Posts Tagged ‘cybercrime’

Enterprise Content Management Industry Roundup: Dec. 5, 2014

December 5, 2014
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Research on the impacts of physical signatures made news in the industry this week.

 

What’s new in the industry this week:

1. Recent AIIM research found that capturing a physical signature adds an average of three days to a process. See more about the research and some factors to think about when considering digital signature processes.

2. Simply allowing employees to access enterprise information on their mobile device without formatting the information to a smaller screen is not good strategy, according to one expert. Read eight common misconceptions about enterprise mobility.

3. The Internet of Things is the third wave of major IT innovations, according to an economist and a CEO, and it could usher in an era of prosperity. Read how the Internet of Things could have more potential for business than technologies such as cloud computing.

4. Rogue employees or staff accidents caused the exposure of about 100,000 records according to a 2014 NetDiligence report. See what the monetary cost of cyber incidents is, from the viewpoint of insurers.

What’s new with FileBound:

This week, we were proud to announce that FileBound has been certified with Fujitsu’s PaperStream IP image enhancement technology.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

Registration is now open for the second annual Upland User Conference! The FileBound team will be there in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, at Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club with the rest of the Upland Software family from April 27-April 30, 2015.

Three Tips to Protect Data in the Cloud

October 22, 2014

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Cloud computing can offer many benefits to enterprises, such as boosting mobility and decreasing the need for space. Companies are increasingly moving to the cloud, but as with all sensitive business information, there is room for concern when using the cloud in enterprise. The past year has seen a few high-profile cybercrime incidents where companies’ data was compromised. Companies could face financial and ethical problems for failing to protect sensitive consumer information. A survey of IT professionals found that about half of respondents said that security concerns were still an issue for transitioning the cloud. Here are three tips on how to protect enterprise information in the cloud.

Protect data

One of the best ways to protect any sensitive information is to encrypt data. Encryption requires a passcode to be able to access the information. Without the key, the information would be useless.

Despite its importance, the 2014 State of Cybercrime Survey found that only 38 percent of companies encrypted devices and only 31 percent had a mobile security strategy. If employees can access clouds on their mobile devices, then those mobile devices need to be protected to prevent data breaches or data loss.

In addition to having a plan in place, data backup and recovery solutions are also valuable in case of data loss.

Train users

The cybercrime report found that more than half of companies did not train new employees on security issues. This leaves an obvious hole for security concerns.

Skyhigh Networks reported that blocking certain unsecure applications was not an effective way to prevent employees from using them. Using these applications could be risky for the enterprise content management system. Review all of your IT policies to prevent even well-meaning employees from causing a security problem.

Plan, but be adaptable 

Trust is crucial when working with organizations concerning information. One study found that more than half of IT executives had concerns about trusting a third party. Choosing the right cloud partner is helpful to alleviating some security concerns.

But despite its growth, cloud technology is fairly new. One CIO says that one of the benefits cloud technologies have is that vendors stay current with the latest technology. Being adaptable will provide the best benefits for businesses.