Posts by Ryan St. Hilaire

Ryan St. Hilaire
Ryan St Hilaire was the VP of product management at Absolute, with more than 11 years of product management experience and 15 years of technology experience. St Hilaire has a Bachelor of Science, majoring in computer science, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Effective Endpoint Security Key to Data Security
Ryan St. Hilaire
Effective Endpoint Security Key to Data Security

If you look around any organization, it is clear that the number of endpoints and applications in use is growing exponentially. Data is being accessed from local and cloud-based storage through mobile devices that can be used as an access point to your most sensitive information.

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Best Practices Not Cutting It for Data Security
Ryan St. Hilaire
Best Practices Not Cutting It for Data Security

Organizations that follow data security “best practices” may think they are prepared to prevent data breaches, but in 2014 we saw over 1 billion records compromised by some of the largest - and presumably best prepared - organizations. It only takes one single device or point of entry to potentially expose millions of records. Data breaches are happening at an accelerated pace and only those organizations who adopt a...

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Going on the Offensive to Combat Internal Threats in the Mobile World
Ryan St. Hilaire
Going on the Offensive to Combat Internal Threats in the Mobile World

Insider threats are not new; 37% of organizations experienced cybercrime involving an insider in 2014. Among all incidents, insiders posed the biggest threat to the intentional theft or exposure of confidential records (76%) and consumer records (71%). Although some of these issues are associated with deliberate acts, it’s usually unintentional behaviour or negligence - disabling encryption, losing a device - that pose the greatest risk.

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Data Security Risk Mitigation in Financial Services
Ryan St. Hilaire
Data Security Risk Mitigation in Financial Services

With the rapidly increasing interconnectivity of information, more endpoints than ever before are accessing the corporate network and the sensitive financial information therein. At the consumer perspective, the primary point of interaction has shifted from in-person to in-hand, as tablets and smartphones become the primary way financial services are conducted. While there have been incredible benefits from this technology transformation, sensitive data now resides beyond the bounds of traditional...

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Creating a User-Centric Approach to Data Protection
Ryan St. Hilaire
Creating a User-Centric Approach to Data Protection

Information Security Starts with the User. Technologies shift, enterprises react. Mobility, the cloud, big data – all have played a major role in changing information security. Organizations have had to adapt to these changes, primarily by adding new tool sets. Unfortunately, over time this results in a collection of security controls that is overly complex both for IT and for the end user. In an article on Mobile Market...

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