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Company vs. Service Provider: Data Breach Responsibility

have come across several articles over the past month or so that have talked about risk mitigation. This isn’t uncommon, but there was a recurring theme that I had to address. There has been confusion recently as to who holds more responsibility, the service provider or the company who created the data?

Top 5 Ways to Ensure Data Security

Top 5 Ways to Ensure Data Security According to NIST 800-88 guidelines, it is critical that a business or organization, maintain a record of its data destruction to track the “who, what, when, where, why” of how the data was retired. Only a clear record of proper disposal can protect a business from the harm […]

The High Cost of "Free" Data Destruction

The High Cost of “Free” Data Destruction IT asset disposal made headlines around the world last week when the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined NHS Surrey £200,000 (about $300,000) over loss of secret data of more than 3,000 patients. According to the data watchdog, thousands of patient records were discovered on a second-hand NHS […]

Outsource your IT without risking your data and device security

Outsource your IT without risking your data and device security [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]A 2013 Gartner report predicted the global IT outsourcing market to reach $288 billion, with Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Great China markets expanding more than 13 percent. In a recent article, Bryan Britz, Research Vice President at Gartner, said, “Enterprise buyers pursuing hybrid IT […]

Lessons Learned at Business of Security Event

Lessons Learned at Business of Security Event Last week members of the TechR2 team had the opportunity to interact with a group of seasoned Information Security leaders at a Business of Security networking event. We had a great time learning from special guests: Cindi Hart, Kim L. Jones, Kent King, Larry Mead, Mike Scott, and […]

Is it IT’s job to convince their execs to prioritize data security?

Is it IT’s job to convince their execs to prioritize data security? [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]A recent blog post in Tech Republic cites an enlightening Ponemon Institute report about the effectiveness of security metrics. As it turns out, great security metrics typically don’t drive companies to enhance security. Why? It’s no surprise that IT people either feel […]

Is your CEO criminally liable if discarded data devices aren’t clean?

Is your CEO criminally liable if discarded data devices aren’t clean? IT professionals are often frustrated by CEOs and corporate executives who don’t prioritize data security. This is frequently a case of priorities and personalities rather than rational decision making. Last week we wrote about corporate executives imprisoned for improper disposal of technology waste. This […]

Retiring point of sale terminals? Protect your data.

Retiring point of sale terminals? Protect your data. We’ve all been to the grocery store, tried to sign the screen for our credit card purchase, and watched as our careful signature is rendered as an illegible scrawl. In-store credit card terminals and point of sale (POS) terminals don’t last forever. But what happens when they […]

Back to School: Is your student data safe?

Back to School: Is your student data safe? Families everywhere are preparing their students to go back to school, and the schools themselves are preparing themselves for the student invasion. But are schools prepared for the student data security challenges? Anyone who has a student knows that sensitive data, such as social security numbers and […]