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How to Meet the Data Security Challenge of Employees

The Biggest Cause of Data Breaches is People

In June of this year, the United Kingdom’s Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals’ NHS Trust failed to ensure that hard drives containing highly sensitive patient information were erased completely before they were handed over to a contractor. The hard drives ended up being sold on eBay, earning the Trust a £325,000 fine from the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO); the largest fine of its type ever issued.

Like so many other companies that are issued with these hefty ICO fines, the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals’ breach was not caused by a faulty database or internal network problems but, simply, human error.
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Windows To Go: Compelling? Yes. However Adequate Security Will Be Crucial

Yes, But Adequate Security Will Be Crucial for Enterprise Adoption of Windows To Go.

There certainly was plenty of interesting news at the Microsoft TechEd North America conference recently. Updates included new versions of Internet Explorer, the Office productivity suite, and its flagship Windows operating system. All of this is important to enterprise customers, of course. But one thing that caught our eye, and hasn’t received the attention we think it deserves, is the potential impact of Microsoft Windows To Go.

In case you’re not familiar with it, Windows To Go provides a stored and full bootable image of Windows 8 on a USB device, so that mobile workers, contractors, telecommuters – basically anyone – can work just about anywhere they need or want, from almost any laptop they want.
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