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The GDPR is Coming: 5 Things You Need to Know Now

It’s the most dramatic change to hit data privacy regulation in decades, and it takes full effect in just 18 months. The EU’s newly adopted General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming, and businesses the world over need to be prepared. Here are five things you should know about the GDPR right now: 1. It’s […]

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Protect the data, dummy.

In a recent video interview with Siliconrepublic.com at the PwC Business Forum, PwC cyber security partner Kris McConkey said in ten seconds what we at Dataguise have been educating the market on for the past several years: “A lot of organizations are going to be looking at how they secure data, as opposed to the […]

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Gartner on Masking and Encryption for PII/PHI Protection

Gartner gets it almost quite right in their newly published Technical Advice article on Protecting PII and PHI With Data Masking, Format-Preserving Encryption and Tokenization” (Joerg Fritsch and Ramon Krikken, published on Sept 10, 2015. The key findings of this paper examine the uses and impacts of tokenization, data masking (both static and dynamic masking […]

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Healthcare Data Breaches

How Can Data Breaches Harm Your Health? The Increasing Hazards of Medical Data Breaches As many had predicted, 2014 turned out to be the year of the data breach. Starting with Target at the very end of 2013, massive breaches at Home Depot, Staples, Dairy Queen, P.F Chang’s, Michaels, Goodwill, Jimmy John’s, Neiman Marcus, and […]

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How confused are you about big data?

Customers often ask me whether Dataguise is an analytical shop. I answer by describing what big data is: even though it’s as powerful as a storm, it’s a deluge that must be controlled in a positive way to provide business with unprecedented insights and value. A month ago, I had the honor to attend the […]

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Blurred Lines

Words Matter in Data Protection Forgive your enemies, but never forgive their names. John F. Kennedy The names and words we use for data protection – encryption, masking, tokenizing all seem to be getting blurred together. And with these lines blurring, the complex assignment of securing data in a Big Data context just got all […]

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Envisioning information

Any marketer worth their salt knows that there is power in effectively presenting and displaying information. And many probably have a (now dusting) copy of the seminal information display bible, Tufte’s Visual Display of Quantitative Information, and his easier to read followup, Envisioning Information. I’ve been a huge fan of Tufte, but his books are […]

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Discovering dirty data

No, this isn’t a post about a discovery assignment for the adult industry 😉 As a data-centric security provider focused on Hadoop and Big Data security, we see a lot of different types of data—classic data warehouse and archive data, online transaction and online analytic data (OLTP and OLAP), relational data in databases, CSV and […]

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