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Author: George V. Hulme

George V. Hulme is an internationally recognized information security and business technology writer. For more than 20 years Hulme has written about business, technology, and IT security topics. From March 2000 through March 2005, as senior editor at InformationWeek magazine, he covered the IT security and homeland security beats. His work has appeared in CSOOnline, ComputerWorld, Network Computing, Government Computer News, Network World, San Francisco Examiner, TechWeb, VARBusiness, and dozens of other technology publications.

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As WannaCry fades, Shadow Brokers Surface Announcing New Exploit Offering

May 19 by George V. Hulme

While the world still heals and reals from the torrent of an attack that is WannaCryptor (WannaCry), security experts find themselves bracing for potential new versions and copycats of the unique malware. As we covered in Wormable ransomware strain uses freshly leaked exploit to encrypt data when in a matter of less than 24 hours the WannaCry malware infected more than 230,000 systems in 150 countries. The attack impacted businesses large and small, across many vertical industries, and both the public and private sectors.

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The need to communicate risk has never been more important

May 18 by George V. Hulme

To keep up with more rapidly changing business models, the speed of enterprise digital transformation and automation today, security leadership needs to, more than ever, ensure there is a tight coupling between security teams and business leadership.

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Intel expected to patch serious AMT flaw this week

May 09 by George V. Hulme

Intel is expected to soon issue patches that purport to fix an escalation of privilege vulnerability in the Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Standard Manageability (ISM), as well as the Intel Small Business Technology firmware versions 6.x, 7.x, 8.x 9.x, 10.x, 11.0, 11.5, and 11.6 that can allow a remote attacker to gain control of the admin manageability features in these chips.

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Malware is big business, manufacturers hit hardest, latest survey finds

May 03 by George V. Hulme

While the rate of growth of ransomware may have cooled a bit, such attacks are still growing at a hot pace. According to the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), released late last week, ransomware was involved in 71 percent of all malware related cases tracked.

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Security Benefits of the Software Defined Data Center

May 02 by George V. Hulme

We’ve been writing a lot about the software-defined data center and hyperconverged infrastructure and how the benefits of increased agility, greater system utilization, and lower total cost of ownership are well known.

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The Software Defined Data Center Needs Software Defined Security

Apr 10 by George V. Hulme

As Bogdan Botezatu wrote in his post Here Come Software-Defined Data Centers - What are the Security Implications? — the software defined data center is here to stay and is expected to grow from $25.61 billion in 2016 to $83.21 billion by 2021, at nearly a growth rate of about 30% annually.

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What is NFV? And what does it mean to security?

Apr 04 by George V. Hulme

We’ve been starting to write more about the software-defined data center here at Business Insights because it’s become clear this is where enterprise networks are quickly moving. While software-defined networking gets all of the headlines — Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is a big part of the software-defined data center.

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Most companies don’t secure confidential docs

Mar 23 by George V. Hulme

A vital, actually a most fundamental, aspect of enterprise security is helping organizations to keep confidential information confidential. This is why security at the data and document level is something to which much more attention should be paid by enterprises. 

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Healthcare keeps taking the data breach hits

Mar 10 by George V. Hulme

The hits to the healthcare industry keep on coming. While the number of overall data breaches tracked by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) hit a record in 2016, with 1,093, which is a 40 percent increase over the previous record in 2015 of 780 breaches – It’s healthcare that continues to grow the most.

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Clouds, Containers, & Cybersecurity Skills Gap Drive Security Services Demands

Mar 07 by George V. Hulme

When it comes to the business of information security, and the big technology trends that will likely shape the year ahead, the RSA Conference is perhaps the most important event of the year. And with a record attendance of more than 43,000, this year was no exception.

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Shadow IT Back in Spotlight

Mar 02 by George V. Hulme

When it comes to shadow IT, government can face just as much of a challenge as the typical enterprise. Last week, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the General Services Administration (GSA) published a report which found that GSA’s Office of 18F had “routinely disregarded and circumvented fundamental security policies and guidelines.”

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Kicking off RSA Conference 2017 With DevOps and Cloud Security

Feb 10 by George V. Hulme

Last year was a record year when it came to attendance for the RSA Conference. More than 40,000 attendees arrived at the Moscone Center to learn about and discuss the latest in cybersecurity trends ranging from cybersecurity big data analytics, application security, to forensics and incident response and everything in-between.

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