Prime Factors Blog

August 28, 2023
5 Data Protection and Privacy Methods to Modernize Your Data Security Strategy

Encryption is the process of encoding information so that it is unreadable to unauthorized parties. What makes encryption so powerful is that if data is intercepted, it remains unintelligible without the corresponding cryptographic keys used to encrypt the data. While encryption remains essential to most enterprises’ data protection strategy, the proliferation of data protection regulations, […]

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January 23, 2023
Legacy Data Encryption Solutions Were Never Designed to Protect Data in Use.
Why Protecting Data at the Application Level is so important. 

Data has never been more plentiful or more valuable, nor has it ever been more at risk from breach. Though hundreds of billions of dollars are spent each year on cyber security, data breaches continue all over the world, and sensitive data is still frequently compromised.   Why is this still happening?  Surely, enterprises now know […]

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July 14, 2022
Implementing Tokenization Shouldn’t Be So Damn Hard

What surprised us in a recent inquiry with a leading global analyst firm was not the fact that they had seen an increase in tokenization inquiries of more than 700% year-over-year; we had been seeing the same spikes on our end.   It was, rather, what was happening after the initial inquiries that caught our attention.  […]

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April 1, 2021
Happy 2^3x5!!! Prime Factors turns 40!

The year was 1981.  It was a Wednesday, the first day of April.  President Reagan was in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds. Walter Cronkite was enjoying the first few weeks of his retirement after signing off from CBS Evening News.  And just off of the University of California’s Berkeley campus on the eastern shores […]

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March 21, 2017
Dropbox in Healthcare: What File Sharing Means for Patients

Cloud sharing is on everyone’s mind, even though some people still don't really understand what it is. It often helps to put a brand name to these generic services, and Dropbox is one of the most recognizable names when it comes to identifying cloud service providers. Dropbox is used at businesses around the country as a way to gain access and […]

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September 1, 2016
HITECH vs. HIPAA: What You Need to Know

HIPAA and HITECH rules are often discussed together for a number of reasons, and it makes sense because one is meant to be an extension of the other. However, HIPAA was developed before the days of ubiquitous technology, meaning that it wasn't properly accounting for or regulating patient privacy when it came to keeping electronic […]

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