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How could service provider respond to the data protection scandals of the past?
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The big trouble about the NSA-affair and the following scandals are gone away now. But even if the media is not pushing this anymore, its not done yet, like the news show that are popping up again all the time. A lot of companies try to give a statement about this affairs and try to find their new position with this damaged market image.

Especially German companies do profit from the laws and regulations in Germany. These regulations were seen as pain points in the past, because sometime they look much to hard and troublesome, but now Germany has an image as a big guardian of data and data...

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