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Endpoint Protection – Reactive vs Proactive?

Posted by Pete Flagella on Oct 30, 2018 11:00:00 AM

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The Second Line of Defense

There are so many existing solutions offering ‘data security’ protection today. It can be very difficult, let alone challenging, to wade through an understanding of what they actually do and how any one or several can help you achieve a ‘real sense of security’ for the data in your business. One of the first aspects of defining your data security strategy is when and where to be ‘Proactive’ versus ‘Reactive’

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Topics: EncryptRIGHT, uebm, iam, siem, encryption, data breach

SIEM - IAM - UEBM - What About Encryption?

Posted by Pete Flagella on Oct 3, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Data-ManagementA data security professional tasked with providing secure access and data protection may find the solutions available are plentiful, complex and confusing. Do you use SIEM, IAM, some version of UEBM or a combination? 

Each of these are critical to providing Data Perimeter Security; enabling authorized access to critical systems so that business can be conducted both internally and externally. Data security professionals manage devices, people, various entities authorized to access applications and data at the core of the missions critical systems required to make business happy safely and securely.

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Topics: key management, EncryptRIGHT, PCI Compliance, encryption, Tokenization, siem, iam, uebm

Encryption is Key in your Data Security Profile

Posted by Pete Flagella on Jul 25, 2018 11:00:00 AM

EncryptionWordCloudWhen you take a good look at your Data Security  Profile; you’ll either see a complex array of solutions and systems woven together in a layered protective architecture, or you’ll see a patchwork of minimal components that  may or may not provide the security and protection you really need or want.

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Topics: EncryptRIGHT, key management, PGP, PGP Encryption, PCI Compliance, encryption, Tokenization

Encryption - The Last Line of Defense In Data Security

Posted by Pete Flagella on Jun 21, 2018 4:23:30 PM

EncryptRIGHT can complement and enhance your data security needs today and tomorrow!

The data security landscape is evolving and expanding across all business sectors. Keeping up with and getting ahead of protecting your data from breaches as well as theft is crucial now more than ever.

Screen Shot 2018-05-22 at 9.34.35 AMThese consistent breaches have challenged current Data Perimeter Security systems that specialize in identity management and access control. They are essential to all data security initiatives and come in wide variety of ever changing and complex configurations and options while being essential to protecting systems, users and data.

The "last line of defense" in any data security initiative regardless of size or complexity is the encryption of data, whether at rest or in motion.

With Prime Factors EncryptRIGHT solution utilizing tokenization and key management, you can protect your data today and tomorrow regardless of the technology infrastructure in place across all platforms and databases.

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Being critical to data security strategy, User and Entity Behavior Management offers Data Perimeter Security initiatives for both public and private organizations.

To learn more watch this 90 second video. 

While important components to a complete data security strategy, these solutions are complex requiring long implementation times and cost intensive budget and resources. Additionally, the threat attack surfaces, modes of breach, introduction of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and IoT technologies have added to the mix of vulnerabilities. All of this amplifies to the changing dynamics of enterprise network, application and data.

Encryption with EncryptRIGHT can be accomplished within days or weeks. 
 
Sound to good to be true?
 
Let us show you how simple and complete our EncryptRIGHT solution is and begin to protect your data today and tomorrow!
Prime Factors understands that data security is a “prime factor” to any organization regardless of size or industry. Before you become the next headline,  contact one of our knowledgeable experts to schedule a free demo or consultation and learn how EncryptRIGHT can meet your needs today for tomorrow's challenges.
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Topics: Tokenization, key management, Crypto Key Management, encryption, data breach, encryption keys, healthcare security, EncryptRIGHT

Data Security Architecture: Is Your Data Really Protected?

Posted by Pete Flagella on Apr 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The Problem 

Are you faced with gaps in your current data security architecture? If you could fill those gaps with a cost-effective, platform-independent encryption solution with key management and tokenization to protect your business data today, would you? Could you afford not to?

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Topics: EncryptRIGHT, Crypto Key Management, key management, healthcare security, encryption keys, data breach, Tokenization, encryption

At Risk: The Human Factors in Data Security

Posted by Pete Flagella on Jan 4, 2018 10:01:00 AM

The Problem

The successful cyberattacks of 2017 demonstrated the following: cyber criminals are getting more sophisticated, the profile of those attacked is widespread and indiscriminate, ranging from the enterprise, to small and medium businesses, as well as individuals. With the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) used to access business and personal data, transactions, and Cloud-based services, the one common variable is ‘wetware’, the device between the keyboard/touchscreen and the seat – the Human Factor.

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Topics: PCI Data Encryption, encryption, PCI Data Security Standards, PCI Compliance, PCI DSS, key management, Tokenization, EncryptRIGHT

Operating Inside the Healthcare Industry. Is Your Data at Risk?

Posted by Pete Flagella on Dec 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The Problem

When a cyberattack occurs inside the healthcare Industry, personal, medical, and even financial information are often stolen, making for a highly desired data set that can be used for identity theft, medical fraud, financial misdemeanors, tax fraud and insurance fraud. In many instances the data is auctioned off to the highest bidder resulting in even greater damage than typical financial data breaches and theft.

Healthcare IT systems are often more prone to breaches than any other industry IT systems due primarily to the underinvestment in maintaining up-to-date operating systems and devices. In spite of regulations like HIPPA, HITECH ACT, ARRA, ACA and the HIPAA OMNIBUS RULE, the healthcare industry continues to struggle with the balance between regulations, patient confidentiality, and adapting to new technologies. This resistance to change is especially challenging because there are constant changes to service provider networks, insurance companies, and medical device technologies. The use of mobile access, which now allows these technologies to work together, adds an additional layer of complexity to protecting sensitive data. Combined, all of these frequent changes within the technological landscape effect everyone and every aspect of doing business within the healthcare industry.

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Topics: PCI Data Encryption, encryption, PCI Data Security Standards, PCI Compliance, PCI DSS, health information security, hippa, healthcare security

The Average Cost of a Failed Data Security Audit

Posted by Pete Flagella on Nov 16, 2017 12:38:41 PM

If your organization is big enough to mandate a data security audit, it’s big enough to be a target for a variety of cybercriminals, hackers, identity thieves, or any other bad guys lurking around the Internet. Making sure your organization can pass a data security audit isn’t just a good idea—it’s a great way to prevent and deflect cyberattacks, saving you a great deal of time and money in averted data and public relations damage control.

Surprisingly, many organizations fail data security audits.  This can occur when the organization does not have adequate notice or is not properly prepared for an examination. On the flip side, just because an organization passes a data security audit does not necessarily mean they are completely prepared for attacks either. One thing is for sure, failing an audit is a sure sign there is a weak link inside the organization’s cybersecurity and encryption strategy.

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

The Human Element of Effective Cybersecurity

Posted by Pete Flagella on Nov 2, 2017 12:27:53 PM

With 90% of employees violating data breach prevention policies, how do you get the attention of your employees to avoid the same mistakes?  

The biggest threat to your firm’s data security might not be hackers in Russia or China; it could be much closer than you think.  It could be your own employees. Your employees are the ones who constantly use, work with, transfer, and create sensitive organizational data on a daily basis, so it makes sense that they’re the ones who are most likely to accidentally (or intentionally) expose important information.

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

Turnover in the IT Department Have You Feeling Lost in Transition?

Posted by Pete Flagella on Oct 18, 2017 4:13:13 PM

Are you ready to face the impact of losing a key resource in the IT department?

Companies work extremely hard to recruit and retain top-notch employees with valuable skills and knowledge. While there are respective costs and metrics used to quantify the monetary value of loss, what about the measurement of value in knowledge? While there are a number of reasons that losing a key IT resource can be harmful to your company, security may be at the top of the list. The security and encryption tools that you use in your organization can be greatly affected if the knowledge surrounding how these solutions are implemented walks out the door.

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