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Collaborative software, micro-services & their impact on data privacy

The proliferation of cloud apps has created high-network user groups. The ease of integrating with Rest APIs has the added benefit of sharing data and files between Slack, Google Sheets and other SaaS products. However, sensitive data in multiple places within open chat channels creates a compliance headache of managing data-leak and regulatory risk. Collaboration […]

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The power of nudge in data privacy & security

Nudge refers to “Influencing people’s behavior in a predictable way without forbidding any options or significantly changing their incentives.”–Richard Thaler & Cass Sunstein (“Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness”) In this blog we will explore the behavioral science’s concept of ‘nudge’ in improving the security and data privacy posture of organizations. There are […]

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7 tips to secure enterprise data with remote teams

1. Up-to-date anti-virus on home computers We recommend organizations to disburse employees to download the version of Norton or McAfee for home computers and devices. 2. Update your passwords, immediately! OnePassword or using Apple or Google Keychain can helpcreate long and safe passwords on home devices. A good password increases your security by 2X from […]

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Mirage of data lineage

Summary “Data lineage is defined as a data life cycle that includes the data’s origins and where and how it moves over time.” Data Lineage (DL) has been promised, conceptualized and even implemented in many organizations to be the holy grail of understanding data within complex technologies. Data lineage in financial services Data lineage gained […]

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Notes from the field: thinking serverless- slash your AWS EC2 bills by over 50%

Summary Serverless architectures are application designs that incorporate third-party “Backend as a Service” (BaaS) services, and/or that include custom code run in managed, ephemeral containers on a “Functions as a Service” (FaaS) platform. Essentially, your data heavy-lifting is done via virtual services that can start up as needed and then shut down. Data environment on […]

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Slack Connect & shared channels privacy issues

Slack Connect is making multiple organizations work more synchronously. This is especially true within Finance, insurance and healthcare organizations. However, the side effect of this higher interaction is the risk of unnecessarily exposing sensitive HIPAA, PII/ PHI with external parties over Slack. In this article we delve into What is Slack Connect? Who is a […]

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