Choosing the Right Third-Party Encryption Product for Your Security Needs

When it comes to the security and protection of sensitive data, you might think that standard, out-of-the-box encryption is all you need. But you’d be wrong! In reality, encryption comes in many varieties based on methodology, strength, and security. That’s why choosing the solution that works best for your needs is one of the most… Read More

MySQL and Encryptionizer for Data Encryption

MySQL is a popular open-source relational database management system that allows users to store and manage data. It serves the same purpose as many other databases, including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and PostgreSQL. Oracle purchased MySQL in 2010, and continues to allow use of the MySQL Community Edition at no cost, supported by the open… Read More

You’ve Been Hacked: Security and the Human Element

Did you know humans can be hacked? It’s called social engineering. It can happen to you, and you may not even realize it…until it is too late. Say you receive an email or a text with an urgent message: “Your bank account has been locked. Click here to reset your password,” or “We are trying… Read More

Legacy Systems: Encryption for Aging Databases

Despite their outdated nature, legacy systems continue to play a critical role in many organizations’ day-to-day operations. These systems are often written in antiquated programming languages and may rely on unsupported third-party utilities, making them difficult and expensive to upgrade or replace. Furthermore, the obsolete security features in legacy systems make them vulnerable to attacks,… Read More

Encryption Requirement for Dealerships in 2023

As an auto dealership, you collect a range of personal information about your customers in the normal course of business. This can include confidential consumer data such as credit reports, driver’s license information, social security numbers, employment details, addresses, and credit card information. It’s crucial that auto dealership compliance is taken seriously as 15 million… Read More

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