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Ironclad SaaS Security for Cloud-Forward Enterprises

Ironclad SaaS Security for Cloud-Forward Enterprises

The 2015 Anthem data breach was the result of a single user at an Anthem subsidiary clicking on a phishing email. Yet, the breach exposed the sensitive information of approximately 78.8 million members and cost the company more than...

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DDoS and The Damage a Single Person can Do

December 4, 2018 No Comments

If a person went on a vandalism spree that interfered with an organization’s ability to do business and ended up warranting restitution that totaled up to 8.6 million dollars, that person would be a well-known criminal indeed. He or she would be a topic at the water cooler, an ice breaker on awkward dates and a hashtag on social media. Yet for everyone other than the technologically tuned-in, Paras Jha has managed to fly entirely under the radar.

Protecting Yourself from Online Identity Theft

November 27, 2018 No Comments

In today’s digital era, we have benefited in many ways. The way in which we enjoy entertainment, shop, work, and socialize have all changed as a result of modern technology. However, there is also a downside to modern technology one of which is a new wave of crime in the form of online identity theft. This type of criminal activity has become rife over recent years with many people falling victim to online identity theft and fraud.

Common Cyber Security Threats Small Business Owners Aren’t Prepared For

November 27, 2018 No Comments

Technology will not move backwards, which is something many business owners are starting to realize as more Australians do business online. This is the reason many of them are beginning to focus their efforts online to stay ahead of the game, but online usage comes with some baggage. Cyber attacks are real and could end up hurting a business tremendously, especially when you do not know how to avoid common cyber security risks.

How the GDPR is Changing the Way the Internet Handles Personal Data

November 26, 2018 No Comments

In the first quarter of 2018, Facebook was placed under intense scrutiny following the compromisation of millions of its users’ personal data. Cambridge Analytica, through a third-party app, harvested sensitive information from millions of Facebook profiles. This collected data was then used illegally for political purposes; allegedly it was to hold sway over the 2016 US elections.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How to Protect and Ensure Perimeter Security in Today’s Increasingly Complex IT World

November 19, 2018 No Comments

The challenges facing today’s IT organizations around perimeter security continue to mount, especially in the face of IT infrastructures that include hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud deployments. Making it even more complex is the fact that most organizations, whether they are business, non-profit and/or government, have an ever expanding mobile workforce – accessing data from wherever they are, whenever they need it.

Governments of the Future: IT in Service of Governmental Institutions

November 19, 2018 No Comments

Digital transformation trends are continuing to change various industries in the world and it’s safe to say that the latest achievements in technology are literally revolutionizing government institutions. Federal, state and local governments are relying on modern technology to provide their citizens with better living conditions. In fact, these entities realized that things like the internet of things and automation can improve not only the lives of their citizens but almost every other aspect of life such as workplace efficiency.

What You Should Know About WiFi Security

November 14, 2018 No Comments

WiFi networks are here to stay. The convenience and flexibility they offer make them extremely appealing for both home and business implementations. If you are responsible for the wireless network in your home or office you need to be concerned with WiFi security. Wireless networks are inherently more vulnerable than traditional wired networks. They can be attacked from a distance with no warning until a break-in occurs. The same flexibility that makes WiFi popular is also its most dangerous characteristic. Anyone within range of your signal can conceivably access your network.

Getting Started with Amazon Redshift – Best Practices

November 13, 2018 No Comments

Businesses are generating staggering amounts of data—and extracting the most value from this information is paramount. Amazon Redshift provides organizations what they’re looking for: Affordability and flexibility combined with a powerful feature set. Download our solution overview covering some of the best practices on loading data and making the most of Amazon Redshift.

How to Enhance Your Data and Analytics Process

November 13, 2018 No Comments

It isn’t always easy to keep pace with today’s high volume of data, especially when it’s coming at you from a diverse number of sources. Tracking these analytics can place a strain on IT, who must provide the requested information to C-suite and analysts. Unless this process can happen quickly, the insights grow stale.

Expert Tips For Maximizing The Power of Amazon Redshift Spectrum

November 13, 2018 No Comments

Amazon Redshift Spectrum is revolutionizing the way data is stored and queried, allowing for more complex analyses and better decision-making. This fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud allows organizations to run complex queries on data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Help increase performance and potentially reduce the cost of your queries with Amazon Redshift. Download your complimentary ebook and get ten valuable tips on using Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift.

Tips & Tricks to Pass CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam with PrepAway Practice Tests

October 30, 2018 No Comments

CompTIA Security+ certification is the universally recognized cert which is valuable for IT admins to acquire fundamental IT security skills. This certification works favorably for the candidates to crack a job in small to big companies with decent pay across the globe. With this certification, the candidate would get the license of a certified security professional and would learn how to mitigate security risks.

Moving On Up From Desktop To Dedicated Server

October 29, 2018 No Comments

Over the years, companies that didn’t embrace new technologies have been finding it hard to keep afloat in the ever-changing world of technology. Accordingly, most businesses find it hard to get started with new technology that would probably improve their business. American taxpayers lose over 1.5 trillion dollars due to outdated technology. As a business, you need to be at the forefront of embracing new technologies if you wish to remain relevant.

Apple Battles Relentless Fraud

October 24, 2018 No Comments

It took almost five years, but Apple has finally made some progress fighting iPhone repair fraud. Current estimates show that while fraudulent repairs in China have dropped from a peak of 60% to about 20%, enterprising criminals are springing up in other countries, like Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, with new and innovative techniques.

AppSec Risk Report

October 19, 2018 No Comments

Download this report now to read to stay current with application security risks and learn more about the top five application security risks that threaten your business.

Tackling the Cyber Security Threats Involved with Remote Workers and Multi-Location Offices

October 16, 2018 No Comments

Technology has vaulted businesses all over the world into cost-effective and expansive practices, the likes of which could have only been imagined before the inception and adoption of the internet. Now, it is common practice for many businesses to expand to many locations around the world while working with them via the internet as well as using remote workers.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: What the Recent China Supply Chain Hack Tells Us about IT Asset Inventory

October 11, 2018 No Comments

In this discussion with Alan Lopez, senior director of product marketing at Flexera, we learn how the recent supply chain hacks from China will impact the IT Asset Inventory industry moving forward.

How to Protect Yourself From Hackers and Identity Theft

October 11, 2018 No Comments

Protecting yourself from hackers and identity theft is more important than ever before, but also more challenging than at any other point in time. While cloud-based technology and apps can make life easier and more convenient, it can also expose you to even more threats in terms of your information being available and floating around for hackers and cybercriminals to grab.

Ironclad SaaS Security for Cloud-Forward Enterprises

October 5, 2018 No Comments

The 2015 Anthem data breach was the result of a single user at an Anthem subsidiary clicking on a phishing email. Yet, the breach exposed the sensitive information of approximately 78.8 million members and cost the company more than $100 million. A quick search for “security breach” won’t just deliver news about the biggest scandal from the past few years. Instead, you’ll likely find one from just yesterday or last week. Following the digital transformation, data breaches are happening more often.

5 Best Anti Spyware Software with Complete Protection

October 2, 2018 No Comments

At the mention of spyware, the first thing that comes to the minds of frequent PC users is a type of malware that steals your personal and influential data without your realization and consent. These spyware attacks can come in the form of legitimate apps and programs but, they can collect browsing and banking records behind the scenes. The list below is a collective and reliable detail of the top five best anti-spyware software that come with additional protection.

Facebook security breach affects 50 million accounts

October 1, 2018 No Comments

Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Friday that hackers were able to steal digital login codes which allowed them to take over nearly 50 million user accounts.

What Does Unhackable Mean?

October 1, 2018 No Comments

“I want to make this unhackable” is a question that comes up fairly often when working with security teams, tech contractors, and security professionals. Sometimes it’s a CEO who simply wants to protect business assets at any costs, but other times it’s an honest wish for better security, says Naomi Hodges, Cybersecurity Advisor at Surfshark VPN.

3 Things That Can Help Protect Your Business from Cyber Security Risks

October 1, 2018 No Comments

Companies all over the world are increasingly concerned with cybersecurity after a number of high-profile cyber-attacks devastated companies and governments all over the world in the last few years. Clearly, this is a growing threat that must be addressed by business owners if damages are to be minimised and prevented. No one is safe – from small companies to large corporations – hackers are targeting businesses at all levels because they know that there’s a lot to be gained by stealing data and causing disruption to everyday operations.

Hints for Securing Network Traffic To and From AWS VPCs

September 19, 2018 No Comments

If you have connectivity with one or more data centers, you are likely using the AWS recommended Global Transit Network architecture. In this design, organizations typically use AWS Direct Connect or IPSec VPN connectivity to enable traffic from their private, on-premises data center to their AWS cloud, and specifically to their Global Transit Hub VPC. AWS Direct Connect is a private link into AWS regions that provides bandwidth, but the service is not natively encrypted. Encrypting this traffic can be accomplished by following the steps AWS outlines in its Create a VPN Direct Connect Knowledge Center article.

Cyber Defender Strategies: What Your Vulnerability Assessment Practices Reveal

September 13, 2018 No Comments

What’s your vulnerability assessment style? Are you scanning weekly, monthly or quarterly? And, what does your scanning habit reveal about the maturity of your organization’s vulnerability assessment practices, a critical part of cyber hygiene? These are the key questions Tenable Research set out to answer in our Cyber Defender Strategies Report. We discovered four common vulnerability assessment strategies in use today. These strategies tell us how mature an organization’s vulnerability discovery process is – and help us identify ways to improve.

Cybersecurity Insiders 2018 Application Security Report

September 13, 2018 No Comments

What happens when you mix swelling application portfolios and eager attackers? According the 2018 Application Security Report from Cybersecurity Insiders, you find 62% of organizations less than fully confident in their application security posture. With over 20 charts and graphs, the 2018 Application Security Report gives you insight into the most critical appsec trends and challenges, and provides an overview of the tools cybersecurity professionals choose first when keeping applications safe and secure.

Trending IT Solutions That are Changing the Way We Do Business Online

September 4, 2018 No Comments

If you’re about to launch your business and you’re looking for the trending IT solutions that might help you achieve your business goals, you’re in the right place. We’ll introduce a few IT solutions that could change the way you do things. Since everyone is online today, doing business online has become the norm.

5 Security Tips to Know When Using a Shared Hosting

September 4, 2018 No Comments

In 2017, losses from cybercrime cost its victims over $1.4 billion, reports SC Media. This number is set to increase if one is to believe the 2018 Current State of Cybercrime report. There can be no doubt that using the most efficient cybersecurity tools is paramount to any business owner who wants to succeed. Sadly, protecting a website using a shared server is a challenge. To do this you’ll need to use specialized tactics.

Are you a target? Cyberthreats Infographic

August 28, 2018 No Comments

No business is safe from cyberthreats. What’s the best defense? Arm your enterprise with consistent, reliable threat intelligence.

Avoid Spam: A Simple Solution

August 27, 2018 No Comments

Spam can become a serious problem for each Internet user. Spammed email, comments, and fake accounts don’t let users enjoy their pastime online as well as complicate the life of websites’ owners. Being unusable to solve such a problem on their own, millions of users throughout the world install special Anti-spam programs which help them easily get rid of spam forever.

Top Three Solution Models Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) Offers

August 27, 2018 No Comments

Any type of data which touches your business’s network is a potential threat. In the corporate world, networks are extremely vulnerable because of the immense quantity of data transfers. This is why Cisco has designed a next-generation security program to filter out and protect your network against threat vectors.