• IT security training: Be proactive

    It’s not hard to see in scenarios such as these why people are considered to be the weakest link. Yet if this is the case, why is so little time spent proactively training them in IT security? All too often than not it is done once and, box ticked, forgotten about but such an approach does little to guarantee a company’s security given how rapidly hackers evolve their methods of attack. To ensure that employee knowledge is current and relevant, training should be at least twice a year. Whilst that is obviously a big outlay both in terms of time, resource and money, when we’re staring at a global economic bill that mounts to hundreds of billions, surely it is an investment worth making?

  • What does the future hold for cloud computing?

    Catalin Cosoi, Chief Security Strategist at Bitdefender, examines current levels of UK cloud adoption and looks at whether the technology will continue to grow in the years ahead.

  • How hackers get in: Lessons from a network security audit

    Data security is a defining challenge for our time, yet many businesses and other organizations remain under-prepared.

    The problem stems from numerous sources: lack of concern or awareness, unclear security regulations and specifications, and the inherent complexity of the topic. More challenging still, many well-intentioned organizations – folks who have made good-faith efforts to secure their sensitive data – simply fail to keep up with evolving security standards, or wrongly assume that they’ve covered all their bases.

  • Endpoint security myths and why they persist

    In this interview, Roman Foeckl, CEO of CoSoSys, illustrates the most prominent endpoint security myths and explains why they persist. Furthermore, he talks about the hurdles with protecting endpoint clients in the enterprise and offers advice on what organizations can do in order to stay ahead of the threats.

  • Securing the virtual environment

    So you have you a shiny new virtual environment up and running. You may have virtualised all your servers, so that your business-critical databases, CRM systems, ERP applications and email all reside in a virtual environment. It has been a long project, but now it is complete and you are experiencing the operational, performance and cost gains. Stop! Think! Have you covered all the bases? Have you thought about security?

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What does the future hold for cloud computing?

Posted on 21 July 2014.  |  Cloud computing’s widespread adoption by businesses and consumers alike all but guarantees that, in five to ten years’ time, the technology will still be very much with us.

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