Hackers launched a DDoS attack on a Twitch gaming tournament, leaving a small European country without internet for over a half hour.
The internet owes a lot to open-source libraries. Without those unpaid programmers who carefully built multiple reservoirs of code, major companies (Apple, Amazon, Google, to name a few) wouldn’t be able to run their most popular applications.
The continued growth of both public and private cloud-based services creates an urgent need for scalable Datacenter infrastructures. However, this expansion can be time consuming and complex to design and deploy, especially when transitioning from a legacy 3-tier architecture. The recommended upgrade path of EVPN/VxLAN (Ethernet Virtual Private Network / Virtual Extensible Local Area Network) addresses this transition while also adding near infinite growth.
In our last post on SASE security, we covered two key benefits of Secure Access Service Edge architecture — the security and simplicity that come from converging multiple services in a single solution delivered from the cloud. Today, we’re talking about scaling that cybersecurity to meet the growing needs of your business.
Secure access service edge (SASE) solutions — cloud-delivered security combining networking and security functions — are on the rise, fueled in part by the events of the past year’s shelter in place order and the need to secure work from home in countless locations. As companies and employees begin their return to the office, one thing is clear: the hybrid work model is here to stay — and SASE solutions are critical to supporting this new normal.
Did you know that 80% of data breaches are the result of lost or stolen credentials?
In today’s world, securing the IT infrastructure is, and should be, top of mind for organizations. The impact of a security breach on an organization cannot be overstated. A cyber-attack can cripple an organization and cause irreparable damage. According to Embroker, Inc., a digitally native business insurance company, “Cybercrime, which includes everything from theft or embezzlement to data hacking and destruction, is up 600% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Traditional file-based storage uses nested folders. Object-based storage instead uses detailed metadata to make files easy to find.
Block storage is more efficient, easier to access, and scales more readily. However, it can be more complex and expensive to set up.
These days, every business uses software, and every business stores data. And as software gets more complex and data demands get more intensive, we will all need more storage. In the future, these needs will only increase. You and your IT team will need to plan ahead to arrange for your storage needs going forward.Fortunately, there are a lot of products and solutions for your IT storage needs.
Zero Trust systems protect information by limiting access more effectively. This makes them ideal for healthcare institutions.
Companies specializing in cyber security have developed sophisticated (2FA) methods to protect users’ information.
Enterprise networks are changing. The days when network users, applications, and services resided primarily within a businesses’ walls and fences have passed. Companies are increasingly challenged to provide secure, network access to remote users (teleworkers) regardless of location. Adoption of public and private cloud services means that traditional enterprise data center services are no longer exclusively hosted in the corporate data centers. These trends have redefined the Internet ‘edge’ making it difficult for companies to effectively manage and secure their networks.
With SSO, you use the same credentials to sign into multiple applications. With MFA, you use multiple proofs of identity to sign in. You can use both.
Morale plummeted for teachers and administrators alike throughout 2020, and the pandemic only exacerbated existing inequalities for students who lacked the necessary resources for success. But it’s not all bad news—one year later, mass vaccine distribution and dropping infection rates have allowed educators to return safely to the classroom. Now, schools are burdened with the responsibility of bridging the academic gaps.
A dog and a robot walk into a bar…well, not exactly. However, the mechanics of that friendship would presumably be just as intricate and delicate as the relationship of vision and engineering that went into the creation of NASA’s extraordinary piece of technology Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover. I have heard skeptics make the statement of why we spend so much money and concern on space when we have so many things to discover or problems to solve here on our home planet. Well, if thought about on a deeper level, we are all pieces of a wonderous universe that holds secrets that could very well bring betterment to our planet or to humanity. This could include curing a human health issue such as Alzheimer’s where we are missing that one tiny element with certain powers. Or discovering a substance or gas that could rejuvenate the air quality around the world within 10 years almost to be as clean as when earth came into existence. But how will we ever discover its hidden secrets that could help mankind if we don’t ‘think outside the ozone’? Plus, space is just really cool!!
Let’s face it. Many people in IT think that the Backup Administrator’s job is not the coolest job in IT. However, if your organization is hit with Ransomware, you can be elevated from “zero to hero” in a very short time. Cyber Terrorists need two things to make a ransomware attack work for them: a penetrated IT security system, and inadequate backups.
Companies and organizations once provided wireless network connectivity (Wi-Fi / WLAN) as a secondary option for users to connect to corporate networks. Today, enterprise networks typically provide Wi-Fi infrastructure as a standard and/or primary network connectivity option for end-users and the ever-increasing number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. As a result, IT organizations are faced with the following challenges: