IT Asset Management

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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Data Security: How to Secure a Device That is Offline
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Data Security: How to Secure a Device That is Offline

Device freeze policies in Absolute Data & Device Security (DDS) allow you to secure your devices – and the important information they contain – regardless of internet access, user, or location. In the video below, we explain how you can secure a device that is offline. A missing device can cause a lot of trouble. Though its rare, a device can go completely dark with no internet connection or activity....

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How Educational Institutions Can Safeguard Data & Devices
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How Educational Institutions Can Safeguard Data & Devices

Absolute Software recently attended BETT 2015 this past January, where we talked about how Absolute is helping to safeguard education technology. Alongside that event, I had a chance to share some of my thoughts on the topic with the Microsoft UK Schools blog. Technology is rapidly changing the classroom environment and the wider education system. Text books are being replaced by digital devices and virtual classrooms, expanding the idea...

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