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Improving on NIST800207: Data Enforcement Point enforces Zero Clear Text

Looking at #NIST800207. Given that every successful data or privacy breach represents the failure of trust algorithms powering the Zero Trust Architecture, Titaniam, Inc. would suggest that the PEP (Policy Enforcement Point) should be complemented by a “DEP” (Data Enforcement Point). The DEP could be an enhancement of the existing Data Access Policy or stand alone …

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[Link] Albion Online game maker discloses data breach affecting 2.5 million players

Each day there is more news of data breaches and lost PII. This morning it is Albion Online, who are believed to have over 2.5M players. It always a good thing when passwords are hashed. With Titaniam, other data such as email addresses and player profiles, can all be protected while still being available for …

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[Link] Why privacy is essential to equitable recovery

In the following article Julie Brill, Chief Privacy Officer for Microsoft, calls on the US to implement stronger data privacy protection. The winds are changing. Organizations who are entrusted with customer data should be preparing for greater measures and stricter enforcement. Data should be secure and private by default. https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/10/16/privacy-laws-open-data-economic-recovery/ Photo by CDC on Unsplash More …

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[Link] COVID-19 crisis shifts cybersecurity priorities and budgets

It is that time of year when we are told we have been allocated only 50% of the budget we requested. Now what? McKinsey & Company outlines below how cybersecurity budgets have been refocused and valuable projects been put on hold. Sensitive data protection and privacy is as fundamental as it gets, but complex, low efficacy and …

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[Link] Instagram offered analytics to kids as young as 13 years old so that they could track their posts

Dear Instagram, we designed Titaniam Protect to address this without changes to your data platform or front end. Icing on the cake is that you can analyze and manipulate the data as well and still not have it in clear text. And we do it at scale. There are now EU guidelines that seek to protect …

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Titaniam Welcomes Caroline Wong to Board of Advisors

We would like to extend an official welcome to Caroline Wong as she takes a seat on our Board of Advisors. With her strong security background, her strategy expertise, and her undying support for women in technology as well as the security community in general, Caroline is an invaluable addition to our advisory team. Thank you Caroline …

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[Link] Hacking attacks on hospitals for patient data increase during coronavirus pandemic

The dramatic increase in hacker activity during COVID-19, with phishing being one of the most utilized entry points, highlights why organizations need to have data level defenses for when legitimate credentials get compromised. Organizations should look at setting secure and private defaults for all PII even while it is transacted and manipulated. Titaniam makes this …

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[Link] Moda Operandi Exposed Personal and Order Details of its Customers

Another day, another exposed datastore. When it comes to human error, the safest option is to not have any clear text to begin with. Adding Titaniam to your security toolbox will give you a secure and private data default for all your sensitive data-in-use, so that if and when this happens, you do not expose …

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Ensuring Secure and Private Defaults for Sensitive Data in the Enterprise

Never has a security mandate been more effectively stated than the three words “Secure the Default”. With so many cases of data breaches and privacy violations caused by simple mistakes, one always wonders why the defaults in the systems involved could not be made secure by design. Inevitably, we realize, that as far as tools …

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Titaniam Welcomes David Monahan to Board of Advisors

Titaniam would like to extend a warm welcome to David Monahan for joining our Board of Advisors. David brings both a deep knowledge of security as well as a practical take on designing security solutions to support enterprise security objectives. He has been an analyst, a CISO, and an infosec professor. He has it all covered. Excited …

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