A lot of companies and the government have IT security departments, as well as operations divisions which keep things running on a daily basis.
The problem I have seen crop up repeatedly is that while there are many IT security staff putting out bulletins to patch servers or fix the settings that make it easy for bad players to get in and mess with your network or even steal your data, there are far fewer operations guys willing to patch and reboot to “apply” these fixes. Even management has a role in this complacency.
A lot of Chicken Littles are running around warning about the end of the world, brought about by the insecurity of mobile devices. There’s a kernel of truth there, and I myself have bemoaned the state of mobile security. But there’s also a good deal of exaggeration, born of (often vendor-fanned) fear, uncertainty and doubt. So, what’s a user to do? Let’s explore that a bit.
You don’t want your computer to become a zombie, so what do you do to prevent it? The most important thing to remember is that prevention is an ongoing process — you can’t just set everything up and expect to be protected forever. Also, it’s important to remember that unless you employ common sense and prudent Internet habits, you’re courting disaster.
The Department of Homeland Security recently hosted a workshop titled “Emergency Management: Incident, Resource, and Supply Chain Management“ at the University of California-Irvine’s Center for Emergency Response Technologies. The objective of the workshop was to provide a forum for researchers, subject matter experts, and practitioners dealing with emergency management to assess the current state of the art, identify challenges, and provide input to developing strategies for addressing these challenges.
In April, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) commissioned members of the computer architecture research community to generate a short report to help guide strategic thinking in this space. The effort aimed to complement and synthesize other recent documents…
The registration renewal for one of our vehicles arrived in the mail today. As usual, I immediately scanned the registration and modified the copy. California requires a current registration or copy to be carried in a vehicle at all times. But this presents a security breach approximately like logging onto a public Wi-Fi as administrator with no password and with a shared C: drive.
The continuous boom in the IT sector needs no justifications. The ever increasing demand of IT professionals is also quite known to almost everyone by now. Leading IT players like Dell, Satyam, Wipro, TCS, Accenture, Microsoft, Infosys, Genpact etc are always on the verge of hiring fresh and experienced candidates.
John Forker, who has led the system’s Information Technology Office since May 2011, said the university has taken large strides to continue safeguarding the information of its students and employees, but a series of unusual circumstances allowed hackers to slip through.
We all know that automating security helps to eliminate the human error factor that can lead to unexpected security breaches, and the sheer volume of data that resides on today’s corporate servers makes it almost impossible to manually identify the sensitivity of each individual file and the level of protection that it requires. However, automated processes may not always catch every sensitive file, either. That’s why Dynamic Access Control allows for a combination of manual and automated tagging, as well as application-based tagging of sensitive data.