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Cloud-Clout Unveils Cloud Data Storage System With 100% Bulletproof Protection

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Cloud-Clout (#cloudclout) today unveiled its ground-breaking cloud-powered data storage system. Fully secure and always reliable, Cloud-Clout encrypts and fragments users’ data across multiple servers around the world to deliver 100% bulletproof protection, and is the perfect data security solution for consumers worried about their…

PII – It’s Not a Greek Fraternity or a Math Symbol

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by Cathy Nolan Buzzing around the fringes of Data Security and ready to sting your organization is the acronym, PII. According to Wikipedia, personally identifiable information (PII), or Sensitive Personal Information (SPI), are used in US privacy law and information security, and is information that can be used on its own, or with other information, to identify, contact, or…

How Data Breaches are Redefining Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Ian Rowlands recently wrote for Information Management, “If it feels like data breaches are occurring more frequently, it’s because they are. There were 579 reported data breaches in 2014, a 27.5 percent jump from the year prior, research shows. In California alone, 18.5 million of its 38 million residents – close to…

The Internet of Things Isn’t Quite There Yet

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by Angela Guess Charlie Peters recently wrote for Quartz, “Although most of us have come to anticipate boundless gains in cost, energy and human efficiency from the Internet of Things, there is one major hitch: it’s not here yet. The Internet of Things (IoT)’s disruptive potential has been deathly slow to realize, in large part…

A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted

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by Cathy Nolan This proverb which goes back to at least the 16th Century is appropriate any time of year, but since we designate a day for fools in April, it’s a good time to think about the ways we can avoid being foolish with our online privacy and ultimately our money. Consider these tales…

Cognitive Computing: Tech Revolution, Spying Tool, or Both?

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Jason Bloomberg recently wrote, “Depending upon whom you ask, the nascent field of cognitive computing is either the most important trend in technology since programmable computers, a massively intrusive spying tool that can lay bare our deepest secrets, or perhaps simply a powerful approach for processing diverse data sets to…

How PayPal is Using Deep Learning to Root Out Fraud

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by Angela Guess Writing for GigaOM, Derrick Harris recently stated, “Hui Wang has seen the nature of online fraud change a lot in the 11 years she’s been at PayPal. In fact, a continuous evolution of methods is kind of the nature of cybercrime. As the good guys catch onto one approach, the bad guys try…

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…

The Dark Web, Governance, and Cyber Security

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by Angela Guess Writing for Naked Security, Mark Stockley recently reported, “The Deep Web, the bit of the World Wide Web that’s not indexed by search engines like Google and Bing, is of intense interest to people who want to avoid government spies and law enforcement. It is a lawless cyber-frontier with similarities to the…