Wipro, the India-based IT giant, is in the news for a major breach of its systems. An advanced phishing attack has enabled hackers, possibly government sponsored, to use Wipro’s network to ‘listen’ to information exchanges with customers and external vendors. Is there a way to thwart data leaks right at the beginning? What should be done?
The innocuous office printer is a seemingly simple corporate device of everyday use. Despite stringent ‘go-green’ and ‘paperless office’ initiatives printing will continue to be. But what comes out needn’t be authorized printed documents. They may also be vital intellectual property or other sensitive information. It’s time IT Managers look beyond mere maintenance issues.
It is high time that data security practitioners – CIOs, CISOs and, indeed, even business leaders take a long and hard look at their IT security practices. If it does not include data security to a large degree, they have just left their treasure chest wide open.
Germany seems to be in the news for wrong reasons. The country paid its first GDPR fine recently. Now a major data breach in the country has potential to create a political furor. It is time the political, the public and all classes in between take a serious look at data security.
Cyber security companies and the US Department of Homeland Security warn of an increasing number of hidden hacker attacks on vulnerable SAP and Oracle applications which provide unrestricted access to systems.
Over a month ago the data protection authority of Baden-Württemberg imposed the first fine for violation of GDPR. This clearly means that companies’ honeymoon period is over. It is time they pull up their socks and get to work in meeting the regulation’s requirements.
With the current HALOCORE Release 5.1, SECUDE uses the MIP SDK to automatically provide authorized SAP downloads with the appropriate MIP protection template. This extends the SAP authorization concept for data beyond the SAP system boundaries.
“HALOCORE provides effective classification and protection of sensitive data by controlling SAP exports and encrypting extracted documents… Deploying HALOCORE at Microsoft helps us keep our company more secure and compliant,” says Shalini Gupta, Principal Privacy Lead at Microsoft. Read the brief case study to know more.
A startling research report highlighted by a recent Reuters article on SAP data security reveals that attacks by hackers targeting large ERP software, such as SAP, are at an alarming raise and that many large corporates are falling victim. The reason for this is due to an obviously overlooked issue: Lack of importance to data security.
The latest incident of data loss by the National Health Service in the UK reconfirms that data leaks needn’t always be man-made. With increasing reliance on automation and system-to-system communication, it is imperative that organizations constantly monitor data flows.