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Confessions of a “Hacker” and How to Protect Your Enterprise

In the Art of War, legendary strategist Sun Tzu speaks of the necessity of understanding your enemy – not just at a superficial level, but also to know how they think. If you had the chance to pick the brain of a hacker to learn more about how hackers work and what you can do about it, here’s what you would find. This individual – let’s call him … [Read more...]

2017: Building Security Strategies to Succeed in the Digital Era

2016 was a year of surprises.  The continued growth of hacking incidents with their devastating trail of destruction was among the more shocking developments.  It brought cybersecurity concerns to the center of every conversation.  Many an IT executive has suffered sleepless nights as they tried to figure out how they could protect their … [Read more...]

The Service Desk Just Became Even More Powerful and Secure

If your IT organization is like most enterprises, you’ve seen how the demands of digital business put greater pressure on the service desk to become more efficient and responsive, while continuing to drive down costs. Plus, you have to do all of this at a time when hacking is on the rise and threatens the business. While self-service and … [Read more...]

Cloud Security Trends to Watch in 2017

We all know that cloud use keeps getting bigger, which puts greater pressure on organizations to beef up their IT security and achieve greater control over this explosive growth.. How big is this growth? According to a leading industry analyst, the public could services market will grow 17 percent in 2016 and reach $208.6 billion, with IT … [Read more...]

Achieving Automation Maturity to Strengthen IT Security

IT environments are changing all the time Business today drives frequent application changes, which typically means infrastructure changes, such as new configurations, new servers, new application servers, new open source or commercial libraries, network route and port changes, and so on. Understanding the impact of these high-velocity, broad … [Read more...]

Avoiding the Zombie (Server) Apocalypse in Healthcare

In the business world, you don’t have to worry about zombies wandering the halls of accounting or hiding in the closets of the legal department. But there’s a good chance you’ll find at least a few of them in IT. I’m not referring to the reanimated dead depicted in popular TV series such as The Walking Dead. I’m talking about zombie servers lurking … [Read more...]