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How to improve data security and comply with Florida Law

Posted on Jul 29, 2014

The US federal government has to date been reluctant to introduce a single data breach notification law, but that's not to say North American businesses aren't faced by an abundance of compliance challenges when it comes to protecting personal information. Over the past few years, the majority of US states have come up with their [...]

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Managing SharePoint access for external users

Posted on Jul 23, 2014

One of the objectives that led the development of Microsoft SharePoint was to provide organizations with a platform they could use to set up and manage their intranet portals with a minimal technical overhead. It was also conceived as a way to give employees a central location to store and share internal documents, cutting down [...]

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Password security – friend or foe?

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

Authentication techniques, combined with authorization rules, often represent the first and last lines of defense in IT security. The two concepts are the twin pillars of access control, around which all other principles are centered. Most of the time, authentication comes down to the tried and tested combo of a username and password. The password [...]

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Lack of compliance audits puts confidential SharePoint content at risk

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

Microsoft SharePoint was designed to provide tools for efficient collaboration and content management, and in those areas it excels – the platform is now ubiquitous in workplaces around the world. Healthcare providers, government bodies and the financial services sector all have SharePoint implemented, with some farms supporting thousands of users and millions of documents. Unfortunately, [...]

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Stopping Snowden: what could the NSA have done differently?

Posted on Jun 27, 2014

Edward Snowden's National Security Agency (NSA) leaks last year are causing organizations to rethink the way they are storing sensitive data.  In fact, Edward Snowden's release of NSA information has been so far-reaching that it's easy to ignore the underlining facts.   To begin with, Snowden wasn't an elite hacker with significant years of experience [...]

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