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Turn regulatory headaches into a competitive advantage

Data security and privacy compliance and competitiveness are one in the same for law firms. For better or worse, whether lawyers love it or hate it, technology is now a fundamental aspect of the legal sector. While the reliance on IT isn't new in law by any means, modern technologies such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and software-as-a-service solutions now play...

Why Defense In Depth Is Not Good Enough

 By Joseph Steinberg  CEO, SecureMySocial @JosephSteinberg   For many years, information security professionals have discussed, and promoted, a strategy known as “ Defense In Depth ,” in which an organization utilizes multiple layers of security controls rather than just one layer, with the hope that if some vulnerability exists in one of the layers, the...

Why the government isn't a fan of commercial encryption

Federal governments and major technology firms are arguing for or against encryption, respectively. But why? Due to recent political turmoil and devastating events overseas, the topic of end-to-end encryption has reentered public discussion. At the center of the debate, you have federal governments and major technology firms, each arguing for or against encryption.  The...

The Myth of “Staying One Step Ahead of the Hackers”

  The assumption that software security can stay ahead of the hackers is not true because the software security industry is always reacting to threats that hackers expose. Once hackers start exploiting a flaw in an application, security companies try to block the resulting threat by providing security updates for existing software or by developing new programs. Either...

The Encryption That Businesses Need, But CISOs Forget About

 By Joseph Steinberg  CEO, SecureMySocial @JosephSteinberg   Many businesspeople put their firms’ data at risk because they fail to understand several important concepts about encryption. Simply understanding that data can be protected from unauthorized parties by encrypting it is insufficient to deliver security; in order to secure information people must know when...

Why Your Data Security Strategy Should Include Data Masking

  Data Masking/Tokenization/Anonymization replaces sensitive information with fictitious data while retaining the original data format. The data masking process lets you continue to work with your data as if it were not encrypted. Databases, business applications and collaboration software continue to work as if the data was real, but unauthorized personnel only have...

Court Rulings Limit Privacy Protections From Data Residency

Jurisdictions around the world, including the European Union and Canada, are enacting laws and creating regulations forcing companies that collect personally identifiable information (PII) to store the data of their residents within their national boundaries. This concept is known as data residency and the idea is that local privacy laws will apply to data stored...

If everybody could read your email, are you secure?

Email is one of the most critical business tools and a major component of the lives of many people. At the same time, it seems to lack adequate security as the Clinton campaign email leaks and the publication of France’s Macron emails have shown. Email is at the same time insecure but used to share important and often sensitive information. While companies encrypt...

ITAR compliance: ignorance is no excuse

The ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) legislation details what measures businesses and individuals must take to comply with ITAR requirements and specifies severe penalties, both civil and criminal, for non-compliance. The reach of the regulations is broad and suppliers of all kinds may be subject to requirements to keep sensitive information secure and...

Should You Encrypt Data Before it Goes to the Cloud?

  American cloud service providers such as Microsoft are opening local data centers in foreign countries at the request of the respective foreign governments and customers located in those countries. The thinking behind this strategy is that data located in a particular country is subject to the country’s data privacy laws, which may be different from those in effect in...

CloudMask provides end-to-end encryption for emails, files and applications. Only those you explicitly trust can decrypt and see your data in clear; Not hackers, Cloud Providers, Government Agencies, or even CloudMask. Twenty-six government cybersecurity agencies around the world back these claims.

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