Austin: A hubstantial data security center

By Tim Lord   |   March 21, 2019

The Austin American-Statesman says that whether Austin is fit to be called a cybersecurity hub depends on who you ask. We think that Austin’s clearly arrived on that front already—partly because of the kind of companies and organizations the paper highlights, including Jask, SailPoint, and the U.S. Army’s Futures Command HQ, and partly because of the security ventures, subsidiaries, and infrastructure elements the article glosses over.

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Confusion, ignorance, stupidity or fraud?

By Tim Lord   |   February 8, 2019

Imagine what would happen if you lost your most important work password—and everything it protected—with no chance of retrieval. Your data? Just “poof”—gone! How much would it cost your company? What if it were well over $100 million? Because that’s what just happened to Canadian crypto-currency exchange QuadrigaCX with the apparent death of its CEO, Gerald Cotten. A high price to pay for poor security practices.

A sad lesson

It’s clear that no one in the company instituted proper Identity Governance Administration (IGA) practices.

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What happens when your favorite store gets hacked?

Cyber security
By Allison Mabry   |   January 14, 2014

With the ongoing stories about Target’s data breach, a few of us at DeLaune and Associates have felt all kinds of emotions—including yours truly. I’ll freely admit it, I’m a Target shopaholic. So, of course, I shopped there during the peak of the breach timeframe: Nov. 27 to Dec. 15, 2013. And thank goodness, there has been no fraudulent activity on my credit card account. (Well, none yet: whew.)

From a marketing perspective,

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