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You may have seen the recent blog post from Charles Goldberg, which provides an overview of tokenization and our new product offering in this area.  Here in the UK and Europe, we’re seeing specific demand for these capabilities around three key areas, which I’d like to highlight here. : Euro and UK Applications for Tokenisation and Data Masking from @Vormetric http://bit.ly/1KH4mR5 PCI DSS If an organisation has any need to handle payment card details, it must adhere to PCI compliance guidelines.  Although in many regards Europe is at the cutting edge of card security, where for some time chip & pin transactions have been the norm, there is still very high demand for solutions that will obfuscate card data in order to protect both customer and retailer should that data be breached.  Although this does not apply to retailers’ “physical” presence, as ch... (more)

Internet of Things Drives Stronger Security for Big Data By @Vormetric | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

IoT Drives Stronger Security for Big Data Environments By Ashvin Kamaraju The slogan “Internet of Things (IoT) X Big Data = Unprecedented Value!” caught my attention as I was listening to a presentation from Intel Corporation. The scale of the IoT disruption was described in terms of things, data and value: 50 billion devices are expected to connect to the Internet by 2016. As recently as 2013 this was 0.5 Billion These devices will generate 35 Zetabytes of data! And can create an estimated value of $2 to $6 trillion in global economic impact. Now that is huge by any measure! ... (more)

2015 Cloud Security Predictions By @Vormetric | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

As 2015 gets ready to roll in, I thought that it would be worthwhile to examine what to expect in the coming year. I’m spending lots of time these days with SaaS and IaaS/hosting, and managed service providers, and their direct enterprise customers who want to make best use of these environments – mainly in the North America and European markets. At Vormetric we’ve signed many cloud providers as partners this last year who recognize that cloud services and security are inseparably tied together for enterprises (see a partial list of our cloud partners here). Based on my conversat... (more)

It’s All ‘Bout That Access, ‘Bout That Access By @Vormetric [#Cloud]

It's all ‘Bout That Access, ‘Bout That Access, ‘Bout That Access - 2015 Insider Threat Report Takeaways While a year ago the big breach of the day involved likes of Target, now the breach landscape – which was once about financial gain – has exploded. It’s exploded to a world of state-sponsored attacks, of hackers getting more intelligent and of political organizations cyber-attacking alongside using physical force. Today we issued our 2015 Vormetric Insider Threat report. Coming off of the Sony breach and Obama’s State of the Union address, we can’t think of a better time to d... (more)

Going Global with the @Vormetric Insider Threat Report | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

While news about the malicious hacking trade and the actions of elusive cyber-criminals continue to grab headlines, the third of our annual Insider Threat reports confirm that the risk posed by those legitimately ‘inside the fence’ continues to top business data security concerns. Of course, there can be no denying that the breadth and depth of private and public sector breaches in the past few years that have resulted from trusted insiders turning rogue or being compromised by perpetrators of APTs and the like indicates that there is a major disconnect when it comes to organi... (more)