When IDC consults with enterprise customers or performs worldwide surveys, security is invariably an acute concern. That’s regardless of geography, industry, and identity of respondent (executive, LoB, IT, DevOps, etc.). While the challenge of providing protection and security extends across all places in the network, the problem is especially vexing in the data center.
Lax bring your own device (BYOD) policies are a growing concern for businesses. If not managed properly, these can pose security risks to your organization. How can you mitigate the risks associated with the BYOD trend? Whether your employees are using smartphones, tablets, or laptops, you need a BYOD security policy.
One step in the network security cycle you should never skip is security audit — doing so puts your business at risk of cyberattacks and data loss. Read on to understand how security audits can make or break your system integrity. Auditing and the security strategy Audits are necessary to maintain system integrity and uphold […]
Explaining the concept of virtualization is no easy task and failed attempts to do so have left it with a less-than-ideal reputation. We want to set the record straight about virtualization’s many benefits by dispelling four of the most common misconceptions about it.
In small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), some 50 to 150 workers access the net daily through the company network via browsers. That’s why any SMB must secure its browsers to keep its data safe from data theft and other forms of cyber attacks. To do so, follow these simple steps.
It isn’t hard to imagine the havoc a physical attack on an oil and gas operation can wreak. But few pause to consider the extent of damage that can be achieved with cyberattacks alone. Be it malware taking over control systems or ransomware shutting down data access, the consequences of cyberattacks are often on par […]
No business wants a data breach. According to IBM’s 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report, a single data breach can cost organizations $3.92 million on average. If you plan to migrate your organization’s data to the cloud or if it’s already there, you may think that your data is now safe from data breaches.
Companies — small- and medium-sized businesses, in particular — struggle to protect their data. For one, they make mistakes in the strategies they employ to protect their IT infrastructure. If your organization still does one or more of these bad security practices, act quickly to correct them.
Modern cyber criminals are smarter and more innovative than ever – leaving many businesses vulnerable to various forms of attack. With the vast variety of breaches that are now possible, staying secure is a bigger and more urgent challenge than ever. The first step toward staying protected from cyber attacks is to know what the […]