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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

Cloud security firm CipherCloud announced that it has closed a massive $50 million round of funding led by Transamerica Ventures.
The annual Independent Oracle Users Group database security survey continues to paint a mixed bag of good and bad.
Microsoft has acquired Israeli cyber security startup Aorato, a company focused on protecting Active Directory deployments.
Researchers from security firm ESET have analyzed a malicious tool used by a notorious cyber espionage group to steal valuable information from air-gapped networks.
Adallom has released a report which analyzes the security gaps and risks associated with the usage of cloud applications.
Tokenization, the process in which sensitive information is replaced with a randomly generated unique token or symbol, can be used for securing payment card transactions and data.
American Express has launched a new services designed to protect online and mobile payments by replacing sensitive card information with tokens.
Las Vegas, Nevada-based telemedicine company Cytta Corp. reported on Monday that hackers managed to change the organization's officer and director information in the Nevada Secretary of State corporate filing system.
A proof-of-concept malware developed by researchers at the Ben Gurion University in Israel shows that an attacker can transmit sensitive information from isolated computers to nearby mobile phones by using radio signals.
FireEye has released a new report uncovering and detailing a large cyber-espionage campaign that the company believes is sponsored by the Russian government and dates back to 2007.

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Data Protection

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David Holmes's picture
In 2011, Twitter began encrypting all information between the (mostly) mobile endpoints and their own servers. This made it more difficult for monitoring agencies to determine a mobile user’s Twitter profile, and thereby that user’s follow list. More difficult, but not impossible.
David Maman's picture
Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) is a crucial part of your compliance and safety profile, but to be effective at protecting your database, you need to understand its limitations.
Danelle Au's picture
Cloud adoption should be a collaborative rather than prescriptive process between employees and IT. With the right mindset and strategy, what employees want and what IT wants can become a proper union in a Venn diagram.
Jason Polancich's picture
Your employees, partners, customers and suppliers are your “survival group” battle-buddies now and it’s important to know how the zombies behave and where they hide.
Mark Hatton's picture
Software and hardware alone are not enough to manage a massive enterprise security program. You need security professionals and experienced leaders who can keep the team (and the tools) operating effectively.
Eddie Garcia's picture
Many features are available for Apache Hadoop that can help enterprises pass internal and external security requirements and audits.
Danelle Au's picture
The recent iCloud attack brings up very important considerations on data security, not only for consumers, but for any enterprise that uses the cloud.
Travis Greene's picture
The significant breaches of today are executed by people infiltrating the organization, and attackers are doing this by assuming identities or abusing insider privileges.
Scott Gainey's picture
Corporate stewards are getting educated in a hurry and are gearing up to ask some very pointed questions regarding strategy for protecting company data.
Danelle Au's picture
Enterprises can gain tremendous competitive advantages by having IT focus on the things that matter – users and information rather than infrastructure maintenance and building.