European IT Teams Woefully Underprepared for GDPR

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Last week we announced the results of a European online survey* that tested the attitudes of IT professionals towards regulation and compliance issues for 2015.  The results indicate a shocking lack of awareness and preparedness for the planned General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The regulation is due to come into […]

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Two Steps to Ensuring a More Successful Transition to the Cloud

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The evaluations are complete and the decision has been made, a move to the cloud is in the best interest of your organization. Transferring workloads to the cloud in order to free up or discard costly on-premise resources for the fast deployment and flexibility of an elastic environment has overwhelming […]

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Two Things That Can Spook Any IT Team

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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

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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

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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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Shellshock Bug Does Not Affect Ipswitch Products

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As you’ve likely already heard on Sept 24th a new computer security threat was identified and entered into the National Vulnerability Database as CVE-2014-7169.  This vulnerability does not affect any Ipswitch products. The vulnerability, called Shellshock, is a bug in the widely-used Bash shell, the Unix command-line shell that has been around for […]

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We Need to Talk (about compliance)

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In my third and final post addressing the Osterman Research 2014 IT & Stakeholder Compliance Survey, I’ll address why IT professionals should work more closely with business stakeholders to better meet compliance. I’ll start by sharing key findings that show how much IT wants to work with LoB folks: IT […]

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