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GOT(IT) #33: Apple to secure Lightning port against hacking, plus how Uber uses machine learning to detect scammers

by Nicolas Poggi June 18, 2018

From Whatsapp, to Apple's iPhone encryption, law enforcement has always looked for back-doors to access protected user data. The industry's stand? With the users, always.

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Data on the Wild: Protecting Intellectual Property on Remote Workers

by Nicolas Poggi June 13, 2018

The 2017 Gallup study on the state of the American workforce found 43% of Americans work remotely some of the time, up 4% since 2012.

A 2017 report from Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs finds 3.9 million U.S. employees, or 2.9 percent of the total U.S. workforce, work from home at least half of the time, up from 1.8 million in 2005 (a 115 percent increase since 2005).

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GOT(IT) #32: Ransomware attack on Atlanta cripples basic services, plus VPNFilter's router botnet is alive and growing

by Nicolas Poggi June 11, 2018

Infrastructure attacks have been escalating over the last year, from the standard intrusion to grid networks to March's attack on Atlanta's basic services.

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GOT(IT) #31: Coca-Cola employee data breach, Ticketfly hacked and ransomed, plus Steam code execution vulnerability

by Nicolas Poggi June 4, 2018

Lay-off procedures are more than just awkward situations, they can also be a risk to your company's secrecy and data infrastructure.

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IT Managers: How does GDPR Affect Mobile Device Management?

by Nicolas Poggi May 30, 2018

Here at Prey we know managing vast mobile fleets can be a pain in the you-know-what. We are talking dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of cell-phones, laptops, and tablets chock-full not only of corporate data, but also user data.

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GOT(IT) #30: FBI seizes Russian botnet, researchers pass AMD SEV virtual machine's encryption, plus  Z-Wave IoT attack.

by Nicolas Poggi May 28, 2018

We've hit three decades of Got(IT)! Well, ok, thirty posts, not years, but we will get there!

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What’s New: Updated Privacy Policies and Terms of Service

by Nicolas Poggi May 24, 2018

With the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) this May 25th, we worked to make the example and further develop our platform’s Privacy core.

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Top 6 Frequently Asked Questions About GDPR

by Nicolas Poggi May 23, 2018

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is practically here –it comes into force on May 25–, and there is no going back. As an IT manager, can you say your company is ready?

A recent CompTIA survey of 400 US-based companies –published in early May–, revealed 52% are either still exploring the applicability of GDPR to their business, have determined that GDPR is not a requirement for their business, or are unsure. Just 13% say they are fully GDPR–compliant.

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The Impact of GDPR on IT Management

by Nicolas Poggi May 16, 2018

Does your organization do business with European firms? Does your IT department manage user data originated in Europe? If this is the case, you might want to check this out.

Unless you have been living under a rock –a big one– you know user privacy has become the key issue of our tie. But in spite of scandals like the Equifax data breach of 2017 and Cambridge Analytica this year, American regulators have largely dismissed their user’s privacy concerns.

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GOT(IT) #29: A no-password future by Firefox, FBI's numbers on cybercrime, plus Google query mines accounts from Trello boards

by Nicolas Poggi May 14, 2018

This week we talk about a password-less future! What's your password-killer choice? Biometrics, physical keys, or another one?

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