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IT Asset Protection: How One Colocation Provider Does It
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
For colocation provider vXchnge, security isn't just a matter of strong defenses. It also involves planning for the worst.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/18/2016
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10 IoT Security Best Practices For IT Pros
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
IT professionals have to treat internet of things (IoT) vulnerabilities as they would vulnerabilities in databases or web applications. Any flaw can bring unwelcome attention, for those making affected products and those using them. Any flaw may prove useful to compromise other systems on the network. When everything is connected, security is only as strong as the weakest node on the network.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/9/2016
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Google's Cloud Lets You Bring Your Own Encryption Keys
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
By supplying their own encryption keys, organizations can reduce the chance that an outside party will be able to gain access to their data, at least while it's at rest. Now Google's cloud platform offers the option.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/3/2016
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HPE Reportedly Considers Going Private
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Has HPE put itself or its software business up for sale? Multiple reports note that a group of private equity companies are interested in buying the software business, or taking the entire company private. What would either deal mean for IT?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/2/2016
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9 Promising Cloud Security Startups To Watch
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The future belongs to cloud computing, but only with the help of strong security. Here are 9 cloud security startups IT managers may want to consider.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/31/2016
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Using AI To Fight Cyberthreats
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
SparkCognition, working with Carnegie Mellon and IBM's Watson, aims to provide cyber-security researchers with better threat data using predictive models powered by machine learning.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/27/2016
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Lawsuit Raises Questions About The Right To Tinker With Tech
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a lawsuit to overturn a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which limits the modification of technology. For anyone managing information technology, the law in question has the potential to limit access to data, to weaken security, and to impose unnecessary burdens, costs, and liabilities.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/25/2016
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Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/20/2016
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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/19/2016
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Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/19/2016
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EU Data Protection Law May End The Unknowable Algorithm
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Slated to take effect as law across the EU in 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation could require companies to explain their algorithms to avoid unlawful discrimination.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/18/2016
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10 Hot SaaS Security Startups To Watch
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Leveraging cloud-based security services is helping to solve some major stumbling blocks when it comes to providing a robust architecture for organizations. To help you navigate your options, we're spotlighting 10 SaaS security startups whose tools are worth a look.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/13/2016
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Beyond BlackBerry: Outdated Tech The Feds Should Dump
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The US Senate is finally ditching BlackBerry devices. Now, if only the rest of the government could leave the past behind. Here's a look at outdated tech still being used by federal agencies, including the military and the IRS.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/8/2016
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IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/6/2016
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8 Reasons You Need A Security Penetration Test
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
One of the biggest challenges in IT security is determining whether the tools and configurations you have in place are giving your organization the level of security you require. Here's how penetration testing can help.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/6/2016
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Box Shuttle Offers Route To Cloud
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
By offering a migration service, Box says it hopes to help enterprises with legacy baggage make a journey toward cloud computing.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 6/29/2016
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Microsoft Targets Legal Marijuana Industry With Azure Offering
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft will partner with cannabis tech startup KIND Financial to develop software for tracking the legal growth and sale of marijuana.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 6/18/2016
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Security Threats Hiding In Plain Sight
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
IT professionals would rather manage external threats than worry about insiders, a recent survey by Soha finds. But singular focus when it comes to security can end up being a costly mistake.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 6/3/2016
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Symbolic IO Rewrites Rules For Storage
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The company's IRIS system promises dramatic speed improvements over existing technologies. These storage improvements should benefit anyone running large database queries, particularly transactions that require speed.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/24/2016
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MarkLogic 9 Enhances Security, Adds Optic API
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Pitching itself as the NoSQL database for the enterprise, MarkLogic unveiled version 9 of its platform at its user conference. It adds a host of new security features, plus new data management capabilities to help organizations wrangle structured and unstructured data.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/13/2016
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