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The recent cyber attack on Anthem has vexed many victims and onlookers—and not just because Anthem had information on individuals who weren’t Anthem members. Many are asking why cyber attackers would want to steal healthcare records. Is information on someone’s health condition really that valuable? While some may not think so, as a victim of…

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Travis Greene
Aug 25, 2015
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Just when we thought we had BYOD under control, the world was introduced to a whole new animal of mobile devices: wearable technology. Whether information security professionals can control this new beast—running rampant and creating significant risk—is the question facing IT security today. BYOD and mobility remind me of the Jurassic Park film franchise. In…

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Travis Greene
Aug 18, 2015
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Recruiting is the life-blood of American college football. Although the word “compliance” may not first come to your mind when you think college football, compliance to recruiting regulations is critical to successful programs. College football is an immensely competitive sport, so getting the best recruits is essential. However, if a college doesn’t comply with recruiting…

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Travis Greene
Aug 13, 2015
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Discussions about privacy have resurfaced since U.S. federal legislators recently responded to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk collection of private phone data. After much media coverage and public outcry, The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate recently passed a bill ending the NSA’s current practice of bulk collection. While it’s refreshing to see politicians…

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GeoffWebb
By: GeoffWebb
Aug 4, 2015
7:55 am
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Gartner predicts that by the year 2020, 26 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. All of these devices will make up the “things” of the oft-discussed Internet of Things (IoT). And the use of these connected devices, which can all communicate with each other, continues to expand. Even industries and communities that we…

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GeoffWebb
By: GeoffWebb
Jul 30, 2015
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You probably know Larry Ellison as the founder and current CTO of Oracle. But he’s also passionate about sailing—although “passionate” may be an understatement. Scuttleboat Sailing News reports that Ellison spent an estimated $500 million competing in the 2013 America’s Cup. While this amount of money is way more than most organizations’ annual security budget,…

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Travis Greene
Jul 28, 2015
7:44 am
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Standing in a long line can be reason enough for most people to avoid doing something, even if it’s something important like voting for government leaders. To increase participation, many are in favor of adopting an online voting platform to make voting easier and more convenient for citizens. After all, even the U.S. Department of…

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GeoffWebb
By: GeoffWebb
Jul 21, 2015
7:07 am
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Author Thomas Hood once wrote, “…the easiest reading is damned hard writing.” I imagine most system administrators would express a similar sentiment when approached about automating parts of their organization’s identity and access management (IAM) system. Although automation makes IAM processes less complex for users, it introduces additional complexity for IT, particularly in four specific…

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Travis Greene
Jul 1, 2015
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As organizations respond to the current sea change in the way people work as well as what they use as their office, most organizations still have a ways to go in terms of keeping remote access secure and effective while at the same time reigning in costs. Although most all companies are continuing their shift…

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Kent Purdy
Jun 25, 2015
4:37 pm
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“You better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone for the times they are a-changin’,” Bob Dylan famously sang in 1964. “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” has become one of Dylan’s most recognized and well-loved songs. In fact, Steve Jobs recited the second verse of the song during the 1984 annual Apple shareholder meeting…

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GeoffWebb
By: GeoffWebb
Jun 25, 2015
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