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The Issues Around Using Big Data to Track Employee Performance

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by Angela Guess Joe Sherwood of SAP recently wrote in Forbes, “The recent leak that exposed the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for their global surveillance practices (i.e., collecting and storing phone and email records en masse) sparked quite a controversy regarding the invasion of privacy.  It became quickly apparent that people were uncomfortable with…

Will Smart Devices Cost Us Our Privacy, Perhaps Our Safety?

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by Angela Guess Craig Spiezle writes for TechCrunch, “‘Smart’ devices are all the buzz, whether in the connected home (thermostats, lightbulbs, garage door openers, locks and various appliances) or new wearable devices. They promise convenience along with improved control and efficiency in our lives. But, as highlighted by the recent hacking of automobiles, connectivity can…

US Congress Considers How It Should Respond to the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Kenneth Corbin reports for CIO.com, “With billions of new sensor-enabled devices coming online each year, lawmakers and regulators have been considering a host of security and privacy questions arising from the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). But at a House hearing this week, leading industry representatives urged restraint, cautioning members of Congress…

The Legal Troubles of The Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Paul Bond recently wrote for Forbes, “In a world where connected devices will soon outnumber connected users six to one, attention must be paid to the security of those connections. The security of the component devices of the Internet of Things has just started to become a matter of direct litigation, but…

Fighting ISIS on the Dark Web

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by Angela Guess Patrick Tucker of Defense One recently wrote for Quartz, “The Dark Web is not so much a place as it is a method of achieving a level of anonymity online. It refers to web sites that mask the IP addresses of the servers on which they reside, making it impossible to know…

Six Essential Steps for Securing Your Data

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by Angela Guess SolPass recently wrote, “Significant data breaches in both government and industry are in the headlines at an unrelenting pace. Some of these breaches are enormous in scale and impact, and all have the potential to damage consumer trust. Why are so many of these breaches disastrous? Data security expert Kent Schneider believes…

Will Companies Embrace Box’s Enterprise Key Management Service?

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by Angela Guess Francesca Sales of Search CIO reports, “Box thinks it might have just the thing to put your cloud security worries to bed. This week, the cloud storage and file sharing company, based in Los Altos, Calif., announced a new service, called Enterprise Key Management (EKM), which would give companies more control of…

Personal Privacy & “The Law”

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by Cathy Nolan When Politicians started paying attention to Data Privacy it was a given that new laws were not far behind. At last count, 47 states have enacted legislation requiring private and government entities to notify individuals if a company’s security has been breached and personal identifiable information stolen. Organizations must also respect individuals’…

Data Governance and Your Company’s Legal Department

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by Angela Guess Malcolm Chisholm of Information Management recently wrote, “As data governance becomes increasingly part of the business (rather than an offshoot of IT), it must proactively seek to build links with other areas of the enterprise. Two paradigms dominate the IT mindset: the drive to build and maintain a technical environment; and reacting…

Does the Internet of Things Mark the End of Privacy?

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by Angela Guess Hamza Shaban of the Verge reports, “In the internet of things, the Federal Trade Commission sees the possibility of flourishing new markets. But it also sees a prologue to Black Mirror: in a new report that probes the privacy implications of connected devices, the commission surveys a landscape of possible dystopian futures.…