Why Encryption Is Key To Eliminating Breaches

Horror Stories

It is October – Halloween is coming along pretty soon but if your business deals with customer Data, the selection of horror stories in terms of high-profile Data breaches is more impressive than a Netflix or Shudder menu. With Equifax being hacked (twice in as many weeks!) and even information security giants such as Deloitte and now Accenture facing serious credibility  issues, Data leaks are almost becoming the “norm”. The solution of Data encryption as a “ghostbuster” to these tales of horror must be explored further.


Headline-grabbing financial pain in the form of immediate loss, a follow on wave of class action lawsuits and (coming soon to a Boardroom near you..) GDPR fines that could potentially shutter a company alone all go well beyond “IT’s problem”.

There is no “silver bullet” for Data leakage but the use of encryption and proper key management is definitely a massive step in the right direction.Using popular encryption technologies and applying them to real business problems is bread and butter for business grade cryptography.    

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SISCIN Encryption

With SISCIN from Waterford Technologies, Data is ALWAYS encrypted before it leaves the customer site. It is not dependant on your storage provider encrypting it. The key can (and should) be kept with a different provider, meaning in the event of unauthorised access being gained to your Cloud Storage, there is no recoverable Data available to pilfer.

SISCIN customers can go even further with encryption and split a single Data file across multiple storage providers (again, with encryption) meaning that even if access is secured (and if it can be decrypted) because the hackers only have half of the file, there is no recoverable data available to them.

Customers who use SISCIN have an extra layer of protection that they are in full control of. No longer just dependant on storage providers or system administrators to do the right thing, SISCIN gives the peace of mind, security and control back to Data Managers.

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Budget Blues? Data Management Savings for GDPR.

Save Cost, Space… and Possibly Your Company

Today as the Irish Finance Minister delivers the budget for the next year, a lot of focus will be on working out what savings the changes will bring to different groups of people across the country.

While there are typically not too many big surprises in the budget, the same cannot be said about your Data. With GDPR just months away, some potentially company-closing data landmines might be lurking on your servers. Without proper Data oversight, management is impossible.

GDPR fines for having PII (Personal Identifiable Information) on your servers when it should not be there could potentially close the doors of your company and saying that you were unaware is no defence.

Data Budget

Undergoing a Data Strategy Review with our Data Management experts will uncover the location, type and content of the sensitive information on your email and file servers. You can then work with our team to come up with a Data Managment plan that works for your company and easily implement the policies needed to keep it on track.

Get a Free Data Strategy Review from our Data Management experts – analyse, discover and manage your Data and save on GDPR requirements and fines!

Waterford Technologies Savings:

  • GDPR Data Readiness – See your File and Email data in context, take action and become compliant with the relevant articles of GDPR for Data. Without exaggeration, this could save your company.
  • Storage Space Savings – Use our File and Email Archiving to save up to 80% space on redundant Data, recycle clogged servers and set policies to keep everything running smoothly.
  • Backup Size and Time Savings – we will cut your backup times and volume by between 20 and 50% by vastly reducing Data.
  • Time and Resource Savings – Reduce the amount of time spent managing Data and free up IT and Compliance staff to do more critical tasks.
  • TCO of Data will be vastly reduced by having less and cleaner Data under management.

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GDPR: Top 10 Reasons it is Good for Business

The Negative Narrative

Anybody working in the Compliance and Data Management fields will know a lot about the GDPR legislation by now. It is coming in May, will involve a lot of preparation and there is a really big punitive financial stick of €20 million or 4% of turnover. Compliance legislation can easily be seen as a negative – there is more work, more things to worry about doing the right way and of course, the threat of being found non-compliant can add great stress to already busy managers.

But what about the positives?

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Visibility; The Key To Data Management

Data Management – A Growing Problem

Data on file servers grows very quickly unless you have a plan to manage and control it with the right tools.

Symptoms include increased backup times, Backups that just won’t run, Backup timeframes over 24 hours, Backup costs, server performance, server crash, restoration timeframes and management costs, to eventually a complete lack of storage space.

Simply put – it is impossible to manage the problem when you have no visibility and capability to manage it.
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Email Archiving and Compliance

Is Your Company Compliant?

The roll out of new corporate legislation is placing greater burdens on SMEs (small and mid-sized companies). Your company must comply with every new amendment, whether you are aware of the latest changes or not.

Consequences of non-compliance can sometimes include criminal liability for executives and board members. And some fines coming down the line are enough to close most companies immediately!
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Legal vs. IT on Retention Policies

What is the cause of conflict between IT and Legal when it comes to data retention policies?

Data must be kept on company servers by law. As a result it is in both departments interest to ensure that information is correctly retained and easy to find in the event of a lawsuit.

The top reasons for keeping data:

  • Legal – eDiscovery is part and parcel of most lawsuits now and emails are considered discoverable information.
  • Compliance – existing and forthcoming regulation requires information to be kept for longer.
  • Audit – when the auditors arrive, you need to quickly show them information.
  • Time – often IT and Legal staff have no time to see what data resides on the company server.

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What Our Clients Love

Waterford Technologies specialise in On-Premise and Cloud solutions for email and file compliance and archiving.

How can we help your business?

What do we do? #ECM #SaaS #eDiscovery for a start.

Posted by Waterford Technologies on Thursday, June 15, 2017

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File Server Management – Reducing Backup Times

File Server Disk Management

One of the most often stated goals of a system administrator is Reducing backup times.

While file server storage continues to grow and grow, eventually one day the backups won’t run or won’t finish in time. As a result you try to find free space on servers. But what files can you delete? It’s tough going to your boss to justify new hardware when you have no facts or evidence (from true insight on your data) of what happened to all the storage space.

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