Security

It was inevitable:  cybersecurity is now a commodity.  As hacks and data breaches become ever more common, the industry which deals with those threats has become ever more standardized.  Where companies once balked at employing anyone to look at cybersecurity, they now include it as a regular operating...

Tableau, a great piece of software for analyzing big data, just got more secure, more powerful, and easier to use. In its latest release, Tableau deals with one of the messiest parts of big data – securely bringing sensitive information from remote sources into a single...

We are in the midst of a golden age of hacking.  Data breaches are an increasingly common occurrence, impacting small businesses and multinational corporations alike.  The question for most companies now is not whether an incident will occur, but when it will occur. Defending against cyber intrusions is...

Popular perception of corporations and industries are built carefully over time, but destroyed by the popular media in an instant. The family fun time image of Sea World was forever changed by “Blackfish”.  The pure-bred American brand of General Motors was dented by “Roger & Me”.  McDonald’s made...

The cold war around data privacy just turned into an open conflict.  On October 6, the European Court of Justice struck down the “Safe Harbor” agreement between the United States and the European Union.  For the past fifteen years, Safe Harbor was the only protection technology businesses had from...

The news just keeps getting worse for Federal government employees.  On the cusp of another morale-destroying, productivity-sapping, meaningless government shutdown, the Office of Personnel Management announced last week that the recent Chinese hack of its systems included over 5.6 million fingerprint records. On the face of things, it would...