File Security

Anthem Data Breach: A Cautionary Tale

Ipswitch Anthem data breach

The already-infamous Anthem data breach has put personal information belonging to 80 million health insurance customers at risk after hackers gained access to their network. Customer names, birth dates, home addresses and Social Security numbers are reported to be stolen. The sheer reach is astounding. The breach at Anthem is the world’s […]

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Still Trending: Cloud and Security in 2015

Gartner's Top Ten Strategic Trends for 2015 (Source: Gartner)

In just a few days we’ll be listening to “Auld Lang Syne” and watching the ball drop in Times Square. As we plan deeper into 2015 I found myself reading Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015 and want to share a few thoughts based on two of them: Cloud/Client Computing: For businesses, […]

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Two Things That Can Spook Any IT Team

Capture

Lost or stolen data is a nightmare in and of itself, but what can really make an IT team go prematurely gray is the audit that will inevitably follow. Given that today is Halloween, here are two things that can scare any IT professional, regardless of the time of year. […]

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Stay Secure: POODLE Vulnerability Update

security POODLE

Google announced in a blog post on Tuesday a vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0 (CVE-2014-3566), nicknamed POODLE.  The SSLv3 protocol is used in OpenSSL and other commercial products.  This vulnerability allows the plaintext of secure connections to be calculated by a network attacker and has an overall CVSS severity rating […]

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Identity Management in a Dropbox World

Dropbox Ipswitch

Yesterday Dropbox posted an update at the end of their 10/13 blog that noted their servers were not hacked. Apparently the compromised credentials in question were stolen from a different source. At the end of the day, Dropbox isn’t to blame. The stolen credentials were used to access multiple services, […]

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Five Ways Dropbox Will Get You Fired

'You are Fired!'

The popularity of consumer file-sync-and-share solutions such as Dropbox continues to grow, as consumers appreciate the ease with which they’re able to transfer large files, such as photos and videos, to family and friends. While beneficial to consumers, these applications are problematic for IT departments. More and more employees use […]

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Five things your files would tell you (if they could talk)

FileTalk

If your files could talk, I guarantee that they would have a lot to say. With larger quantities of data being shared across more devices than ever before, we often mismanage our files and lose critical information. Nearly half (42 percent) of IT professionals report their organization does not mandate […]

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