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Better Safe than Sorry When it Comes to Security

The Old Adage is Still Relevant in the Digital Age

by Salvatore Sparace | 08.21.14

On July 9th The New York Times reported, “Chinese hackers in March were able to compromise the US Government’s network that houses the Office of Personnel Management Database. They appeared to be targeting files on tens of thousands of applicants for security clearances.” The report traveled quickly across the major news outlets with officials unable to comment on the extent of the act.

Tags:InfrastructureNetworkingSecurityServers

How to Chisel Out a Rock-Solid Security Plan

New strategies to combat emerging and growing threats

by Stephen Nardone | 07.15.14

Thinking back years ago, managing IT security often meant locking your critical applications and services in a room, maybe a big room depending on what decade we are talking about. Much like an alligator moat around a castle, you could sleep easy knowing not much could infiltrate your protection.  Just as technology has evolved, so have the threats. The threat landscape changes daily.  In today’s highly collaborative, highly mobile business world, with an enterprise that no longer has a physical boundary, a locked room isn’t an option—and forget about the alligators.

Tags:IT StaffingMobilitySecurity

Data Security

Users Want More Access—You Need Stronger Data Security

Make Security Management More Manageable

by Bill Virtue | 06.12.14

I have been talking to IT professionals over the past several months, and it’s no secret that users today need access to more data than ever—and they want it anytime, from anywhere and from any device. But before IT can allow a user access to the data, there needs to be some assurance that the user has authorized access to it. How do we ensure user attestation, data availability, and security? Read on to find out. 

Tags:Data CenterIT StaffingMicrosoftMobilityNetworkingSecurity

When Microsoft abandons ship on Windows XP support on April 8, 2014, it will not be patching security holes, which means your Internet-connected computer will be a defenseless piece of hardware that is fair game for malicious software attacks.

While Microsoft has offered anti-malware signature support until July 14, 2015, that is not a commitment to extend security support for XP. Microsoft will continue to provide updates to its XP anti-malware software, including Microsoft Security Essentials, in order to detect some forms of malware. But working on an outdated OS means it will have limited effectiveness, the company concedes.

Tags:MicrosoftSecuritySoftwareWindows 8

Modern Security Defined

The indisputable components of a good plan

by Stephen Nardone | 07.17.14

If you think you can put together a top-notch security plan, roll it out, and relax, think again. The best advice I can give anyone concerned with security is to abolish the “set it and forget” mentality. Look around; I doubt you can find that one locked room, with the one mainframe, where all your data is stored. In today's world—as security threat changes daily —organizations need to address this moving target with a well-defined security risk management strategy.

Tags:AssessmentComplianceData CenterEnterprise AgreementManagementSecurity

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