Posts by James Pattinson

James Pattinson
James Pattinson is the Vice President, EMEA at Absolute. A proven entrepreneurial leader and industry veteran, Pattinson has extensive experience leading strategic sales operations for midsize and large enterprise markets. Prior to Absolute, Pattinson served as Vice President for Imperva, where he established a new enterprise class channel through new system integrator partners and managed security service providers. Pattinson has previously held leadership positions at Arrow Electronics, Blue Coat and HP.
The Daily Data Dangers on the Endpoint
James Pattinson
The Daily Data Dangers on the Endpoint

When we think about data security, we often think about big nameless groups of hackers banging at the ‘door’, trying to find a way inside the network. The truth is, while this Hollywood-ized view of data security highlights the challenges in protecting data from hackers, it doesn't speak the full truth. The real truth is that it’s a combination of all the ‘little things’ we do each day that...

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Data Loss Winners and Losers of 2015
James Pattinson
Data Loss Winners and Losers of 2015

It's safe to say that 2015 will be remembered as the year corporate data loss entered the mainstream. It seems like every week there was news around another major data breach or cyber attack. Indeed, throughout the course of the year many records were broken - and not in a good way. This year, there have been 766 data breaches affecting a total of 177,840,420 records, more than double...

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Understanding the Impact of a Data Breach
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Understanding the Impact of a Data Breach

What will your next data breach do to your business? This is a question I ask readers of Information Age, where I contributed an article on the importance of understanding the impact of a data breach. An understanding of the risks and consequences of a data breach is key to planning appropriate security measures.

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How the Work-Life Blur Affects Data Security
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How the Work-Life Blur Affects Data Security

People now expect to be able to work whenever and wherever we are. This is, in part, due to a demographic shift within the workplace. Millennials, adults now aged 18-34, are the single largest generation in the workforce. Millennials, as the first generation of Digital Natives, have different expectations when it comes to work. Data shows that 87% of Millennials have their smartphone with them day and night, and...

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How the NHS Should Prepare for the EU GDPR
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How the NHS Should Prepare for the EU GDPR

Government Officials in the UK have been facing ongoing backlash over their ability to protect citizen information following a string of data breaches over the past few years. Most recently, East Sussex NHS Trust came under fire for misplacing a memory stick containing the personal data of 3,000 of its patients. The ICO has levied more than £5 million worth of civil monetary penalties against the public sector, with...

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