US can remotely access and seize computers anywhere in the world

10 January 2017

Assistant attorney general Leslie R. Caldwell said law enforcers no longer need to go to different judges to seek search warrants.

Assistant attorney general Leslie R. Caldwell said law enforcers no longer need to go to different judges to seek search warrants.

Federal magistrate judges in the US can now issue warrants enabling the country’s law enforcement agencies to remotely access data located anywhere in the world.

Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure defines what magistrate judges are authorised to do when it comes to providing warrants for searches and seizures to help an investigation.

Up until now, it only allowed judges to issue warrants for searches in the judicial district where they were located. 

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Use of unprotected personal devices in the workplace continues to put corporate data at risk

07 December 2016

Many workers admitted that they used personal devices such as laptops and USB drives to work with corporate emails and files.

Many workers admitted that they used personal devices such as laptops and USB drives to work with corporate emails and files.

Only 18 per cent of office workers in the UK who use a personal account/device to access work files or emails say the data is always encrypted by their employer, according to new research.

In a recently conducted online survey of 2,053 adults of which 1,090 were employees, YouGov and encryption specialist WinMagic highlighted the risks to corporate data from staff use of unauthorised and inadequately protected devices.  

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Security breaches at local councils are “accidents waiting to happen”

11 November 2016

Iron Mountain director Phil Greenwood says Brexit has added further complexities to data retention regulations.

Iron Mountain director Phil Greenwood reckons Brexit has added further complexities to data retention rules.

Resource constraints at local authorities could be putting sensitive data at risk, according to Iron Mountain.

For 71 per cent of senior managers, budget cuts present the main threat to the quality of information management and security.

Other challenges include excessive demands from central government, a lack of staff, and internal bureaucracy. 

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Azlan forms specialist security business unit

18 October 2016

Robert Stockford has been appointed head of the new practice.

Robert Stockford has been appointed head of the new practice.

Azlan has assembled a team of experts from across UK businesses to form a specialist security business unit.

The company, which is the enterprise value added distribution business of Tech Data, says its new division will focus on driving growth in security as customers make the transition to highly virtualised and hybrid infrastructures.

Robert Stockford has been appointed as head of the new unit. He joined Azlan in July 2016, specifically to work on the development of the company’s security value proposition.

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