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Some Organizations Pulling Workloads Back from the Cloud Because of Security, Data Management Concerns

Mar 13 by Razvan Muresan

Everyone in IT knows how much the cloud is becoming a central and strategic component of the modern technology infrastructure at many enterprises. Perhaps less well known is the fact that a lot of organizations have pulled workloads back from the cloud—in part because of concerns about data management and security.

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Shifting Gears to Cloud-Centric Cybersecurity

Mar 12 by Ericka Chickowski

As enterprises bridge their adoption patterns for public cloud from isolated pilot projects to fully scaled environments, they're going to need to get serious about adjusting their cybersecurity strategy and architecture to accordingly. According to the thinkers at McKinsey & Company, that sea change needs to start now. In a new report out last month by the consulting firm, enterprises are finally doubling down on their public cloud experiments over the last decade. And that means an impending cascade of public cloud usage in critical infrastructure that previously remained entrenched in the on-prem world.

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IT Security Pros Neglect Obvious Source of Tips on Fighting Future Threats: The Past

Mar 06 by Filip Truta

An increase in cyber threats and a failure to learn from past incidents place the security of data, infrastructure and assets at risk, according to a new threat landscape report.

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1 in 50 Publicly Readable Amazon Buckets Are Also Writable – And That’s a Data Disaster Waiting to Happen

Mar 01 by Graham Cluley

Now is not the time to dilly-dally. If you haven’t already properly secured the Amazon Web Services S3 servers (known as “buckets”) storing your sensitive data in the cloud then your business has no time to lose.

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Cybersecurity – A Top Risk Management Priority for Senior Execs, But Only On Paper

Feb 21 by Filip Truta

As bad actors continue to hone their skills and governments keep raising the penalty for getting breached, large organizations across the globe seem to be doing little to mitigate the risks associated with cybercrime – despite knowing better for years.

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How Is Machine Learning Used in Bitdefender Technologies?

Nov 20 by Luana Pascu

 The terms “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” are often used interchangeably, but there’s a huge technical difference between them. While the first is used by Hollywood when depicting self-aware machines, the latter is comprised of finely tuned single-task algorithms that are nowhere near self-aware.

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Report Says 1.9 Billion Data Records Were Compromised During First-Half 2017 Breaches

Nov 17 by Bogdan Botezatu

What were the biggest cyber security culprits in the first half of 2017 from a data breach standpoint? Identity theft and poor internal security practices, according to the latest Breach Level Index (BLI) Report by Gemalto.

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Digital Transformation Brings Business Benefits—as Well as Security Threats

Nov 16 by Razvan Muresan

First, here’s the good news: Organizations today are in the midst of digital transformations and an acceleration of their online presence that is enriching their products, deepening customer relationships, and boosting the companies’ brands.

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Five keys to consider when it comes to securing containers

Nov 14 by George V. Hulme

Software containers are among the hottest aspects of enterprise technology right now. Sure, containers help enterprises save budget through, just like virtualization, the improvement of hardware density. But that’s not really why enterprises are turning to containerization. It’s how application containers bring to modern cloud environments improved manageability and the ability to deploy applications as discrete functions that can be used at will and reused elsewhere in the environment, wherever needed, as a service.

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Amazon moves to stop S3 buckets leaking business data

Nov 12 by Graham Cluley

A long line of very public data breaches have made clear that businesses don’t need to be targeted by sophisticated hackers to have private and sensitive data splashed across the newspaper headlines.

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Survey finds hybrid cloud security growing pains

Nov 07 by George V. Hulme

There’s no doubt that enterprises are embracing cloud computing, but not-so-surprising that enterprises repeatedly say that they need heightened visibility and security management capabilities so they can more effectively deploy applications, defend against cyberattacks, and mitigate regulatory compliance risks, a recent survey found.

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FDA Seeks Secure Medical Device Development Lifecycle

Nov 06 by George V. Hulme

Business Insights readers are certainly well aware of the sorry state of connected medical device security. We’ve covered it in posts such as St. Jude Takes Steps to Secure Vulnerable Medical Implants and U.S. DHS and FDA Face Medical Device Security Woes. In the later post we covered how the FDA is working to foster a culture of continuous quality improvement.

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