In late April, a Windows zero-day attack was discovered in the wild that affected all supported versions of Windows. Microsoft released a patch on May 8th to address the issue. This zero-day, dubbed Double Kill, exploits a VB script vulnerability, and potentially affects any system from Windows 7 onwards, including servers.
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In the technology world, it is rare that three uniquely positioned vendors converge to provide a common solution which addresses security, performance, and operational benefits as Bitdefender, Citrix, and Nutanix have around Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
One of the hottest topics in IT these days is the Internet of Things (IoT). This is partly hype for sure, but IoT is nevertheless something all IT and security executives should be learning about, if not actually focusing on as a corporate strategy.
The definition of corporate “endpoints” is constantly evolving, and securing those endpoints is becoming increasingly complex for enterprises. As the SANS Institute points out in its March 2016 Endpoint Security Survey, endpoints now include non-traditional computing devices or "things," and IT professionals are becoming aware of the fact that those endpoints require different thinking around security.
Healthcare institutions remain among the most targeted organizations when it comes to hacker attacks and other security intrusions. These entities possess a wealth of data, including personal information that cyber criminals can use.
This is a good time to be a managed security services provider—if you believe industry reports about the robust growth of the market. Even if you don’t believe the research, there is plenty of evidence that many organizations are looking for expert help when it comes to strengthening their security posture against a host of potential threats. And service providers can provide that needed assistance.
CEOs have a lot on their minds, and one of their biggest concerns today is information security. It’s not a new concern of chief executives. But high-profile hacks against well-known organizations—along with the attention government entities pay to data protection—have helped bring cyber security to the fore now more than ever.
The first U.S. holiday season with chip and PIN technology in place is freshly behind us. Now, we must wait to gauge the impact on credit card transaction security, and on retail purchasing in general.
The latest “State of Information Security Survey” from consulting firm PcW sheds some new light on what organizations are doing to protect their data assets from hacker attacks and other incidents. And it helps to illustrate how cyber security has become a top-of-mind consideration for business leaders as they try to stay a step ahead of the bad actors.
A number of factors are creating a greater sense of urgency for IT security efforts at many organizations. High-profile data breaches, increased online transactions, existing and emerging regulatory mandates, increasingly sophisticated attacks and other factors are forcing business leaders to make data protection a higher priority than it has been.