Entries by Michael Higashi

How to Establish Ethical Firewalls for Cloud File Sharing

The cloud enables your team to collaborate easily, but collaboration in the cloud shouldn’t mean a loss of control over who shares files with whom. This isn’t just about protecting your files against outside threats. Even within a business, not all employees should have access to all documents. In the financial industry, many firms have […]

Secure Cloud Computing Collaboration 101

  Among the many benefits cloud computing has brought to the enterprise, improved collaboration is one of the most significant. On a day-to-day basis, cloud-based collaboration applications like file sharing and email enable teams to communicate with more efficiency both internally and externally, increasing engagement, responsiveness, and productivity. But cloud collaboration isn’t all sunshine and […]

North America Cloud Compliance & Data Privacy

Data Privacy and Regulatory Compliance InDepth: North America For the modern enterprise handling sensitive, personal consumer information, such as credit and debit card numbers or private health and medical records, the importance of regulatory compliance can’t be overstated—and neither can the complexities of regulatory compliance. The cloud piles on additional complications. Cloud computing itself may […]

Regulatory Compliance and Data Privacy: The United Kingdom, France, and Germany

In the last two installments of our Regulatory Compliance In-Depth series, we discussed the compliance landscape in North America and in East Asia, two vastly different environments with sometimes convoluted and conflicting data privacy laws. Now we turn our attention to Europe. Data privacy in the European Union is governed by the Data Protection Directive […]

Cloud Encryption Tip: Don’t Share Your Encryption Keys

Picture this scene: You’re shopping for a safe. You know you need one; you want something fireproof and secure, a personal vault in which you plan to store important documents—birth certificates, social security cards, passports, property titles, insurance policies, perhaps a chunk of cash for emergencies. The store you’re visiting has a wide selection and […]

Cloud Best Practices: Tokenization 101

  Encryption is inarguably critical to cloud data protection for the enterprise, as every IT decision-maker knows. But encryption cannot be the only tool in an organization’s cloud data protection toolbox. There are cases where encryption is not the solution, and for many of those cases, tokenization is the answer. Here are the facts to […]

PCI Compliance Checklist

The larger the organization, the more difficult it can be to ensure PCI compliance. This is particularly true when organizations’ data is distributed across multiple public cloud applications, as many are in today’s cloud-dominated business world. If you’re in charge of overseeing PCI compliance in such an environment, use our checklist to begin unifying your […]