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Roman Foeckl
Roman is the Founder and CEO at CoSoSys and Co-Founder at Onyx Beacon. Roman’s vision is to offer an easy to use and implement Data Loss Prevention Solution that covers all popular platforms - from Mac OS to Windows and Linux. He believes large and small businesses should be able to protect their data against accidental loss or intentional data theft. He’s been a regular contributor to the IT Security community, with articles featured in various outlets like VentureBeat, SC Magazine, CSOonline, etc.

2016 in Review for DLP, What’s Yet to Come in 2017 for IT Security

December 23, 2016 Author: Data Loss Prevention 0 Comments

Here we are, at the end of another great year for the cybersecurity world. Along the year, we’ve witnessed some unpredictable events, but also the evolution of data loss prevention.
No one can argue that Data Loss Prevention (DLP) as a concept and technology has come a long way since it emerged in 2006. Back then it disrupted the security industry with the capabilities of identifying and blocking sensitive data from leaving the company, which no other solution could have done. It was a great innovation also due to USB control features that stopped employees from copying sensitive data to USB devices, strengthening companies’ data security. Since 2006, the DLP adoption increased exponentially and now, there is no IT security professional that hasn’t heard about this great IT security tool.

But let’s get back to the year 2016. It is a perfect moment of the year to look back and see …

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The everlasting security solution – Encryption

January 8, 2016 Author: Encryption 0 Comments

Recently, I’ve had the pleasure to meet the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and pioneer in cryptography, Phil Zimmermann. For all data security experts and vendors, he is an inspiration, especially because his e-mail encryption software became the most widely used in the world, even though he was persecuted by the government, he didn’t have any investors or at least paid staff. It is proof that great products do not need millions of dollars for marketing or large sales teams.

Me and Phil Zimmermann

It is interesting how data security evolved since 1991 and how dynamic the industry is today. With new technologies that have emerged, and reinterpretation of the old ones, our choices have become more difficult. E-mail encryption is still widely being used successfully. Unfortunately, not only e-mails have to be encrypted to secure data and prevent data breaches. There is a variety…

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Good bye 2015, here comes 2016!

December 23, 2015 Author: Data Loss Prevention 0 Comments

I understand why at the end of the year everybody feels the need to look back, to review company’s results and actions, establish next year’s goals, and leave everything in order as you step in a new beginning. It is a great way of keeping track of progress, but also to honor time passing by and allowing yourself / your employees’ to feel nostalgic and excited for what’s next.

We had an amazing year, with ups and downs, but mostly ups, with product updates, bigger team, awards, events, and accomplishments we are proud of.

Endpoint Protector 4, our flagship Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Device Control and Mobile Device Management (MDM) product has had 3 major updates. Features like integration with SIEM solutions, compatibility with Thin Clients, with Mac OS X El Capitan, many enhancements at the granularity level, with Blacklists, Whitelists, Thresholds, features to support enterprises…

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The coming of the eSIM

Future smartphones will come with a virtual SIM, meaning without a physical SIM card.

With the introduction of the iPad mini 2 in late 2014 Apple has already started to go in this direction. Since then, iPads in North America are still shipped with a real SIM card but it is not assigned to a carrier, allowing the user to select the carrier.

The next steps involve Apple and Samsung to remove the physical SIM card entirely and use only a virtual SIM (called also eSIM) that will allow them be the providers. Users will have a subscription with Apple, for example, for the cell / data service, instead of having directly with the carrier. Apple might even become a MVNO (meaning a mobile virtual network operator) relying on real carriers infrastructure. The process is similar to Apple Pay relying on Credit Card providers and their infrastructure – it will do the same with mobile carriers.

You might…

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Highlights at WWDC 2015 – OS X El Capitan and iOS 9

With every release and version of OS X, iOS and, of course, new devices and computers, Apple is driving more and more adoption. It’s the company that manages to increase customers’ loyalty and to gain new ones with the speed of light.

In June, I attended WWDC 2015 and just like all their events, it was totally worth it.

Features and enhancements beneficial for both personal and business use

Among the announcements, there was OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 which are scheduled to be released in the fall. Apple’s challenge now is to overcome their own record with El Capitan- the fastest adoption rate for any PC operating system ever – 55% recorded by Yosemite-. From the features included in this new OS version, it seems that they’re on the right track. As we are used to, Apple’s bidding on convenience, user experience and performance. Attention to detail and refinement are pushed to extremes,

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