Pointing the cybersecurity finger at China won’t solve our problems.
Privacy aside, is this program really worthwhile?
It’s important to ask the right questions when conducting an online file sharing comparison in order to find the best solution for your organization’s requirements. This brief features a checklist of questions to ask that are grouped into topic areas including basic functionality, service and support, administration and management, security, and data protection. The checklist is a useful tool for IT professionals who are researching online file sharing and collaboration (OFS) solutions for their organizations, and for OFS providers who want to understand how their offering stacks up against the competition.
The balance of security processes and skills is lopsided in most organizations. Network security trumps server security at most organizations in a number of ways, from IT experience to the common perception that networks simply require more expansive security efforts than servers. ESG investigated the state of network and server security at midmarket and enterprise organizations, and considered the ramifications for organizations that expend more security resources on their networks at the expense of their servers.
Even though I’m fairly new to all this, I find it interesting when large technology companies hold analyst events. Interesting because the events present a great opportunity for us to learn what the major message and strategy are going to be for the next 6-12 months. Sometimes these presentations are all very slick and polished and hard to get much out of them other than a few good sound bites. It is always important to listen for patterns and in the end, it is more about what the companies we follow do than what they say. Questions that come to mind are things like: Are they all on message? Is there passion and consistency in their strategies? Is it coming from the top down? What’s the hallway chatter around the coffee table? Etc.
Combination offers benefits for risk management, incident detection, and improved security efficiency.
Push for standards, continuous monitoring, and security automation may encourage industry and commercial sector collaboration and support.
Threats, compliance, and legal requirements driving forensics into the mainstream.
ESG’s Market Landscape Report defines the information security analytics market and includes coverage of 21 vendors. Due to the rapidly changing nature of this emerging market, ESG is making the report available on a complimentary basis for a limited time.
IBM paper suggests changes are needed in cybersecurity education to address this silent problem.
Piecemeal approach won’t work – Federal government mobile computing planning provides a good example of what will.
Each year, security threats to web applications grow increasingly dangerous, causing many organizations to increase their investments in web application security testing. Beyond the obvious security benefits for organizations, it is also a positive trend that will lead to new market opportunities for application development and application testing product vendors.
NGFW bolsters McAfee “Security Connected” initiative and links network- and host-based security.
An ESG survey of 395 IT professionals at midmarket and enterprise organizations revealed the top security challenges in today’s data centers. This brief identifies the top challenges to running a secure data center, such as keeping up with the constant stream of new threat intelligence, and monitoring network activity in spite of unfortunate blind spots. It examines the underlying causes of these challenges, and concludes with advice for security vendors to help customers cope.
Advanced organizations are most likely to favor network information security over server security.
Hackers are rattling an assortment of web application windows and doors to find a way in.
Hackers growing more creative, attentive, and persistent.
Mobile computing presents an opportunity to get things right if CISOs approach it with the right strategy.
Next Week’s Open Network Summit may signal a new era in networking equipment.
Nearly half of midmarket and enterprise organizations plan to increase their information security spending in 2013, and only a small number of these organizations expect decreased information security budgets this year. In addition to investigating organizations’ plans to spend in areas such as network security, advanced malware detection and prevention, and mobile device security, ESG also considered the impact of the ongoing security skills shortage on organizations’ security initiatives.