GDPR: A Lens into the Bigger Picture of Digital Transformation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been receiving much press the last couple years on both sides of “the pond” and for good reason.  It impacts companies not just in Europe but potentially anywhere in the world. We’re doing business in a world that’s increasingly globalized and intertwined, much more so than it’s ever … More GDPR: A Lens into the Bigger Picture of Digital Transformation

Why Dynamic Authorization Is a Big Deal in Data Security

If you’re unfamiliar with dynamic authorization, be prepared for an epiphany of sorts.  It could very well be the biggest little secret you’ve never heard of with respect to data security.  What with all the cloud apps, mobile devices, Big Data, and productivity tools that consume our professional lives these days, legacy access control solutions … More Why Dynamic Authorization Is a Big Deal in Data Security

Changing Face of Data Security

By Sudhindra Kumar, Manager of Software Engineering at NextLabs, Inc.| With the growing adoption of cloud for various business processes, traditional approaches to data security are no longer sufficient to keep enterprise data safe. Gone are the days when all critical information was protected behind a firewall with access restricted to specific clients/devices. IT security teams … More Changing Face of Data Security

Protecting Critical Data in Cloud-based Services

By Sudhindra Kumar, Principal Software Engineer at NextLabs, Inc. Cloud has revolutionized the way information is stored and shared. Cloud can increase business efficiency by enhancing collaboration, increasing accessibility, and improving work flexibility. These are driving more and more businesses toward cloud-based services. A recent survey conducted by Dell shows nearly every IT decision-maker said … More Protecting Critical Data in Cloud-based Services

Data Retention and Disposal in the cloud

By Sudhindra Kumar, Principal Software Engineer at NextLabs In this blog series, we’ve discussed some of the key challenges impeding adoption of the cloud. In this instalment, we’ll talk about Data Retention and Disposal in the cloud. A lot of attention is paid to cloud data protection, regulatory compliance for cloud data, and how to … More Data Retention and Disposal in the cloud

Data Security in the Cloud – beyond Encryption

by Sudhindra Kumar, Principal Software Engineer at NextLabs Kentucky recently joined 46 other states in the U.S. that enacted a data breach notification law.  California is the vanguard – enacting the first such law in 2002.  And now, the high profile data breaches of retailers Target and Neiman Marcus are serving as stimulants for revisions to and … More Data Security in the Cloud – beyond Encryption

Cloud Security – Protecting data at rest and in transit – Information Risk Management for the Cloud

By Sudhindra Kumar, Principal Software Engineer at NextLabs In my previous blog, we discussed about Data Governance Policies and Regulatory Compliance. In this post, we’ll see some of the options available to protect data at rest and in transit. A few years ago, protecting data in transit was considered more important than protecting data at rest. … More Cloud Security – Protecting data at rest and in transit – Information Risk Management for the Cloud