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Biggest Security Lesson of 2017 – You Need a Strong Human Firewall

Jan 9, 2018, 10:08 AM Ben Gane

What is the best strategy for businesses to protect against ransomware, spam phishing and spoofing attacks? There are many strategies for safeguarding against these threats. By far the most effective is user awareness and education. For malware and ransomware to infect...


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Building a best of breed multicloud strategy

Jan 9, 2018, 10:07 AM Ben Gane

Best-of-breed strategies have long since fallen out of favor in the enterprise, because the work required to stitch together the components proved to be too difficult. But best of breed is back with cloud. Companies today are hell-bent on buying the ideal SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS cloud services for...


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IT Asset Management Best Practices to Help You Sleep at Night

Jan 9, 2018, 10:00 AM Ben Gane

In the IT asset management (ITAM) field, we spend a lot of time talking about IT asset management best practices. We all want to know if we are doing ITAM effectively or if we should make course adjustments. Frequently, I hear people asking: What are the IT asset management best practices...


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The looming spectre of a meltdown

Jan 8, 2018, 14:52 PM Ben Gane

2018 has gotten off to a tough start with the news of the Meltdown and Spectre (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754) vulnerabilities. This is a broad industry problem that affects almost everyone, everywhere. Processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM are all potentially vulnerable...


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The Ivanti Threat Thursday Update for January 4, 2017: New Threats for the New Year

Jan 5, 2018, 08:36 AM Ben Gane

Greetings and welcome. This week, software developers race to remediate a processor design flaw that puts millions of devices at risk, and a new zero-day vulnerability threatens most if not all versions of macOS. Make one of your New Year’s resolutions a commitment to share any relevant opinions...


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Fixing the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

Jan 5, 2018, 08:32 AM Ben Gane

Two days ago, Graz University of Technology published a paper https://spectreattack.com/ describing a pair of attacks on common microprocessors. The underlying vulnerability affects Intel, AMD, and ARM processors. All contemporary microprocessors pre-execute instructions...


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10 Tips for Feds to Ace Their Windows 10 Migration Part 1 of 2

Jan 4, 2018, 09:17 AM Ben Gane

The U.S. federal government’s migration to Windows 10 is currently being driven by government-wide mandates that favor industry standard technologies, along with increasingly stringent security requirements. Agency IT executives fully understand...


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Security Round-up: Five Things We’ve Learned in 2017

Jan 3, 2018, 08:28 AM Ben Gane

The past 12 months have been packed with geopolitical incidents, global malware threats and ubiquitous big-name data breaches. From the CIA Vault7 and NSA Shadow Brokers leaks at the start of the year, to the WannaCry and NotPetya ‘ransomware’ campaigns, and Uber’s shocking...


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Predictions for 2018–The Network as the Keystone

Dec 22, 2017, 10:00 AM Ben Gane

It seems like the pace at which technology of all types is progressing is almost breathtaking. Reading the tea leavesFrom the massive rise in artificial intelligence (AI) improvements and applications, to the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT), to growing mainstream acceptance of cryptocurrency...


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The Ivanti Threat Thursday Update for December 21, 2017: More Shopping and Password Threats!

Dec 22, 2017, 09:58 AM Ben Gane

Greetings and welcome. This week, a survey in Japan finds nearly 20,000 fake shopping sites, and more evidence that users do not create good passwords. Inspired to share any relevant opinions, reactions, and/or suggestions? Please feel free. Thanks in advance – and Happy “Holidaze!”...


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