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New ‘Least Privilege Cybersecurity for Dummies’ eBook!

This new eBook covers everything from the basic concepts of least privilege cybersecurity to key steps to plan your strategy. With more than 80 percent of breaches involving the compromise of IT and business user credentials (IDs and passwords), organizations are limiting privileged access to services, applications, data, and systems as a top priority. This free 16-page eBook describes how … [Read more...]

Getting Over Your Fear of Cold Calling Customers

A recent research study found that 48% of business-to-business salespeople are afraid of making cold calls. Sadly, salespeople who are afraid of making cold calls have trouble hitting their quotas, are more stressed, and are likely making less money than their counterparts who don’t share this phobia. Read more here Source: hbr.org … [Read more...]

Improving Cybersecurity Means Taking More Care with What We Digitize

Security researcher Troy Hunt recently discovered one of the largest online troves of leaked personal information in history — a collection of nearly 773 million hacked e-mails and passwords. Hunt’s discovery stresses a point that’s been evident for some time: Once information is digitized, no one can fully guarantee its safety.So how do we fix our cybersecurity troubles? In two words: Slow down. … [Read more...]

What we can expect from IT security in 2019

The last three years in IT innovation have laid the foundation for even greater changes within the technology sphere. While some of these changes will simply build on developments in IoT, AI, smart industries and smart homes as well as the cloud, others such as the impending rollout of 5G in 2019 will herald in even newer innovations and introduce even greater security concerns. Read more … [Read more...]

TeamViewer signs VAD Technologies

TeamViewer, a global leader in secure remote connectivity solutions, has appointed VAD Technologies as a distribution partner for the Middle East. The new partnership is intended to build a strong eco-system for TeamViewer and its new disruptive solutions such as TeamViewer Pilot, TeamViewer IoT and TeamViewer Tensor in the Gulf region. VAD Technologies will provide its specialized reseller … [Read more...]

2019 IT focus: Storage architecture for big data analytics

Top storage technologists and analysts predict IT organizations will focus on revamping their storage architectures to make better use of data for analytics, AI and IoT in 2019. Revamping the storage architecture for big data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and IoT will be a key area of focus in 2019, industry experts predict. Read more here. … [Read more...]

BUSINESS DATA STORAGE IS GETTING CHEAPER — OR IS IT?

The cost of hard drives is falling rapidly and the capacity is rising even faster. But is data storage really cheap for most businesses? That’s a question that has been puzzling me for some time as I watch developments like Seagate planning on producing 48 terabyte HAMR hard disk drives by 2023 and Sony releasing quad-layer Blu-Ray disks with a capacity of 128GB. Such improvements are astonishing … [Read more...]

Ransomware backup strategy guidelines to help ensure recovery

In 2018, one of the worst reported ransomware attacks hit. The government office in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough -- commonly known as Mat-Su -- in Alaska was attacked by ransomware that didn't just impact a few endpoints or servers; it brought the entire office down. For reference, according to security awareness training vendor KnowBe4, the average ransomware attack impacts 16 workstations … [Read more...]

Data management under the spotlight

In 2019 we will more than ever realise the importance of data. We live in a highly connected world, where every new smart device connected to the Internet generates data. New technologies like the popular voice-controlled speakers, the numerous embedded "Internet of Things" (IoT) sensors, connected cars, smarts beds with their 8.5 billion data points per night, fitness wearables, and other smart … [Read more...]

The two-way cybersecurity conversation

With cyberattacks featuring regularly in mainstream news, it's good to see that boards and CEOs are becoming more cybersecurity conscious. However, the question is, how prepared are CISOs to deal with their questions and concerns, and what are they key things CISOs need them to understand about cyber security? Sean Duffy, Digital Business Solutions Security Practice lead at Dimension Data, poses … [Read more...]