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Ransomware’s Menace Goes Far Beyond Encryption

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Linus Chang. It would be difficult these days to be unaware of the havoc ransomware can wreak. But most people’s image of “as bad as it gets” from this malicious form of malware is having your data encrypted and your money extorted in hopes that you’ll buy access to […]

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Blockchain Offers Internet of Things Data Quality and Data Security

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  Big Data Articles, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Articles, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data Articles, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The rapid advances of Blockchain technology and the Internet of Things are changing how business on the internet gets done. Blockchain provides superior Data Security and Data Quality and, as a consequence, is changing the way people approach Big Data. This can be quite useful, as security remains a primary concern for Internet of Things […]

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Encryption Broken by Laziness

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author David Schlesinger. Many readers of my previous blogs have failed to ask the question “Is there really an unbreakable cipher?”   Even though they have been silent, I know some of them stayed awake nights with this provocative question – I will answer it below. In Hollywood movies, a bright hacker […]

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Welcome to the New World of Curating Data, Not Owning it

By   /  June 8, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Blogs, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author Richard Macaskill. Faced with the new challenges of data protection – and increased levels of oversight – many of us working with SQL Server have come to the same conclusion. Quite simply, the column names and free text descriptions available to us to describe the data in our care (or […]

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Encryption, Primary Keys and Infinity

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author David Schlesinger. A certain area of cyber security involves encryption. This necessarily includes a good passphrase, modular math and a lot of scrambling.  Good encryption produces a coded message that appears like a series of random numbers. You see, in a real series of random numbers. There is infinite entropy. […]

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New Report Proposes Framework for Policymakers to Address Debate Over Encryption

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes a framework for evaluating proposals to provide authorized government agencies with access to unencrypted versions of encrypted communications and other data.  The framework is the product of an 18-month study led by a […]

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The Care and Feeding Of Your Virtual Private Networks

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  BI / Data Science Blogs, Data Architecture Blogs, Data Architecture News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Information Management Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author David Schlesinger. The Internet is a marvelous system of connected systems. It is a global phenomenon that we are still learning how to use.  Telephone networks could be said to be an ancestor of the Internet, as could the earlier telegraph systems. One factor common to all these electronic communication […]

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Let’s Talk Encryption

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Database Blogs, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author David Schlesinger. Wait! I promise – no math! Really! How encryption happens is not your job, and you may be excused from knowing the algorithms, remembering who discovered what, and why there is a secret key. Encryption systems scramble data into gibberish for protection, and then the gibberish can be […]

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Ransomware – The New Cyber Protection Racket

By   /  April 19, 2017  /  Big Data Blogs, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Blogs  /  No Comments

Click to learn more about author David Schlesinger. Now that a number of newsworthy institutions such as hospitals, schools, and government offices, have fallen victim to what is called “Ransomware”, the media have finally noticed it. Ransomware, for those not yet familiar, is a pernicious type of cyber-attack where downloaded malware (i.e. “malware” is malicious software […]

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Virtru Adds Unprecedented Level of Data Privacy with New Customer Key Server

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance News, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “Virtru, a trusted provider of data privacy and encryption to more than 4,500 organizations around the world, today announced the availability of its Customer Key Server (CKS), which enables enterprises to maintain exclusive access to the encryption keys used to secure their data. As business privacy becomes […]

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