Another Brand, Another Breach

Another Brand, Another Breach

In what is beginning to appear as a weekly occurrence, another major retailer has announced they have been a victim of a data breach. Late last week, Sears-owned discount department store Kmart, quietly announced via a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that the brand had suffered a breach through its point of sale (PoS) systems which were ultimately comprised by malicious software.

Identity and Access Management

Identity and Access Management

At WinMagic data protection is our strong suit and we often talk about it on this blog. At the same time it’s good to remember that ensuring security of data at rest using encryption and strong key management are just two important aspects of the larger picture of data security. In my next few posts I’d like to expand on other challenges an enterprise faces as part of the larger picture, the solutions and technologies that address those challenges and their potential links to encryption and key management.

RSA Conference 2014

RSA Conference 2014

I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the RSA security conference in San Francisco last week.  With 25,000 attendees it was the biggest RSA conference ever.  There were so many exhibitors that they opened up a second building for the booths. 

Bad Habits Coming to Work?

Bad Habits Coming to Work?

Last week at RSA Conference 2014 we announced the results of a Harris Poll survey we commissioned. It was an interesting process and the data it revealed was not altogether surprising, but the main conclusion one draws from it is frightening for IT professionals.

Revisiting the TPM

Revisiting the TPM

TPMs have been shipping for nearly 8 years now.  WinMagic was an early adopter and supported TPM version 1.1 for full disk encryption before most.  We expanded our support to the more main stream version 1.2 TPMs when they started shipping.  Now more than 100 Million TPMs are out there in laptops and other devices, and soon many, many  Version 2.0 TPMs will join them.  TPM 2.0 and disk encryption will be a good topic for a future blog but today I am going to set the ground work on where we are today.

Busy Growing - WinMagic, SecureDoc

Busy Growing

WinMagic is a global organization that’s seeing a lot of success in market today. With success comes growth and we continue to see strong market demand in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and India. We’ve had solid presence in these markets but have upped the ante this fiscal year.

MANAGING DATA SECURITY FROM A SINGLE CONSOLE

Managing Security and Compliance

One of the more common IT headaches in medium to large sized organizations is managing mixed environments. It’s not just different operating systems and software applications but also devices of various form factors, be it servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and ultra-portables, smartphones, etc.

620,000 reasons to encrypt

620,000 reasons to encrypt

I’ve talked about it before and as an organization we’re constantly trying to tell people and organizations that encryption should be the first line of defense for data on portable devices such as laptops. And yet again, we’re seeing a huge data breach in Canada, this time in Alberta, due to a laptop being stolen and not being encrypted.

Pre-Boot Network Authentication

Pre-Boot Network Authentication

Being an IT administrator can be very challanging, with many responsibilities ranging from making sure every employee has the proper working tools required to do their jobs to keeping corporate data safe. Some of the simplest tasks faced by IT Admins, such as password resets, can be very time consuming. In fact, IT Pros can spend as much as 20 minutes on a single employee password reset process. Depending on the size of the organization, that can add up over the course of a year.

Connect with us!

Connect with us!

As 2014 kicks off, WinMagic will be attending a number of different events over the next few months.  In particular, we are excited to be attending our first Data Connectors of the year, being held at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott on January 23rd, 2014!