Ways to Stop Internal Data Theft

June 9, 2009

Most people will agree that the biggest threat to your businesses data is internal; whether is be a disgruntled employee stealing company data or an employee accidentally downloading a program that opens the floodgates for the hackers.  Protecting company data from an internal breach is one of the biggest challenges facing small to mid sized businesses today.  Many of the solutions Fortune 500 companies use are just too expensive to implement on a smaller scale.  

While browsing the web recently, I ran into a company, Interguard, that claims to “protect your organization from all costly internal threats.”  The software consists of 3 modules, Datalock, Sonar, and Laptop Cop and each modules costs between $32 and $125 per license depending on the module and the number or licenses purchased.  I’d be interested to talk to anyone who has used this software so if you know anyone, please have them e-mail me or comment on this post.  

To visit Interguard’s website, go to http://www.interguardsoftware.com/

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All mobile data should be encrypted

May 21, 2009

This isn’t the first place you heard it but I’ll reiterate what you’ve most likely heard elsewhere. THERE IS NO REASON YOU SHOULDN’T ENCRYPT ALL OF YOUR DATA!!! In a recent article on the government security news website, Phillip Dunkelberger said “The most commonly used mobile defense scheme currently is data encryption. Originally developed to protect data in motion via e-mail or file transfer, strong encryption tools are now widely deployed to protect laptops and handheld devices, because that’s where data is most vulnerable. Encrypted disk drives are so pervasive that the big six drive manufacturers will likely sell nothing but encrypted drives within three years.” With services out there like TrueCrypt, www.truecrypt.com, you can encrypt your data easily and at no cost.

The quote was taken from an article here: http://www.gsnmagazine.com/cms/features/news-analysis/1943.html