Archive for February, 2012

Survey on Upcoming Publications and Presentations

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The Lares Institute is focused on presenting information that is relevant to you.  As such, we have launched a survey that seeks to determine what topics you would like to see articles, blog postings, and presentations on.  The survey can be found through the link below and we at the Lares Institute await your input.

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The Lares Institute Launches Data Security Benchmarking Survey

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Cyber-security is a top of mind issue that every company must deal with.  One of the most difficult, and critical issues, companies face is getting valid information to benchmark their data security and privacy efforts so that they can appropriately address emerging threats.  The Lares Institute has launched the first of its benchmarking studies on data security, with the goal of providing companies this critical information, and this study builds upon the Institute’s groundbreaking work on: the Demographics of ...

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Understanding Information Superiority

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Aiding executive decision making is a critical issue that cuts across every business.  In order for a business to thrive and succeed in the ultra-competitive environment of today, executives must make decisions that are based upon the right information. In other words, the right people (executives), must receive the right information, at the right time.  Much of the work done at the Lares Institute focuses on aiding executive decision-making, including through the use of information governance structures.  Utilizing these principles ...

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Understanding Google’s Recent Changes

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Much has been made about the recent changes to Google’s privacy policy, but in the flurry of press coverage and Congressional letters, many of the concerns that have been raised do not recognize the benefit consumers are receiving for free, and the choices consumers are being given.

Google has a significant amount of information that people choose to give it—in the form of searches, email, photos and videos and a variety of other information–but in the past Google dealt with each ...

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New York Times Article on Cyber-Terror Highlights Risks and Opportunities for Businesses

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In Saturday’s New York Times Nicole Perlroth wrote an article on Cyber-Terror called “Traveling Light in a Time of Digital Thievery.” The article discusses the great lengths companies are going to, including banning their employees from taking sensitive forms of information to certain countries due to cyber-espionage concerns, as well as requiring employees to carry loaner laptops and other measures that at first blush seem extreme.

This behavior is well-justified, as the article points out, because there is some ...

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