Shadow IT

Securing Shadow IT Starts with Automation
Jason Short
Securing Shadow IT Starts with Automation

Shadow IT is a modern security challenge for the very best reasons – your users rely on it to find new and arguably innovative ways to be more productive. While getting more done more effectively isn’t a bad thing, rogue applications that aren’t supported and maintained by IT is. While we haven’t seen Shadow IT in the headlines as much recently, the problem remains very real. Gartner estimated 38%...

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5 Ways to Improve Insider Threat Prevention
Absolute Security
5 Ways to Improve Insider Threat Prevention

If you browsed the latest security headlines, you’d probably think the majority of data breaches were related to hackers, political activists, malware or phishing. While the latter two hint at it, the truth is that nearly half of all data breaches can be traced back to insiders in some capacity. While we recently examined the rising of the politically motivated insider, the truth is that most incidents are traced back to employees...

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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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The Challenges of Shadow IT
Webteam
The Challenges of Shadow IT

Shadow IT is a growing problem, and organizations must find the right balance of policy, processes and supporting technologies to get visibility into the data that’s living in the shadow. Here’s a look at the challenges — and how Absolute technology can help solve them…

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Don’t Know Where Your Data Is? You’re Not Alone
Absolute
Don’t Know Where Your Data Is? You’re Not Alone

62% of data security professionals don’t know where their sensitive data is, according to a report from Forrester on behalf of Varnish Systems. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Find out more — and why a layered approach to security works best…

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