Cloud Services Providers – Learning To Keep The Lights On

Cloud Services Providers – Learning To Keep The Lights On

The True Meaning of Availability What is real availability? In our line of work, cloud service providers approach availability from the inside out. And in many cases, some never make it past their own front door given how challenging it is to keep the lights on at home let alone factors that are out of your control. But in order to effectively provide quality services with the focus on the customer, providers need to ensure…

Why Organizations Move To Amazon AWS

Why Organizations Move To Amazon AWS

Maximization of Cloud Opportunities  Sponsored series by CloudMGR When linked with the correct choice of provider, visibility and control in the cloud provide organizations with security as well as cost savings, speed, agility, efficiency, and innovation. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one such provider which allows for the maximization of cloud opportunities, promising scalability, the elimination of capital expenses, and no latency. Why Organizations Move to AWS Economics & Infrastructure Pay-per-use models are attractive to…

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

Password Challenges  Simple passwords are no longer safe to use online. John Barco, vice president of Global Product Marketing at ForgeRock, explains why it’s time the industry embraced more advanced identity-centric solutions that improve the customer experience while also providing stronger security. Since the beginning of logins, consumers have used a simple username and password to secure their sensitive information across the Internet. This approach made do in the early days of ecommerce, but with the…

News: Decision Made In Net Neutrality Ruling

News: Decision Made In Net Neutrality Ruling

WASHINGTON — High-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled, a decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband providers and greater protections for web users. The decision from a three-judge panel at the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday comes in a case about rules applying to a doctrine known as net neutrality, which prohibit broadband companies from blocking…

Despite Record Breaches, Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority

Despite Record Breaches, Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority

Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority Research has revealed that third parties cause 63 percent of all data breaches. From HVAC contractors, to IT consultants, to supply chain analysts and beyond, the threats posed by third parties are real and growing. Deloitte, in its Global Survey 2016 of third party risk, reported that 87 percent of respondents had faced a disruptive incident with third parties in the last two to three years.…

The Week In Tech – NVidia AI Inception Program and Google Goes Wireless?

The Week In Tech – NVidia AI Inception Program and Google Goes Wireless?

The Week In Tech Much of the news coming out of the technology sector this week focused on looking ahead to new challenges, and deploying new technologies to solve difficult global problems. Here are some of the standout developments in the technology sector this week. Nvidia, the American pioneer in GPU-processing, announced the establishment of a comprehensive global program to support startups that are driving breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence and data science. The Nvidia Inception…

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…