Secure Data Exchange with IBM Notes and Cryptshare

IBM Notes is a platform for secure collaboration in enterprises. The IBM Notes client integrates messaging, business applications and social collaboration in a single workspace. Companies appreciate Notes, because it can be easily extended with rapidly developed applications, that facilitate work or expand functionality. Cryptshare for Notes is such an application.

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The EU Data Protection Regulation: 6 questions, 6 answers.

Today, we briefly and concisely discuss an overview of the Who - How - Where - What - When - Why of the General Data Protection Regulation. Below in the article, the interested reader can find additional information on the European Data Protection Regulation (1).

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Why IT admins can save lives in the future: IT security in healthcare (2/2)

Computers down? Patient reports are handed over personally. Back to the hospital of the 1980s. Inconceivable? In fact a hospital in Germany had to change its mode of operation last year, after its network was paralysed by the Trojan, Locky. The malicious software was smuggled in by an infected e-mail attachment and encrypted all data, making the digital exchange of patient data impossible.

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Why privacy is a challenge in the health care sector

The digitization of the economy is in full swing and does not hold back for the health care system at all. Hospitals, doctors' surgeries, health insurance companies and physiotherapists face two huge challenges: How can they comply with data protection guidelines and how can they protect themselves effectively against cyber-attacks?

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European Data Protection Day and Data Privacy Day in the USA and Canada

picture of data protection day

My private data belongs to me! The 28th January 2017 is a special day. It was established to remind us how important data protection is. Organisations in America, Canada and in the EU undertake various actions to contribute to this remembrance.

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Cyber crime, misinformation, spying actions

Review of digital communication in 2016 - preview of developments in 2017. We communicate in private and business, face-to-face, in writing, by telephone and digitally. We use various communication channels without thinking much about it. But not quite!

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More surveillance and less data protection in the name of internal security and economic interests

What are the effects of the Trump election and the TiSA negotiations on digital communication?

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Significance of secure data transfer for German energy suppliers increases

German energy suppliers have been declared as operators of critical infrastructures since the summer of 2015. According to the IT-Security Law they must send data via a secure connection.

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Safe-Harbour successor terms are agreed yet raising criticism

While the EU commission and US-Officials announce the new “EU-US-Privacy Shield” as a break through, it hasn’t even been written down officially and is already being criticised from many sides.

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EU: New data protection rules coming in 2018

As expected, it took a couple of years until the EU-commission, the European Parliament and the member states finally agreed on a new European Data Protection Regulation (EDPR). And it will apparently take until 2018 for it to become effective. However, it is a welcome development that it has come so far and now seems to be almost done. Almost.

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