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Combined ITAM/ITSM Systems – A Convergence Strategy for Success

By Chris Borkert, Linium, LLC ITAK V9 I11 The IT landscape continues to change and evolve.  One major development is that organizations, of all sizes, are moving toward a multi-supplier IT service model.  People, groups, processes and tools are all playing important roles.  In the IT organization of the future, ITAM will clearly be at the center of delivering IT ...

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Shred Only or Not? – Business Issues around Data Destruction and a Shred Only Policy

By Sean Giffen & Leigh Kimmelman, ITRenew ITAK V9 I11 Let’s face it, data breaches can be very costly and drive shredding is a proven technique for data destruction.  Whether or not this is the ideal solution depends on numerous factors including data erasure technology, environmental impact and the value of those drives being shredded.   Risk Mitigation   When ...

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Data Breaches Carry a Big Price Tag – Inadequate Security Measures Lead Directly to Costly Data Breaches

By Ron Helmer, Synetic Technologies, Inc. ITAK V9 I11 Recent lawsuits determine who is responsible for protecting private data during the IT disposition process.  And it is not who you think. Case Study One A class action lawsuit was settled for $3 million against AvMed, a health plan company, stemming from a 2009 data breach.  The settlement is significant because it awards ...

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Encryption is NOT Data Sanitization – Avoid Risk Escalation by Mistaking Encryption for Data Sanitation

By Samuel Peery, WhiteCanyon Software ITAK V9 I10 Encrypting hard drives adds an effective new level of data protection and security for organizations.  However, there is a disturbing trend of relying upon encryption as the sole form of data sanitization.  While encrypted data may seem inaccessible it should never be considered sanitized because the data is still there.  As long ...

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