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Happy Data Privacy Day! What Day?

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:50 by ZixCorp
While it may not be the most well-known day of recognition (yet), it is certainly important. In case you missed it, January 28, 2015 was the eighth annual Data Privacy Day (DPD). DPD is an international effort centered on respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. If we’ve learned anything from 2014 and years past , it’s that everyone is at risk of a data breach. Neiman Marcus, Michael’s, Home Depot, Sony and others were all hit hard last year – exposing millions and millions of Social Security numbers, credit and debit card information, email addresses and bank account numbers...
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Upcoming Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Webinar: Solutions for Today’s Greatest Security Challenge

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:17 by ZixCorp
Every year, healthcare organizations, financial institutions, government agencies and businesses devote huge investments to prevent threats and boost compliance and security measures. Yet one salient fact remains: often the worst breaches and policy violations stem from human error — well-meaning employees who have no idea that they are putting patient records, credit card information and client identities at risk. Often, this data loss occurs through email, such as mentioning restricted information in outside correspondence or attaching documents that may violate customer or patient privacy...
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Got GAME? Zix Brings Business-Class Message Encryption to Google Apps

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 06:40 by ZixCorp
Back in March, we were quick to applaud Google’s initiative to improve the secure email experience for Gmail users by forcing encryption through HTTPS connections. Yet many organizations need stronger and more comprehensive message encryption protection, particularly those that depend on Google Apps to meet compliance requirements for regulations like HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI-DSS. We have important news for compliance officers and security managers at those agencies and companies. ZixCorp and Google are launching Google Apps Message Encryption (GAME) – end-to-end email encryption,...
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BYOD: A Fresh Perspective - Avoid a Bring-Your-Own-Disaster

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:26 by ZixCorp
Ready to jump on the BYOD bandwagon? Hold on, because it could be a bumpy ride. At first look, BYOD seems like an obvious choice for companies and their employees. Workers stay connected to office email and work applications anytime and anywhere on their favorite personal devices. Companies gain a happier, more productive workforce. Yet BYOD is a long way from nirvana. Companies are forced to walk on a tightrope between IT security and personal privacy. Done poorly, it has the potential to turn BYOD into Bring-Your-Own-Disaster . The disaster aspect can come into play when boundaries are...
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Keeping Your Most Used Mobile Business App Safeguarded

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:46 by ZixCorp
Chances are, you use your personal smartphone or tablet for everything from playing Angry Birds to choosing the best filter for your photos via Instagram and finding the love of your life on Tinder. However, when it comes to business, despite buzz around BYOD and accessing corporate information on personal devices, if we narrow it down, email is the business app we use the most for viewing and sharing company data. Within email is vital information from financials, credit card numbers, customer information, business plans and other proprietary information. The implications of this data...
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eBook Snapshot: A Legal Perspective of BYOD

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 20:16 by ZixCorp
To complement the webinar BYOD: Don’t Let It Become “Bring Your Own Lawsuit,” mobility expert Michael Finneran and Zix general counsel Jim Brashear collaborated on the eBook A Legal Perspective of BYOD: Building Awareness to Enable BYOD and Mitigate Its Risks, which highlights the legal risks of BYOD and what factors to consider when developing a new BYOD strategy or modifying an existing one. Here’s a snapshot of one of the key legal risks outlined in the eBook - Access to employee personal data: “As employers attempt to protect corporate data and the corporate network by managing personal...
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BYOD: Don’t Let It Become “Bring Your Own Lawsuit”

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:45 by ZixCorp
The boundaries of BYOD are being pushed – not just by employees who want to take advantage of this trend but by employers trying to protect their corporate data. As a result, the legal risks of BYOD have risen as a top concern for businesses developing programs or managing existing ones. Understanding those risks and how they fit within your company environment will assist you and your company in successfully rolling out and maintaining BYOD policies and programs that meet both employer and employee needs. To help you address the legal risks and ask the right questions, we hosted the webinar...
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Zix and Ponemon Institute Survey Reveals Demand for New, Cost-Effective BYOD Solutions That Meet Both Security and Privacy Needs

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:50 by RickSpurr
Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) is here to stay. Companies are excited about the potential cost savings and added productivity. Employees are happy to use the personal devices they love and gain the flexibility of working away from the office. But before companies and their employees can enjoy all the benefits, significant hurdles lay in the way. So we partnered with Ponemon Institute to study the BYOD market and better understand the challenges companies face in taking advantage of this new phenomenon. In total, we surveyed 895 IT and IT security specialists primarily at supervisor level or...
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Managing Access Is as Good as It Gets: BYOD Security without Compromise

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 15:31 by ZixCorp
If you’re responsible for managing BYOD, the recent stat that probably jumps out at you is that 113 smartphones are lost or stolen every minute. The odds are not in your favor. To make matters worse, when (not if) a device is lost or stolen, it may be hours, days or weeks before you even know it. In the meantime, your corporate data is in jeopardy. By the time you find out, the wrong person may have disconnected the device, prevented any wiping capability and accessed customer data, intellectual property and more. Save the worry and save the data by never allowing data to reside on the device...
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Webinar Recap: Navigate the BYOD Movement with Expert Insight from InformationWeek and Zix

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 18:29 by ZixCorp
Recently we hosted a Webinar with Michael Finneran, author of InformationWeek ’s “2013 State of Mobile Security.” Below are five key takeaways form the Webinar. Looking for more? Check out the full Webinar and presentation here . 1.BYOD is Here, and So are the Risks. BYOD acceptance is approaching 90% of organizations, and many appear to allow personal devices without taking the necessary security precautions. According to Finneran’s report, 60% of devices accessing corporate data are company-supplied, and 40% are personally owned, with 100% of companies surveyed reporting experiencing a...
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