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Data Breach Primer – What Does it all Mean?

Hey SEC, it’s Frank Kenney at Ipswitch. I don’t mean to rock the boat but I had a few quick questions regarding your recent announcement that you are requiring companies to notify their customers of a breach or risk of breach. What’s a “breach”? Does it mean the bad guys […]

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Reinforcing Lessons Learned from a Former Hacker

Recently, Cisco published a blog post on an interview with a former Anonymous hacker who offered his top security tips for the enterprise. Some of the suggestions were fairly obvious, while others were intuitive and absolutely on point. For example: #5: Teach your staff about information security Take note, he […]

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SaaS Doesn’t Equal IaaS: How Integration and Infrastructure Become Table Stakes

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been putting the final touches on our next generation of services that will be delivered via the cloud. As with any product or service release, there comes a fair amount of planning including ensuring that one has the best site into competitors, forecast and […]

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Good Morning! You’ve Been Breached!

In my many travels visiting customers and IT professionals around the world, I ask a simple question, “What do you do when you have to send a file to someone that’s just too big?”  They ask me how big is big?  I say too big for your email or even […]

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iCloud & Apple: Flattening Routes to Market

Yesterday Apple officially announced the availability of its new cloud-based music service. There have been weeks of speculation as industry insiders became aware of payments made to various record companies and labels for the licensing of music to power Apple’s new cloud offering. But there’s a lot more at stake […]

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The Media Effect On Data Breaches

Let’s do a news recap of yesterday. Some tax legislation was passed, lame-duck Congress, celebrity mishaps, missteps and gossip as usual. Oh and there was also notification of a few data breaches; most notably McDonalds, University of Wisconsin and the Gawker website (the folks that bought a prototype of the iPhone […]

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WikiLeaks isn’t the problem. USB drives aren’t the problem either.

Okay we get it.  WikiLeaks had the gumption to collect private cables sent to and from the United States State Department, and actually publish them on a website accessible by anyone with Internet access.  But the United States State Department blaming USB thumb drives and/or WikiLeaks for their failure to […]

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