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

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?

SAP Field Level Security – Augmenting Roles with Attributes

By Ashwin Bhaskar, Senior Software Engineer at NextLabs   In the first part of the blog Series, we discussed the importance of ABAC (Attributes Based Access Control) as a way to augment traditional RBAC (Role Based Access Controls) for field level security. Let us now analyze how we can go about implementing field level security … More SAP Field Level Security – Augmenting Roles with Attributes

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

Can we turn off Snowden’s access after the fact?

By E.K. Koh In my last blog, Would data-level controls have stopped Snowden, I highlighted the importance to separate system rights from data rights. But what if Snowden was using a login credential that in fact grants him rights to sensitive data? Accounts vary, but in the blog What the Snowden affair taught us , … More Can we turn off Snowden’s access after the fact?