Survey: IT security pros embrace — but fear — artificial intelligence

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Roughly seven out of eight IT security professionals believe artificial intelligence (AI) would help improve enterprise security, according to a recent survey. But nearly as many respondents are worried about AI being weaponized against their networks. “There is much concern about the impact of AI on company security defenses and about attackers using AI against […]

2019 IT trend: Increasingly strong data privacy rules will lead to new customer experiences

In 2019, protecting customers’ personal data will force companies to rethink their digital strategies as the full effects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set in. Failure to comply with GDPR will thwart an enterprise’s ability to conduct business globally. Innovative companies will see this as an opportunity to deliver better customer experiences and […]

Would you trust orders from a robot at work?

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For all the concerns people have expressed about robots taking over the workplace, a new survey makes it clear that most of us are ready to place our trust (and maybe our fate!) in the hands of our algorithmic overlords. Data from Oracle and research firm Future Workplace shows that 93 percent of respondents would […]

Practical container security issues

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If you ask people what their biggest concern is about containers, it’s always security. Some 94 percent of IT professionals in the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG)‘s 2017 Cloud Security Report worry about container security. Specifically, they’re concerned that we don’t have mature container security programs. There’s truth to those concerns. After talking with people at […]

Deception as a cyber defense: More critical than ever

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As more devices are connected to networks, and as more “smart” technologies such as voice assistants and chat bots become digitally indistinguishable from humans, bad actors are gaining new opportunities to breach enterprise systems and data using forms of deception both time-honored and new. For example, researchers in Japan have developed a method of dialogue that […]

Four ways security teams sabotage their own efforts

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There are many reasons why enterprise security teams struggle to succeed in better managing the risks positioned against their data and business-technology systems. Sometimes these obstacles come from elsewhere within the organization, and sometimes they are self-created. At times it’s a lack of serious executive leadership and understanding behind internal cybersecurity efforts. The security program […]

Leveraging blockchain features for access restriction in our 3D printing proof-of-concept

When we last talked about our 3D printing procurement system proof-of-concept, we promised to report back on how we are using blockchain features for access restriction. Prior to implementing blockchain features, we handled access restriction to the 3D model files (STL/G-code) using folder access and Enterprise GitHub. This worked fine if the 3D printing was […]

10 security predictions for 2018

Cyber security isn’t getting any easier. Criminals are getting more sophisticated. Damages are growing more serious. And attacks are becoming more common. Yet far too many IT and cyber security leaders remain in reactive mode. That’s a serious mistake, because now is the time to be proactive. These incidents will happen, so every organization now […]

Next-generation threats in a hybrid healthcare environment

By Rikin Patel Virtually every organization today, irrespective of industry, faces huge uncertainties over security threats. Today’s threats are more sophisticated; breaches are more frequent; and the cost in time, dollars and brand value is more punishing. Cyber security specialists now acknowledge that organizations can no longer hope to build impenetrable firewalls around their enterprises. […]

Meltdown and Spectre bring a world of hurt to the cloud

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Meltdown and Spectre represent a new class of security problem and the cloud — based as it is  on virtual machines — is uniquely vulnerable. The good news is patches are either already in place or coming soon to all major cloud platforms and server operating systems. The bad news is that your data may […]