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Author: Bob Violino

Bob Violino is a technology and business freelance writer covering the latest trends in the market, including cloud services, mobile technology, social media, big data/analytics and the Internet of Things.

All about Virtualization and Cloud Security | Recent Articles:

The Move to the Cloud Gains Momentum, but Security is Still a Big Concern

Sep 11 by Bob Violino
  • More organizations are moving applications and data to the cloud, driven in part by changing work environment caused by the pandemic
  • Ensuring data security is a key challenge in taking full advantage of public cloud resources

This year has seen a few dramatic trends that directly affect IT, in large part results of the global health crisis: the massive shift to a work-from-home model, a significant increase in e-commerce activity, and a big jump in the use of videoconferencing and other collaborative tools—to name a few.

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Even Prior to the Pandemic and Work-From-Home, Many Organizations Were Bolstering Cyber Security

Aug 27 by Bob Violino

The coronavirus pandemic has created a number of new cyber security threats and vulnerabilities, not the least of which is the need to support a massive shift to remote work. The worldwide health crisis has presented hackers and other cyber criminals with opportunities to take advantage of the upheaval in business.

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New Report Examines the Pandemic’s Impact on Cyber Security

Aug 18 by Bob Violino

The coronavirus pandemic has presented a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for hackers and online scammers,” according to a new report from the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), a community of international cyber security professionals, and independent industry analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).

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Cyber Security a Big Concern of Local and County Government Technology Leaders

Aug 13 by Bob Violino

Cyber security and data loss prevention dominate the daily concerns of local and county government technology leaders, according to a survey report by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and the Public Technology Institute (PTI).

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Report Says Data in the Cloud is Creating ‘Fear and Trust’ Issues for Security Professionals

Jul 20 by Bob Violino

A patchwork of tools, the presence of misconfigured services, and confusion around data security ownership in the cloud has created a crisis of confidence among IT security professionals that will only be fixed by organizations making security part of their business culture.

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Are Companies Ready for the Risks of IoT?

Jul 04 by Bob Violino

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT (IIoT) are beginning to see some real momentum, particularly in industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. More and more devices, equipment, vehicles, buildings, and other objects are being equipped with sensors and connected, enabling the sharing of data that provides useful insights for businesses.

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Cyber Security Continues to Evolve—And the Skills Gap Remains a Big Challenge

Jun 10 by Bob Violino

Cyber security teams are continuing to struggle with hiring and retention issues, and they have not achieved significant improvement in these areas over the past year, according to a global study released earlier this year by technology professional association ISACA.

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Study Shows Cyber Security Disconnects

Jun 09 by Bob Violino

Organizations around the world consider innovation to be a top business priority and they are captivated by the potential of emerging technologies. At the same time, however, they’re concerned about their cyber security readiness and the struggle to hire enough workers who have the right skills to meet the organization’s needs.

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Growing Threat of Destructive Attacks is One of the Top Cyber Risks Organizations Face

May 25 by Bob Violino

At a time of technological transformation and “cyber everywhere”, the attack surface for organizations is exponentially growing and cyber criminals are going after operational systems and backup capabilities simultaneously in highly sophisticated ways—leading to enterprise-wide destructive cyber attacks.

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Securing the Work-At-Home Environment

Apr 22 by Bob Violino

The new business realities created by the coronavirus pandemic include unprecedented numbers of people working from home or from other remote locations.

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How Effective are Security Operations Centers?

Apr 14 by Bob Violino

A lot of organizations rely heavily on their security operations centers (SOCs) to maintain a strong cyber security posture. But just how effective are these centralized units that are designed to deal with security issues on an organizational level?

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Blockchain as an IoT Security Mechanism

Mar 31 by Bob Violino

Building more robust security for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) has been a focal point for many over the past few years. Might blockchain, the distributed ledger technology for overseeing transactions across a network over time, be an ideal solution?

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