Steve Prentice

Security Audits, Cyberattacks and other Potential Front Line Issues

By Steve Prentice | November 23, 2016

Defending the Organization When people talk about security audits in an organization, thoughts immediately go to malware, cyberattacks and other front line issues. These appear as the most obvious types of threats and are consequently given the greatest attention. As…

The DDoS That Came Through IoT: A New Era For Cyber Crime

By Steve Prentice | October 13, 2016

A New Era for Cyber Crime Last September, the website of a well-known security journalist was hit by a massive DDoS attack. The site’s host stated it was the largest attack of that type they had ever seen. Rather than…

Ransomware’s Great Lessons

By Steve Prentice | September 28, 2016

Ransomware The vision is chilling. It’s another busy day. An employee arrives and logs on to the network only to be confronted by a locked screen displaying a simple message: “Your files have been captured and encrypted. To release them,…

IoT: Connected Manufacturing Leads To Service as a Product

By Steve Prentice | March 9, 2016

Connected Manufacturing A car is driven back to its home garage for the night, and its data port is plugged in. Then, some exciting things happen. First off, the car sends diagnostic information back to the manufacturer to cross-check against…

The Lurking Threat Called Passivity

By Steve Prentice | February 22, 2016

The Lurking Threat What is lurking inside your company’s systems that is making them vulnerable to attack? Hacking, phishing and other types of attacks are often considered to be externally driven, with gangs of anonymous hackers operating from halfway around…

Security: The Goodwill Virus That Keeps On Giving

By Steve Prentice | February 11, 2016

The Goodwill Virus When Caitlyn Jenner officially introduced herself to the world by way of a Vanity Fair cover story in June 2015, the event was unique not only for the groundbreaking content but in the way it was produced.…

Hybridization: A Mindset Approach

By Steve Prentice | February 3, 2016

The Social Data Cloud One of the most amazing attributes of the cloud and its related technologies is its sheer openness. New companies and ventures spring up daily, fueled, in some cases, by one single good idea. They launch first…

Hybridization: The Executive Roundtable

By Steve Prentice | January 27, 2016

Hybridization When discussing migration to the cloud, the use of hybrid cloud and all other cloud-related issues, people generally place the focus on the technology itself. What sometimes gets overlooked is the group of individuals who are — or at…

The Soft-Edged Cloud: A Security Challenge

By Steve Prentice | January 13, 2016

The Cloud Security Challenge The use of the term “cloud” to describe global, offsite, computing and storage technology is apt for a number of reasons; not all of them good. The metaphor succeeds largely when people visualize their data hovering…

Video Meetings And The Face To Face Conundrum

By Steve Prentice | December 17, 2015

The Face To Face Conundrum Meetings have been a scourge on business productivity for many decades. British comedy genius John Cleese released a corporate training film back in 1976, entitled Meetings, Bloody Meetings, which not only became an instant classic,…

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