Nothing is ever ‘free’

Last week I attended SC Congress in New York and did a presentation talking about the results of our study with the Ponemon Institute and the cost of data encryption solutions.

It was a good event, well attended and there was great turnout at the session I presented at. What really resonated though was the nodding heads when walking through the information. Engaging the audience is always important when presenting, but getting agreement on key findings and data in general, is always refreshing if not comforting. It helps validate what we did, why we did it and why we think it’s important.

Keeping up with the Jones’

The evolution of technology goes at a breakneck pace. Whether it’s new products coming to market or updates to existing products – it’s a never-ending cycle.

As a software company that supports multiple Operating Systems (OS), we’re no different and one of the common questions I’m asked has to do with releasing product updates to support various OS updates.

Oh, so you stop hackers and stuff?

What I’d like touch on today with this post is a common misconception about data encryption and security. When I tell people who I work for and what we do, many people assume what we do is protect people from hackers. If people use our software the various security breaches people hear about would be prevented. I’d like to say that we could prevent any kind of hacks etc. but it simply isn’t true.

Taking the plunge into data security

Welcome to WinMagic’s blog!

If you’ve found this page, you’re interested in data security, encryption and discussions of that type, and that what I’m going to focus on. WinMagic is going to talk about what is happening in the security market, analyze issues, breaches, technology advancements and more.