Can your company afford to lose $400 million?

MonitoringIn terms of dollars and cents on a risk analysis spreadsheet, it is easier to put a value on a particular asset than the potential recurring value of a client, customer or even partner. Beyond lawsuits and capital and operational expenses to repair a mea culpa, weak cryptography, hack defenses or shoring an previously-undiagnosed vulnerability gap, the damage done to a brand because the user no longer trusts doing business with that company is staggering. Intrusion Security has a significant impact on customer retention.

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MSPs must practice what they preach-especially with security

msp_practiceMSPs have a lot of responsibility for the IT assets of their clients. It is expected that MSPs will take certain precautions to safeguard client data and infrastructure. In this case, it’s not just the client and their sphere of access that touch the data, but oftentimes the employees/consultants/techs of the MSP themselves – and if their back door is open, the risk can be transferred to the client.

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Avoiding the fate of Erasmus Wilson and others who ignore progress (cloud)

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OR WHY THE CLOUD WILL SUPPLANT ON-PREMISE FOR SECURITY INITIATIVES

There are many of us who have been around IT long enough can even remember how storing 1MB on a 3.5” hard case floppy disk was cutting edge IT.  Yes, I remember punch cards too, but the point is that IT grows up. It advances, evolves.  Thirty years on from those halcyon days, IT is facing its latest crossroads: the movement away from on-premise solutions and the acceptance of cloud-based computing as the chief business driver.

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Supporting CIO strategies and priorities from the cloud-Part 1

CIO strategyMost CIOs recognize that the future of enterprise IT lay not with sitting and writing code and patching servers, but rather one of strategic development and as an integrator of business goals: riding the sea change from a person plugging in cables to an analyst; from a compiler of stacks to a broker of business needs. Part 1 of 2

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How cloud security balances risk versus reward

riskrewardSecuring your IT environment is not free, but there are new (cloud) options designed to mitigate costs while still providing a strong, manageable and proactive defense. While many companies still would rather spend capital on commodity assets, many CIOs recognize that information security is an important business driver…but the ultimate question is where is the balance between how much exposure can a company afford against the dollars needed protect it. The answer is different for every company, but there are best practices and alternate deployment technologies that can readjust the scales of risk versus reward.

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It’s a Wonderful Cloud-a Security Carol

xmasTwas the night before Christmas
and all through the net
No access was stirring;
No hackers as yet.

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It’s money that matters in the cloud…well, at least ROI

roiBefore you add another decimal place to security budgets, maybe it’s time you consider the how cloud-deployed security options can not only address the complexities of enterprise security ably, but do so at considerable savings. With all the talk of fiscal cliffs, financial binds and “next year’s budget,” I started thinking about cloud security in more tangible ways. Specifically returns on investment, economic impact and total costs of ownership.

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