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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Security

Endpoint and Network Security Are Becoming Intricately Linked

Blog-post by Paul Lipman, Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:20

Just a few months ago a senior executive at one of the world’s largest security companies let it slip in an interview that “anti-virus is dead”. This was a rather embarrassing admission from a company that makes the bulk of its revenue from legacy anti-virus technology! Nevertheless, the point is actually valid: today’s cyber threats have outstripped the capabilities of old-school signature-based anti-virus.

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, Security

Cloud Security Concerns – Myth or Reality?

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:32

I know I’m not alone when I say that as a CIO, I’ve come across more than my share of unauthorized applications running in the cloud. There’s constant pressure from upper management to produce results and quite frankly, maybe my team and me took a bit too long to respond to the needs of the business. It happens.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, IT Performance, Mobility, Security, Services

2015 CIO and CISO Priorities: Cybersecurity, the Cloud and IT Budget

Blog-post by Thu Pham, Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:44

What are some of the top concerns of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) today? According to a 2014 TechAmerica Federal CIO and CISO Survey – it’s improving cyber security. As new threats increase, risk management involves both educating users about security risks such as phishing attempts as well as building up network protection with continuous monitoring.


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance, Mobility, Security, Services

Security in 2015: The Enterprise Begins to Favor Integrated Cloud Services vs. On-Premise Point Solutions

Blog-post by Paul Lipman, Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:57

Today’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is faced with an over-load of point products (NAC, IDS, IPS, Endpoint Security, Web Gateway, Next Generation Firewall and APT to name just a few) provided by a plethora of vendors. These products are typically deployed in some on-premise configuration and tend to be difficult, if not impossible, to integrate together – resulting in severe visibility limitations across the organization’s security posture.

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Technology, Security

Dropbox Software Glitch

Lost Files May be Restored, but What About Lost Confidence?

Blog-post by Lynn Zhou, Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:34

Mr. Murphy (of Murphy’s Law fame) has a way of seeing to it that data is lost when you need it most, and he is apparently undeterred by the Cloud Computing Revolution.

Still reeling from the iCloud breach, the Cloud Computing industry faces another PR hit – lost files due to a software glitch in the popular Dropbox application.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Mobility, Security

Can Your Security Protection Keep Up with Roaming Mobile Workers?

Blog-post by Paul Lipman, Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:58

As 2014 comes to a close, many of us in the security industry cringe as we look back at a year full of massive, high profile security breaches. In spite of major investments of capital and time by large corporations, attackers are still getting through their defensive perimeters, and dwelling undetected long enough to do extensive damage. It’s become painfully clear that enterprises today are so interconnected, any gap in their widely dispersed infrastructures or ecosystems can provide an entry point for sophisticated cybercriminals.


CIO Leadership, Cloud

Keep the infrastructure team away from cloud strategies? Yup!

Blog-post by Bill Laberis, Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:52

Ultimately cloud computing in most all its iterations is about infrastructure, right? Whether you are trying to minimize Capex or save your existing infrastructure for ‘Sunday best’ applications or trying to quickly scale to meet shifting business conditions. It comes down to infrastructure.

Therefore it is only logical that the infrastructure team at your organization should be front and center when it comes to planning cloud migrations. Right? Wrong! Because most infrastructure teams are inherently shortsighted, focusing on near-term goals instead of long term strategies.

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Technology, Applications, Big Data, IT Performance

The Move to Cloud: A View from the Ground

As businesses move their enterprise to the cloud, how can CIOs ensure that the new technology works with existing IT platforms?

Blog-post by LN Balaji, Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:36

The article is co-authored by Mr. L N Balaji, President – North America, ITC Infotech and Mr. Anand Sukumaran, Vice President – Managed Services, ITC Infotech.

Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

How good, bad or in-between is cloud security?

We chat about it at 2-3 ET Thursday, #CIOchat

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:54

This week's Twitter chat (Aug. 7) will examine cloud security. The main question is "How good or bad is cloud security?"

Below are the other questions that will be posed during the hour long chat from 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday. Hashtag is #CIOchat 

-- Are cloud security fears overblown?

-- Can private or public cloud security match or exceed inhouse data center security?

-- How much does security hinder cloud adoption? Where does security rank on the list of cloud hurdles?

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