Protect your network, keeping up with the fast pace of Cloud Adoption across many different teams in your organisation, and a deep-dive into the world of data brokers, a tale of many unknowns and a lack of transparency.

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Microsoft: Do these things now to protect your network | ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Liam Tung via ZDNet summarizes the top tips for blocking out hackers, as offered by Microsoft in its annual security intelligence report.

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Security Pros Agree: Cloud Adoption Outpaces Security (darkreading.com)

“Depending on the organization’s size, you have a lot of people doing a lot of things across a lot of different market sectors and business areas. It’s no surprise they don’t have a good handle on their assets deployed in the cloud. After all, adopting a cloud application or service “is as easy as swiping a credit card,” and many cloud-based tools are free.’ Kelly Sheridan via www.darkreading.com

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Here are the data brokers quietly buying and selling your personal information (fastcompany.com)

A long, but fascinating read: ‘It’s no secret that your personal data is routinely bought and sold by dozens, possibly hundreds, of companies. What’s less known is who those companies are, and what exactly they do. Thanks to a new Vermont law requiring companies that buy and sell third-party personal data to register with the Secretary of State, we’ve been able to assemble a list of 121 data brokers operating in the U.S. It’s a rare, rough glimpse into a bustling economy that operates largely in the shadows, and often with few rules.’ By Steven Melendez and Alex Pasternack via www.fastcompany.com

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