Data at Rest vs Data in Transit

The importance of data protection cannot be overstated, especially with the exponential growth of data creation and storage in recent years. It has become imperative for organizations to ensure the safety of their confidential information to operate effectively. However, protection needs vary depending on the nature of the data. Some may need to protect the… Read More

7 Databases to Use in 2023: Which is right for you?

A database stores large amounts of digital information about customers, products, employees, etc., that computers can easily access. While a spreadsheet could be a great tool for smaller amounts of data, large datasets need more sophisticated tools that organize the information for easy access and use. Consider factors such as ease of use, compatibility, flexibility,… Read More

How to Solve Healthcare’s Great Data Security Dilemma

Data breaches in the healthcare sector have been on the rise for some time. The reason is simple: Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is highly valuable on the dark web. This information, if obtained by malicious actors, can be used to steal identities, money, and livelihoods, making it a highly sought-after commodity. Who pays the bill… Read More

Looking Back – and Ahead – in Data Security

In the world of data security, 2022 was another year of remote and hybrid work, expanded attack surfaces, and bold cyber criminals employing sophisticated methods to carry out their schemes. Organizations around the globe have also had to comply with numerous new regulations that give consumers more control over their personal data. What does this… Read More

Remote Work: Protecting Critical Data in a Hybrid Environment

Remote work is here to stay. One of the most enduring legacies of COVID has been the movement of personnel away from the office. Whether hybrid or full-time, employees who work remotely pose a new set of challenges for IT managers who need to protect sensitive data on a variety of devices. The number of… Read More

The Right Encryption Software For Developers and DBAs

The need to protect personally identifiable information (PII), protected health data (PHI), and payment card industry data (PCI) has become more critical as hacking incidents continue to become more frequent and costly. Cybersecurity Ventures expects global cybercrime costs to grow by 15 percent per year over the next five years, reaching over $10 trillion annually…. Read More

Key Management: Your Locksmith For Data Security

You’ve taken the first step toward securing your enterprise by encrypting your databases and critical files. Hopefully you’ve used a state-of-the-art encryption solution such as NetLib Security’s Encryptionizer, which employs highly secure AES algorithms and 256-bit encryption to make your “data at rest” (the information stored in your files, databases, and backups) unreadable to any… Read More

Legacy Systems Are Not Secure. Fixing Them Is Easy.

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So the old adage goes. But that advice might be as outdated as your software. It’s typical for companies to rely on systems that have been running for years. These legacy systems are antiquated, but continue to perform important business functions. The original programmers are gone, but they’ve… Read More

Protect Your Business from Malicious Hackers

An astounding 64% of companies worldwide have experienced at least one form of cyber attack. And because the pandemic accelerated the shift to telecommuting, many corporations have not had a chance to update their security protocols to deal with the risks inherent in remote work. This has created a tempting target for malicious actors who… Read More

Compliance. Ignoring It Can Cost Your Business. 

Businesses are powered by data. Data is the language of our personal and professional interactions. Every transaction you make requires sharing your data with one or more partners. It is the responsibility of those business partners to protect your data and that’s where compliance plays a critical role. Government agencies around the globe have recognized… Read More