CollaboristaBlog Roundup February 13

Welcome to your guide on the latest collaboration, data security and data privacy insights. This week focuses on information security and data privacy news.

13 February 2015


Welcome to your guide on the most interesting collaboration, information security, and data 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 …

  • As we continue to share information and collaborate with one another, we’re becoming more sensitive to the need to keep all of this information secure. Inevitably, people may make mistakes and sensitive information could end up in the wrong person's hands. So, what should organizations do? Check out this blog and this blog to see what we can learn about the future of data privacy and security. And, if you want to test your data privacy knowledge, take this quiz (You may even get a chance to win a gift card!).
  • Despite the importance for healthcare and life sciences organizations to remain HIPAA-compliant, data breaches still occur in the industry. A study by PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI) found that security breaches put the information of more than five million patients at risk in 2014. On the bright side, organizations can put preventative security measures in place today to reduce their risk of data leaks and non-compliance in the future.
  • Given the number of hacks, vulnerabilities, and data leaks in 2014, protecting your company's information this year should be a priority. In a recent webcast, independent data security expert Graham Cluley reviewed last year's threats and offered data security predictions for 2015. To help you make actionable decisions around how to keep your data secure, you can watch the complimentary recording of the presentation here.
  • The risk of phishing, theft, and other threats — in addition to the need for strong data security when collaborating — has driven the adoption of enterprise collaboration and file sharing solutions by General Counsels (as well as other information technology and security executives). There are a few simple ways General Counsels can better protect and secure their clients' data. Check out this blog for file sharing best practices and this blog to find out how Lawyers Without Borders shares sensitive legal information securely outside of their organization.
  • And in Intralinks happenings ... Intralinks recently rolled out its latest update to Intralinks® VIA™ to expand the capability for enterprises to manage information rights with whoever is collaborating on documents at any time. The latest release builds on the theme of controlled collaboration. You can learn more about the enhanced features here, or you can trial our latest release free for 30 days.

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

Meagan Parrish

Meagan Parrish

Meagan Parrish is the Senior Manager of Social Media at Intralinks. She is responsible for social media strategy development and the communications for Intralinks' online communities. Meagan has been creating social media strategies for a variety of companies across verticals for the past several years. She holds Bachelor degrees in Marketing and Finance, with a minor in English Literature.