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Information Security

Defending Against Data Breach

White Paper: Help Systems

No matter how secure your information systems appear and no matter how confident your IT staff may be, the risks of your company experiencing a data breach are real, and they continue to grow daily. Information security breaches cost companies millions of dollars each year, and incidents continue to rise. While government and industry regulations have been implemented that penalize the company if their sensitive data is compromised, protecting against the threat of data breach is difficult. Take, for example, the multiple ways unauthorized access can occur: theft of portable devices, lost paper files and external storage devices, improper access by employees, network infiltration from outside entities, and more. Data breach incidents are not a temporary statistical aberration, but instead represent a growing epidemic. Given the cost to both companies and their customers, it’s critical that IT teams develop a solid strategy that utilizes the most effective tools. This white paper has several objectives. • Examine the problems that create a higher risk for data breach. • Explore the regulatory landscape. • Describe the technical hurdles facing both management and IT. ​• Demonstrate how the right data encryption technologies can reduce the exposure of data theft without hampering efficient workflow. Most importantly, this paper offers recommendations on how IT management can deploy strong security technologies to encrypt, monitor, and audit the access and use of sensitive information within an organization’s system.

High level IT security management with SIEM approach

White Paper: ReliaQuest

The difficulty and the expense of IT security can place a heavy burden on enterprises and their security teams. These approaches to a consistently evolving security program can help your security team to overcome security issues. The Consistency Challenge: In a constantly changing environment, ensuring effective security for the organization means asking the security team to drive consistency inside of a world of inconsistencies. Evolving Security Amongst Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt: Security teams are continually seeking ways to find efficiencies that increase awareness and visibility to shift the organization from defense to prevention. Security is a Team Sport: The security team needs to over-communicate the results it produces and the roadmap it is using, knowing that there isn’t necessarily going to be an end. Security is everyone’s responsibility, and it will never be finished. Download the guide now to discover: What are the 5 approaches to a consistently evolving security program? How to ensure effective security for the enterprise? How can security become part of the organization’s overall value drivers in the market?

Five Best Practices For Information Security Governance

White Paper: Diligent

Today’s economy depends on the secure flow of information within and across organizations as information security is an issue of vital importance. Successful Information Security Governance doesn’t come overnight; it’s a continuous process of learning, revising and adapting. While every company may have its specific needs, securing their data is a common goal for all organizations. This whitepaper highlights the best practices and guidelines to successfully implement strategic Information Security Governance. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: What is Information Security Governance and What it is Not Importance of Information Security Governance Misconceptions about Information Security Governance Why Information Security Governance is Needed

Trusted Digital Identities

White Paper: IdentityMind Global

The legal and social effects of digital identity have become complex and challenging with attacks on multiple identity services. At a time when our dependence on digital identities is increasing, our trust in them is rapidly eroding. A Trusted Digital Identity is an identity that is real, that doesn’t have a history of fraud or potential money laundering, and that isn’t associated with nefarious organizations. There is clear value in performing identity validation beyond compliance. The more certain you are about dealing with a real identity, the better you understand the risk involved in a transaction. Read this whitepaper to discover the challenges, opportunities and possible applications in the field of digital identity and security. It addresses the following key questions: How to create unique digital identities based on an individual’s online attributes and behaviors? How to aggregate an individual’s online financial/payment behavior in order to predict the risk of doing business with that individual? What are the set of principles and standards for the use of accredited government and third-party digital identities to enable individuals and businesses to access services easier? What is the right tool for uncovering and stopping the complex digital identity theft?

How To Add Extra Security With Multi-Factor Authentication

White Paper: QS Solutions

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), is a very secure method for providing access to systems and data because it requires a second authentication factor. A large number of organizations use Multi-Factor Authentication to provide extra security for company critical data. Azure MFA can help to protect access to data and applications and meets user requirements for a simple login procedure without the necessity for additional hardware tokens. This white paper provides an insight into Multi-factor Authentication which covers: Why do we need multi-factor authentication? How does Azure MFA work? How to enhance security with multi-factor authentication? How does it provide uniform functionality to its end users? How can you successfully implement Azure Multi Factor Authentication? 

Education Network Security

White Paper: ENA

Education network security is highly essential. Why is education network security so important? With increasing threats to education network security, it is imperative that school districts implement stringent security practices to protect their students, staff members, and networks from virtual intruders. Security incidents are inevitable and that it is not a matter of if, but when an incident will occur. So, how can you improve the school district network security? Developing a comprehensive, district-wide network security strategy calls for adopting a cross-functional team approach. Every department should be engaged in the safe and secure operations of a school district network as every department is at risk. What common threats are education networks facing and where are they most vulnerable? This white paper provides an insight into potential network security threats impacting today’s education network. It also shares key considerations and best practices every school district can implement for improving their network security as well as preparedness when an incident does occur. It also enlists the key considerations for School District Network Security such as: Policies and Procedures. Communications and Professional Development. Prevention Measures. Incident Response Plan and Mitigation Strategies. Download this white paper now as it provides the district technology staff with the blueprint they need to create an effective and impactful approach to safeguarding their network security.

Managing API Security in the Connected Digital Economy

White Paper: Akana

Managing API security in digital economy provides the capabilities you need to bring systems together, enhancing security and regulatory compliance, deliver better customer experiences faster and capitalize on new opportunities. So how can you successfully build and manage your APIs security in the digital economy? This whitepaper outlines the source of security risks with application program interfaces, and how to eliminate them in the digital economy. It addresses questions like: What are the major API security concerns? How to ensure secure API use in the enterprise? What are the API security testing tools and methodologies? How to minimize cloud API security risks? Inside this whitepaper: Common API security mistakes- and how to avoid them A Missed Opportunity: Securing the API Consumer Best API Security Practices in digital economy

Information Sharing with SOPHIA “People, Process, and Technology”

White Paper: Covenant Security Solutions, Inc

Information Sharing with SOPHIA has become an important aspect for organizations to improve the protection of their systems, process, or people based on the regional threat. By integrating SOPHIA's information sharing processes, it becomes easy for firms to share information on related risk profiles using modular functions. If you want to improve the protection of systems and processes within your organization then download this whitepaper which covers the listed points: Benefits of integrating SOPHIA's information sharing processes The goal of using the SOPHIA framework Services offered by SOPHIA for information sharing Improving the overall physical and cyber security information sharing Accentuate the need for collaborative information sharing This white paper refers to the day to day users of SOPHIA’s services and victims that suffer from any part of the cascading effects of a physical or cyber-security attack on a sector. 

Advanced Persistent Threats and the Case for a Security Intelligence and Response Program

White Paper: Above Security

Do you have valuable data on your network? Noticing odd network behavior? You could be the victim of an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack. It’s vital that every IT organization has an Advanced Persistent Threat protection plan at the ready. Through integration of leading edge cyber security assessment tools with advanced heuristics and algorithms, organizations can evaluate and prioritize mitiga­tions. This informative whitepaper is a guide to defending against advanced persistent threats and provides answers to the following key questions: What types of organizations are most prone to be a target of APTs? Is it possible to successfully defend your enterprise against APTs? What can be done to monitor and combat the risk of Advanced Persistent Threats? How is security intelligence lifecycle necessary to realize the benefit of security improvement? Why are sensitive information threats of management information system increasing exponentially? How to provide risk-driven decision-making and automated defense of critical assets?

The New Imperative: Securing Enterprise Content

White Paper: Accellion

How do you secure the enterprise content management process? Files stored on the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platforms are not easily accessible by users from outside of the office as ECM platforms typically require a VPN, and a public cloud solution. Making this content accessible to users across devices presents challenges for most enterprise organizations. IT departments need a solution to make ECM and cloud storage available securely to users, no matter where or when the work is being done. When developing an enterprise content management system, you should firstly have to focus on its security. This whitepaper briefs about the requirements to provide secure access to ECM platforms and cloud storage services, and how to best enable productivity for the workforce. • Is your organization able to provide secure access to all your stored enterprise content from any device? • Is protecting and managing sensitive content the top priority for your enterprise content management systems? • How Well Does Your Enterprise Content Management System Protect Sensitive Information? Read this white paper to learn about securing enterprise content within your organization.

Best Practices for Managing ESI on Mobile Devices

White Paper: NightOwl Discovery

Managing electronically stored information on mobile devices is becoming critical for organizations as employees routinely use their personal mobile devices to work either during or after their official workday that may ultimately prove to be discoverable evidence in an event of litigation. To avoid any such issue, it is important to know: Where is ESI located within the organization and what are the implications of this electronically stored information? How to Identifying the information that is most relevant for litigation needs? What are the important aspects of electronic data and how it should be managed? Organizations face a number of challenges in reviewing the mobile ESI at the time when it matters the most, so companies should have a plan in place before any litigation arises that can allow them to both identify and preserve potentially relevant mobile ESI. Download this informative whitepaper to learn more about the best practices to manage ESI on mobile device that includes: • Managing Mobile ESI: What it is, and what it means for your company. • Discovery and evaluation of potentially relevant ESI from mobile devices • Maintaining Control: Corporate Policies that govern private mobile device use. • Identification and Collection: Accessing ESI from mobile device.

6 Things That Will Accelerate Enterprise Mobility Security Adoption

White Paper: SyncDog

IoT is here, fueling the fire for cyber risk via mobile sources. By 2020, there will be more than 1,000,000,000 M2M (yes, a billion plus!) connections, each device module capable of accessing your network by a malicious hacker. Are you or will you be prepared? Despite growing security risks, budget constraints and a perceived lack of internal concern have led to a slow adoption of formal mobile security policies and technology solutions. Most enterprises are inexperienced in mobile applications security and the developers don’t completely focus on the security but their functions, thus making them vulnerable to security threats. Technology is evolving rapidly and keeping that in mind, the executives must have clear-cut answers to all the possible mobility use-scenarios with a robust security solution in place to ensure business information is kept secure and is only accessible to those who need to access it. Download this informative whitepaper to get an insight on the things that will spur this industry on to better tools and best practices that will accelerate the Enterprise Mobility Security Adoption and how IT organizations can use them for better productivity without compromising protection.

SIGNiX: Independent vs. Dependent E-Signatures

White Paper: SIGNiX

E-signature evidence is vital for transactions, especially important for highly regulated industries, including financial services, healthcare and government that place a heavy emphasis on security, compliance and data privacy. E-signatures are proven to save money, generate efficiency, improve document accuracy and enhance security. Are you using a vendor free e-signature? Does it offer independent evidence? Why only Independent E-signatures? Why not dependent E-signatures? Independent E-Signatures gives complete ownership and control over your signatures and documents. E-signatures let you store documents on servers, without relying on third party to maintain unnecessary copies. Whereas dependent e-signatures links back to the e-signature vendor for verification. What if the links in your e-signature are broken or not linking? You could end up losing data. This technology white paper guides you on: How to pick the right e-signature solution for your organization? What are the consequences faced in dependent E-signatures? What are the benefits of Independent E-signature? Are you getting the independent evidence you need for your e-signatures? Download this white paper to understand the problems faced when you choose an improper e-signature solution and why choosing a right electronic signature is important for highly regulated industries in maintaining costs, improve document accuracy and enhance security.

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