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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:

Cyber Security Skills Gap is Becoming More of a Chasm

Feb 10 by Bob Violino

Every cyber security executive knows—or should know—that the current demand for skills is much greater than the supply. But a recent study by (ISC)², an international non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals, indicates just how mammoth the talent shortage has become.

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IT Auditors in the Spotlight

Jan 31 by Bob Violino

IT auditors—the people who conduct examinations of the management controls within an organization’s IT infrastructure to determine if technology assets are secure and to ensure data integrity—have had their hands full lately.

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Smaller Companies Need to Step Up Their Cyber Security Efforts

Jan 27 by Bob Violino

Whenever we hear about major cyber security attacks such as data breaches, it’s typically larger enterprises that are the victims. That makes sense, considering those events can potentially impact a lot of people and therefore are more likely to grab headlines and garner attention.

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Examining Risk in the Corporate Environment

Jan 24 by Bob Violino

Of all the possible concerns global businesses can have, cyber security threats are at the top of the list, according to recent research by insurance firm The Travelers Companies.

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Managing Risk in the Extended Enterprise

Dec 06 by Bob Violino

The whole concept of “enterprise” has changed dramatically in recent years. With ever-growing ecosystems of connected partners, suppliers, customers, and other third parties, companies have opened up new opportunities for business growth.

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Study Shows Many Organizations Need to Improve Their Efforts to Comply with Data Privacy Laws

Dec 05 by Bob Violino

Implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) is fast approaching, and based on a recent report the news is not great as far as organizations’ progress in complying with the new rules as well as other data privacy regulations.

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CFOs Getting More Involved in Cyber Security Strategies

Nov 11 by Bob Violino

CISOs, CSOs, and CIOs are not the only C-level executives with a deep concern about cyber security. New research shows that CFOs appear to be taking a more active role in ensuring that their organizations are protected against data breaches, hacks, malware, and other threats.

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Throwing More Money at Cyber Security Challenges Will Not Necessarily Address Them—Companies Need to Spend Wisely

Nov 06 by Bob Violino

Here’s a disturbing bit of information: a large number of IT security leaders and teams don’t know if cyber security tools are working as they should, despite organizations investing millions of dollars in such technology each year.

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Companies Place Cyber Security in the Spotlight

Oct 21 by Bob Violino

New research shows that cyber security is taking center stage at many organizations. A pessimistic way of looking at this would be to acknowledge that things have gotten so bad with breaches, malware, and other incidents that enterprises have no choice but to focus on security.

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Shades of GDPR: Are You Ready for California’s New Privacy Law?

Sep 19 by Bob Violino

The implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) is just around the corner, but there are indications that many organizations might not be ready for the new data protection requirements.

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Top Inherent Risks with Cloud Security

Sep 09 by Bob Violino

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), an organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, recently unveiled its “Top Threats to Cloud Computing: The Egregious Eleven,” a report that examines the risks inherent with cloud security.

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Moving to the Cloud? Be Ready to Embrace Complexity

Sep 03 by Bob Violino

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), an organization that works to raise awareness about best practices for secure cloud computing environments, has been especially busy of late—churning out findings related to cyber security and the cloud.

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