There is a firmly held concern in security circles that the automation associated with DevOps moves too swiftly, that security teams and their tests can't keep up, that too many of the metrics measured focus on production, availability, and compliance checkboxes, and as a result, security falls to the wayside.
George V. Hulme |
01 May |
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By Steve Martino, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Cisco |
23 Apr |
Experts say robots will be commonplace in 10 years. "Many respondents see advances in [artificial intelligence] and robotics pervading nearly every aspect of daily life by the year 2025--from distant manufacturing processes to the most mundane household activities," says Aaron Smith, senior researcher, The Pew Research Center's Internet Project, speaking of the several experts quoted in his "Predictions for the State of AI and Robotics in 2025".
David Geer |
24 Jan |
Perhaps it was an omen of what was to come when the city of San Francisco on New Year's Eve 2010 couldn't get a backup system running in its Emergency Operations Center because no one knew the password.
Ellen Messmer |
02 Dec |
'Tis the season to begin ramping up online shopping activity, and for retailers that means doing all they can to ensure their websites are up, highly available and able to handle peak capacity. Looming in many IT managers' minds is the cautionary tale of Target, whose website crashed twice after it was inundated by an unprecedented number of online shoppers when the retailer began selling clothing and accessories from high-end Italian fashion company Missoni.
Esther Shein |
29 Nov |
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Gartner* believes that by 2020, 60% of organisations will use active social identity proofing and let consumers bring in social identities to access risk-appropriate applications. It also predicts that by 2020 new biometric methods will displace passwords and fingerprints for access to endpoint devices across 80% of the market.
Sumal Karunanayake |
31 Aug |
Long gone are the days when a cyber-intrusion evoked images of pimple-faced teenagers hacking away in their parents’ basements. These days, cybercrime is global and gravely sinister.
Steve Durbin |
10 Jul |
The information security professional’s worst nightmare is the cybercriminal attack imposter armed with a legitimate user’s valid credentials. Unfortunately, the cybercriminals are adept at stealing them. Valid usernames and passwords can be lost in data breaches, keystroke loggers may capture them and ship them off, an end user can be socially engineered to reveal them – the list is long. These examples, however, are only bad dreams compared the latest generation of malware variants called Dyre or Dyreza – a Remote Access Trojan, or RAT.
Oren Kedem and Michael Toth |
09 Jul |
Last year saw some of the highest profile data breaches involving huge multinational organisations and government agencies. In fact, the Australian Government has reported that it can document at least one attack against its IT systems by a foreign power. Whether in the government, entertainment or retail sector, these organisations were forced to answer some tough questions by their stakeholders.
David Kim |
06 Jul |
There are many reasons for security attacks. Attackers may be looking for payment card data or other sensitive commercial information, or they may simply wish to disrupt an organisation’s operations.
Whatever their motive, data breaches have a significant impact on a business. Protecting an organisation from an unwanted intrusion can save tens of millions of dollars, and help maintain customer loyalty and shareholder confidence. But can we really quantify the true cost of a data breach?
Robert Parker |
07 Jul |
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