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Computer Security: ‘Melbourne Shuffle’ Secures Data in the Cloud

Computer Security: ‘Melbourne Shuffle’ Secures Data in the Cloud

  To keep data safe in the cloud, a group of computer scientists suggests doing the Melbourne Shuffle. That may sound like a dance move (and it is), but it’s also a computer algorithm developed by researchers at Brown University. The computing version of the Melbourne Shuffle aims to hide patterns that may emerge as [...]

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Passwords No More? Mechanisms Enables Users to Log in Securely Without Passwords

Passwords No More? Mechanisms Enables Users to Log in Securely Without Passwords

Passwords are a common security measure to protect personal information, but they don’t always prevent hackers from finding a way into devices. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham are working to perfect an easy-to-use, secure login protection that eliminates the need to use a password — known as zero-interaction authentication. The research is [...]

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Voltage Security Comments on Gmail Encryption, Microsoft Email Policy

Voltage Security Comments on Gmail Encryption, Microsoft Email Policy

Brendan Rizzo, technical director with Voltage Security, today commented on the news of Google’s Gmail encryption: “Google has always provided the option for encrypting the link to their webmail service, but this announcement has now completed the evolution from being an option only enabled by the security conscious, to one that will protect the end user [...]

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Voltage Security Expert Comments on Neiman, Target Breaches

Voltage Security Expert Comments on Neiman, Target Breaches

In light of the ongoing news of retail breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus, cybersecurity expert Mark Bower, VP at Voltage Security, issued the following comments.  Feel free to quote Mark, or let me know if you’d like to talk or have specific questions for him. “Yet again, the attackers have gained access to  sensitive [...]

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Voltage says United Nations allegations against the NSA highlight the need for securing company communications

Voltage says United Nations allegations against the NSA highlight the need for securing company communications

Commenting on reports that the NSA hacked the internal communications of the United Nations (http://usat.ly/1djSPLp), Voltage Security says that, while they will not come as a surprise to many, the takeaway is that all organizations need to better defend their internal communications and allied data. According to Dave Anderson, a senior director with the data [...]

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Voltage Security Comments on Largest US Data Breach

Voltage Security Comments on Largest US Data Breach

In light of charges filed last week in a US court against five cybercriminals in what’s being considered the largest ever US data breach, Voltage Security cautions that the risk is still high but can be avoided with a data-centric security strategy. Voltage customer Heartland Payment Systems Inc., was one of the companies involved in [...]

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Survey: 62% of Employees Believe the Government Snoops on Their Cloud Data

Survey: 62% of Employees Believe the Government Snoops on Their Cloud Data

Well over half of IT professionals within large corporations were sure that the government was snooping on their data – even before the PRISM news hit the wires Cupertino, CA & London – July 26, 2013 – Voltage Security®, the world leader in data-centric security, today announced results of an industry survey  in which 62% [...]

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Voltage Says PC Sales Slump Reinforces Need for Data-Centric Security

Voltage Says PC Sales Slump Reinforces Need for Data-Centric Security

Voltage Security says PC sales slump heralds the accelerating data governance challenge facing most large organizations Cupertino, Calif., July 15, 2013 — Commenting on Gartner’s latest quarterly PC sales analysis – which shows Q2 2013 shipments down 10.9 percent from Q2 2012 worldwide, marking the fifth consecutive quarter of falling sales – Voltage Security says [...]

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Voltage says latest IRS fiasco gives IT professionals thousands of reasons to obfuscate your organization’s data

Voltage says latest IRS fiasco gives IT professionals thousands of reasons to obfuscate your organization’s data

“The takeaway for me is that this saga highlights the critical need to obfuscate, or de-identify, the sensitive information in your organization, wherever it is stored and however it is used across your company.” – Dave Anderson, Voltage Security Cupertino, CA, July 9, 2013 — Commenting on the Internal Revenue Service’s accidental exposure of thousands [...]

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Voltage Security Comments on State of CA Data Breach

Voltage Security Comments on State of CA Data Breach

Voltage Security has issued the following comments in light of the recent report from California State Attorney General Kamala D. Harris detailing 131 data breaches reported to her office in 2012, showing that 2.5 million Californians had personal information put at risk through an electronic data breach. According to Dave Anderson, senior director at data-centric [...]

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