Posts by Jo-Ann Smith

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3 Cybersecurity Tips for Summer Travel
Jo-Ann Smith
3 Cybersecurity Tips for Summer Travel

Just because you might be taking a vacation this summer doesn’t mean cyber thieves will do the same. As you and your company’s users prepare to close out your summer travel – for leisure or for work – it’s important to take a few simple precautions that will go a long way in the protection of your data, and your employers. Remember, the hospitality industry is a popular target...

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5 Ways to Combat the Insider Threat
Jo-Ann Smith
5 Ways to Combat the Insider Threat

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a global campaign run annually to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. We’ve asked some of our leading security experts here at Absolute to chime in on some of the most pressing issues in cybersecurity today. In Part 2 of this series, we bring you insight from Jo-Ann Smith, our Director of Technology Risk Management & Data Privacy, who brings extensive...

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88% of Retail Organizations Vulnerable to Data Threats
Jo-Ann Smith
88% of Retail Organizations Vulnerable to Data Threats

Target. Kmart. Home Depot. Neiman Marcus. Some of the biggest names in retail have been hit hard by data breaches in past years. Despite increased IT security spending, data breaches across all industries are accelerating. 88% of retail organizations in the US consider themselves vulnerable to data threats, with 19% experiencing a data breach in the past year, a figure which jumps to 43% for the global retail marketplace....

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