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...]

The real story behind security breaches: the SecOps Gap

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The IT security news over the past year or so has been really bad. Sometimes it seemed that each day brought the story of yet another breach, every one bigger than the one before. According to a recent report, more than one billion records were exposed over more than 1,500 individual incidents. It can be difficult to explain how this can happen. … [Read more...]

Closing the IT Security and IT Operations (SecOps) Gap

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IT security and compliance are at the top of everyone's agenda right now, and for good reason. The news over the past year seemed to be all about companies being breached in every industry. These are hardly new problems, and any responsible company has been investing in IT security and compliance for a long time. The problem is that the … [Read more...]