David Shephard

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About David Shephard

I have been with NetIQ for over 13 years, currently managing Content & Social Media Strategy. Previously I held community management and channel marketing positions covering North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa and briefly Latin America. Prior to NetIQ, I spent several years in software and services marketing with WebTrends and Wick Hill.

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With the release of the 2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report last week this number nerd took some time to review and collate some of the IT Security statistics and numbers that have piqued his interest or curiosity over the last few months. From protecting user data against the growing number of threats to ensuring the continuity…

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Mar 16, 2015
1:51 pm
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This month, a year ago, the U.S. Department of Justice charged Edward Snowden with violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property. Whatever you think of Snowden, Chelsea [Bradley] Manning, that IRS employee who took home data on 20,000 co-workers data theft by employees, contractors or those impersonating “trusted” insiders is not uncommon. The…

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Jun 19, 2014
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The management of identity and access in a cloud environment are among the more challenging problems for the enterprise of today. As cloud-based services become more prevalent within the enterprise as a necessary precursor to more mobile, more accessible organizational structures, ensuring that an individual is who they say they are becomes more important. So…

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Jan 21, 2014
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With the onset of a new year, it is prediction season again, and several NetIQ thought leaders have shared their identity, security and cloud insights. The emerging trends that have arisen in prior years like cloud, mobility, social and big data have been key challenges recently that are reflected in this year’s predictions. According to…

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Jan 17, 2014
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Cloud computing means different things to different people but almost everyone agrees that a hybrid cloud environment is the most likely outcome for most enterprises. So what are the key challenges for securing the hybrid enterprise? Any attempt to define security in a cloud environment will fail unless it defines the meaning of cloud in…

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Jan 14, 2014
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Compliance is the legal framework within which an organization must abide if it is to remain within the law; almost every enterprise decides that to willfully ignore the law is not an option for long-term viability. Closely allied to risk management, compliance management requires a framework, a set of standard processes that guide those responsible…

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Jan 7, 2014
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Bring-your-own-device adoption is steadily increasing, with Gartner projecting that 38 percent of companies will stop providing devices to workers by 2017.  As this trend accelerates globally, there has been an emergence of Bring Your Own Identity (BYOI), where employees can access organizational resources with their own defined identities. With an average of 25 accounts per…

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Jan 6, 2014
10:52 am
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It seems like the number of companies embracing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies is growing every day, with some countries seeing double digit percent growth in the number of mobile devices each year . Some people estimate  that the amount of active mobile devices (including cellular phones) will exceed the population of the earth by 2014. But…

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Nov 6, 2013
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Like executives at other organizations, those in the healthcare industry know they need an efficient disaster recovery (DR) system. They know this—but do they actually have one? According to Bridgeway Security Solutions, only 26 percent have a “robust, tried-and-tested” DR system. On top of that, 67 percent of healthcare CIOs say they face IT staff…

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Aug 13, 2013
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What are the risks associated with enterprise organizational structures, assets and processes? How can the enterprise identify and implement the appropriate measures to minimize the risks that those enterprise features inevitably create? These are the kinds of issues a risk framework need to address. Risks can come from innumerable sources, including uncertainty in financial markets,…

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Aug 7, 2013
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