Author Archives: Steve Prentice

What I Have Learned: Cloud Security Insights From CCSP Pros

What I Have Learned: Cloud Security Insights From CCSP Pros

Cloud Security Insights From CCSP Pros The age of cloud security gives rise to the somewhat mixed metaphor of a cat and mouse game played out on shifting sands. Cloud security professionals face a multidimensional conundrum as they try to keep pace with changing technologies, upgrades, internal political pressures, and of course external infiltration attempts.…

Cyber Security: An Ounce of Prevention

Cyber Security: An Ounce of Prevention

Cyber Security Awareness A new breed of technologies now exists that takes snooping to a completely new level. Launched from ads broadcast on TV, or appearing inside or alongside a web page on your computer, they send out an inaudible signal – inaudible to humans, that is – but very clear and understandable by the…

The Rise of The As-a-Service Industry

The Rise of The As-a-Service Industry

No Longer Doing It by the Book: The Rise of the As-a-Service Industry In mid-2015, a world leader in online book sales announced a ground-breaking approach to royalty payments to authors whose books were listed on their e-book lending service. In essence, the company announced that they would be paid by each page that had…

Furthering Business By Seeing Beyond

Furthering Business By Seeing Beyond

Furthering Your Business Here is a typical customer service story that illustrates the gap between the power of modern commerce and the struggling mindset of business. John is a retail customer, who, like many people, enjoys shopping at specific stores. He re-visits these stores often, out of habit and convenience. He recently purchased a coffee…

The Future of Employee Engagement

The Future of Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement Employees face a number of challenges in their day-to-day jobs, with emails, distractions and a never-ending workload topping the bill. A great deal of time is spent learning to use business technologies in the name of improved productivity, but, twenty-five years after the release of Microsoft Windows, there are still significant gaps between…

Security Training Through Practical Experience

Security Training Through Practical Experience

The Importance of Practical Experience One of the most interesting scenes to watch – if you are fortunate enough to time it right – is a full-scale emergency drill conducted by joint teams of firefighters, police and paramedics. These can involve hundreds of people, including volunteers who are given realistic wounds by skilled makeup artists,…

Engagement Through Password Literacy

Engagement Through Password Literacy

Citizen Engagement Literacy The term “engagement literacy” is not commonly-used at this moment, but it is a concept that bears greater attention in an age where personal data is king. Citizens and consumers now provide two currencies to the retailers and companies around them. The first is actual money, transferred either electronically or by hand,…

The Need For A Security Incident Response Team

The Need For A Security Incident Response Team

Security Incident Response Team The incidences of modern cyber-attacks are growing, along with their sophistication. Every single weakness, whether technological or human, is being constantly exploited, and the interconnectedness of computers means that a break-in, theft or infection on one system has far-reaching consequences with customers, suppliers and the general public. Network Security Network security…