Encryption must be a basic component of any information security strategy. It’s the equivalent of locking your front door. Encryption is readily available on PCs, Macs and, of course, self-encrypting drives (SEDs). If encryption is available and everyone agrees that it’s a good idea, why doesn’t every company use it? Encryption is perceived as hard to understand, time-consuming to deploy, and difficult to manage. The truth is that yes, encryption itself is a complicated subject, but deploying and managing it doesn’t need to be. That’s why we’re now introducing Wave Cloud version 3.1.4.
Wave Systems is a company based on expertise, ideas and people – in pursuit of excellence in solving some of the major cybersecurity challenges of our time. Hundreds of people have contributed to our company over our history and helped us to get to where we are today. Their contributions remain in our corporate DNA and make us stronger, but as in everything, change is inevitable and particularly in the fast-paced world of technology and software.
2014 was a difficult year for retail chains, the federal government, healthcare providers, banks and the everyday consumer. And these are only the ones that received high levels of public scrutiny. According to a report released by the Ponemon Institute in September 2014, 43% of companies experienced a data breach in the last year. Between large-scale attacks from anonymous hacking groups, nation-states and insider threats, this year shed light on the ongoing battle that is cyber security, and where organizations should focus in the coming year, to keep their networks safe from intrusions and the most sophisticated attackers.
So where is cyber security headed in 2015 and how do companies avoid becoming just another statistic? We sat down with John Fitzgerald, CTO of North America at Wave Systems to get his take on security’s year ahead.
By Boudewijn Kiljan
This year’s IT-SA conference was held in Nuremberg, Germany on October 7 – 9. It is, by far, the largest security conference in the DACH area (German-speaking countries in central Europe). In fact, this year’s conference enjoyed record-setting numbers, including 7,400 trade visitors and 385 exhibitors from 21 countries.
This year, Wave was present at both the Infinigate and Protea booths, offering product demos and general information about Wave solutions. As Wave partners that are selling Wave products in the DACH area, Infinigate and Protea staff members were able to offer extensive knowledge about the Wave solution portfolio on the exhibit floor.
By John Fitzgerald
Members of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) will come together to present a half-day session titled, “Where Trust Begins: A Look at Trusted Computing and Security Automation in the Real World” at the Trusted Cyber Collaboration Workshop in Arlington, Virginia on September 24, 2014.
The three-day event, hosted by the Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP), is focused on secure collaboration among industry partners and their supply chain members to mitigate the risk of IT security breaches and to accelerate secure information sharing, while reducing overall costs.