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Why Augmented Reality and the IoT Increase Risks

A significant number of organizations are adopting wearable technology, digital navigation and other forms of augmented reality (AR) to drive business, according to a recent survey from ISACA. The accompanying report, "2016 IT Risk/Reward Barometer," defines AR as "a technology that superimposes a computer-generated overlay on a user's view of the real world." Findings indicate that, while... Read More >


Is Enterprise Security Lost in the Cloud?

The debate about whether to migrate to the cloud is largely over—and the cloud won. Yet, as adoption rates grow and IT systems become more interconnected with cloud architectures, the challenge of locking down security is growing. Overall, cloud computing may deliver the potential for better security, but it also introduces new risks. A recent report from Blancco Technology Group, "Lost in... Read More >


Phishing & Ransomware: Attackers' Favorite Weapons

A review of recent headlines provides the latest reminder that organizations are under siege. Companies like ADP, LinkedIn and Yahoo—as well as federal agencies such the FBI and IRS—have reported substantial breaches this year, and the list is sure to get longer. One thing has changed, however: Today's attackers have developed a taste for ransomware and phishing, which have become... Read More >


Companies Must Balance Speed and Security

The need for speed is forcing many organizations to confront an inconvenient truth: While security is clearly critical to business, many enterprise leaders are still willing to cut corners and take risks. An October 2016 study conducted by Coleman Parks Research and CA Technologies, "The Security Imperative: Driving Business Growth in the App Economy," points out that too many companies are not... Read More >


DevOps and Security Teams Are Still in Silos

In theory, a DevOps culture stressing communication between software developers and IT operations professionals can improve application security by enabling organizations to find and fix issues more frequently and earlier in the process. In practice, however, security often takes a back seat to speed and innovation during software development, especially with the growing emphasis on rapid... Read More >


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