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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