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Ten Cybersecurity Predictions That I Don't Like for 2019
Alan Zeichick  
1/1/2019   10 comments
If 2018 turned into a security headache for enterprises, our writers predicts that 2019 won't be much better – maybe even worse.
Email Spam: Don't Be a Chump or a Jerk
Alan Zeichick  
12/20/2018   2 comments
For decades, spam emails have clogged up corporate email inboxes. However, there are some simple rules and guidelines IT pros, as well as marketers, can use to cut down on this, and make everyone more secure.
SD-WAN Security: Why Zero-Trust Authentication Is Key
Alan Zeichick  
12/10/2018   Post a comment
SD-WAN provides big benefits compared to traditional WAN connections between data centers and remote locations. However, authentication remains a concern. Here's why zero trust is a must.
IT & OT Convergence: a Potential Security Nightmare
Alan Zeichick  
12/5/2018   1 comment
Industrial systems are rapidly connecting to the wider, public Internet. There are a host of security problems that comes with this convergence, however, and combing IT and OT is not the cure. Here's why.
12 Cloud Backup Tips to Protect Your Business's Back-End Servers
Alan Zeichick  
11/27/2018   28 comments
The cloud can offer cost-effective backups for enterprise web servers, file servers and other critical infrastructure. Here are a dozen tips on how to make cloud backups safe and efficient.
Let's Get Physical: Why Protecting Hardware Is Essential to Good Cybersecurity
Alan Zeichick  
11/1/2018   7 comments
Enterprises need to consider physical security as part of any comprehensive cybersecurity plan.
Managed Security Service Providers: Good Idea, but What's the Catch?
Alan Zeichick  
10/25/2018   22 comments
Managed security service providers are a good idea for businesses struggling with creating their own InfoSec division. However, there are some drawbacks to consider.
Your People Can't Secure Your Network? Try Tier 0 Automation
Alan Zeichick  
10/18/2018   Post a comment
Keeping up with modern security requirements requires a multi-prong approach. One way to ensure that threats are being met is to ignore the false alerts. This is where Tier 0 automation comes in.
Rotten Fruit: 4 Insider Threats to Watch Out For
Alan Zeichick  
10/8/2018   4 comments
When it comes to insider threats, it's best not to trust anyone. However, different employees pose different types of threats to the network. Here are the four types of 'rotten fruit' to look out for in your business.
Get Ready for Realistic Attacks on the Internet of Things
Alan Zeichick  
9/4/2018   4 comments
Good news: We haven't seen a widespread action against IoT devices. Bad news: IoT devices are shockingly vulnerable.
Five IoT Endpoint Security Recommendations for the Enterprise
Alan Zeichick  
8/27/2018   9 comments
It's 2:00 a.m. Do you know where your devices are? Find out five IoT security tips to help you sleep at night.
Artificial Malevolence: Bad Actors Know Computer Science, Too
Alan Zeichick  
8/13/2018   Post a comment
Artificial intelligence and machine learning have many useful applications in legitimate security prevention. However, the buzz at this year's Black Hat is that bad guys are already catching up.
Don't Let Your Containers Stray Into Cryptocurrency Mining
Alan Zeichick  
8/7/2018   1 comment
Containers were supposed to be safe, until they weren't. With cybercrooks trying to attach cryptocurrency mining malware to containers, there are ways to protect your development environment.
Zero Trust Means Never Trust & Always Verify
Alan Zeichick  
7/30/2018   3 comments
Enterprise security teams have actually been practicing zero trust policies for a number of years, but new advances and better tools now make the philosophy easier to implement. Still, it's always best to verify.
Watch Out: The Dark Web Is Really Watching You
Alan Zeichick  
7/23/2018   8 comments
The Dark Web is a lot of things, but it's mostly a hangout for criminals and cyberthieves. However, this dark corner of the Internet may know more about you or your enterprise than you think.
Cloud-Based Identity Management Systems: What to Look For
Alan Zeichick  
6/26/2018   Post a comment
Most of the big cloud players, including Google, Microsoft and AWS, all offer some form of identity and access management. There are plenty of other cloud-based, on-premises IAM systems as well. Here's what you need to look for.
How to Find a Next-Generation Firewall for the Cloud
Alan Zeichick  
6/25/2018   1 comment
If you use cloud-based servers for running business applications, you need to protect those servers with a software-based cloud firewall. There are many options, and here's how to choose.
Containers in the Cloud Are Great, but Are They Secure?
Alan Zeichick  
6/21/2018   5 comments
Containers are an efficient means to package, deploy and run software in the cloud. There are legitimate security concerns, however.
Public Cloud, Part of the Network or Not, Remains a Security Concern
Alan Zeichick  
5/30/2018   27 comments
Security in the public cloud is like asking who is responsible for securing your rented apartment – you or the building owner?
GDPR Should Change Your Thinking About Network Firewalls
Alan Zeichick  
5/24/2018   8 comments
Old-fashioned firewalls are an effective weapon for protecting the network incursions and data breaches, and that goes for the new era of GDPR that begins Friday as well.
Next-Generation Firewalls: Poorly Named but Essential to the Enterprise Network
Alan Zeichick  
5/16/2018   1 comment
They may be stupidly named but they are essential for protecting enterprise assets that span on-premises servers, IaaS and PaaS clouds, as well as virtual machines.
5 New Network Attack Techniques That Will Keep You Awake at Night
Alan Zeichick  
4/25/2018   2 comments
You can't trust anything -- not the cloud, not hardware, not industrial control systems. Take nothing for granted, advise the experts, and trust nothing.
It's the People: 5 Reasons Why SOC Can't Scale
Alan Zeichick  
4/23/2018   5 comments
There are always more security alerts and threats to respond, but the answer isn't to simply throw more money at the SOC to hire additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 security analysts.
Microsoft Security Is Channeling the Terminator
Alan Zeichick  
4/19/2018   4 comments
In its own way of channeling the Terminator and Skynet, Microsoft is looking to add more layers of artificial intelligence into its Windows Defender ATP to further reduce remediation and increase automation of security.




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