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IIoT Benefits & Security Considerations for Sensor-2-Server

November 30, 2016 by Scott Allen

SCADA will likely always have value for industrial communications but, going forward, there will be an increase in the use other technologies as well. Additionally, with more technology physically in the field, there is always going to be a focus on data security.[read more]

One-third of shadow IT services present significant risk to the enterprise

November 21, 2016 by CIO Dive

Dive Brief:More than half (61%) of large enterprises now have a cloud governance policy in place to help control shadow IT, according to a new report from Sky High Networks. The company examined data for more than 30 million users worldwide for the report. Among the organizations with a policy in place, Sky High found only 5.4% of...[read more]

Even after Dyn DDoS attack, businesses shouldn't ditch DNS providers, analyst says

November 3, 2016 by CIO Dive

Dive Brief:Businesses should not dump their DNS service providers simply because of the massive DDoS attack on Dyn last month, says Gartner analyst Bob Gill in an interview with CIO. Instead, Gill suggests businesses concerned about DDoS attacks ensure their critical websites rely on more than one DNS provider.The...[read more]

Massive DDoS attack spotlights internet choke point

October 25, 2016 by CIO Dive

Friday's mass DDoS attack against a DNS provider spotlights a long-standing weakness in how traffic moves across the internet. Internet services were interrupted several times Friday following a mass DDoS attack that caused disruptions of Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, GitHub and Reddit, to name a few.Both the...[read more]

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Debunking the Top Ten Myths of Cloud Based Disaster Recovery

October 14, 2016 by Gunjan Tripathi

Introduction:Few IT or business professionals would argue over the value of a well-constructed disaster recovery plan, with so many businesses and organizations depend on data systems for their most basic business functions. Savvy business owners know that it is no longer only a matter of protecting your data, but also of saving your...[read more]

AT&T to use AWS network to deliver IoT, analytics

October 11, 2016 by CIO Dive

AT&T announced it will partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to let joint customers use AWS cloud services with the AT&T network.[read more]

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How the Ad Block Debate Impacts Net Neutrality

October 6, 2016 by Ioana Sima

The ongoing debate surrounding ad blocking might never die. Its impact can be felt by the billions of internet users, all of which have been hit by unwanted ads at least once. But at the same time, millions of other companies have their ads unseen. As end users, we may think of ad blockers as sources of power, a tool to use in order to...[read more]

Is Shadow IT Still Lurking Inside Your Organization?

September 14, 2016 by Ofir Agasi

Many file-sharing applications, such as Dropbox and Google Docs, have adapted to accommodate business needs, but few meet the security, privacy or regulatory demands faced by organizations.[read more]

5 Advantages of Using Encryption Technology for Data Protection

September 12, 2016 by Ryan Ayers

Data breach and mega attacks are on the rise and at an all time high. With recent advancements developing in encryption technology, hackers are having are harder time breaking into sensitive data. This article overlooks five advantages of encryption technology and how it can protect confidential information.[read more]

3 Ways Ransomware Hackers Trick your Employees

September 5, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

 Many think that in order to become infected with ransomware, someone on your network has to download a program. While that is still a way to contract ransomware, there are some other ways that you should know about that require minimal effort on the part of your user. All it takes is the click of a link now to become infected with...[read more]

Why your IT Company’s Security Expertise Matters

September 1, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

 Can you tell the difference between an IT consultant with in-depth security expertise and one that doesn’t have it? In a world where proposals reign, it’s hard to designate the difference between an IT company or individual with the right security expertise from those that just don’t have it. It’s always interesting to me when...[read more]

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Are You Securing Your Data Enough With Encryption and 2FA?

August 31, 2016 by Anand Srinivasan

Some researchers have started wondering if the encryption and 2FA technologies deployed by many enterprises today is all but a security theater - a means to demonstrate improved security while not adding enough to actually make the system secure.[read more]

Four Key Steps For Enterprise IoT Security

August 26, 2016 by Timo Elliott

There’s been a lot of press recently about the problems of IoT security: easily hackable smart locks, as many as 100M Volkswagens at risk, vulnerable light bulbs, and even sex toys that spy on you.Here are some key concepts for the future of IoT security in the enterprise:First, IoT is going to save a lot of livesIt’s ...[read more]

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How listening to our cars will improve the driving experience

August 21, 2016 by Mahbubul Alam

Smart technology is already being used in cars, but we're just at the very beginning.  It’s a given that Over-the-Air  (OTA) software updates for both drivers and automotive OEMs will be an integral part of new cars. The total vehicles predicted to have OTA map updates for example will exceed 32 million by 2022.  New code...[read more]

3 Reasons Unreliable, Stagnant Technology is a Dice Roll

August 15, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

Take a moment and think about the most important day in your business. Was it your launch day? The day you revealed a new product? The day your manufacturing line got a new machine? The day that you closed a huge new account? What would happen if, during your biggest day of your business, your IT systems completely failed you? I’m not...[read more]