Educating Security Professionals on Virtual Technologies

facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedin

education security

Network systems and applications are advancing in terms of technology every day. To keep an organisation safe from the threats related to data security, it is essential for security professionals to get a hands-on experience of the latest applications and software.

Data protection solutions discover and control information access by active users. Professionals who constantly keep track of the data security need to learn and understand new software programs that help in better data management. A robust plan on the use or application of technologically advanced software will help security professionals to keep their organisation safe from threats. Continue reading

Securing the Internet of Things

facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedin

securing IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all set to explode, driven predominantly by the consumer market, where the number of smart “things” equipped with IP-addressable sensors — from wearable smart bands to smart home monitoring — is multiplying exponentially.

Gartner, a research firm, estimates that 26 billion IoT-ready products will be in service by 2020.

The growth in these connected devices will spike over the next several years, according to numbers accumulated by Cisco Systems. The number of connected systems will grow from 10 billion this year to 50 billion by 2020. What Cisco officials call the Internet of everything will generate $19 trillion in new revenues for businesses worldwide by 2020, and IDC analysts expect the IoT technology and services market to hit $8.9 trillion by the end of the decade and 30 billion will be communicating over the network by 2020.

Continue reading

BFSI Embracing Predictive Analytics

facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedin

The market is watching an unprecedented shift in business intelligence (BI), widely because of technological innovation and expanding business requirements. The recent shift in the BI market is the move from traditional analytics to predictive analytics. Needless to say that predictive analytics is a part of BI family; however, these days that it is emerging as a distinct new software sector.

Though traditional analytical tools claim to give a real 360° view of the business, but they evaluate only historical data. Traditional analytics can help gaining insight for what was right and what went wrong in decision-making. However, these tools provide just a rear view analysis. One cannot reverse the past, but one can surely prepare better for the future and that’s what decision makers across the globe want to know the future, how to regulate it and take necessary actions to attain goals. Continue reading

How to Keep a Data Breach Response Action Plan Ready

facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedin

Data Breach ResponseInformation Security professionals have every reason to fear breaches, and prepare Data Breach Response Plans for exigencies. However, the growing sophistication and nature of attacks continue to catch experts off-guard and render their response to the cyber-attacks ineffective.

It is of little wonder then that having an efficient data breach response plan in one’s arsenal makes the threat of a security incident less menacing. Here are a few steps that will lead to an effective data breach response plan that allows enterprises to plan, prepare for, and implement response action points in the face of a security incident. Continue reading

Critical Elements for Successful Monitoring of IT performance

facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedin

These days IT organizations make use of multiple tools and management service platforms to address issues that impact end users. However, these tools and platforms can prove more effective if organizations monitor performance, availability, and efficiency from a single pane of glass.

Below are a few elements to consider for effective, end-to-end monitoring:

  • Monitoring Configuration management database (CMDB)

As the most critical component of your monitoring, Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is a centralized repository that stores information on all the significant entities in your IT environment. The entities, termed as Configuration Items (CIs) can be hardware, the installed software applications, documents, business services and also the people that are part of your IT system. Unlike the asset database that comprises of a bunch of assets, the CMDB is designed to support a vast IT structure where the interrelations between the CIs are maintained and supported successfully. Continue reading

The need for Digital Rights Management

facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedin

Digital Rights managementThe developments in digital content and their monetization are disrupting the status quo at a rate and degree we have not witnessed before. No media or entertainment business will remain unaffected by their impact. New technologies, data, tools and applications are providing the costumer with unprecedented control and influence over the content they choose to consume, along with how, when and where they do so. Continue reading

Top 5 trends of Enterprise Mobility

facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedin

Enterprise Mobility trends
The enterprise these days is changing rapidly. The intersection of cloud, mobility, social networking and the Internet, what analyst firm Gartner calls the, “Nexus of Forces” is making most medium and large enterprises reconsider their enterprise mobile strategies. Employees are bringing their own devices, downloading their own applications and creating their own IT.

Here are the top five enterprise mobility trends to watch out:

Continue reading

Evolution of Remote Infrastructure Management

facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedin

birth of remote infrastructure management

In the initial days, the entire Infrastructure of an organization was managed at its premises itself. However, as technology advanced focusing on supporting multiplying business requirements, this model seemed to be inadequate in terms of the need for scalability and cost effectiveness.

The arrival of Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) in the last decade Continue reading

Centralized Remote Data Center Management for Better Efficiency and Increased Savings

facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedin

Data centers have been growing at rapid speeds in terms of size, quantity, and resource utilization. Organizations deploying hybrid clouds have found increased efficiencies in utilizing remote data centers to manage enterprise data. While the global trend of hiring third party managed service providers for data center management Continue reading

Building a Sustainable Mobile Infrastructure

facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedin

According to a new mobile phone forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide smartphone shipments reached a total of nearly 1.3 billion units in 2014, representing an increase of 26.3% over 2013. Looking ahead, IDC expects 1.4 billion smartphones to be shipped worldwide in 2015 for a 12.2% year-over-year growth rate. Continue reading