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Can automation solve your patching problems?

With complex systems and the pressure of keeping everything up to date, patch management consistently presents a challenge for IT-Ops and infrastructure teams, even those that have a traditional patching solution in place. For some systems, it can take months to install critical patches, leaving open vulnerabilities that put organizations at risk. So, why is…

In cybersecurity speed kills, but faster saves

The 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) came out not long ago. There are a lot of incremental change in the 78 pages of charts and graphs, which is normal for a report of this kind. The DBIR isn’t rocking anyone’s boat with blockbuster findings; instead, it reveals trends that may or may not be comforting.…

Making the case for IT/OT security integration

In the security world, operational technology (OT) has long been “the land of the forgotten,” taking a backseat in priority to IT network security. This is no longer tolerable, as adversaries and malicious actors increasingly target OT systems in attempts to extort enterprises or simply wreak havoc through equipment damage, environmental harm or loss of…

How to engage continuous oversight in the cloud

New and emerging technologies, such as AI, edge computing and IoT devices are all linked in some ways to cloud computing services. The rise of cloud computing has created new challenges for information assurance professionals. With third-party outsourced services, often through cloud connections, being increasingly leveraged and the expanding use of employee-owned computing devices (BYOD),…

What’s in your cloud?

The lack of visibility into the expanded cloud attack surface is a fast-growing problem that is only getting worse. Although we have seen misconfigurations in the cloud before, the Capital One breach is a sobering reality check for the security industry. We need to vastly improve threat detection and response in cloud environments. The attack…

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