As your customers begin to wind up 2016 and plan ahead, one variable we know will continue into the New Year is the increasing frequency of ransomware attacks. An industry statistic from the Herjavec Group estimates ransomware costs will reach a startling $1 billion for 2016.
How organizations can ensure visibility, protection, and control for critical data and assets across on premise, private, and public cloud environments By Check Point
There’s a kind of grief that occurs when small and mid-sized organizations realize that have a gaping hole in their network security because of inconsistent or non-existent SSH user key management. And, like the familiar stages of grief, once the denial is over there are three stages of coming to grips with and rectifying poor key management. By Matthew McKenna, chief strategy officer, SSH Communications Security
If you’re old enough to remember 1989, you might recall two key events: the Berlin Wall came down, and the first ransomware attack appeared on the scene. This was the AIDs Trojan horse, which, upon installation, encrypted users’ files and demanded $189 be sent to a post office box in Panama to “renew the license.”
Most of us have heard about self-driving cars, mind-bending smart speakers that can answer almost any question, and intuitive retail sites that make product suggestions based on shopping habits. These innovations all have one thing in common — artificial intelligence (AI) — and it could be the hottest technology trend of the next several years. But what does it mean for the channel?
The scare of Hurricane Matthew further proves a scalable and flexible disaster recovery plan should be in place before a natural disaster, hardware failure, or human error puts a company’s viability in jeopardy. To minimize loss and reputation damage, businesses must have systems that protect data and applications so employees can resume normal operations as soon as possible.
It is an unfortunate reality most IT projects don’t end well; in fact researchers found 68 percent end up marginal or outright failures. For software-related projects, only 16.2 percent are completed on time and on budget. If you are a large organization, that number drops to 9 percent. Many never realize the promised value or ROI.
Over the last year, Threat Intelligence (TI) has become a hot topic for the cybersecurity industry. Organizations of all sizes are looking to the channel to provide recommendations on what to purchase, how to implement, and how to gain the greatest value from TI. It is therefore critical the channel clearly understands what TI is, and how organizations can capitalize on its value.
Is the shortage of trained security people the greatest vulnerability?
For customers operating from a single location, protecting data, applications, and IT infrastructure can be fairly simple and straightforward. Yet, when a customer has multiple locations, branch offices, or remote workers, data protection and cybersecurity can begin to pose a significant challenge — one savvy MSPs can expertly address when they put the right tools in place and adopt the following best practices for ensuring data security at multiple locations.