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Identity management at the heart of REA Group's 98% cloud commitment

Changes to security exposure, driven by shifting organisational network boundaries, have driven a resurgence in identity and access management (IAM) that has the government committing to significant IAM frameworks and private companies retrofitting IAM to legacy systems. Yet for fast-growing digital business REA Group, a flexible IAM environment has rapidly evolved from being a nice-to-have into a fundamental element of the company's IT strategy.

David Braue | 18 Aug | Read more

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Secure cloud backup : Review

To help you narrow down your options, here's our take on some of the more popular and well-known services, as well as some you may not have heard of. Use these as a springboard—again, there are plenty of other options out there—for your own research, and if you're not currently using a cloud backup service you may find reason to once you've seen what's on offer.

Ashton Mills | 30 Apr | Read more

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In Pictures: CSO's Identity Driven Access Management Round Table

It's the centenary of the commencement of World War One. Back then, there were borders to protect. The soldiers knew who they were fighting and there were very few incursions where one side crossed a border undetected. Today's battles are different. The bad guys are stealing the good guys’ passwords and identities to get access to whatever they want. And they often wait weeks or even months before revealing their true objectives.

Abigail Swabey | 22 Oct | Read more

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Cloud security: how to protect your data

To use Cloud computing securely requires companies to know where their data is stored and who has access to it. Ironically, the reason Cloud is so popular is because organisations don't want to worry about these details. So can the issue be solved by adhering to standards? Increasing legislation? Maybe we need a global technical disaster to ‘sober up’ an industry drunk on the power of Moore's Law.

CSO staff | 14 Jun | Read more

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Three considerations to ensure your network is ready for the Internet of Things

The first thought that comes to mind for most consumers when they hear the mention of the Internet of Things (IoT) is their fridge telling them when the eggs have run out; shoes indicating how far they have travelled; cars keeping them up to date on local traffic so that they know which routes to avoid; or energy meter signaling how much heating has been consumed. While not all of these capabilities have become a reality across most households, Gartner predicts the use of connected devices to grow exponentially, with at least 4.9 billion connected things expected to be in use this year, which is up 30 percent from 2014. By 2020, Gartner forecasts this number to reach 25 billion .

Matt Miller | 20 May | Read more

5 reasons why using a VDC (Virtual Data Centre) can improve your organisations Physical and Logical Security

A Virtual Data Centre (VDC) is a collection of cloud infrastructure which provides a wide range of benefits integrated into the heart of your IT infrastructure.   With these benefits come various security and compliance implications. However, if configured correctly, a VDC can actually improve an organisations physical and logical security levels in the following ways

Gerardo Altman | 19 May | Read more

Proactive web security with client reputational services

In 2014, several successful malicious attacks against large financial services, government and private sector firms gave a clear indication of the changes occurring in the network security industry. The recent Ponemon Institute Cost of a Data Breach study found the average cost of a data breach to be $3.5 million with average cost per compromised record more than $145.

Sudeep Charles | 27 Apr | Read more

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