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What data is important? And what’s really not?

By Jeff Hales, Data Protection & Privacy Practice Lead, HP

It’s sometimes strange working for a company like HP, you forget what a massive complex organisation you work for, until something like Discover comes along and gives you a reminder. It’s a bit like data, you forget how much you have until something reminds you. Today my renewal for my personal cloud storage came in, so I checked to see how much storage I need, turns out I have just over 260Gb and 56,495 files which includes documents, pictures, music and home video. The question is though, how much do I really care about and how much is duplication and products of my son playing with Photoshop and pictures of Pokémon?

 

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Are your applications securely holding the fort in your enterprise?

By E.G. Nadhan, HP Distinguished Technologist

 

Application Security.pngAdversaries are always on the prowl to penetrate the perimeters of the enterprise through the demilitarized zones, the intranet, the servers, the operating systems, the applications and finally, the data. Their overall goal is to gain access to the underlying data, which has even more value and context when accessed through the applications layer. Once the applications security is compromised, there are really no more layers of protection—since it opens up unfettered access to the data. Therefore, the applications layer has to hold the fort in your enterprise and be on guard should the outer perimeters be penetrated. 

You will face a security breach, are you prepared for the burden of proof?

Are you aware of your legal obligations as an enterprise if you suffer a security breach? “You almost have to be a global lawyer now, if you’re running security, that’s how complex it’s getting” explains Richard Archdeacon, Head of Security Strategy, HP Enterprise Security.

 

Security attacks are becoming Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

There is no denying it - the volume, financial impact and sophistication of cyber-attacks and data breaches continue to increase. You might say that cyber criminals, hacktivists and cyber terrorists are getting Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - to quote Daft Punk.

 

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Is the future of Information Security bleak? HP Inform discusses...

The new edition of HP Inform, from HP Enterprise Security Services is now online and focuses on the future of information security - or perhaps more accurately, if we don’t improve what we are doing now the future may well be bleak. Given that the current level of cyber threats and industrial production of malware, it might be argued that we are already losing the war against cyber.

 

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  • Manage cyber engineering & architecture team developing security services, security reference architectures, big data security, mobility, cloud, cyber situational awareness and security operation center solutions. Responsible for developing innovative cyber solutions across public sector accounts. Collaborates with HP Labs, HP CTO Organization, product groups and third-party vendors to leverage innovative technologies to deliver the next generation of cybersecurity solutions.
  • A business first, senior executive, with over 20 years of hands on experience in defending banks, governments and corporations against cyberwarfare. My career in security started when I was employed to crack a secure system, which had locked down the boot process, whitelisting of applications and encrypted disks. I linked TeamOffice (an ICL email and collaboration system) with Microsoft Word to send an email which allowed me to do anything the person reading the email could do and send the results back to me, all without there knowledge. Having proved this vulnerability, I worked with Peter Simpson to create Defuse, a tool that blocked inappropriate actions. This successfully blocked Winword Concept, the first known malicous code in the wild. From these begginings I have investigated all aspects of security to provide an holistic approach to security as a business enabler and currently advising organisations on the suitability of the cloud to their needs.
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