Echoworx Talking Security

27 Dec 2019

Shadow IT: The Danger of Open Tech Stacks in Banking

Banking, financial services and insurance companies are in danger—and this danger is lurking at employees’ fingertips. Employees, clients and vendors are wooed daily by unvetted third-party apps that promise to make workflows easier—and if financial organizations don’t put a stop to these shadow IT environments, they could pay a hefty price. Let’s dive into what [...]
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20 Dec 2019

CCPA vs GDPR: What’s the Difference?

In 2018, the business world shuddered as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into full force. More shuddering is expected shortly with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) going into effect on January 1, 2020 – with enforcement measures beginning six months later. But what’s the difference between these two privacy acts? This article [...]
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27 Nov 2019

Uniform or Patchwork Privacy Laws? How Your Bank Can Mitigate Cyber Risk

As more state privacy laws come into effect in the US, navigating privacy, data residency and jurisdictional requirements is more complicated than ever for banks and financial institutions with national and international reach. Let’s look at what these privacy laws are and how encryption helps banks and financial services institutions mitigate the risk that comes […]

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22 Nov 2019

Still Selling ‘Risk Acceptance’ to Your Customers?

As organizations continue their digital migrations, the list of cyber-threats, risks and vulnerabilities grows exponentially. From a more connected workplace to new laws and regulations governing privacy and data protection, keeping up on our ever-expanding digital world can be challenging and expensive. One method to confront cyber-risk is to adopt a laissez-faire risk acceptance approach […]

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11 Nov 2019

California’s CCPA – What Banks Need to Know

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020 and enforcement measures are scheduled to start six months later. Banks that do business with the state of California and its residents need to protect themselves and get compliant with the CCPA, hailed as “America’s answer to the GDPR.” A quick view […]

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05 Nov 2019

How to Expand Your Tech Stack Responsibly

Contemporary enterprise organizations continue their migration to the cloud to save money, increase flexibility and reduce the burden of keeping experts on staff to manage infrastructure. But, while the benefits of moving to the cloud are real, it’s essential to expand your tech stack responsibly—and that starts with security. Contemporary security considerations for enterprise-level organizations: […]

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29 Oct 2019

Encryption is No Longer a Differentiator — User Experience is

Organizations using encryption to secure private data used to stand out in a crowd – and the technology remains a major building block of digital trust. But encrypted communications alone are hardly what makes an organization stand out of a crowd these days. Customers expect airtight security, but they want an excellent user experience – […]

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03 Oct 2019

A Sensitive Issue: Secure Message Encryption for Large Healthcare Networks

Large regional health authorities can employ thousands of people and have a volunteer network in the thousands or tens of thousands. And, since health authorities send, receive and store so much personal and medical data, secure communications are essential. Here’s why healthcare organizations are vulnerable to privacy breaches, the consequences of mishandling patient data and […]

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25 Sep 2019

Maintaining Control Over Sensitive Communications in Healthcare

The healthcare industry is becoming increasingly digital – from its adoption of Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology to various online medical appointment booking and prescription systems. And, since healthcare organizations use, send and receive so much personal and medical data, it’s essential that these digital transformation projects incorporate elements of privacy by design —including secure […]

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10 Sep 2019

The Risks of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing brings many benefits to enterprise-level organizations but it’s not risk-free. Here’s a quick primer of what cloud computing is, the risks involved and how organizations can minimize the risks of cloud computing. What is cloud computing? Simply put: Cloud computing is moving your computing service to the internet using a third-party provider. There […]

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