Cybersecurity

Digging Deeper On HPE’s Latest Security Announcements

October kicks off National Cyber Security Month. In what seems to be an annual event, HPE made some security-related announcements that set the company up uniquely in the IT solutions provider market. What are those announcements, and what do they mean for IT organizations? I’ll unpack all of this and give my perspective in the …

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Attention CIOs: Stop Reacting And Start Being Proactive With Cybersecurity

Physical security and cybersecurity are intrinsically connected. Unfortunately, most organizations still treat these security functions as separate disciplines and processes. Until recently, separating the two was justified because the technology to integrate physical and cybersecurity was not available. However, this is changing with the emergence of IoT and advances in both sensors and integrated systems. …

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For DevOps, Application Programming Integration (API) Is A Major Security Vulnerability

One of the most often overlooked cybersecurity attack vectors, and one of the biggest threats is application-programming interface (API) security. According to the security giant, Akamai, over 80% of all Content Delivery Network (CDN) Internet traffic is API traffic.  APIs enable applications, services and micro services to work together. For example, organizations use APIs to …

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Cyberwarfare Requires Speed, Adaptability And Visibility To Win

Cybersecurity is now a war of attrition. Companies face new threats every day, and it is impossible to keep up with the frequency and volume of vulnerabilities that profoundly impact a company’s IT hygiene. Bad actors and nation-states have created a cottage industry for hackers/crackers who indiscriminately attack foreign networks and their critical infrastructure. Recently, …

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When It Comes To Cybersecurity, Covid-19 Tells Us We Do Not Deserve Nice Things

Over the past few months, Covid-19 has uncovered many security challenges within most enterprises’ cybersecurity programs. That said, most organizations were ill-equipped to detect and respond to cyber threats brought on by Covid-19, especially with a majority of the population working from home. This pandemic exposed many vulnerabilities from a political, societal, economic and critical …

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VMware Security- One Of The Best Kept IT Secrets

I recently got the chance to attend an analyst briefing held by VMware senior executives, where I learned a lot about the company’s overall strategy and progress. This is a big time for VMware, and the tech industry in general, with more people working remotely than ever before in order to minimize the spread of …

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COVID-19: The Monster That Made Security The Priority

If there is something positive to come out of COVID-19, it might be a new awareness of how unprepared the world is for this type of enemy. Additionally, it is demonstrating how dependent many nations have become on other countries to provide manufacturing, fabrication and supply chain services for critical infrastructure components. We will recover, …

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IBM Bolsters Z Portfolio With New Data Privacy Capabilities

Last fall IBM unveiled the latest addition to its popular long-standing Z mainframe portfolio, the z15. The z15 was designed expressly with data security and privacy in mind—security meaning keeping bad guys out, and privacy meaning protecting corporate data. The z15’s predecessor, the z14, did much to move the ball down the court in terms …

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Cybersecurity Issues? Amazon Detective Is On The Case

With millions of cloud customers, Amazon’s AWS is the most popular enterprise cloud infrastructure as a services company on the planet. With that much data on its hands, though, comes a great responsibility to ensure cybersecurity at all costs. To Amazon’s credit, it has not shied away from this responsibility. A big part of ensuring …

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HP Inc. Bolsters Its Cybersecurity Offerings With New Endpoint Protection

There are tech companies that get cybersecurity, and then there are those who don’t. HP is one of the former, thank goodness, and has proven it time and time again across its product lines. While many in the industry decried its claim of having the most secure PC products, I’m glad they did it, because …

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HP Inc. Tackles The Nefarious Cybersecurity Problem Few Will Acknowledge: The Office Printer

Over the past few years, it’s been seemingly impossible to read the news without seeing a headline about a massive data breach, ransomware attack or some other type of security failure. Today, cybercrime could be considered the single greatest threat facing businesses in the modern world. The numbers are staggering. Cybersecurity Ventures forecasted in late 2018 that …

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RSA 2019: The Industry Grapples With Cybersecurity As A Business Strategy

There has been a lot going on in the realm of cybersecurity over the past couple of weeks, from RSA in San Francisco (the largest cybersecurity show), to what may turn out to be one of the most devastating cyberwarfare attacks in recent history. The world of cybersecurity is growing, the stakes are high, and …

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