The Economics of Data and Information

“The Most Valuable Commodity I Know of is Information.” -Gordon Gecko, Wall Street (circa 1987) It is true that the initial basis of this blog is quoting a fictional character from the 1980’s. However, is Gordon Gecko right? Is information the most valuable commodity? According to the Economist, the world’s most valuable commodity is no longer oil, but data. There are all kinds of claims about what actually is the…

Are You Protecting What Matters Most?

This week has been special as InteliSecure launched our first ever Critical Data Protection Benchmark Survey. As the organization who has been deploying and managing DLP technologies longer than anyone else in the world, we are uniquely positioned to share our insights in an effort to help guide organizations down the path of protecting the most critical information in their organizations. The survey is designed to address some key areas…

From the Office of the CTO: Rethinking the SSN in light of Equifax

It has been almost two weeks since Equifax announced that a cyber-attack potentially affected 143 million Americans in an unprecedented and massive data breach. According to the US Census Bureau, there were 125.9 million adult men and women in the United States as of 2014. With a population growth rate of approximately 2.9 million per year, it is a safe bet that if you have received credit for anything in…

Why Identifying and Protecting Critical Information Assets Should be a Foundational Element of your Security Program

The digital world has become a scary place, one which many people fear, and one in which few organizations feel they are adequately protected. Every day, there is more news about breaches, new threats, zero day attacks, adversarial groups, and a barrage of new technologies that claim to solve all of these problems. Some of the technologies are very good, logical extensions to the security platforms we already have in…