In most organizations, IT holds a lot of data – but that data isn’t always effectively shared among all divisions that need it. In this guest post, tech writer Aidan Grayson has some advice for how companies can tear down dreaded data silos. _____________________________________________________________ The much maligned data silo occurs when one business unit within an organization [...]
Cloud computing is great for businesses – but there are some applications and data that IT should think hard about before putting in the Cloud.
To IT professionals, using encryption for sensitive data is common sense. But organizations often don’t implement the technology, in part because users and decision makers still believe these myths about data encryption:
We’ve written before about the security precautions companies must take before they use cloud computing services to store data. Here’s one key measure you may want to make sure your cloud vendors take – because a new study says many don’t.
A lot of companies are moving data to the cloud. And if they aren’t careful, that information could be at risk of being lost or accessed by criminals.
While the term “big data” is often thrown around by tech analysts and vendors, many people in IT are still unclear on what it means – and why they should care about it.
Here’s one reason IT managers may have a hard time convincing senior management to invest in better data security controls:
Almost every office copier and multifunction printer contains an internal hard drive that saves images of the documents that are scanned or printed – and if companies aren’t careful, those images could end up in the hands of criminals.
Businesses take on some level of risk every time they allow employees to take company-owned equipment out of the office. One way to limit the risk: Have clear policies about what employees are allowed to do with that equipment.
Even the most optimistic IT pro has to admit it’s impossible to completely block every piece of malware. But there are still steps you can take to limit the damage when something gets through.