data security

Benchmark your readiness for a GDPR-compliant world

With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data regulation going into effect, we recently wrapped the latest GDPR Summit in London. Almost 500 attendees across most industries attended three parallel tracks of GDPR focused activity: GDPR program, HR and sales, and marketing. I was honored to give the keynote with my IBM colleague Jonathan […]

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Why protecting your most valuable data is a priority for IBM Cloud

At IBM, cloud native is the destination, and hybrid cloud is the path to get there. Earlier this year, Forbes rounded up many forecasts and estimated that worldwide spending on cloud computing will grow at six times the rate of IT spending from 2015 through 2020. In the EU alone, the European Commission estimated the […]

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Data security is a must for building a digital business

Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller said in 2012, “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.” Companies — both business-to-business and business-to-consumer — are driven more than ever to rapidly adapt to digital business. The ways companies and their customers seek and consume information, make purchase decisions, […]

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What are the 12 biggest cloud computing security threats?

The cloud is growing rapidly and new services are emerging seemingly daily. That’s great news for enterprises who want to achieve goals more quickly and easily than they have in the past, but it also makes security something of a moving target. IBM is staying on top of cloud security with numerous options to reduce […]

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Keyword offers protection for a new era of fraud and cyberattacks

Keyword Chief Executive Officer Daniel Delpuech knows that organizations need a multipronged plan of attack to effectively address today’s complex and ever-evolving cyber fraud schemes. “In the past, there’s been a siloed approach, with a solution for each type of fraud,” he says. “The customer was obliged to buy several offerings, which drove up costs significantly.” […]

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Swedish startup uses SoftLayer to globalize and comply with data protection laws

Hardly a day passes without hearing about a cyber attack or security breach. The problem is that most security technology—especially application security technology—isn’t keeping up with mobile workforces, device variations and sophisticated hackers. Fredrik Beckman, CEO of Sweden-based startup Apptimate AB, doesn’t beat around the bush on the subject. “The security technology of today is […]

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The picture-perfect solution for German startup pixx.io: SoftLayer technology

When it comes to managing photos and other digital assets, businesses are likely to require more advanced features than consumers, like enterprise-grade security, batch bulk processing and searchability along with the ability to support a vast range of users. Filling this need is pixx.io GmbH, a startup in Bavaria, Germany, that’s developed a professional image […]

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A billion reasons you want to encrypt your data

One billion–that’s how many records were breached in 2014 alone. Media headlines demonstrate every week that large Fortune 500 companies with very well-funded cyber security operations are now regularly losing valuable sensitive information. “Encrypting” data has been heralded as the panacea for protecting against these data loss scenarios. But is this really your greatest asset […]

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API security: Key takeaways from recent breaches

The IRS was recently in the headlines for the wrong reason: a lawsuit claims more than 330,000 taxpayer accounts were illegally accessed using the “Get Transcript” API. API breaches have for some time now plagued startups, affecting the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Buffer and Snapchat, and it’s clear these breaches are now affecting established enterprises. […]

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How does private cloud stack up versus public cloud?

A few years ago, debates raged between supporters of public and private cloud. Public cloud fans pointed to its elasticity, pay-per-use models and deployment speed, and declared that theirs was the only sensible option. Private cloud advocates highlighted their side’s management visibility, privacy, security, and control, declaring that public should be relegated to dev/test environments. […]

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The cloud conundrum: Can I trust my data in the cloud?

Talk to any business owner today about the company’s IT (and cloud, specifically), and invariably one of the first things they’ll mention is security. Can I trust my data in the cloud? It is, perhaps, the most important question a company can ask when it comes to the cloud, and any provider must be able […]

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Cloud security 101: Protecting your data

CEOs at large and small organizations around the world are discussing cloud computing. While there’s no doubt that the cloud can provide key benefits, many companies and individuals are still concerned about data security in light of recent reported breaches of privacy. So what should you be on the lookout for when entrusting a service […]

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