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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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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Sailing the 7 C’s of security monitoring

7 seas cloudOne of the established best practices in InfoSec is monitoring. People, products and companies get paid a great deal of money and expend a great deal of resources to watch pots. Monitoring simply is the central component to any security initiative. But with all best practices, there are variables. How much to monitor? What priorities matter? Where are my greatest vulnerabilities? To this end, I have boiled down monitoring to 7 best practices…The 7 C’s of security monitoring:

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My Security Playlist: now playing Access Management

nowplayingThe Who asked ultimate Access Management question…”Who Are You?” So do we listen to Paul McCartney said and “Open the door and let ’em in” or kick them to curb as the Stones suggest…”Hey You, Get off of my Cloud” The answer is different for each organization because, not every employee, partner or customer is equal.

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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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