EU-US Safe Harbor: Moving from a House of Straw to a House of Sticks?

EU Safe Harbor, In the News

In the wake of last week’s bombshell decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to invalidate EU-US Safe Harbor, many organizations are scrambling to take immediate steps to limit their risk. While the ECJ decision takes effect immediately, it is extremely unclear how cross-Atlantic data transfers will be governed without Safe Harbor. The initial advice from many regulators and …

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Cloud Service Provider Encryption Doesn’t Solve the Problem

Cloud Security, In the News

Salesforce just announced the general availability of Shield, their Platform Encryption function. Organizations can now use Shield to protect data stored in the Salesforce environment. Cryptography, for years, had been a discipline of only academic and military interest, an esoteric technology to many. With the advent of the web, e-commerce, and later mobility, cryptography has become a widespread and readily …

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Federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Agency Hacked—Again

In the News

Multinational retail chains aren’t the only victims of massive data breaches. Government agencies make tempting targets, too, as the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has now learned, for the second time in a year. The federal agency responsible for government security breaches and federal employee records, the OPM was first breached by Chinese hackers in July of 2014. This time …

Cloud Chat Inaugural Episode – CipherCloud chats with Michelle Dennedy

In the News

When I initially had the idea of “CloudChat”, an interview series where CipherCloud interviews thought leaders and discusses timely, engaging, and thought-provoking issues in the security industry. Michelle Dennedy was the first name came to my mind. Michelle, besides being one of the most recognized voices in consumer privacy (she is the Chief Privacy Officer of Intel Security), is also …

Life after Davos – Does Cyber Security and Data Governance Get Real?

Cloud, In the News

“Never again should it be possible to say we didn’t know.” – WEF 2015, Data-driven Development Report. Recently world leaders gathered at Davos to discuss leading issues affecting the world economy and other global initiatives. This year Cyber Security and the power of Data Science were two of the most talked about subjects at the 45th annual World Economic Forum. …

Password Management and Cybersecurity: Jimmy Kimmel Uncovers How Quickly People will Give Up Passwords

Cloud, In the News

You know society has reached a tipping point when a late-night comedic talk show host makes cybersecurity the focus of one of his bits. That’s what happened when Jimmy Kimmel Live aired a cybersecurity segment that involved approaching random pedestrians on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and asking them for their Internet passwords. If you think that most of the …

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Monster Validation of CipherCloud’s Data Protection and Visibility with $50M in New Financing

Announcements, Cloud, In the News

Enterprise cloud adoption is creating an increasingly large and competitive cloud data security market, which can be daunting for the organization just beginning to take the cloud (or cloud security) seriously. So many vendors promise the sky. How do you know which ones have what it takes to deliver? One way to know is to look at who the investors …


Breach Reported at JPMorgan Chase Demonstrates a Need for Data Encryption

Banking/Financial Services, In the News, Latest Trends

In the annals of massive, potentially game-changing data breaches, this summer’s JPMorgan Chase breach, which the New York Times reports has “compromised the accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses,” may be one of the most significant, despite the fact that thus far, the only information that appears to have been stolen has been accountholder contact information …

FIPS 140-2 Validation  Confirms CipherCloud’s Leadership in Cloud Data Security

Announcements, Cloud Security, In the News

The news is out: the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) a joint effort between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) of the government of Canada has granted CipherCloud FIPS 140-2 validation. CipherCloud’s Searchable Strong Encryption (SSE) solution is the first in the cloud visibility and data protection industry to earn this distinction.  …