Stories by Bob Violino

Dyn attack highlights 2016 security woes

This has been another eventful year in the realm of cyber security—with a number of high-profile data breaches that affected large numbers of people and technological developments that promise to impact the market for years to come.

Bob Violino | 16 Dec | Read more

Robots present a cyber risk

The prospect of an army of robots marching in unison to launch an attack on an unsuspecting city belongs in the realm of science fiction—as do most images of menacing autonomous machines wreaking all kinds of havoc on civilization.

Bob Violino | 09 Nov | Read more

Mergers create greater security risk

Security risks, both cyber and physical, certainly belong on the list of concerns. And with the ongoing shortage of professionals who are expert in various aspects of data protection—coupled with the seemingly endless stream of reports about data breaches and other security threats—this has become an even bigger concern for companies that are considering or in the midst of M&A deals.

Bob Violino | 14 Sep | Read more

Data lakes security could use a life preserver

As big data initiatives gain steam at organizations, many companies are creating “data lakes” to provide a large number of users with access to the data they need. And as with almost every type of new IT initiative, this comes with a variety of security risks that enterprises must address.

Bob Violino | 25 Aug | Read more

IoT pushes IT security to the brink

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers many possible benefits for organizations and consumers—with unprecedented connectivity of countless products, appliances and assets that can share all sorts of information. IoT also presents a number of potential security threats that organizations need to address.

Bob Violino | 09 Jun | Read more

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