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You're Donald Trump's sysadmin. You've got data leaks coming out the *ss. What to do

Sysadmin Blog Imagine yourself as Donald Trump's sysadmin. Trump's first month as President of the United States of America has been notable for the number of information leaks that have occurred. Trump has called these leaks criminal and seems intent on rooting out whistleblowers. Some poor sysadmin is going to be told to prevent these leaks …
Trevor Pott, 27 Feb 2017
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Secure Islands digested, Redmond pushes out DLP tool

The offering is based on Redmond's October 2015 acquisition of Israeli firm Secure Islands, whose technology is being integrated into Azure Rights Management (RMS). The aim, quoth Microsoftie Dan Plastina, is to use employee identity as the basis for protecting corporate information. The product, Azure Information Protection, …
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InteliSecure buys UK data loss rival as European bridgehead

US-based InteliSecure has acquired Reading, UK-based Pentura in deal designed to allow it to deliver Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology as a managed service. Financial terms of the deal, announced Wednesday, were not disclosed. InteliSecure specialises in managed DLP and critical asset protection services while Pentura …
John Leyden, 28 Oct 2015
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Policing the data hinterlands beyond the corporate firewall

Comment For Code42, the answer to the universe and everything is getting more interesting as it moves from protecting business users’ PCs and notebooks to providing data access security and monitoring tools. The US backup company has undergone recent C-level management changes, including making Joe Payne its CEO in July, and its focus …
Chris Mellor, 23 Sep 2015
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Microsoft in SaaS-y cloud data security slurp

Microsoft has acquired cloud security outfit Adallom. Adallom was founded in 2012 and follows the “R&D in Israel, sales in Silicon Valley” template for a range of data security products for clouds. The company's wares bring data loss prevention and reporting to cloud storage services, offering users the chance to see just who' …
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Brit infosec firm lets hackers think they've stolen something

Security strategies generally concentrate on keeping the bad guys out, but British security outfit ClearSwift has stumbled upon another approach: if the bad guys get in, let them out with something. But scrub it clean on the way out the door. ClearSwift is the latest home for content-screening technologies first developed in …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Aug 2014
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How your data loss prevention plan is killing your business

Analysis Are enterprises asking the right questions about data and its storage? This may seem an unusual question – it should not be treated as an abstract issue. If they are not, or if appropriate questions produce unexpected answers, then there may exist distinct possibilities for substantial future savings as well as releasing IT …
Charles Brett, 2 Dec 2013
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Typo-squatting domains can harvest corporate emails

Typo-squatting domains might easily be used to intercept misdirected corporate emails, according to new research. Domain typo‐squatting has long been used as a means to expose butter-fingered users who accidentally misspell a legitimate domain to malware. So-called doppelganger domains take advantage of an omission instead of …
John Leyden, 9 Sep 2011
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'Boil the ocean' data loss prevention needs to change

Check Point is pushing its vision of consolidating disparate security products, managed from a single dashboard and centred on enterprise firewalls. Consolidating security offers better control, Gil Shwed, Check Point's chief exec, told delegates to the security vendors' annual conference in Barcelona on Wednesday. Check Point …
John Leyden, 4 May 2011
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Ford secrets thief caught red handed with stolen blueprints

A veteran auto-plant worker faces an extended spell behind bars after pleading guilty last week to stealing industrial secrets, including design blueprints, from car maker Ford and passing them on to a Chinese rival. Xiang Dong ("Mike") Yu, 49, a product engineer at Ford for 10 years between 1997 and 2007, admitted copying …
John Leyden, 23 Nov 2010
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Couple charged over hybrid car industrial espionage plot

A Michigan couple faces charges of stealing industrial secrets on hybrid cars from GM before attempting to sell the data to a Chinese auto manufacturer. Yu Qin, 49, and his wife, Shanshan Du, 51, of Troy, Michigan have been charged with four offences, including unauthorised possession of trade secrets and wire fraud under an …
John Leyden, 23 Jul 2010
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FTC warns 100 organisations over leaked P2P data

More than 100 organisations guilty of allowing private data to leak on P2P networks have received warning letters from US consumer watchdog the Federal Trade Commission. The leaked data – including customer and employee personal information – was left open to download after workers in the affected organisations decided to …
John Leyden, 23 Feb 2010
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Hunt for MPs' expenses leaker hots up

More details have emerged about how confidential information on MPs' expenses might have found its way into the hands of journalists. The information, which has led to a string of articles that exposed how elected representatives made a series of questionable claims, was purchased by the Daily Telegraph from a seller who …
John Leyden, 18 May 2009
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Malware infested MPs' PCs inflate leak risk

Comment "That's one of those irregular verbs, isn't it? I give confidential security briefings. You leak. He has been charged under section 2a of the Official Secrets Act." (Bernard Woolley, Yes Minister) The ongoing MPs' expenses row has brought public opinion of politics and politicians in the UK, never very high, towards unplumbed …
John Leyden, 15 May 2009
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Former staff swipe confidential company data

More than half - 59 per cent - of US workers made redundant or who left their job last year admitted swiping confidential corporate data, such as customer list, before they left, a new study claims. A web-based survey of 1,000 workers who lost or walked out of their jobs in 2008 by the Ponemon Institute and Symantec found the …
John Leyden, 23 Feb 2009
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McAfee snaps up data loss prevention firm

McAfee has agreed to pay $46m to buy data loss prevention firm Reconnex. The deal, announced Thursday and expected to close in the third quarter of 2008, follows a string of acquisitions in the data loss prevention (DLP) arena. Last year Symantec purchased Vontu for $350m, Trend Micro picked up Provilla and EMC took on Tablus …
John Leyden, 1 Aug 2008
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Sophos bids €217m for data loss firm

UK-based net security firm Sophos has launched a €217m ($342m) bid to buy data loss prevention firm Utimaco. Sophos intends to offer €14.75 per Utimaco share, a premium of 92 per cent on its closing price of €7.68 on Friday. Investcorp Technology Partners, the largest single shareholder, has already agreed to sell its 24.99 …
John Leyden, 28 Jul 2008

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