Posts by Arieanna Schweber

Arieanna Schweber
Arieanna Schweber has been a part of the Absolute writing team since 2007. Arieanna was Canada's first female professional blogger and has been professionally blogging since 2006 and has spoken at leading blogging conferences including BlogHer and Northern Voice. Arieanna has a joint degree in Business and Communications from Simon Fraser University and continues to build communities for Vancouver-based clients.
Arieanna Schweber
The Yahoo Breach Fallout Could Last for Years

On December 14, 2016, Yahoo posted a Security Notice announcing that over 1 billion Yahoo user accounts were breached in August, 2013. This data breach is separate, although possibly linked, to the September 22, 2016 state-sponsored breach that affected 500 million people. The repercussions of this data breach are wide-reaching and promise to be long-lasting. Yahoo announced that an unauthorized third party breached the data files of 1 billion...

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Invest in your Security Culture
Arieanna Schweber
Invest in your Security Culture

Although the risk landscape facing organizations is always changing, the insider threat consistently remains the top source of data breaches. The insider threat is there to amplify any threat: cyberattacks, BYOD, cloud, IoT. Every new threat is made worse by people. So, how do you address the Insider Threat? The top of every list now is the recognition that the solution to the Insider Threat does not come in...

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SMBs Putting Data at Risk in Free Cloud Storage
Arieanna Schweber
SMBs Putting Data at Risk in Free Cloud Storage

Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), organizations with 50 to 500 employees, currently rank security as their top priority when shopping for a cloud storage provider and yet a whopping quarter of SMBs still only use a free version of cloud storage – likely the least secure option. More worryingly, a small but significant percentage of SMBs use free cloud storage services to store sensitive data such as banking and...

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Security Posture Dashboards in Absolute DDS: A Deeper Look

As part of the November 2016 release of Absolute Data & Device Security (DDS), we released new Security Posture Reports and a convenient Security Dashboard. With instant access to the health status of critical security layers and aggregate assessments of your entire security stack, you can take firm control of your security posture. Absolute DDS Provides Visibility into Multi-Layered Security In today’s constantly evolving cybersecurity landscape, no one security layer alone is sufficient...

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Most Canadian Organizations Admit Cloud Security Failures

Cloud technology is revolutionizing businesses the world over, extending the capabilities of employees to work and collaborate anytime, anywhere on any device. However, what we are seeing right now is that many uses of the Cloud are disorganized, with most Cloud purchasing being organized at the business unit or employee level. This leads to a chaotic distribution of cloud applications that remain outside the control of IT, contributing to...

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