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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…

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…

3 NoSQL Data Security Issues to Keep an Eye On

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by Angela Guess Serdar Yegulalp of Info World recently wrote, “Word broke last week of 40,000 instances of MongoDB that were found to be almost completely unsecured, among them a database for a French telecom with millions of customer records. It’s easy to point fingers, but it’s better to see this as an indicator of…

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…

Celebrate Love in February – Cautiously

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by Cathy Nolan Remember Bill Murray in Groundhog’s Day when he gets as many “do-overs” as he needs to find love? Unfortunately the rest of us don’t have that option and with the other big February holiday coming up—you know, the one where you exchange mushy cards and candy—we all need to be a little…

Why Your Focus Should Be On Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Margaret Harrist recently wrote for Forbes, “Your business is quickly becoming a big data business in one way or another. Yet many organizations have become far more focused on collecting and storing data than they have been at deciding who can access it, how they can use it, and under what circumstances.…