CollaboristaBlog Roundup October 3

Welcome to your weekly guide on the most interesting data sharing, security, and privacy news and events. This week features data security research and IRM.

4 October 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 …






  • These days companies are bursting with data — and they don’t even know how to meaningfully classify or protect it, according to a recent report from consultancy firm Protiviti. Most organizations lacked “high confidence” that they could defend themselves from a data breach. Among the gloomier findings of Protiviti’s survey were:




    • One in three companies lacks a written information security policy (WISP)
    • More than 40 percent don’t have an encryption policy.
  • But it gets worse, according to an article on the website of international law firm Pinsent Masons: 64 percent of European workers surveyed were ready to use information technology and personal cloud solutions, under the official IT radar, to dodge their companies’ restrictions and security policies. Given this environment, is it any surprise that a mere one in four respondents think their employer complies with data protection laws?
  • Do you have concerns about the much publicized Bash Bug? View our company update and explainer.
  • At a recent privacy conference, security guru Bruce Schneier noted that during the 1990s, the focus in enterprise protection was prevention — typically via firewalls and anti-virus solutions. Come 2000, it was about detection. Nowadays, with the prevalence of focused and persistent attacks, the new emphasis is response, claimed Schneier.
  • Industrial espionage is a constant peril to your business information. However, one way to help prevent such theft is to use information rights management (IRM) technology on all documents. You can read more about IRM here.

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.