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Cloud Security

Poll: 9 Top Questions CIOs are Asking about Cloud Threat Detection

Data is moving to the cloud, but the security controls offered by cloud providers vary widely. According to Gartner, one-third of consumer data will be hosted in the cloud by 2016. McAfee’s (formerly Skyhigh Networks) own usage data shows that the average organization uploads 3.1GB of data to the cloud ...

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1, 2, 3…It’s Time to Migrate from Windows Server 2003

This blog was written by Joakim Lialias. We’ve told you once. We’ve told you twice. Heck, we’ve told you four times: if you’re still running Windows Server 2003, you need to take action as soon as possible because the EOS is fast approaching on July 14th, 2015. Need a refresher ...

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An Intro to Honey Encryption: Cryptographic Parlor Tricks for Passwords

Many parlor tricks involve a show of seemingly superhuman strength by a person of ordinary physique. Given how weak ordinary passwords are, it would be nice to find a parlor trick or two that allows them to resist the brute force cracking attempts of a powerful and determined adversary. Here ...

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Stuck on Windows Server 2003? Migration Option #3

This blog was written by Joakim Lialias. Pop quiz: what’s happening on July 14th, 2015? If you’ve been following along with this series, you’ll know it’s the impending End of Support (EOS) for Windows Server 2003. So far, we’ve covered two of the three migration options available to those still ...

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Bye, Bye Windows Server 2003 – Hello, Hackers

This blog was written by Joakim Lialias. Still running a Windows Server 2003? You’ll want to read this. As you may or may not have heard, the end of life for Windows Server 2003 is now set for July 14th, 2015 – meaning after that date, it will no longer ...

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20 High-Risk Cloud Apps Companies Aren’t Blocking

There are over 10,000 cloud services available today. At your company, you likely have some that are officially sanctioned, others that are tolerated, and others that are prohibited. While most IT departments have begun to embrace user-led cloud adoption and no longer attempt to block all unsanctioned cloud services, there ...

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Target Breach Reveals Risk of Business Partners

It is well known that the Target breach cost the company $148 million and resulted in the resignation of the company’s CIO and CEO. Less well-known, is the fact that the attackers exploited an unsecured heating and cooling (HVAC) vendor with trusted digital connections to Target in order to circumvent Target’s security ...

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The Cloud Economy

The cloud is having a measurable impact on business – IT departments are migrating to cloud services in order to take advantage of faster time-to-market, reduced operational costs, and reduced IT spending and maintenance costs. In addition, employees are rapidly adopting cloud services to help them do their jobs with ...

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SLHACKED: New stats on the Slack Breach

Today Slack announced that hackers had infiltrated their user profile database and stolen customer user names, email addresses, phone numbers, Skype IDs, and encrypted passwords. The breach is starting to garner widespread attention, partially because it comes on the heels of last month’s report by Slack that they were the fastest-growing business ...

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The Top 10 Cloud Services in Government That Don’t Encrypt Data

Sensitive data in the cloud is more widespread than you may think. Analyzing cloud usage for 15 million users, McAfee (formerly Skyhigh Networks) found that 22% of documents uploaded to file sharing services contained sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), or payment information. Far from ...

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