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Microsoft is ready for a world beyond Windows

Cloud and AI are Microsoft’s future bets By Tom Warren@tomwarren  Mar 30, 2018, 8:26am EDT ”We want to move from people needing Windows to choosing Windows, to loving...

How transparent is FOIA?

By Chase Gunter - Mar 13, 2018 On Capitol Hill, senators are complaining that there's too little transparency surrounding the government's premier transparency law. While the...

AIEF Press Release: Call for Nominations for Trustee Position

(Palmyra, NJ – March 23, 2018) - The Foundation is a leading organization that enhances the practical and scholarly knowledge of information management by...

Hospitals are trashing THOUSANDS of personal health documents without shredding them, researchers discover by...

Hospitals leave patient data vulnerable by simply throwing out thousands of pages of private documents instead of shredding them, a new study warns. Researchers at...

Mark Zuckerberg gets lonelier on top of ‘Techverse’! After Elon Musk, Apple CEO denounces...

By: FE Online | Published: March 25, 2018 3:04 PM After tech czar Elon Musk denounced Facebook by deleting the...

OPM’s IT Systems Still Lacking Nearly Three Years After Data Breaches

The Office of Personnel Management has had some catastrophic failures in the IT space in the last few years. In 2015, it suffered two data...

As the CLOUD Act sneaks into the omnibus, big tech butts heads with privacy...

Taylor Hatmaker@tayhatmaker / Mar 22, 2018 As the House advances a 2,232-page spending bill meant to avert a government shutdown, privacy advocates and big tech...

What is Blockchain Technology? A Step-by-Step Guide For Beginners

The blockchain is an undeniably ingenious invention – the brainchild of a person or group of people known by the pseudonym,  Satoshi Nakamoto. But...

Vermont Says Blockchain Record-Keeping System Too Costly

The cost of using an implementation of the blockchain for a public records management system would outweigh any potential benefits, a report prepared for...

RECORD BREAKING AMOUNT IN TOTAL TAPE CAPACITY SHIPMENTS ANNOUNCED BY THE LTO PROGRAM

Ongoing shipment trends demonstrate tape technology’s continued role in the ever-growing storage landscape in 2017

A Review: Hacked Again

Hacked Again by Scott N. Schober My rating: 5 of 5 stars What I like about this book so much is it is easy to read....

City of Portland fines Uber nearly $3.5 million for driver data compromised in breach

PORTLAND, Ore. – Uber is facing a steep fine from the City of Portland after the...

Tor Found a Way To Make the Dark Web Even More Secret

by Andy Greenberg - January 2017 via Wired SITES ON THE so-called dark web, or darknet, typically operate under what seems like a privacy paradox: While...

Dropbox Is More Than a DAM

By Ramon Forster | Mar 8, 2018 Ask anyone in the DAM industry if Dropbox is a DAM and the answer will be a firm "no." But does...

Good Data Governance in the Platform Age

By Craig Wentworth | Mar 6, 2018 As more businesses turn to cloud platforms on which to build their content applications, especially as platform ecosystems evolve to encompass...

Feds snag $100K deal from defunct Northbrook firm accused of leaving HIPAA records in...

A recent $100,000 settlement with a defunct Northbrook-based record and file storage and disposal firm should put companies dealing in legally protected personal information on notice that the federal government will not allow a business closure to deter it from enforcing HIPAA privacy rules.

How to Send an Email (in 1984)

BY RUDIE OBIAS MARCH 9, 2016 In 1984, not many people owned a personal computer. But the tech-savvy people who did—and also had a modem—were treated...

Zappos Must Face Class Action Over Data Breach, Appeals Court Rules

"Though not a financial harm, these alleged attacks further support plaintiffs’ contention that the hackers accessed information that could be used to help commit identity fraud or identity theft," the opinion states.

Cryptographically Protecting Databases Against Data Breaches

Josh Joy | Published: 3/5/2018 3:23 PM Information security professionals should start considering cryptographic approaches to protect enterprise data and mitigate database breaches. System security in...

Company bolsters enterprise communications service

Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US - Author posted March 2nd, 2018 In case it hasn’t been obvious by now, the stories surrounding compromised elections are not going away...

Equifax finds an additional 2.4 million Americans impacted by 2017 breach

Equifax finds additional 2.4 million impacted by 2017 breach  5:55 PM ET Thu, 1 March 2018 | 00:51 Equifax said Thursday that an additional 2.4 million Americans...

EPA and National Archives Sued Over Scott Pruitt’s Record-Keeping Habits

By Charles S. Clark on February 23, 2018 The unorthodox operating habits of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have prompted a lawsuit from two nonprofits charging his...

20 Years, 20 Bucks: Invest in the Profession Through the AIEF

The ARMA International Educational Foundation (AIEF) is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year and is making this milestone a theme for 2018. The Foundation has...

7 Big Problems with the Internet of Things

In a few short years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has gone from a technology — or set of technologies — that were cutting...