CollaboristaBlog Roundup September 26

Welcome to our guide on interesting data sharing, cybersecurity, and privacy news. This week features information rights management and security insights.

27 September 2014


Welcome to your weekly guide on the most interesting data sharing, security, and privacy news and events.

Because you can’t follow all of the updates, we do it for you. Here’s a roundup of the latest and most popular topics to catch you up to speed. Check these out …

  • In an insecure online world, the best defense against data loss is making content your security perimeter. Research conducted by Ovum, Ltd., a market-leading analyst house, points out that information rights management is needed to protect your assets.
  • There appears to be no thawing in the heated privacy relations between big tech and the federal government. Check out this Huffington Post article that highlights the latest round of friction.
  • Yet another company discloses a suspected hack: This time it’s Illinois-based sandwich chain Jimmy John’s. Says Fortune: an intruder stole log-in credentials from a company and used them to access point of sale systems. It’s always bad to hear about such things — but we doubt this will match the recently disclosed breach of Home Depot, which resulted in the loss of records on about 56 million customer payment cards.
  • The military is taking up online collaboration. The U.S. Air Force intends to explore a “combat cloud,” which will offer a “storehouse of combat and mission data designed to meet air and space requirements,” notes federal news website ExecutiveGov.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is sponsoring a workshop on medical device cybersecurity next month, says the Washington Post. Among topics covered will be “identifying cybersecurity gaps and challenges, especially end-of-life support for legacy devices and interconnectivity of medical devices.”

Thanks for joining us, and stay tuned to our blog for more news each week.

Marc Songini

Marc Songini

Marc Songini has worked in the information technology field for more than 16 years. His roles have included those of journalist, analyst, and marketing communications specialist. He admits that when he started out as a cub high tech reporter, Netscape was still rocking the industry with a wondrous new user interface called a “browser.” During his 10 years with International Data Group (IDG), Marc wrote for NetworkWorld and Computerworld, both award-winning magazines. Marc specializes in cloud, enterprise apps, and figuring out the meaning of being human in an automated world.