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KuppingerCole introduces new research format tailored for executives – the Leadership Brief

Wiesbaden, 24th March 2015 – The independent Analyst Company KuppingerCole introduces a new research format that is tailored for executives. The KuppingerCole Leadership Brief provides condensed research and advice for executives and decision makers in organizations. The 2pg documents cover business challenges, and advice on how to address these, focusing on the key issues and allowing decision makers to quickly grasp both challenge and resolution.


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Comment: Mobile working is insecure – How you can change it.

Wiesbaden, March 23rd, 2015 – Last Friday the article “Spooks tell business: Consider stripping staff of smart phones to avoid cyber-attacks” was published at The Telegraph. It talks about staff being the ‘weakest link’ and raises the prospect of staff being blackmailed by spies.  The warnings were contain in the UK government’s cyber initiatives the Ten Steps to Cyber Security (Ten Steps) and their more recent Cyber Essentials .  

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Comment: EU Council promotes ignorance and backwardness in IT security in the e-government by rejecting the obligation to report for the public sector in cyber attacks

Wiesbaden, 13 March 2015  - No obligation to report for the public sector in cyber attacks. The EU Council (Council of the European Union, EU Council of Ministers) last week opposed the plan of the EU Commission that was also endorsed by the European Parliament in which the proposed directive for network and information security, including an obligation to report security-related incidents also for authorities, is anchored. This  information  was released yesterday by Statewatch, a civil rights organisation. However, operators, including those of Internet exchange...

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Comment: Facebook presence of the German Federal Government thwarts efforts to improve data protection

Wiesbaden, March 5th, 2015 – On 30 January 2015, Facebook has changed its terms of use again. Now Facebook is storing the data that users leave behind on pages outside of Facebook as well. For example, locations reveal where the user is at the moment and may be more frequently linked to targeted advertising. Almost simultaneously, the German Federal Government has opened its own Facebook profile. With messages and short films, it gives its take on things while offering citizens a platform for criticism.

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