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How CEOs Can Protect Their Organization From the Inside-out

Posted June 22, 2012    Peter McCalister

Enterprise security is a topic that makes headlines every day. From successful hack attacks to stories of unsuspecting or malicious employees putting their company’s data at risk, it would seem that no company is immune. In order to truly secure the companies we are responsible for, it’s helpful to put ourselves in the frame of…

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June VEF Participant Wins a Kindle Fire

Posted June 21, 2012    Sarah Lieber

As you all know, every month we host our Vulnerability Expert Forum (VEF) webinar. This is a time where our experts share valuable insight regarding new vulnerabilities that are discovered and the actions that need to be taken as a result. It’s a quick way to get up to speed on current potential risks to…

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Chief Compliance Officers: Let Retina Threat Analyzer do the heavy lifting

Posted June 20, 2012    Peter McCalister

In a recent article on Dark Reading, The Compliance Officer’s Dirty Little Secret, the topic of how Chief Compliance Officers (CCO) form their decision making process(es) around compliance was brought to light. One major decision CCOs are responsible for making is whether to pay the fines associated with non-compliance versus the cost of achieving compliance….

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CCOs: Let Threat Analyzer do the heavy lifting

Posted June 20, 2012    Jerome Diggs

In a recent article on Dark Reading, The Compliance Officer’s Dirty Little Secret, the topic of how Chief Compliance Officers (CCO) form their decision making process(es) around compliance was brought to light. One major decision CCOs are responsible for making is whether to pay the fines associated with non-compliance versus the cost of achieving compliance. …

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Alleviate Regulatory Compliance Strains on IT Pros

Posted June 19, 2012    Peter McCalister

As regulations continue to evolve and audits become even more comprehensive, many organizations are resource- strained trying to comply with critical government regulations. The reality is these regulations are unforgiving and non-compliance results in penalties, lost business and other indirect costs. A centralized solution to manage compliance provides a more actionable intelligence to available manpower…

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Utilizing Social Media Platforms Carry Security Threats to Organizations

Posted June 15, 2012    Peter McCalister

Social Media is transforming the way businesses are branding and marketing their products, and with 900+ million users on Facebook, most of the workforce is participating. These platforms, including Twitter and LinkedIn provide a bridge for relaying information from companies to consumers, and the potential for future growth is prevalent. There are however security risks…

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Media RoundUp | Patch Tuesday June 2012

Posted June 14, 2012    Sarah Lieber

The June 2012 installment of Patch Tuesday was easily one of the most active of the year so far, in terms industry commentary and predictions, driven by the more than two-dozen security vulnerabilities across several of Microsoft’s products. As I’m sure many of you are still catching up on the news, for your convenience I’ve…

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Patching Vulnerabilities the Right Way

Posted June 13, 2012    Peter McCalister

Malicious counterparts, the bad guys, are constantly finding ways to attack through flaws in a network. Perfection of software is novel, but by no means a reality. Vendors will provide patches to flaws and are available as soon as the discovery is made, but what you do with that is what is most important. Difficulties…

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Patch Tuesday June 2012: RDP broken, again. Stuxnet TTF, again.

Posted June 12, 2012    Peter McCalister

This is shaping up to be an interesting Patch Tuesday with critical vulnerabilities being released across a combination of operating system components and client applications. In total there are 7 Microsoft Security Bulletins covering 26 distinct vulnerabilities in this June 2012 Microsoft Patch Tuesday. More than half of these vulnerabilities are rated as being likely…

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Upcoming webinar with IBM | 5 ways to protect your sensitive data in the cloud

Posted June 12, 2012    Peter McCalister

Please join us for a joint webcast featuring Ed Bottini, Cloud Ecosystem Program Director at IBM and Jim Zierick, EVP of Product Operations at BeyondTrust on June 26 at 9am-10am PDT. During this live webcast we’ll take a closer look at the needs that drive migration of data centers into the cloud, the role of…

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