IT Asset Management

Concerns Over Data Security in Education
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Concerns Over Data Security in Education

According to a survey soon to be released at the 2015 National Student Privacy Symposium by the Future of Privacy Forum, 87% of parents feel concern that their child’s electronic education records are at risk, due to hacking or theft of data or data devices. Parents are not the only ones with these concerns; 57% of K-12 IT leaders believe data security has become more important in the past...

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Absolute DDS Complements and Strengthens SCCM
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Absolute DDS Complements and Strengthens SCCM

At Absolute, we are always listening to our customers and gathering feedback on the challenges they face within their IT environments. Many of our customers have reported that Microsoft SCCM is an important component within their IT security and management stack.

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Nearly 60% of UK Workers Using BYOD Outside IT Control
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Nearly 60% of UK Workers Using BYOD Outside IT Control

Although some recent reports have been trying to downplay the “mobile threat” by saying mobile malware has not been a significant contributor to data breaches. This simplifies the mobile problem over much, unfortunately, assuming that malware is the only threat vector on a mobile device. In reality, mobility amplifies the risk to data breach from many angles.

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Email Policies: A Critical Piece of Your Security Net
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Email Policies: A Critical Piece of Your Security Net

The recent disclosures over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton using a private email server for all communication offers an opportunity to review corporate policies regarding email use and security best practices. Unfortunately for corporate information security, this is not an unusual situation. When deploying data loss prevention systems, it is common to find users either forwarding their corporate email to non-company servers, or sharing confidential email contents inappropriately.

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