Security Leaders See Continued Expect Data Breaches to Continue: Digital Guardian

GDPR makes it mandatory to report data breaches, while should lead companies to work harder to avoid them. But don’t expect quick results: we consistently see reports that security teams doubt they can provide fully protect their data. For example, data security company Digital Guardian found that 75% of IT and cybersecurity leaders believe more than 20% of their sensitive data stored in the public cloud services is insufficiently secured and 50% know their organizations have lost already lost such data. Along the same lines: security services firm CyberScout reports that more U.S. consumer records were breached in 2018 than the year before even though the number of incidents declined, and distressingly concludes that breaches are “the new normal”.

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LiveRamp Adds Connected TV to Its Cross-Channel Identities

February 12, 2019

If I remember correctly, the television sets in Orwell’s 1984 were surveillance devices. Coincidentally or not, today’s connected TV enables advertisers to know exactly who’s watching what. LiveRamp has further improved things by connecting TV viewers with their email, mobile, postal, and other identities. “Consumers can experience meaningful and relevant brand-connection moments across screens” says LiveRamp, blithely assuming that’s a benefit.

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Aprimo and Episerver Form Strategic Partnership

February 8, 2019

You may have thought today’s theme was mobile, but it’s really partnerships. Ha! We’ll finish news that marketing management platform Aprimo and digital experience platform Episerver are working together. The alliance lets Episerver users apply of Aprimo’s digital asset management and marketing resource management functions to unify content management and campaign planning. Interestingly, Episerver and Aprimo are both owned by different private equity investors.

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IT Teams Build Sloppy Automations: TeamDynamix Survey

August 17, 2022

IT teams spend lots of time on repetitive requests from business users, finds this TeamDynamix survey.  You might think the implication is IT should let users do more for themselves.  But the main time-wasters are things like password resets, employee on-boarding, and managing credentials, which can’t really be delegated.  And here’s the kicker: IT professionals automate those tasks by building sloppy, insecure, undocumented scripts, just like the non-professionals.   Fun fact: 53% of teams manage 100 or more applications.

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