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Encryption: The Cost, The Protection, and the ROI

Posted by Pete Flagella on Apr 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It's no longer only the concern of governments and corporations: encryption is both lock and key to cybersecurity across a range of organizations, of all sizes.  In 2016, the Ponemon Institute calculated the average total cost of a data breach to be $4 million. The next two years sees the chances of 10,000 lost or stolen records at the average organization sitting at 26 percent. As more businesses and private users upload and store data in digital cloud environments, encryption is a topic that can't be avoided and a responsibility that shouldn't be ignored.

To learn how encryption can lower the cost of regulatory compliance while enhancing security, download our white paper Reducing the Cost of Regulatory Compliance with Encryption 

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Topics: encryption, PCI Data Encryption, PCI Data Security Standards, encryption keys, PCI Compliance

Navigating the Shifting Sands of Data Security and Compliance

Posted by Gwen Fremonti on Apr 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

One thing that will never change about cyber security is that there will always be change. Protecting sensitive and private information in this age of digital hackers and scammers is more important than ever. Any organization can become a target, and the tools needed to fight the invaders must keep up; industry standards will be updated and new regulations will be added, and your business has to stay on top of all of it.

To learn how encryption can lower the cost of regulatory compliance while enhancing security, download our white paper Reducing the Cost of Regulatory Compliance with Encryption 

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Topics: encryption, PCI Data Encryption, PCI Data Security Standards, encryption keys, PCI Compliance

What You Need to Know About PCI DSS 3.2

Posted by Pete Flagella on Oct 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Unless you draft regulations or hired someone specifically to study the details of the regulations, it can be hard to keep up with their many changes. Merchants have had a variety of responses when it comes to the requirements of the PCI DSS, from indifference to total acceptance and everything in between. Regardless of how you feel about them though, you will need to be aware of how they're changing and what it means to you. The new version of PCI, 3.2, was developed earlier this year and takes effect on October 31, 2016. The overarching theme is to push more responsibility onto the merchant for keeping their security measures up to date. Some of the updates will require major upheaval for some merchants in order to keep pace with new security standards.

To learn how encryption can lower the cost of regulatory compliance while enhancing security, download our white paper Reducing the Cost of Regulatory Compliance with Encryption 

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Topics: Enterprise Data Protection, encryption, PCI Data Security Standards, PCI DSS 3.2