Every year it seems another unsecured USB stick becomes the subject of a highly sensitive data breach in an environment that should have been restricted to hardware encrypted USB drives. Flash drives are convenient because they can transfer information quickly, easily and efficiently and there is a time and place for non-encrypted flash drives, but a critical secure environment is not one of them. Kanguru Defender® hardware encrypted drives are made for high-security environments. The incident at Heathrow Airport once again underscores the importance for organizations transferring highly sensitive information to restrict and secure the data on encrypted, password-protected USB.
Equifax Experiences Historic Data Breach; Taking Unprecedented Action Offering Free ID Theft Protection
Nearly half of the United States population may have had their personal information exposed in an historic data breach with one of the three largest credit-reporting bureaus. In an unprecedented step, Equifax is offering every U.S. consumer a comprehensive package of identity theft protection, and credit file monitoring at no cost, along with a special call center. This incident once again underscores cybersecurity issues, and raises questions about the vulnerability of sensitive information with access to the internet, regardless of cybersecurity efforts.
At Kanguru we listen and appreciate the feedback of our customers, and in an effort to continue providing great value to the Kanguru Remote Management Console (KRMC), we've added some great additions to the console to give Administrators even better, more convenient control to manage the security attributes of their organization's secure Defender® USB drives.
An unsecured device stolen from the IT department of a life insurance company, will end up costing the organization $2.2 million dollars in fines due to a data breach and non-compliance. The incident underscores just how important it is for companies to use hardware encrypted, secure data storage drives and remote management to secure sensitive information.
Ebenezer had a change of heart after he was visited by three ghosts to help him see how his past, present and future Christmases were/are/would be affected by his stingy attitude toward his fellow man. The message was clear, and Scrooge (and his more modern pal, the Grinch) eventually figured out that kindness was a far better way to go. But Mr. Dickens probably couldn't conceive of the data security dangers the kind folks of today are facing from hackers who are taking advantage of their kindness. Kanguru brings its own three advisors of counsel to share what the transformed Ebenezer Scrooge's Data Security Policy might be for us in today's day and age...
With the evident threats aimed at the 2016 U.S. Election process, all organizations handling sensitive or proprietary information should take note, heed the advice by DHS and be equally vigilant against the types of cyber attacks targeting organizations.
Looking for a way to easily migrate an HDD to an SSD? Do you need to resize and copy the contents from a larger capacity drive to a smaller capacity drive? Kanguru now offers a way to make an exact copy of your operating system to a smaller operating system, for easy resizing and duplicating of data. This option is perfect for organizations who wish to migrate their Hard Drives to more efficient Solid State Drives.
Regular improvements to data security measures is essential in today's technology-driven world. As organizations grow, data accumulates and technology changes, additional risks can open up that could be detrimental for organizations and private agencies alike if not managed properly. However, Kanguru encrypted storage devices offer organizations of all sizes and backgrounds multiple and scalable security options to mitigate those risks and maintain security for years to come. Here are five tips for improving your organization's data security.
Large and small alike, organizations are being targeted by sophisticated security breaches. With information traveling in and out of an organization and around the world, it’s no wonder organizations have a difficult time organizing and protecting it all. Companies like Kanguru continue to develop highly-secure and convenient solutions that help protect data and infrastructure. Organizations that proactively research the strong protective solutions available and implement good data security measures can severely reduce, if not eliminate risks and protect their organization.
A reputable organization will take measures to protect their customer's personal information, sensitive company data and infrastructure. With organizations facing an ambush of today's attacks like malware, ransomware, viruses and even human error, unprotected organizations could be dealing with more than just damage to a network or a leak of sensitive data. It could possibly ruin a reputation as clients begin to lose trust in the organization. With Kanguru Endpoint Protector, organizations can enforce security policies, protect against attacks, fend off human error, report on violations and much more.