Avoiding the Zombie (Server) Apocalypse in Healthcare

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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...]

Reduce IT Vulnerabilities by Bridging the SecOps Gap

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Security threats are becoming a more serious and frequent problem than ever before, costing companies millions of dollars per breach event. The good news is that many of these could be avoided, as hackers frequently take advantage of known vulnerabilities.  The bad news is that many organizations are unprepared because IT Operations and Security … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday – Digital Transformation Impact on IT Security

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Industry leaders worldwide are rapidly taking advantage of digital advances in analytics, mobility, social media, and smart embedded devices to keep up with new demands from both internal and external customers. This has created a situation where it is more important than ever to take practical steps for strengthening IT security. This … [Read more...]

SecOps Closes the Boyd Loop

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A good presentation should give the audience some food for thought. I've sat through my share of presentations, and I try to learn from those experiences to make sure that I deliver value to my audience during my own talks. Delivering a remote presentation constitutes a whole other level of difficulty, of course, and so I'm always looking for … [Read more...]

Cloud Governance Best Practices

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I apologize—I know it’s not a funny, wry, or ironic title. Articles about cloud are often followed up with some hyperbole about how cloud computing will help solve world peace. But I’m confident you, our readers, have moved on from the cloud hype—that you’ve recognized that, while cloud is not a silver bullet for anything, it is undeniably an … [Read more...]

Compliance is a process, not an event

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…or at least, it should be A recent PCI compliance report from Verizon contains some interesting findings. It starts off with what seems like good news: compliance rates between audits are increasing, with an 80% increase in the number of companies being validated as PCI-DSS compliant at their interim assessments. However, 80% of companies … [Read more...]

The Need for Intelligent Compliance

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Minimize risk and speed remediation Security breaches are no longer surprising, but the fact that most successful attacks are preventable should cause us all to reexamine our cloud and data center processes. Our latest infographic illustrates some alarming facts. Did you know? More than 80% of attacks target known vulnerabilities … [Read more...]