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

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.


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

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

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

Let's Talk Tokenization

Posted by Gwen Fremonti on Apr 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In our modern era of cyber-attacks and security breaches, the value of sensitive data detailing our financial transactions and personal lives is at a premium. From groceries to government, the threat of our potentially lucrative online existence being hijacked and sold to the highest bidder is foremost on the minds of both the public and digital security experts. And while it may sound counterintuitive, one of the safer data transfer processes could be one that attempts to render your valuable details completely worthless: tokenization. 

A marked shift toward tokenization has been underway since 2014, when EMVCo LLC  implemented specifications via EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa). EMVCo's members also include Discover and American Express, so this change in how sensitive data is delivered and processed is set to become America's standard. It's not just financial data: everything from your driver's license, medical details, and voting profile all stand to benefit from being tokenized. So how does it work?

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: Tokenization, encryption, PCI Data Encryption, encryption keys

What Does Fraud Look Like in the EMV Era?

Posted by Pete Flagella on Mar 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The sad truth of life is that criminals will never be completely thwarted when it comes to achieving their goals. No matter how sophisticated safety techniques are, there is always someone ready to challenge them. EMV chips have been hailed as the new way to reduce fraud, but while it's making it harder on criminals, hackers are still finding ways to apply their talents to this new form of payment. We'll take you through what EMV fraud looks like at the stores, on the internet, and at the ATM.

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: Tokenization, encryption, PCI Data Encryption, EMV

Tokenization vs Encryption - Your Questions on Reversibility

Posted by Jeff Cherrington on May 21, 2015 3:00:00 AM

Prime Factors' recently presented a well attended webinar "Contrast & Compare: Tokenization vs. Encryption for Data Protection."  The audience was active, offering many questions - more than I had time to answer before the end of the session.  As promised, we are responding to each of the questions in this blog, focusing today on the question "If it is accurate to say that tokenization is irreversible, then why is encryption reversible?"  This excellent question cuts to the heart of one of the key differences between the two data protection strategies.

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Topics: Tokenization

Tokenization vs Encryption - When Should You Use Either...or Both?

Posted by Jeff Cherrington on Apr 22, 2015 6:52:41 PM

I recently had the pleasure of a stimulating dialog with an acquaintance, which all started from a simple question.  He asked "When would I use tokenization and when would I use encryption?"  His short question spawned several extended calls and emails, as we explored the implications together.  I will share parts of the conversation over the next few posts, and invite you to join the dialog.  Also, if you find this discussion interesting, please join me next week, when I will explore this topic during a webinar "Contrast & Compare: Tokenization vs. Encryption for Data Protection".

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Topics: Tokenization