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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Getting the Most Out of Open Source While Managing License Compliance, Risk, and Security

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Getting the Most Out of Open Source While Managing License Compliance, Risk, and Security

with Kendra Morton, Flexera
In this interview, Kendra Morton, product marking manager at Flexera, discusses Software Composition Analysis (SCA) trends including leading Flexera’s annual State of Open Source License Compliance report. Read More >>>

Why DEM Matters More Than Ever in Financial Services

Why DEM Matters More Than Ever in Financial Services

Remember waiting in line at the bank? Banking customers are doing a lot less of that in the digital era, which has revolutionized the way financial services function. Live tellers and bankers have been replaced by online transactions and...





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SECURITY

The 3 Myths About Data Analytics For Your Business

July 30, 2020 No Comments

Data analytics and cloud computing are extremely powerful tools that every company should be using to grow and thrive. Having a way to analyse the data that drives your business is essential and should be a priority in the coming years. However, the term data analytics is a sort of catch all for many businesses that don’t fully understand the function. As such, it can be something not widely understood and results in its misuse that doesn’t give the benefits that were expected.

Performing SEO: Should I Hire an Agency or Do It Myself?

July 30, 2020 No Comments

It’s hard to overemphasize the importance of search engine optimization. SEO gets you near the top of search engine results pages and discovered by eager customers. While the fact of customers conducting online searches is hardly recent news, this kind of interaction is not going anywhere any time soon. Internet Live Stats reports that the volume of Google searches is growing by nearly 10% every year.

The Top 10 Tools to Use for Cryptocurrency Monitoring

July 23, 2020 No Comments

If you have decided to join the league of crypto investors, what next? Apart from learning the basics of this lucrative opportunity, there’s a need to expand your knowledge. One crucial thing to know would be how to monitor the trade. Like any other investment, cryptocurrency, too, needs close supervision and monitoring. The digital currency industry continues to grow and increase newcomers every day. That has prompted several companies to create unique tools to assist crypto traders in obtaining decent returns.

Upgrade Your Business by Switching to E-Signatures

July 23, 2020 No Comments

Signed contracts are the backbone of business and industry; and have been a part of commerce for literally thousands of years. But like any other business practice, the signed contract is due for an upgrade. Paper and ink contracts are on their way out. They can be difficult to wrangle, especially if your recipients are freelancers or small-time customers who may not have a printer, scanner, or FAX machine to print the contract out, sign it, and scan or FAX it back. Paper contracts also eat up valuable storage space, requiring expensive square footage and in some cases special climate control to store properly. Not to mention the challenge of keeping everything filed correctly.

How SASE is shaking up cloud security

July 20, 2020 No Comments

There is a digital transformation taking place within organizations. Closed-perimeter security methods are becoming a thing of the past, except for extreme circumstances. Private government facilities and confidential R&D centers can ensure the safest security by completely cutting off remote access. But for today’s modern offices, their network needs to support remote workers, be agile, perform well, and have an easy management and operations console.

Can Today’s ERP Handle Bid Evaluation Process?

July 13, 2020 No Comments

The Bid evaluation is a process that takes places after a bid proposal is submitted by the supplier in response to a bid and the bid date has ended. Once the bid responses are received by the organization, bids are evaluated by a group of panelists to examine and determine the best offer in the effort to acquire goods and services for the organization. These panelists may interview the selected finalist(s) and conclude if necessary, in determining the most economically advantageous procurement bidding.

Remote Access Surge is Nirvana for Hackers

July 6, 2020 No Comments

Back in the days of Windows XP, Microsoft unleashed its Remote Desktop Connection client (also known as RDP, for Remote Desktop Protocol), a version of which has appeared in every subsequent version of its operating system. Problems, however, have emerged in nearly every version of the protocol, with vulnerabilities including the following…

What to Know About Third-Party Cybersecurity Risks

June 29, 2020 No Comments

What cybersecurity companies and experts know is that for organizations, there is a risk not from their internal systems, but there are also third-party risks. A few years ago, it was enough for most businesses to focus primarily on their own cyber defense and protection, but now that’s not enough.

How Can Website Security Be Enhanced?

June 22, 2020 No Comments

When you are running a website, you need to make sure that that it is as secure as possible. Customers are much more aware of how dangerous the internet can be and are more alert when it comes to hackers. Your website must be secure in every way and this information should be available to any visitors to assure them. Making your website more secure is relatively easy, as long as you are willing to utilize some of the progressive technologies that are available to you in 2020. In this guide, we are going to look at some of the ways that website security can be enhanced. Use this to make some real changes this year.

API Sentinel ID’s All Published APIs, Provides Continuous API Security Visibility and Monitoring

June 17, 2020 No Comments

APIs are the “connective tissue” used in every application that an average user’s likely to touch. They’re used more heavily than ever before according to Cequence Security’s Matt Keil. “Mobile and IoT devices, the adoption of containers and the move to decentralized or agile development are the driving forces behind the explosion in API usage. That’s one reason why API-focused attacks are increasingly popular with bad actors. Another is the organization’s poor or non-existent visibility into just how many APIs they have and where and how they’re used.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Migrations, Security, and AWS – Analyzing the Landscape Right Now

June 14, 2020 No Comments

with Jonathan LaCour, ReliamIn this informative interview, LaCour discusses cloud strategy from a few angles, including how AWS continues to grow support for its partners and why that matters for enterprises. Read More >>>

How Secure is Your Access Control System?

June 8, 2020 No Comments

Ensuring employee protection and safety is an increasing concern for companies and businesses across the U.S. Due to Covid-19, safety and security requirements, including recommended CDC guidelines, are changing all the time. As many companies prepare to return to work, it’s more critical than ever to create secure and safe spaces and that begins with access control. From mitigating burglary and theft to ensuring hygienic protocols are in place, company owners are realizing the growing need for a safe and secure access control system.

Do you really need to build that iPhone app?

June 1, 2020 No Comments

Many of us use mobile apps every day. In fact, in 2019, according to App Annie’s latest State of Mobile report, there were 204 billion downloads from app stores worldwide. It’s not surprising then, that businesses typically approach app developers asking for an iPhone app (and an Android app if there’s budget). But there’s a third option. And if you’re a small business or start-up, the money and time saved could be the difference between building your app … or not.

Trolling Elections: How Fake Accounts Actually Work

May 26, 2020 No Comments

Ever since the 2016 presidential elections, and the subsequent revelations of foreign interference, the issue of bots and trolls on social media platforms has been thrust into the mainstream. There is now a general awareness of the issue of fake accounts on social media, and the potential consequences of allowing those accounts to run rampantly unchecked. However, despite this awareness, fake accounts continue to plague social media websites.

How to Increase the Security of Your Cloud Server in 5 Steps

May 25, 2020 No Comments

If you are having a bit of hesitation about whether or not to add cloud computing services to your IT infrastructure, then you need to know that it’s normal for you to be cautious. When it comes to cloud services, data security is a big source of concern for IT professionals. With an increasing number of companies moving their data and applications to the cloud, company executives are left with the job of striking a balance between the benefits of an increase in productivity and worries about IT security and compliance.

Things to Consider When Choosing an SQL Server

May 19, 2020 No Comments

Most enterprises that do business online use databases to store information. In turn, these databases require servers, such as SQL servers. When so many resources and records depend on a single piece of hardware, choosing an SQL server is no small feat. The wrong SQL server can result in countless hours wasted, waiting for database requests to go through.

How to Protect Employees and Data with Remote Email Security Tools

May 12, 2020 No Comments

Stay-at-home measures taken in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic are opening more doors for cybercriminals. As the number of remote employees has climbed so have criminal attempts to access email. Companies are at risk unless they adopt email security tools, which slam the door shut on cybercriminals.

What Is Data Protection and Why Is It Important?

May 11, 2020 No Comments

It may sound self-explanatory, but data protection involves a lot more than just using passwords to protect your account and keeping your laptop and external hard drive safe. Today, we’re constantly connected to the internet, with our active and inactive accounts strewn all over the internet – this makes us vulnerable.

How To Monitor and Secure Your Employees’ Internet Activity

May 5, 2020 No Comments

Whether your employees work from home or in an office, overseeing your staff’s internet usage is crucial. How do they spend their time online during work hours? All businesses want to make sure their employees are conducting themselves online in a professional manner and are completing their work tasks. Plus, there are many threats on the internet such as hackers that could compromise the entire business. These are just some of the key reasons why companies should monitor and secure their employees’ internet activity.

High-Tech Security Tools Keeping Businesses Safe

April 14, 2020 No Comments

Among the many technology trends impacting businesses in recent years have been the emergence of various high tech security tools. These tools have emerged to address the growing number of cybersecurity threats facing businesses these days. There are a range of risks and threats in the physical world, too, but luckily there are high-tech solutions to these too.

Why Cybersecurity is Important for Your Business

April 3, 2020 No Comments

Cybersecurity refers to the measures taken by an organization to protect its information systems from theft and damage. The frequency and success rate of cyberattacks carried out on businesses continues to increase, thanks in no small part to their growing digital presence. A single incident can have devastating financial, reputational, and legal implications.

The risks and rewards of Workplace Messaging

April 3, 2020 No Comments

Messaging as a medium is exploding. By 2020, the four largest mobile messaging apps – WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat and Viber – had more than 6 billion users in total, surpassing the 4.5 billion users on the four largest social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn). We are active messaging app users every day, in both our professional and personal lives.

WipeDrive and the IT Asset Lifecycle

April 2, 2020 No Comments

The assets of your company or organization are constantly being cycled through the stages of active use, upgrade, or disposal. When we discuss IT assets including servers, laptops, and mobile devices, managing the security of the data these assets contain often requires disk wipe software like WipeDrive to allow secure disposal at end of life.

How compliance teams are using AI technology to get ahead

March 25, 2020 No Comments

Compliance teams in businesses of all shapes and sizes across the globe require a number of different tactics to ensure that they are meeting legal or organizational policies set in place, but there is a newcomer in the form of AI that is proving to shake up the way compliance teams conduct business. Artificial intelligence is starting to prove yet again that it might be the solution for businesses.

BEST CYBERSECURITY PRACTICES: DATA PRIVACY

March 24, 2020 No Comments

In today’s digital age, data collection and sharing have become seamless, fast and inexpensive. Each day, people share increasing amounts of their personal information online, oftentimes unknowingly. This personal data becomes an important asset to numerous companies and government institutions all over the world. Giant organisations such as Google, Amazon, WhatsApp and Facebook have built empires based on people’s data.

White Label Ad Platform vs Building Your Own

March 20, 2020 No Comments

It’s never the norm for us, so we’re coming clear right away: we won’t be offering a decision-making model on white label vs DIY ad platform and instead we’ll try to do our best to nudge you in the right direction of the highly effective world of ready-made white label solutions.

2020 Security Foresight

March 17, 2020 No Comments

There are a lot of discussions and even more headlines about the lack of network security. Tales range from high-profile network breaches to private data from a number of organizations being accessed by unauthorized parties. IT has long protected the network and the data on it, but now, these security breaches can come from unexpected places, including devices such as wireless presentation systems.

5 Reasons Why You Might Like Being A Cybersecurity Analyst

March 5, 2020 No Comments

Do you wonder what life would be like as a cybersecurity analyst? Or maybe you want to know if cybersecurity careers are something that you would be good at? Well, if so, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we are going to talk about five reasons why you might like being a cybersecurity analyst.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Getting the Most Out of Open Source While Managing License Compliance, Risk, and Security

March 4, 2020 No Comments

with Kendra Morton, FlexeraIn this interview, Kendra Morton, product marking manager at Flexera, discusses Software Composition Analysis (SCA) trends including leading Flexera’s annual State of Open Source License Compliance report. Read More >>>

Why DEM Matters More Than Ever in Financial Services

February 28, 2020 No Comments

Remember waiting in line at the bank? Banking customers are doing a lot less of that in the digital era, which has revolutionized the way financial services function. Live tellers and bankers have been replaced by online transactions and digital currency. Insurance, mortgages, investments, and more are also mainly handled online. Waiting is no longer an option for today’s financial services customers, who now expect instant and accurate transactions conducted on a website or mobile app. This has given rise to a new technological discipline called digital experience monitoring (DEM).

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