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5 Ways Multi-Cloud Discovery Can Enhance IT Security

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2017 is almost over and as expected, has achieved new records in technology adoption, driven by the transformation of traditional businesses into digital enterprises. While several huge security breaches have been in the news this year, the threat level continues to grow, with cybercrime getting more organized, and derailing the power of new … [Read more...]

Learning from the Equifax Breach

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As organizations continue to adopt open source software and cloud technologies, maintaining a secure and compliant environment is getting more challenging. As noted in the WSJ post Out-of-Date Software Creates Incalculable Cyber Risk, even though Equifax was aware of the Apache Struts vulnerability (CVE 2017-5638) and attempted to fix it, there … [Read more...]

9 Pressing IT Security Challenges – and How to Mitigate Them

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The list of threats that keep IT security professionals up at night can seem almost endless – and it gets longer every day. With the transformation and digitization of business, IT security has never been more important or under more pressure from both internal and external sources. These challenges include: The number and intensity of outside … [Read more...]

SecOps Response Service Earns Industry Accolades

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As today’s high-risk digital environment drives the need for faster, more effective, and more efficient vulnerability remediation, SecOps Response Service from BMC has earned two recent industry awards validating its success in addressing this critical need. While media headlines tend to focus on newly emerging threats, IT leaders know that most … [Read more...]

Top 5 Cyber Practices To Keep You Safe

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People assume that staying safe from cyber hackers requires a lot of money. While spending money in the right area is important, common sense features costing little to no money and are the most effective defenses to thwart a cyber attack. Let’s face it, no one is 100% safe from cyber hackers so each of us needs to be vigilant to protect our … [Read more...]

IT Compliance vs IT Security: What’s the Difference?

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For some IT professionals, the line between security and compliance becomes easily blurred and may seem like a moving target. How do we create comprehensive security programs while meeting compliance obligations? Is checking the compliance box really enough? And how does all this enable the business to function and move forward? These are questions … [Read more...]

Hacking the Internet of Things – It’s as Simple as ABC

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Gartner estimates that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide this year, up 31% from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things is replete with cars, electronic appliances, heating and lighting systems, medical devices, pipelines, power meters, printers, sensors, routers, security systems, smart cities, … [Read more...]

The Future of Ransomware

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A few years ago, if the average person heard the term ‘ransomware’ they might have imagined the fashion ensemble of a kidnapper. Fast forward to today and most everyone one is now familiar with ransomware one way or another. Most ransomware infects target computers when unsuspecting users click on an attachment or link usually embedded in an email. … [Read more...]