Data Breaches: Incident Response Planning – Part 2

Data Breaches: Incident Response Planning – Part 2

Incident Response Planning – Part 2 Continued from Part 1… As an estimated 50 million consumers were yet to be informed more than a month after the breach discovery, a Senate health committee had to intervene. But that wasn’t the end of Anthem’s missteps — it took customer’s days after calling a dedicated phone line to receive a call back… What Post-Breach Response ‘Should’ Have Looked Like As Verizon so aptly observed in its soldier…

Data Breaches: Incident Response Planning – Part 1

Data Breaches: Incident Response Planning – Part 1

Incident Response Planning – Part 1 The topic of cybersecurity has become part of the boardroom agendas in the last couple of years, and not surprisingly — these days, it’s almost impossible to read news headlines without noticing yet another story about a data breach. As cybersecurity shifts from being a strictly IT issue to being a mission-critical component, BODs are also becoming more interested in what their organizations are doing to plan their incident…

Intel Targets Autonomous Cars and IoT With New Acquisition

Intel Targets Autonomous Cars and IoT With New Acquisition

Intel Targets Autonomous Cars To the casual observer, Intel may have looked like it was in trouble, after getting rid of nearly 12,000 jobs this year alone and cutting back on many lines of business that they have since deemed unnecessary, but that’s not stopping them from investing in new start ups and getting a foothold in the worlds of IoT and autonomous cars. IoT, or the Internet of Things, is a growing movement to…

Small Businesses CAN Compete Using The Cloud

Small Businesses CAN Compete Using The Cloud

Small Businesses Cloud In the past, small business owners had to either run applications or software that was downloaded physically onto a computer. Not only was this process pricey, it’s now a relic of the past that can put your business as a major disadvantage. Thanks to the cloud, business owners access information on any device, anywhere in the world. For example, you can update your social channels, send out invoices, or communicate better with…

How Strategy – Not Technology – Is The Real Driver For Digital Transformation

How Strategy – Not Technology – Is The Real Driver For Digital Transformation

The Real Driver For Digital Transformation Business owners and executives today know the power of social media, mobile technology, cloud computing, and analytics. If you pay attention, however, you will notice that truly mature and successful digital businesses do not jump at every new technological tool or platform. While they do not sit and wait for months or years to create social media pages or to take advantage of new analytical services, they do approach…

The Cancer Moonshot: Collaboration Is Key

The Cancer Moonshot: Collaboration Is Key

Cancer Moonshot In his final State of the Union address in January 2016, President Obama announced a new American “moonshot” effort: finding a cure for cancer. The term “moonshot” comes from one of America’s greatest achievements, the moon landing. If the scientific community can achieve that kind of feat, then surely it can rally around the goal of finding a cure for cancer. President Obama put his second-in-command, Vice President Joe Biden, in charge of…

Cloud And The Military – In The US

Cloud And The Military – In The US

Cloud And The Military Scandalous cost overruns; the newest high tech doesn’t work any better than very old tech; sweetheart monopoly deals with favorite defense contractors; sole sourcing key components from our enemies – the litany just goes on and on. The military’s relationship with technology always seems to be like watching a slow motion car crash. What are they doing with cloud computing? Could it be they are going to get it right? The…

Choosing IaaS or a Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting Provider?

Choosing IaaS or a Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting Provider?

There is a Difference – So Stop Comparing We are all familiar with the old saying “That’s like comparing apples to oranges” and though we learned this lesson during our early years we somehow seem to discount this idiom when discussing the Cloud. Specifically, IT buyers often feel justified when comparing the cost of a Cloud IaaS or SaaS provider with that of a Cloud-Enabled Hosting Provider. These types of providers are very different and…