Data Security
7 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by James Lin
Scoop.it!

Cloud encryption still lagging far behind other use cases: SafeNet

Cloud encryption still lagging far behind other use cases: SafeNet | Data Security | Scoop.it
Increasing use of mobile and cloud-based services to store mission-critical data is raising the profile of enterprise data-encryption services, but a survey of Australian executives suggests that immature encryption-key management continues to compromise the technology's potential benefits.
James Lin's insight:

As more enterprises/companies/businesses uses cloud-based servers for mission-critical data, a recent survey has led to the result that a large majority don't have sufficient data protection methods (Data Encryption) in place, or the systems are not sufficient for data security..

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Lin
Scoop.it!

NHS accused of "cavalier attitude" after data security leaks

NHS accused of "cavalier attitude" after data security leaks | Data Security | Scoop.it
The British National Health Service (NHS) has been accused of losing almost as much personal data in the first three months of this year, as the entire private sector. With over 140 security breach...
James Lin's insight:

Sophos's Security blog reports on many various security-related issues, this article reports on UK's public health record system and the amount of breaches had occurred, it also states the importance of full-disk encryption.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Lin
Scoop.it!

Data Security Is a Classroom Worry, Too

Data Security Is a Classroom Worry, Too | Data Security | Scoop.it
Experts warn that educators may be embracing technology without doing enough to secure student data.
James Lin's insight:

Online Learning management software designed for school children to share and collaborate in class discussions doesn't use SSL to protect users (school-children) from predators whom can steal the session cookie and log in as them. (Data Security/Protection Article).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Lin
Scoop.it!

The importance of keeping encryption keys secure

The importance of keeping encryption keys secure | Data Security | Scoop.it
Data in the cloud is often encrypted using a private key, which can simply be the user’s password or a separate string of characters for added security. This e
James Lin's insight:

As more and more Businesses & Users keep their files on cloud file servers, encryption becomes key to keeping our files secure, but however this article goes on about how we should also keep the encryption key (also commonly known as password) secure and not kept in plaintext on our computers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Lin
Scoop.it!

Widely used encryption standard is insecure, say experts

Widely used encryption standard is insecure, say experts | Data Security | Scoop.it
A weakness in XML Encryption can be exploited to decrypt sensitive information, researchers say.
James Lin's insight:

There is a weakness in data encryption that is abided by the XML encryption standard. 

more...
No comment yet.