Archive for January, 2015

New Regulations Sweep The Cyber Security Landscape

For years now, lawmakers and regulators across both public and private sectors have eagerly sought to institute measures aimed at bolstering the cyber security standards of organizations such as government agencies, non-profit groups and large-cap enterprises. While a few efforts such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and regulatory advancements by the PCI Security Standards Council have

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2015 will be a pivotal year for cyber security

The cyber security saga has garnered nationwide attention in both private and public domains, and as U.S. leaders continue to navigate the changing threat landscape, organizations across the country are joining forces to overcome the challenges posed by malicious adversaries. Between new, action-oriented legislation seeing formulation in Washington and guidance from defense systems providers throughout

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New Regulations Sweep The Cybersecurity Landscape

For years now, lawmakers and regulators across both public and private sectors have eagerly sought to institute measures aimed at bolstering the cyber security standards of organizations such as government agencies, non-profit groups and large-cap enterprises. While a few efforts such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and regulatory advancements by the PCI Security Standards Council have

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Agencies Stumble on Cloud Migration Journey

For many agencies, cloud computing represents a future not far from a modern IT utopia, where quick-scaling resources and customized data center layouts abound – all with minimal risk. While this reality may indeed await organizations that decide to put their eggs in the cloud basket, not all off-premise initiatives realize their full potential, suggesting

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Employee Education Key to Cyber Protection

As an IT administrator, you’ve probably tried everything under the sun in attempting to fortify your organization’s cyber security profile. If you’ve already tried your luck with network technologies such as firewalls, hosted security solutions leveraged in the cloud and other application-based protective tools, it may seem that nothing on the market is truly capable

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Avoid BYOD legal mishaps with MDM solutions

While mobility trends such as BYOD are not necessarily new phenomena in the IT landscape, the risks associated with these mobile techniques and tools are still being uncovered by eager adopters in every corner of the public and private sector. Government agency officials and business leaders alike have encountered their own unique roadblocks on their

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Big data: Cyber security problem – or solution?

The debate over big data’s value and relevancy to the enterprise has, for the most part, seen its conclusion as decision-makers continue to uncover the benefits of aggregating, organizing and analyzing information to improve key processes. However, questions still abound regarding the impact of big data on the realm of cyber security – do analytics

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Federal agencies revamp cloud security strategy

Of all the federal agencies that have employed a cloud-heavy IT strategy in recent years, the Department of Defense has been the most outspoken and active, leading the charge for other organizations to follow suit in their own consolidation and migration goals. As cloud computing is met with increasing acceptance throughout sectors both private and

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