BrandPost: To Err Is Human: Solving Today’s Real Cyber Security Challenge

An employee receives an email consisting of a brief, compelling call to action — something like “Was this what you were talking about?” Recognizing a coworker’s name in the “from” line, the employee clicks on a link without a second thought … and heads straight to a phishing site designed by hackers to gather sensitive information. Because of this scenario and similar cyber attacks, many of today’s most difficult security…

January 16, 2018
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BrandPost: Target Acquired: How to Face Growing Cyber Attacks Aimed at the Healthcare Industry

The stats on healthcare security are sobering. The Identity Threat Resource Center (ITRC) reports 30% of all U.S. data breaches are aimed at healthcare targets. McAfee Labs pegs the number at 26%, making it the most impacted North American sector in the second quarter of 2017. Another study — the Protenus Breach Barometer Mid Year Review — found that between January and June, more than 3.15 million patient records were…

January 16, 2018
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BrandPost: Disaster Recovery and Contingency Plans Are Critical to Healthcare Cyber Security

More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in mid-September, five of the island’s 69 hospitals remained closed. Of the 64 hospitals operating fully or partially, only 17 were connected to the power grid, the governor’s office said at the time. The vast majority relied on generators to power electronic health records (EHRs) systems and other IT tools, medical equipment, storage refrigerators, and utilities. To read this article…

January 16, 2018
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BrandPost: 5 technology trends affecting GRC — and how to navigate them effectively

Managing risk and compliance is a challenge for any large business, but the rapid changes affecting this department due to technology have raised the stakes even higher. Businesses are collecting and processing more data than ever, from more sources, and they’re sharing it more widely than ever, with partners, customers, and suppliers. With all this data moving around, internally, externally, and in the cloud, it’s clear that Governance, Risk, and…

January 12, 2018
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BrandPost: 3 Biggest-Impact Work Processes to Automate

Automated processes equate to time saved, and workers freed up for  higher-value work. That’s the view of 1,000 information workers who were surveyed about their perceptions of automation. The results were largely positive, and it’s no wonder: More than 40% of those surveyed said they currently spend over a quarter of their work week on manual, repetitive tasks. Helping your organization free up time for innovation is clearly a benefit…

January 12, 2018
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The 12 biggest issues IT faces today

When CIOs aren’t being overwhelmed by data, they’re wondering who’s securing it. They’re dealing with the pressure of cutting costs while trying to stay nimble as they face difficulties with contractors and the challenges of moving data and services to the cloud. All the while, new threats emerge that require an evolving response. From finding qualified IT pros to keeping them from jumping ship, a range of sticky technology and…

January 8, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: 3 steps to building a services-centric tech stack

The cloud is a rolling thunder. It continues to be a transformative technology enabler, allowing us to do things that were previously unimaginable, and the pursuit of digital transformation has become a mandate for virtually every organization. Yet cloud technology adoption to date has been haphazard. Businesses can easily acquire cloud applications with very little friction—in fact, it’s as easy as swiping a credit card. For services organizations, the result…

January 4, 2018
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BrandPost: Don’t Trip on the Cloud Migration Path

It seems like everybody is rushing to migrate to cloud applications, and you don’t want to get left on the wrong side of an inflection curve. But there are pitfalls for hasty cloud migration, so it’s important to sit back and fully analyze what you’ve got and where you want to go. Early in 2016, the ERP world was shocked by reports of Gartner projecting a near-100% failure rate of…

January 3, 2018
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Serverless: The future of cloud computing?

The cloud has been a boon for many companies, enabling CIOs to turn off servers or even shutter data centers. CIOs rent processing power, storage and other tools from a mix of vendors in a quickly growing market. But a small contingent of IT leaders is looking to a more efficient way to rent computing horsepower. Rather than take on the often onerous obligations of designing and managing cloud architecture,…

January 2, 2018
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