Helpdesks are mired in mundane tasks that are repeated every day – password resets, user account access and account creations, just to name a few. Manual tasks that really don’t have to be; tasks that should, and can be, automated. Just maintain the status quo, though, as many organizational leaders feel this is often the best way to keep things done. Are you guilty of this? On occasion, I am as well. The lack of … More
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Following in Edward Snowden’s footsteps, yet another NSA contractor has leaked highly classified trade secrets and government information. My question to you: Are we really all that surprised? What’s most alarming is that even if the NSA had the best security measures in the world, what does this say about the our overall state of security? Executives, government officials and politicians especially, are paying close attention to cybersecurity, but it’s clear that a fundamental change … More
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How much is your privacy worth? Take for example your bank account number, sort code, name, and address. Is it worth more than £25? Well I think that it is and as a result I will have to cancel my early retirement and forego the £25 promised to me. This all came about when I realised that it would cost me more to buy new ink for my printer than say blood, vodka, and even … More
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This month, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced proposed regulation that requires banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions regulated by the NY State Department of Financial Services to comply with a set of requirements designed to strengthen the security posture of those organizations and their customers’ information. The requirements include requiring annual penetration testing and risk assessments, establishing programs and policies to identify cyber risks and detect cyber events, appointing a Chief … More
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