Data Breaches Are Real – Don’t Be Left Unprotected

2018 – The year of the GDPR, and still, data breaches are occurring at an alarming rate. We started the year with the continuing drama surrounding web services provider, Yahoo. As most will be aware, Yahoo have recently been… Read More

Protecting the Last Mile with End-to-End, Data-Centric Security

As the amount of sensitive information being shared internally across business units and with external third parties grows exponentially, organizations are looking for solutions that will protect documents, wherever they travel, and even while they are being utilized. Traditional… Read More

Why One Size Does Not Fit All

These days we strive for simplicity, we look for the easiest, simplest, and at first glance, cheapest, tools to make our organisations run better with less risk. Let’s take data classification as an example.  A 1,000ft view and it… Read More

The people problem — security’s biggest blind spot

How organisations can turn their biggest security threat — people — into their best security asset. But relying on people as the first and best line of defence requires well-trained professionals and there is a shortage. Sensitive data breaches… Read More

What is DCAP (Data-Centric Audit and Protection)?

A definition of DCAP, how it works, best practices, and more… Enterprises are taking advantage of big data analytics to advance their businesses. With big data arriving, there is also more opportunity for cybercriminals. That’s why companies are increasingly… Read More

GDPR: Effective Approaches for Protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Sensitive Personal Information (SPI)

Many companies are currently in various phases of projects to comply with the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) ahead of the May 2018 enforcement deadline. Many vendors and service providers speak generally about GDPR and often, in… Read More

Addressing the EU GDPR and New York Cybersecurity Requirements: 3 Keys to Success – Part 3

Following on from part one, and part two of this three part series, this week’s final instalment looks at Third-Party Risk… 3. Third-Party Risk Third parties can present your greatest area of risk exposure — both for data security,… Read More

Addressing the EU GDPR and New York Cybersecurity Requirements: 3 Keys to Success – Part 2

Following on from part one of this three part series, this week we look at Incident Response… 2. Incident Response Historically, too much IT security spending has focused on the prevention of data breaches, and not enough has gone… Read More

Addressing the EU GDPR and New York Cybersecurity Requirements: 3 Keys to Success – Part 1

How can organizations that are impacted by these regulations implement the necessary changes for compliance? Three Keys to Success Whether it’s the NY Cybersecurity Requirements, the GDPR or other data protection and privacy regulations, efforts should be focused on… Read More

GDPR: Whose problem is it anyway?

With the GDPR deadline looming on May 25, 2018, every organization in the world that transmits data related to EU citizens is focused on achieving compliance. And for good reason. The ruling carries the most serious financial consequences of… Read More

Boldon James “Channel Sales Person of the Year 2017” Award

We wish to congratulate Dean Collins, of InteliSecure UK, on winning the Boldon James “Channel Sales Person of the Year 2017” award. Paul Johnson, EMEA Vice President of Boldon James presents the Channel Sales Person of the Year 2017… Read More

Dear AutoComplete – It’s not all your fault

I’ve read two examples recently where Outlook AutoComplete has been disabled; one a borough council and the other a large financial institution. In both cases this action has been a reaction to their users sending information externally to the… Read More

8 game-changing data trends that will impact businesses in 2018

The convergence of data management technologies, the increased focus on artificial intelligence (AI), and the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be pivotal data trends that will impact businesses moving into 2018, according to a recent… Read More

Seven reasons to classify your data

The best way to protect and govern your data is to let it tell your business applications and infrastructure what it contains. Chris Farrelly, General Manager at HANDD Business Solutions, explains how that’s possible and why you should do… Read More

GDPR: Dumb Ways to Fail – Part 3

The final installment of the three part series from guest blogger, Toby Stevens, describing how organisations can fail in their GDPR readiness, and how you can avoid the same failures. If you missed part one, or part two of… Read More

GDPR: Dumb Ways to Fail – Part 2

This is part two of a series from guest blogger, Toby Stevens, describing how organisations can fail in their GDPR readiness, and how you can avoid the same failures. If you missed part one, catch up now! 4. Treat… Read More

So, what are your requirements?

“We’re looking for something simple, that’s complicated, easy for our customer care users but with more classifications for the legal team… oh, with headers and footers. Plus a PII option. Can this help with GDPR? What colour should the… Read More

GDPR: Dumb Ways to Fail – Part 1

Most blogs, and information that we see at the moment are, quite rightly, focused on how you should prepare for the GDPR considering how little time there is before the new regulations come into force. However, as always, there… Read More

Confidential Security Files Found On USB In The Street

It has recently been reported that a member of the public found a USB stick on the street that contains about 174 files on Heathrow Airport’s security measures. These files contained information regarding: The route taken by the Queen when… Read More

Data Classification as a Catalyst – Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

Cloud computing has forever changed the way many companies do business. With rapid implementation, lower initial financial requirements and a platform agnostic, mobile-friendly approach the ubiquity of the internet fosters an always on/anywhere capability never enjoyed before. More than… Read More

The Next Big Thing in Cybersecurity!

Are you looking for the next big thing to help secure your digital assets? The answer is easier than you think and already works for you… meet Kevin. Kevin is a data creator in your organization and, while you… Read More

Yamaha Motor Implements Data Classification to Focus on Information Security

Yamaha Motor has implemented Boldon James’ market leading data classification solution, Classifier, to promote the categorisation of risks and confidentiality of documents, as well as protection of e-mail messages throughout the organisation’s Brazil operation. This follows the lead of… Read More

Data Classification in Healthcare

Healthcare is a highly competitive industry where payers and providers are subject to significant regulatory oversight.  The complex needs of these organizations, and their patients, must be delivered in as efficient a manner as possible, and with precision, while… Read More

How To Find Your Perfect (Security) Partner!

At some point we all have to make decisions about who our friends are and how we are going to deal with the rest of the world. OK it’s mostly trial and error to begin with, and your true… Read More

Data Classification as a Catalyst – Encryption

There is little doubt that encryption is a very powerful tool whose inclusion in an enterprises security program can significantly improve the security of an organizations information when thoughtfully implemented and managed correctly. Introduced without a full understanding however… Read More

Data Classification as a Catalyst for Data Retention and Archiving

Businesses manage data retention in a multitude of ways for many different reasons, ranging from technical considerations to privacy and liability concerns. The regular considerations are, and will always be, top of mind to include regulatory requirements and compliance,… Read More

Data Classification and 23 NYCRR 500

As one of the largest financial hubs in the world the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) is responsible for governing and regulating those institutions providing financial service products within their jurisdiction. It is for this reason major… Read More

Forget IKEA Meatballs, Sweden Has Got Itself A Whole New Scandal

What began as a scandal earlier in July, has now escalated into a full-blown political crisis for the Swedish government, as the extent of the confidential data leak has become known. The back story goes a little something like… Read More

Data Classification as a Catalyst for DLP

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is different from most traditional data-centric security solutions in that it primarily focuses on internal, as opposed to external, threats. Unauthorized disclosure of internal data through any media, network mechanism or the accidental disclosure by… Read More

Don’t underestimate the value of data classification

With so many cyber security threats out there, it’s fair to say that IT security professionals are struggling. Much of the advice around security strategy has shifted from attempting to block threats at the perimeter to protecting what matters… Read More

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