Category: Security

Network Security: More Critical than Most Companies Think
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Network Security: More Critical than Most Companies Think

One of the most important, yet often undervalued, functions of any enterprise or organization is protecting itself from digital security threats. On the surface, most companies say the right things about their commitment to network security, but the actual level of commitment and funding for security initiatives is often less than it should be.  ...

Outsourcing Security: Making the Right Call
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Outsourcing Security: Making the Right Call

Cloud and “as a Service” vendors offer nearly everything these days, from software to development platforms and network infrastructure. This has given companies affordable options, especially in the small to medium business (SMB) category. One service offering, security, has begun to rise in popularity. Here’s what to know when considering a transition to an outsourced...

Mind the Gap: The Practices that Are the Difference Between Security and Breach
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Mind the Gap: The Practices that Are the Difference Between Security and Breach

There’s a major difference between the top and bottom ranked companies where security is concerned. Those in the top percentile understand what it means to have a solid game plan and adequate defenses surrounding their systems, and are able to competently and consistently execute their enterprise protection strategies. Those on the bottom tier, on the...

How Network Security Breaches Happen and What Businesses Can Do About It
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How Network Security Breaches Happen and What Businesses Can Do About It

Former FBI director Robert Mueller once said, “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.” Security is an issue that can’t be taken lightly because every network is vulnerable. IT departments should proceed as if an attack is imminent so that they are prepared to prevent potential threats —...

4 Considerations When Deploying Security Technology
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4 Considerations When Deploying Security Technology

Technology is rapidly evolving. Mobility and the cloud are two forces that are altering the way employees do their jobs. These technology advances are also radically changing the IT environment and introducing new security challenges and threats. Shadow IT refers to the use of technology within an organization’s IT system without approval. While deployment and use...

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Enterprise Security in a Cloud Society

Today’s security landscape is complex. As applications and data continually move toward cloud infrastructure, it becomes increasingly difficult to protect them adequately. This can be especially true for enterprises using Amazon Web Services (AWS) for their applications. While AWS is a powerful tool, securing around it may be outside the expertise of many IT teams. Following are...