Spiceworks Survey Says: Insiders Will Be the Greatest Security Threat in 2016

A new Spiceworks survey of IT professionals shows that internal end users are considered the greatest security threats heading into 2016, a growing trend that is helping to drive the adoption of our solutions.  The study found that although 80% of organizations experienced a security incident in 2015, 71% expect to be more secure in 2016 […]

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Five Brain Hacks for IT

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Automation has always been a good friend to IT. It’s helped us get our work done faster on projects that involved lots of tedium but required little technical skills. Automation allows us to focus our time on more rewarding projects that require years of experience and special tech wisdom. You know, like redesigning a Hadoop […]

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Today I Learned: Malware for the Public Good


Each week, we’ll bring you the latest news on exploits, protecting your perimeter and keeping your data secure. Informative. Entertaining. Best of all, each post is like an energy bar for IT! It’ll take you less than 2 minutes to read. Enjoy! Malware isn’t just a word to describe Serenity’s Browncoat captain. It’s the catch-all term […]

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The Complete Ransomware Guide


Table of Contents What Bitcoin Has to Do With Ransomware Should You Pay? Major Ransomware Types What to Do After You’ve Been Infected Mitigation Methods Ransomware Variants Overview If ransomware defense and recovery isn’t on your infosec shortlist, it’s time to put it there. According to McAfee Labs, in Q1 of 2015, organizations experienced a […]

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How our space station was destroyed by insiders


It was not a good day. Neither for me nor the Empire. Not just because our space station exploded, but because we practically saw it coming. And we did nothing. Well, almost nothing. Blowing up planets and deploying perimeter defenses just doesn’t cut it when the enemy is already inside. I’m only alive today because […]

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Red Teaming Data Security


We’re at one of those rare moments in history when IT is ahead of the curve on a non-IT trend that’s now on every executives’ to-do list. I’m of course referring to the “red team” approach to problem solving. This has been spurred on by the best-selling Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like […]

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What Are Your IT Pain Points? [POLL]


Welcome to our first ever interactive blog poll. What better way to launch this than to learn the top gripes and disgruntlements of our IT readers. Over the last few years, we’ve heard from our customers, listened to industry leaders at trade shows, and most importantly talked to the admins and sys engineers doing the […]

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What is the EU General Data Protection Regulation?


It’s been a long time coming, but the new EU data security and privacy law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is close to being finalized. We’ve been tracking the GDPR through all its ups and downs over the last two years, as it progressed through the EU legislative process.

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Six IT Predictions for 2016


1. The U.S. Presidential campaign will be affected by a cyber attack. Hillary Clinton’s private email server has already brought cybersecurity into the U.S. Presidential race. In 2016, a cyberattack will strike the campaign, causing a major data breach that will expose donors’ personal identities, credit card numbers and previously private political preferences. Imagine being […]

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If You Can’t Fight Upgrading to Windows 10, Join Them?


Many Windows 7 and 8.1 users have already seen Microsoft’s ad for a free upgrade to Windows 10. Expect to be bombarded with even more nagging notifications and messages to upgrade. Because yesterday, I came across an article that said that Microsoft is “preparing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs for a more aggressive Windows […]

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