data security, regulatory and privacy management

Compliance, Security, Data Masking, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island

GRT provides expert IT Risk Management, Data Security, Data Privacy, Data Masking and Regulatory Compliance consulting services to companies in the United States and arround the world.

data security, regulatory and privacy management

business intelligence, operational, analytic and business reporting

Business Intelligence, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island

GRT assists you in development, design and implementation of a data warehouse and business intelligence strategy that ensures common framework across the enterprise.

business intelligence, operational, analytic and business reporting

Information strategy, gap analysis, tactics, design and implementation

Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Staffing Solutions, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey,  Massachusetts, Rhode Island

GRT is a leader among expert staffing solutions in IT functions associated with Data Security, Business Intelligences and Data Warehouse. We help you meet your information management consulting and staffing needs.

Information strategy, gap analysis, tactics, design and implementation

How App Developers Helped the NSA Spy on You

How App Developers Helped the NSA Spy on YouMedia revelations about large-scale surveillance activity by the NSA and its British counterpart, CGHQ, have caused a stir of outrage throughout the tech community, including application developers. Much less attention has been paid to the role that mobile app developers themselves have played in making surveillance easier. No, the developers haven't been nefariously providing spies with back door access to their apps. Instead, they have been leaving the front doors wide open.

As Tom Simonite reports at MIT Technology Review, mobile app developers have made surveillance easier by failing to encrypt mobile data. A study of 13,500 Android apps made in 2012 by German researchers found that fewer than one percent of the apps fully encrypted the data they transmitted. Fully 43 percent of the apps provided no encryption of any data.

Separately, a recent study found that 92 percent of mobile apps transmitted at least some data insecurely. While secure links are an established feature of the browser-based Web - represented graphically by locks shown on the URL bar of secure websites - no such provision has yet been standardized for the mobile Web.

And mobile data offers a treasure trove of personal information. For example, published documents regarding the NSA and CGHQ surveillance activities identified Google Maps as one of the worst security violators. Location-related searches were formerly unencrypted, and capturing and analyzing such location-related searches could provide a rich source of insights into individuals' private behavior. (Google says that it now encrypts Google Maps data.)

Advertising-related data is another major stream of personal information that spy agencies have tapped into. Many mobile apps report information to third-party marketing firms, and this data stream can include such personal information as gender preferences. And, because these firms do not answer directly to the device users, they have had little motivation to provide those users with data security.

Are your organization's mobile apps and mobile devices properly secured to protect both your own personal information and your customers' personal information. GRT Corporation brings nearly two decades of security experience to the task of helping you protect your sensitive data.