Category: Information Security

Adopting A Cooperative Global Cyber Security Framework To Mitigate Cyber Threats (Before It Is Too Late)

SecurityFeatureThe recent OPM cyber breach at the U.S. Government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provided a wakeup call to the seriousness and sophistication of the cyber security threat aimed at both the public and private sectors. The fact is that over 43% of companies had breaches last year (including mega companies such as Home Depot, JPMorgan, and Target. Moreover, the intrusion threats are not diminishing. For example, British Petroleum (BP) faces 50,000 attempts at cyber intrusion every day.

Intralinks acquires Verilume to deliver on its Distributed Content Node promises

DATAFeatureWith the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation expected to come into force in 2018, and data sovereignty concerns riding high on CIO agendas, time is of the essence for SaaS vendors to prove to their customers that they have the capability and the understanding to provide services which continue to leverage cloud economics and ‘consumerised IT’ features… but do so in a more controllable and compliant fashion.

Hubble, Bubble, Tablet & Trouble

Take one laptop, add a pinch of tablet (any flavour), smart phone and wearable, and simmer gently adding liberal sprinkle of home device as required. Serve on a bed of self-regulation, et voila; Trouble is served!

And so begins the normal route to what some would call a mobile strategy. Except this isn’t anything of the sort. It isn’t a strategy but rather a hotch-potch of technologies loosely cobbled together with no concept of the complete picture, nor what is actually being achieved.

Most modern enterprises have a need for varying numbers of their staff to be mobile. Presenting to clients, travelling to different offices, working from home, working on the move, as part of a flexible working program, present in a meeting room, working in a common space in the office or taking notes at a conference. The truism that ‘work is something we do, not someplace we go’ has never been more relevant.

There are many enablers for this trend, but the main one is that we are all being asked to do more, in the same amount of time, with a broader group of people, and with the traditional millstone of ‘place’ gradually being cut free.