The Secret to an Effective VPN

Secure, remote access to mission-critical applications and data is one of the most sought-after capabilities organizations in every sector need. Recently, within the oil and gas sector, for example, massive reserves of liquid natural gas were found off the coast of Tanzania. The ability for third-party vendors to securely and remotely access operational data is […]

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The Top 3 Corporate IT Security Mistakes

The IT security group within every corporation is under file. Relentless cyber-attacks, user errors and improperly designed and implemented processes and procedures contribute to a maelstrom of problems that executives expect to be instantly solved. The news for IT departments continues to sound dire. Companies like Symantec estimate that 56% of employees believe it is […]

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Alphabet Soup: Navigating SCADA, and Industrial Control Systems and VPNs increasing importance in all of these technologies.

All the terminology is daunting. Whether, Operational Technology (OT), Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) or Internet of Things (IoT), it’s important for the C-suite of executives to understand the differences and find a way to maintain the accessibility of these technologies while complying with local regulations. One greatest common denominator […]

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Sage data breach highlights need for least privilege access and two common errors businesses make, warns Hypersocket Software

The data breach at UK accounting software company Sage has brought the insider threat facing businesses into focus and, according to security experts Hypersocket Software, highlights the need for more stringent access control. The Sage breach, which may have compromised the personal information of employees at 280 businesses, is thought to have resulted from unauthorised […]

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Create a Solid Network Infrastructure with Managed File Transfer

In today’s global business environment when employees dispersed around the world need to be able to exchange data across their networks securely and effectively, a solid IT infrastructure is an organisation’s safety net. For many enterprises, File Transfer Servers (FTS) are the back-bone of their network. Essentially a computer within the client/server model responsible for […]

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Access all Areas?

Driven by a growing number of security breaches, the demand for greater mobility at work and the trend towards Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the workplace, Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a growing area of focus for businesses across many sectors. Just how intense that focus is set to become is illustrated in […]

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Tips to Transitioning New Projects to Business as Usual (BAU)

Handing off a new service or tool from one department to another, even within the same organization, is harder than it looks. Often times great ideas that lead to good initiatives are not properly adopted, understood or communicated by the groups tasked with running their day to day operations. For the company and strategic-facing development […]

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The BYOD explosion: How much of a threat do personal devices really pose to your network?

How much of a risk is BYOD to network security? No more than company-issued hardware – provided businesses follow these four essential steps says Lee Painter. We’re all familiar with BYOD dangers: data breaches exploited because of a lack of proper security protocols and encryption on devices or missed operating system updates; data leakage as […]

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Integration Point: Password Manager and Digital Transformation

Disruption is everywhere. The S&P 500, normally a bastion of stability, experienced an unprecedented 50 percent churn rate in just the past 15 years. In 1999, General Electric and Coca-Cola were at the top of the list. Today it’s Apple and Google. And look at a company like Uber, which owns no cars and predominantly […]

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Top Three Issues Cloud-Based Password Managers Face

Password managers face a daunting task. The creation and management of user access to connected devices, as well as user access and authentication into external and internal applications, databases and networks is riddled with both scalability and security challenges. Complicating the matter is the fact that user authentication and verification are the cornerstones of any […]

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