How forward planning can simplify cloud management

Today, more and more organizations are opting to shift elements of their operations onto cloud solutions instead of locally hosted solutions. While cloud solutions can deliver lower operating costs and other efficiencies, many business managers seem to believe it will somehow make the need for IT administration in the organization virtually disappear. Understanding in advance … Continued

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Web tracking could represent cybersecurity threat

A team of cybersecurity researchers from Princeton University have warned that web tracking firms could be in a position to abuse password mechanisms to compromise individuals’ usernames and email addresses, heightening the risk of cybersecurity breaches. Many popular browsers, including Firefox, Chrome and Safari, feature login managers which individuals can use to save and autofill … Continued

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Security intelligence and AI

In a move sure to please security intelligence advocates, the Senate voted in January to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) for another six years. The surveillance act passing will be seen as a victory for Republican national security hawks as well as centrist Democrats who see FISA as an important … Continued

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Challenges facing IT service providers in 2018

Whether your organization has its own internal IT team, or you contract out to external IT service providers, fulfilling a business’s IT function has never been more complex. IT management providers are tasked with delivering agile and robust tech solutions within continually squeezed IT budgets, against a problematic backdrop of ever-increasing cybercrime and security threats. … Continued

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Report exposes reasons behind cybersecurity vulnerabilities

A new report on cybersecurity reveals that simple human error remains one of the principal vulnerabilities that leave organizations open to cyberattacks. The research, carried out by leading cybersecurity and antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab, found that carelessness by employees was at the root of 46 percent of data breaches in the past year. The researchers … Continued

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Federal clampdown on credit data cybersecurity breaches

Two senators have announced plans for new cybersecurity laws that will give the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the power to penalize organizations handling consumer credit data that fail to properly safeguard against cybercriminals. The legislation, entitled the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act, was proposed by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Mark Warner, and would create … Continued

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Computer repair vs new computer

For business and home computer users alike, there’s a depressing inevitability that desktops and laptops – no matter how well they’re treated – will at some point give up the ghost and stop working. That demise can take many forms – from an obsolete operating system, painfully slow processor and hard drive so full that … Continued

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Cybersecurity issues will likely worsen in 2018

There’s no denying that 2017 was a bad year for cybersecurity. A report from Malwarebytes revealed that the overall volume of attacks had increased by 96 percent from the previous year, with a number of high-profile cyberattacks – such as May’s WannaCry ransomware attack – making news headlines worldwide. So can we expect a reprieve … Continued

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