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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:

The Five Biggest Challenges in Healthcare Security Right Now

Aug 18 by George V. Hulme

The healthcare industry is in the midst of tremendous change. And it comes from the pressure to modernize aging systems, the continued shift to cloud computing, as well as the rapid adoption of telemedicine and electronic medical records. And all during a time of an ongoing pandemic and the continuous targeting of healthcare systems by cybercriminal.

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Effective Healthcare Security Is Much More Than Compliance

Jul 21 by George V. Hulme

When it comes to managing the security of their data and business-technology systems, many healthcare enterprises focus heavily on regulatory compliance efforts, such as their HIPAA security and patient privacy mandates. This is for an excellent reason — noncompliance can lead to costly fines and the ire of regulators. While it’s likely that focusing on regulatory compliance can incrementally improve security, that shift alone won’t take the organization to the level of security maturity it needs to have to protect against today’s threats such as ransomwar.

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Seven Steps Healthcare Providers Can Take Now to Shrink Their Security Skills Gap

Jul 09 by George V. Hulme

Healthcare providers are operating in a time of extraordinary pressure. Whether it's recovering their operations from a devastating pandemic year or it's the pace that their organization is embracing a rapid digital transformation aimed to optimize and modernize their systems. The last thing healthcare organizations needed this past year was an increase in ransomware and other types of attacks — but that's precisely what they experienced.

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Alert Fatigue: Security Teams Stop Chasing Ghosts and Low Impact Events

May 19 by George V. Hulme

As new threats hit enterprise systems and light up enterprise security dashboards, security analysts need to make swift and accurate decisions so that they can respond in the best way possible. Yet, so many alerts come at any given time that the ability for the typical security team to focus on the alerts that matter can seem impossible.


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Digital Transformation Shouldn’t Require a Security Transformation

May 18 by George V. Hulme

It’s often asked, why can’t security innovate more?


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It's Time Security Teams Begin Prep for Quantum Computing

May 17 by George V. Hulme

It seems that every week new news breaks regarding the progress toward reaching practical quantum computing. While this is excellent news for the promised benefits quantum computing will provide, it helps society tackle the biggest problems in computing that traditional computers just can't handle. These include potential breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, the complex modeling involved in nuclear fusion, improved solar cells, cancer, and disease treatments, and financial markets modeling.


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DHS Official: Cybersecurity a "top priority" for Biden Administration

Apr 12 by George V. Hulme
  • S. Secretary of Homeland Security details Federal Cybersecurity Strategy.
  • Initial focus on ransomware, workforce, industrial control security.
  • The federal government needs to take a risk-based, long-term view on cybersecurity.
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New U.S. Federal Data Breach Disclosure Rules May Be Imminent — Here’s what it means

Apr 02 by George V. Hulme
  • Executive order under consideration would expand what companies have to disclose security breaches to the federal government.
  • Such breach disclosure laws have been long found over legal concerns.
  • The EO would also establish that certain software vendors maintain a software bill of materials.
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Malware Delivered Via Cloud Services Rises

Mar 23 by George V. Hulme
  • 53% of Web traffic is now cloud-related, a 20% year over year increase.
  • 61% of all malware is directly delivered via the cloud.
  • Malicious Office documents represented 17% of all malware detected.
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Big Enterprise IoT Device Security Considerations

Mar 22 by George V. Hulme
  • Analysts expect the global IoT market to grow from about $212 billion in 2018 to about 1.3 trillion by 2026
  • Unfortunately, these devices often ship with security flaws, poor API management, and lack efficient ways to provide security updates
  • Special Publication 800-213 helps federal agencies understand how IoT devices can impact the network and information security risks within their organizations
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Remote Work and the Long-Term Impact on Risk

Mar 04 by George V. Hulme
  • 83% of employers now say the shift to remote work has been successful for their company, compared to 73% in a prior survey.
  • Less than one in five executives say they want to return to the office as it was pre-pandemic.
  • Enterprises are going to have to balance convenience and security over the long haul.
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Toward the post COVID-19 Security Posture

Feb 15 by George V. Hulme
  • As enterprises get comfortable with remote work, their priorities are going to shift.
  • Cybersecurity will be forefront in the year ahead between concerns about cyber espionage and ongoing nation-state attacks, and federal cybersecurity organizational efforts.
  • Remote work has accelerated enterprises are turning zero trust architectures to improve their security.
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