Tag Archives: Information Security

Making Secure Enterprise Mobility a Reality

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Making Secure Enterprise Mobility a Reality

Enterprise mobility is taking the IT world by storm. One of the most prominent trend shifts over the last year has been the wide-ranging adoption of enterprise mobility in the business world. An on-the-ground transformation of this trend has been the shift away from the tunnel-like focus on mobile applications. A complete digital transformation is required within the enterprise, and enterprise mobility is a definite way forward. Continue reading

Internet of Everything – Security Concerns In a Connected Era

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securing IoT

Imagine a world where every aspect of your life is connected. What you do is recorded by a growing number of connected devices you touch, interact and encounter every day. And then the collected data is shared over a network. Our world is becoming a central nervous system running on a network of connected devices.

By 2020, the number of internet-connected devices will reach 50 billion. Mathematically, that’s around 8 connected devices per person. And this indeed creates a simple but a dangerous dilemma. While our ability to collect data will grow via connected devices, there is hardly any adequate security system in place to protect and secure this data. Continue reading

Alert! Hackers are Watching Your Organization [40 sec read]

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Enterprises encounter serious security breaches despite investing heavily in Information security infrastructure. Hackers are always devising new ways to breach the Information security of an organization, either from within the company or from outside.

Research suggests that 90% of enterprise breaches could be prevented through proper monitoring.

Alert! Hackers are Watching Your Organization. Enhance your Information Security.

However, setting up a 24X7 Security Operations Centre (SOC) to monitor is an enormous challenge because:

  • The high set-up costs can run into lakhs and crores of rupees
  • Demands significant time and effort
  • Growing shortage of skilled in-house security experts
THE CMS IT PROPOSITION

CMS IT is delighted to announce the “Security Eye”; Service that provides a round-the-clock monitoring of your IT landscape.

As a new-age Information security service provider, CMS IT Services is pleased to bring forward this unique proposition to help clients adopt a best-in-class SOC at minimal investment. Continue reading

Information Security – A Collective Responsibility

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Information Security - Collective Responsibility
Security breaches have turned to be regular news headlines. And these breaches occur everywhere, from small to big company, and in every industry, from retail to IT.

The threat posed by cyber criminals to critical IT infrastructure and business interest is a dangerous reality of today. It is further worsened by the fact that many businesses operate in different geographical locations. The applications and systems are accessed from multiple devices making businesses more susceptible to cyber threat than ever before. This has made cyber security a critical board room priority now.

The dual security challenges for organizations:

Nobody wants their business to get hit due to security compromise, and many companies are charting out strategies to deal with increasing cyber threats. Continue reading

Dell Laptops infected with ‘Superfish-Like’ pre-installed Malware | Information Security

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Release Date: 23/11/2015 | SEVERITY: Critical |

After the Superfish malware that attacked Lenovo laptops this february, another big computer manufacturer Dell’s PCs and laptops are reportedly found to have been pre-installed with a rogue SSL certificate that could allow attacks. It lets an attacker easily impersonate as a HTTPS-protected website and spy on when banking or shopping online. The rogue certificate, dubbed eDellRoot, was first discovered over the weekend. The certificate automatically re-installs itself even when removed from the Windows operating system. Continue reading

Risk to Information Security with Enterprise Mobility

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Information Security RisksEmployees of an organisation can efficiently work on smartphones, tablets and laptops anytime and anywhere by implementing enterprise mobility. While mobility increases the performance and has enormous benefits, there are a few risk of security to information being stores and transferred from these devices. Adopting mobile devices and applications in a work environment is expanding in a fast pace over many organisations.

It has been observed that there is a risk to the privacy with the use of cloud and mobility software. These risks should be taken care of at the right time to ensure that there is no leakage of information and enterprise mobility is within the security controls. Continue reading

How to Create an Efficient Information Security Policy

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information security policyIn effective Information Security Policy is one that ably supports an enterprise in striving to reduce its risk profile by defending against threats, both internal and external. The trouble is that it’s rare for organizations to invest the required time and effort in creating decent policies and, as a result, often they leave their business open to vulnerabilities. In fact, according to the latest Ponemon Institute study, 43% of businesses have dealt with a data breach in the previous twelve months.

While a security policy can’t prevent a data breach, it does help employees better understand their role in preventing any cyber security incidents. An efficient policy also ensures that a contingency plan is in place in case disaster strikes. Continue reading

5 Key Aspects for a Robust Enterprise Security Management Strategy

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Consider these alarming statistics:

  • Studies have revealed that on an average, companies are attacked about 16,856 times every year[1]
  • In 2013, between 68% and 82% of the S&P 500 companies had their internal systems compromised with external eventualities[2]

If you psychologically analyze an enterprise, you will observe that most organizations scale up their security infrastructure only after a breach! As to why they behave the way they do, is because of the issue of disrupting the functioning business critical operations. Continue reading

Leverage BYOD with Robust Security Solutions

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Is BYOD security management one of the major concerns of your organization?

Can your organization maintain compliance with industry standards and regulations if personal devices are utilized?

Are you able to efficiently monitor devices as per the BYOD guidelines?

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has been a boon to organizations, facilitating ease of work and offering greater mobility and flexibility. Continue reading