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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.

All about Virtualization and Cloud Security | Recent Articles:

Cloud and DevOps: Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Jul 10 by George V. Hulme

Many organizations believe that turning to cloud can help them better secure their environments, and many also contend that DevOps practices help them to better build secure software. While that is certainly debatable, a new survey of 929 IT professionals found that the majority believe that the best benefits come from combining DevOps and cloud.

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The story of GoldenEye In Seven Tweets

Jun 29 by George V. Hulme

A substantial ransomware attack rocked many organizations throughout Europe and the United States this week. Here are seven of the best Tweets Tweeted about GoldenEye / PetrWrap

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Aligning executives and the business? Communication is key

Jun 27 by George V. Hulme

In our previous post we talked about the importance of the role of the CISO when it comes to helping organizations to maintain solid security programs and maintain alignment between what an enterprise decides its security posture should be and the personnel, technical, and process controls that need to be in place to enforce that policy.

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Five ways your CISO has saved your cyber

Jun 19 by George V. Hulme

Let’s face it, being a CISO can be one of the most thankless jobs in the c-Suite. I’m sure there are many security professionals who will say it is in fact the most thankless job in the c-suite.

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The importance of the CISO

Jun 06 by George V. Hulme

There are only a few things guaranteed in life: death, taxes and data breaches. OK, I embellished that last one, but it sure seems that way does it?

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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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