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3 Tips for Making Better Investments in Security

Information security’s role is becoming more strategic, but its approach to making investment decisions hasn’t kept pace. To better align security investments with enterprise strategy, IT and security leaders must stay focused on the right risks, add rigor to decision … Continue reading

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iCloud security: How (and why) to enable two-factor authentication

Given that so many of the details of our digital lives are either with us (on our smartphones) or easily accessible (via the web), you should be doing everything you can to protect that information and data. On iPhones and … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Cloud security: Trends and strategy

Cloud computing can generate mixed feelings. Corporate leaders generally welcome technologies that produce efficiency, agility and speed. Cloud services deliver those benefits, yet many are concerned about security, even while being often uninformed about how widely the cloud is used … Continue reading

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Monitor cloud services for compliance, security from a single view

Moving to the cloud is supposed to reduce the headaches for IT administrators, but often it has the opposite effect of increasing their workload, especially around security and visibility. Not only do they have to make sure on-premises systems adhere … Continue reading

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The 2 cloud security myths that must die

There seem to be two groups of people out there when it comes to cloud security: There are those who believe that public clouds are systemically unsafe, and those who believe clouds are impenetrable. They’re both wrong. Both of these … Continue reading

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The barrier to cloud security isn’t the technology

You want solid cloud security, so you work to find the best approach and technology. But that won’t get the job done. The truth is that competent cloud security technology is available, and most IT organizations’ cloud teams are good … Continue reading

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N.C. wind farm goes live despite legislators’ claims it’s a national security threat

The first utility-scale wind farm in North Carolina is now fully operational even though the state’s top politicians wanted President Donald Trump to nix the $ 400 million project because they said it’s a national security threat. Avangrid Renewables today announced … Continue reading

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The CSO guide to top security conferences

There is nothing like attending a face-to-face event for career networking and knowledge gathering, and we don’t have to tell you how helpful it can be to get a hands-on demo of a new tool or to have your questions … Continue reading

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The CSO guide to top security conferences

There is nothing like attending a face-to-face event for career networking and knowledge gathering, and we don’t have to tell you how helpful it can be to get a hands-on demo of a new tool or to have your questions … Continue reading

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Security tops app services priority list

Security, not availability, is now the number one priority driving the adoption of application services, according to a new report by F5 Networks. Applications are becoming core to the digital economy, and organizations are increasingly turning to application services to … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Will networks and security converge in 2017?

Bold predictions are in order at this time of year. Zeus Kerravala looked into his crystal bowl for the networking space, and Taylor Armeriding did the same for security. We went rummaging through our fortune cookies and came up with this Yoda-like … Continue reading

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IT Priorities Shifting Toward Security, Managing Costs

IDG survey shows renewed concern for operational security and improved customer experience. InformationWeek: Cloud

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To solve IoT security, look at the big picture, ARM says

The recent DDoS attacks launched from IoT devices demonstrate that the internet of things spans all parts of IT and that most companies deploying it still need a lot of help. That’s the message from ARM, the chip design company … Continue reading

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To solve IoT security, look at the big picture, ARM says

The recent DDoS attacks launched from IoT devices demonstrate that the internet of things spans all parts of IT and that most companies deploying it still need a lot of help. That’s the message from ARM, the chip design company … Continue reading

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VMworld: Security, Network, Cloud Are Top IT Concerns

At VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, customers of VMware took to the keynote stage to talk about adapting their data centers through changing times, with virtualization and vCloud Air. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Cisco to cut 5,500 workers in refocus on IoT, security and cloud

Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers, and the cloud. … Continue reading

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9 Promising Cloud Security Startups To Watch

The future belongs to cloud computing, but only with the help of strong security. Here are 9 cloud security startups IT managers may want to consider. InformationWeek: Cloud

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5 ways Microsoft has improved SharePoint security

“Users will always find a way to get their job done. And if security gets in their way, they will find another, likely less secure, way to get their job done.” To read this article in full or to leave … Continue reading

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7 Ways Cloud Computing Propels IT Security

A spate of high-profile public and private cloud security breaches is helping to push advancements in security such as encryption. Here’s a look at 7 ways the cloud may be the largest driver of IT security today. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Intermountain Healthcare Balances IoT Adoption And Security Vigilance

Intermountain, a Salt Lake City healthcare provider, innovates with Internet-connected patient devices, but clamps down on security exposures when it sees them. InformationWeek: Cloud

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IT is getting cloud storage security all wrong

A pair of research reports on cloud storage behaviors reiterates what has been an enduring and entirely unnecessary reality about data storage: The greatest threat to your store is not outside hackers, it’s your own staff.  The first comes from … Continue reading

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Microsoft strengthens security tools for Azure, Office 365

Microsoft has enhanced the holistic agile security platform it touted last November with integrated insights obtained from the company’s intelligent security graph and tighter collaboration with industry partners. The changes highlight Microsoft’s current approach to enterprise security, which focuses on … Continue reading

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Cloud security is good, but here’s how to make it better

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach. More than a third of businesses in the United States currently use the cloud, but by 2020 that … Continue reading

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Microsoft strengthens security tools for Azure, Office 365

Microsoft has enhanced the holistic agile security platform it touted last November with integrated insights obtained from the company’s intelligent security graph and tighter collaboration with industry partners. The changes highlight Microsoft’s current approach to enterprise security, which focuses on … Continue reading

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Microsoft adds new security enhancements to its cloud offerings

Microsoft is adding a range of new security management and reporting features to its Office 365 and Azure cloud services as part of the company’s holistic approach to enterprise security announced last year. In April, the company will release a … Continue reading

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IBM unveils z13s mainframe focused on security and hybrid clouds

IBM has unveiled its new z13s mainframe, which it claims offers encryption at twice the speed as previous mid-range systems, without compromising performance The company, which sold its x86 server business to Lenovo, continues to invest in new designs of … Continue reading

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Docker Tightens Security Over Container Vulnerabilities

Docker unveils three ways to make containers more secure, especially when code is changed during its update cycle. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Microsoft improves security for Azure SQL Database

Microsoft is giving database administrators working with Azure SQL Database a new suite of security tools to check out. A new Always Encrypted feature will be available as a public beta by the end of the month. It allows users … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Security, Exchange Server 2016: Microsoft Roundup

Microsoft sheds some light on its Windows 10 security policies, releases Exchange Server 2016, and plans its flagship store openings. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Government cloud adoption efforts lag as security concerns persist

When the Obama administration’s CIO declared that the government would move to a cloud-first policy for its technology procurements, it was sending a clear message that agencies would be expected to modernize their IT shops. But five years later, that … Continue reading

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