You May Need to Step Up Monitoring of Employees’ Use of the Cloud

One of the largest potential security holes facing most companies today is employee use of Cloud-based storage services. If your employees are using services like Dropbox and Box even for temporary, intermediate storage of potential trade secrets and other valuable corporate data, they are opening a chasm through which bad actors can retrieve your vital […]

White House Turns Up Heat on Consumer Internet Privacy Legislation

Recent revelations of widespread spying and eavesdropping by the National Security Agency (NSA) and other government agencies has triggered a heightened sense of concern on the part of privacy-sensitive European nations. These allies in turn have brought pressure on the Obama Administration to create legislative safeguards against undue privacy intrusion, a subject about which EU […]

Network Access Responsible for 58% of Insider Theft of Trade Secrets, Study Finds

The theft of intellectual property and particularly of trade secrets has become an area of increasing concern among businesses in the past decade. In part, this appears to be due to the relative ease with which such information can be stolen over legitimate network access links. A study by the Insider Threat Lab of the […]

Melise’s New Book Due Out in Spring 2014

Melise Blakeslee has announced that LexisNexis has agreed to publish her new book, Internet Crimes and Data Security in the Spring. This is Melise’s second published book. It expands greatly on her first title, Internet Crimes, Torts and Scams: Investigation and Remedies, published in previous years by Oxford University Press. “The new book includes a […]