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Thinking Forward: Taking the “I” Out of IT

It’s no longer the 1990s−but the phrase “information technology” is still stuck there. It's time to consider taking the "I" out of "IT." All technology contains/handles/processes information. The phrase “information technology” just repeats what we already know. Technology focuses on hosting, moving, and protecting data. To continue using “information technology” is the equivalent of saying [...]

The Current Chaos of Zero Trust Architecture

Everyone seems to agree that organizations need to move to a zero trust architecture, but zero trust in action currently ranges from a single area that can be “zero trust-like” to a complete environment being considered a zero trust architecture… But there aren’t actually agreed upon standards as of yet. Which means almost every security [...]

June 30th, 2020|Categories: BYOD, Cybersecurity, Security|Tags: , |

The Biggest Issue with Cybersecurity

The biggest issue with cybersecurity is budget. Every day, businesses work to maximize their bottom line—to do more with less, as it were.  This is an old way of looking at business, and it leads to what a friend of mine coined “technology debt.”  Technology debt can affect much more than application performance or your [...]

Secure Remote Work Solutions for a Virtual Workforce

The world has changed, seemingly overnight, causing significant disruptions to business and personal life. Protective measures are being taken to slow the spread of the virus—including social distancing from other people and avoiding venues with large crowds. Companies are forced to quickly make decisions and purchases to acquire secure remote work solutions and foster collaboration. [...]

April 30th, 2020|Categories: Cybersecurity, Security|Tags: , |

Understanding Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS)

Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) is a dangerous type of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provided as an easy-to-use cyber-criminal attack platform. With this cyberattack, actors gain illegitimate access to companies’ information technology resources and proceed to block legitimate access while demanding payment for the release of resources and data that rightfully belongs to the business. Victims are often notified via a lock [...]

February 14th, 2020|Categories: Ransomware, Security|Tags: , |

Locking Down Your Azure Cloud Security

With public cloud comes increased flexibility, enhanced storage, and much more – but it also comes with a shared responsibility model. Organizations storing sensitive data in public cloud, like Azure, have a duty to manage its security. Because of this, some businesses are reluctant to rely on public cloud. However, your Azure cloud environment has [...]

January 31st, 2020|Categories: Cloud, Security|Tags: , |

Three Ways to Bridge the F5 Talent Gap

There’s a technology talent gap, and IT teams are feeling the strain. And for top technology solutions like F5 with already small talent pools available, bridging that cap is next to impossible. This F5 talent gap leaves companies without the necessary expertise to run their crucial cybersecurity solutions. F5 solutions are extremely robust, but that [...]

Pairing Cisco SD-WAN and Gigamon for Full Network Visibility

Network visibility is more important than it has ever been before. In order to ward off cyberattacks, you need full visibility to monitor, manage, and protect your environments. Unfortunately, there isn’t one single monitoring tool that gives you full visibility into both your local and wide area networks. However, by strategically combining the right tools like [...]

October 15th, 2019|Categories: Cybersecurity, Infrastructure|

Protecting Your Company Against Spear Phishing Attacks

When it comes to protecting your company’s data and infrastructure, security products are not enough to prevent breaches. No matter how much you spend on these products or layer and configure them, at the end of the day, a product does not equal protection—especially when you enter the human variable into the equation. So, how [...]

September 16th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Security|Tags: , , |

AWS Vulnerability Management: Are You Secure?

AWS provides in-line security tools to kickstart the process of securing your environments. But these pre-built security tools alone are not enough to protect you from current (and future) threat landscapes. You need to implement and optimize the right components and configurations to mitigate vulnerabilities. Consider the following best practices for maintaining security in AWS. [...]

July 26th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, Security|Tags: , , |
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