Providing secure access to information for improved customer service while streamlining IT operations

By Tarun Mehta, NextLabs Solutions Team   “Securing customer data in property and casualty insurance, life & savings, and asset management products is tantamount to protecting a company’s ethos. After all, organizations in this industry gain brand loyalty by promising to give customers’ “peace of mind,” which now includes maintaining the privacy and security of … More Providing secure access to information for improved customer service while streamlining IT operations

4 Ways IT must Change to Protect your Business

By E.K. Koh, VP of Solutions at NextLabs It’s not your perimeter. It’s not your applications. In an age where there is no perimeter, where data moves from application to application, from servers to desktops to tablets and smart phones that the company does not even own, managing security at the perimeter or application is … More 4 Ways IT must Change to Protect your Business

Is this the Right time for Rights Management?

By E.K. Koh, VP of Solutions at NextLabs It depends on whether you believe the analysts. In the report “Information Security Predictions and Recommendations 2014”, Kuppinger Cole recommends that enterprises “Focus on strategic elements such as Information Rights Management for documents and Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) for managing the secrets.” And, at the … More Is this the Right time for Rights Management?

What are the Financial Costs of Data Loss?

By E.K. Koh, VP of Solutions at NextLabs |   The direct financial costs include future loss of revenue when trade secrets are stolen today. According to the Battelle Foundation report “2013 Global R&D Funding Forecast”, the financial costs of intellectual property theft – internal and external – are compounded over time. When trade secrets are stolen, … More What are the Financial Costs of Data Loss?

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