You’ve heard of the Gartner Hype Cycle for emerging technologies, with its “peak of inflated expectations,” “trough of disillusionment,” and “slope of enlightenment.” A similar concept applies to 5G security.
With a new administration in place and the SolarWinds hack still fresh in our minds, I have been thinking a lot about the issues and opportunities the federal government is facing with new and old technology, especially when it comes to cybersecurity. The government is huge, and its systems are sprawling, distributed, dispersed, and not at all homogenous. Because of its size and the nature of what all the different organizations and agencies do, there are big and unique challenges in the years ahead. As an advisor for Cohesity, I thought I could share some of my experiences and perspectives on the unique challenges of securing our government’s systems, what can help organizations and agencies going forward, and why I chose to work with Cohesity.
In my role as an advisor to financial institutions on mobile biometric authentication, I meet bankers from all over the world. Most are technologically literate and leverage technology effectively in their operations, marketing, sales, communications, etc. However, many share a blind spot when it comes to their vulnerability to internal and external threats. They are insufficiently aware of:
According to the General Services Administration (GSA), mobile data traffic will increase fivefold by 2025, exponentially multiplying demand for wireless. Clearly, there is a need for government employees to have reliable access to information for them to support agency missions and deliver citizen services.
While the paperless office that was first proposed in the mid-1970s still hasn’t come to pass, the digitization of many government services and civic duties has had an impact. Tax filing—likely the most critical and perhaps the most digitized—is a great example. Electronic filing could be considered a form of FinTech and in many countries e-filing is nearly universal.
Tech is one of the primary driving forces for real estate industry trends, and it's transformed the landscape in the last few years. From advanced business phones for real estate companies to better client service through machine learning, here are the five key advancements determine who thrives versus who gets left behind.
Given the speed at which technology and devices adapt, consumers must become their own IT team and stay ahead of important trends and changes. While this requires concerted effort on the part of users, the valuable payoff comes in the form of keeping private information safe.
However, if you do find yourself compromised, you can work towards repairing your reputation. This January TechGenix article offers a checklist of 10 actions to take restore reputation and customer trust after a data breach. We’re sharing its content through GFI TechTalk.
Email hasn’t changed much since then. Now, just as it was in 1971, email messages are just simple texts sent over a network and are insecure by design. Although people that send emails use the format used to write letters, i.e., the salutation and sign-off, standard email messages are not as secure as traditional letters sent through the mail. It took several years for standards to develop that would protect emails. This protection is called encryption. That said, as much as 50% of email messages sent are unencrypted.
Remote work will likely continue for the foreseeable future, so IT security teams must be prepared not only to fight off a higher volume of cyberattacks but also to respond quickly in the event an attack is successful.
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That's easier said than done: the global pandemic has accelerated organizations’ digital transformation and created new attack surfaces beyond the perimeter. Today, fraud, risk, and security teams are expected to protect an organization’s digital assets, customers, brand, and executive reputation across the surface, deep and dark web, social media, mobile app stores, and email. And they’re expected to do that despite a global cybersecurity skills shortage.
Investing in an enterprise cloud backup solution may initially seem daunting, but the benefits far outweigh the time and effort required to research and implement cloud backup. By stepping back and approaching the process methodically and pragmatically, you will ensure your organization ends up with the right platform for your needs and there are no surprises waiting when the ink dries.
Malware has been one of the most common threats that netizens face daily. However, although you have heard about the various types of malware you can encounter, chances are you don’t know how these malicious programs are able to infest your devices.
Here are the 5 things to keep in mind when picking a bulletproof enterprise data storage solution that not only satisfies the compliance requirements but also allows self-governance.
Of course, it is impossible to anticipate when a disaster will occur. However, it is 100 percent possible to proactively prepare for many different crisis scenarios so that if and when the time comes, you are ready with an action plan.
Across verticals, organizations are experiencing sweeping technological changes.
Keeping healthcare systems operational is a matter of life and death. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, this fact is only magnified – and taken advantage of by cybercriminals. This brief1 considers the unique vulnerabilities of healthcare cybersecurity, examines how the pandemic has exacerbated risk, and presents recommendations for protecting your organization.