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Shared Assessments 2019 Toolkit: Comprehensive Customization, Flexibility, Efficiency for Third-Party Risk Management

January 17, 2019 No Comments

Third party vulnerabilities and leaks hit historic levels in 2018. Among noteworthy third party exposures of consumer and business data: the Adhar breach exposed the data of 1.1 billion users, the Marriott Starwood Hotels exposed an estimated 3 to 5 million, Quora exposed some details on 100 million, Exactis surfaced the data of 340 million, and the list goes on…

Securosis Report: Scaling Network Security

January 14, 2019 No Comments

Upgrading your network doesn’t have to be a big headache. Get the Securosis report Scaling Network Security and improve security without slowing down the network.

6 Things That Compromise the Safety and Security of Office Laptops

January 9, 2019 No Comments

Work laptops usually have complicated network settings and they come preinstalled with authorized applications that make it an effective platform for work. You also need to keep in mind that corporate laptops and computers are under the vigilant care of salaried IT specialists. They are your go-to guys for any technical problems irrespective of the fact you can fix it or not.

Windows Safe Mode Is Still the Best Diagnostic Tool for System Recovery: Here’s Why

January 4, 2019 No Comments

It’s officially 2019 and Windows safe mode still remains the go-to tool for system recovery. This is a feature that’s truly survived the test of time. It’s available in all Windows operating systems right from the prehistoric Windows 95 to the latest Windows 10. This often begs the question why is safe mode still used by IT professionals for system recovery. After all, there are no shortages of third-party tools that can run diagnostic tests and perform everything from registry “cleanup” to freeing up the HD space by clearing out non-essential files

Why Cyber Security Is Essential To Your Business Success

January 4, 2019 No Comments

Cyber Security is an area that’s been growing bigger and bigger over the past few years, but aside from people who are completely in-the-know about what it is, it doesn’t seem like it’s essential to helping your business. After all, cyber security positions are currently one of the most in-demand positions across the UK, and it’s easy to see why; cyber crimes are at an all time high and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Because of that, more and more businesses are turning to cyber security specialists in order to help protect their businesses.

Next-Gen Storage: A Building Block for Digital Transformation

January 4, 2019 No Comments

Organizations today need to take an entirely different approach to data storage than they did in the past. The age of monolithic storage arrays of spinning disks in data centers is quickly fading away. Without reevaluating storage strategy, organizations might miss out on the true benefits of digital transformation.

How to Safeguard Your Business’s Data

January 3, 2019 No Comments

Data is seen as a goldmine in this digital age. It is being used by businesses everywhere as a means of gaining deeper insights into who their customers and prospective ones are. As a result, many have invested money in buying software and tools that can help with gathering and analyzing data. In addition to this, they’ve likely hired a team dedicated to the cause as well.

What is the Real Impact of Technology on Social Media?

January 3, 2019 No Comments

At present, it is impossible to live happily without social media. Social websites and applications have become an integral part of our lives, so the question is not if we use them, but why. The most popular reasons for using social media include keeping in touch, filling up time, and general networking. It is true that a significant number of people are leaving it, yet there is no reason to worry when it comes down to the digitally native generation. Social media is a relatively new technology, which is the reason why it is a little bit controversial. With time, social websites and applications will continue to grow and improve.

8 Ways to Prevent Data Breach at Workplace

January 2, 2019 No Comments

According to a report, numbers of data breaches and cyber security threats have increased year by year and digital thieves are ingenious in their ways to get access to a business or organization in these days. That is the reason, you should be doing something infallible to prevent data breaches and to make sure your business data is in secure hands. Below we have a list of data prevention tips to help you and your company prevent from becoming in the cyber-breach breaking news in days to come.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Machine Learning: The Next Frontier in Data Protection

December 18, 2018 No Comments

Deploying machine learning as part an organization’s data protection strategy can provide the critical assistance users need to apply the proper safeguards to data they’ve created without adding friction to their day-to-day activities. Machine learning can go one step further and remove the user from the equation while increasing confidence in your organization’s ability to identify, contextualize and classify its unique data. In this discussion with Mark Cassetta, senior vice president of strategy for TITUS, we learn why machine learning can provide greater confidence in identifying and protecting critical data.

What Do You Mean TLS 1.3 Might Degrade My Security?

December 18, 2018 No Comments

Read “What Do You Mean TLS 1.3 Might Degrade My Security?” to learn about the good, the bad and the ugly as the industry moves to this new encryption standard. Learn how TLS 1.3 will impact your network and how to address the security implications. Learn more by reading now.

Securosis Report: Scaling Network Security

December 18, 2018 No Comments

Upgrading your network doesn’t have to be a big headache. Get the Securosis report Scaling Network Security and discover your options for improving security architecture on your terms, using existing infrastructure and intelligently applying security controls at scale without major overhauls.

2018 Cyberthreat Defense Report

December 18, 2018 No Comments

Read the “2018 Cyberthreat Defense Report” to learn how your peers are managing increased breaches, vulnerabilities and encrypted traffic. Reduce incident response times and dependency on skilled security personnel. How does your cyberthreat approach compare to other security pros who are protecting their organizations? Learn now.

5 Tips To Protect Your Business Against Cyber Attacks

December 17, 2018 No Comments

About 58% of all cyber attacks are directed at small businesses. Cybercriminals sought to exploit their digital weakness to steal private information, money or disrupt how business is done. The impact of a single successful attack can be huge – it could cause financial burden for you and your customers, damage your business, and affect your business’s reputation. As such it’s important that you do all you can to protect your business online.

7 security Tips to Protect your Company Website from Hackers

December 13, 2018 No Comments

In order to keep your site secure you must keep your software updated. You don’t want to leave any leaks or holes because hackers will take advantage of them. Stay up to date and keep an eye out for hacking threats. If you know what you are looking for when it comes to breaches in your security then you will know how to protect against it. Take what you know or have learned and place precautions. You can never be too cautious when it comes to the safety of your data and information.

The risks and rewards of IoT in healthcare

December 12, 2018 No Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking the industries of the world by storm, and the healthcare sector is no exception. With 101 million IoT devices worldwide, the healthcare industry is becoming more connected by the day, and this figure is expected to increase by over 62% by 2020. As is always the case with new technology, the growing presence of IoT in the healthcare industry poses several threats to both patients and providers – but do the rewards outweigh the risks?

7 Tips to Create an Incident Response Plan for Data Breaches

December 11, 2018 No Comments

The number of data breaches is on the rise, and by July of this year there had been over 600 breaches that exposed upwards of 22 million records. While it is important to protect your data, you also need to plan for the worst – that involves creating an incident response plan. To make sure the incident response plan you create is effective, there are a few tips that you will need to keep in mind.

How can Machine Learning Secure an Online Payment?

December 11, 2018 No Comments

There millions of people who are making online payments right now which gives cashless payment system a great boost but others do tend to refuse to implement it as many are afraid to fall into the trap of fraudulent acts. Mobile phones are pushing ecommerce payment gateway which means that consumers are using it like never before and it is convenient and one doesn’t need to purchase it offline or visiting the store. One should understand that machine learning reduces the risks of fraud when doing online payments.

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.

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