Cyber security

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Jul 9th, 2013
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing Cyber security is gradually becoming a top priority in all industries, including the IT channel. However, creating and maintaining a solid technology protection plan is not as easy as it sounds for most IT Principals. According to a report from IDC, 65 percent of companies have a formal documented security policy. IT executives [&h...
By VAR_Staffing
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Jun 21st, 2013
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing The fact that cyber security is an important part of today's business world and the IT channel is not surprising. In fact, if you were to walk around your office and find out who was responsible for keeping critical company data safe, that should be easy, right? You might think so, but […]...
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Jun 18th, 2013
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing The data mining scandal by the U.S. government is raising a number of questions about privacy and cyber security. According to the Associated Press, in the last six months, Apple has received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement agencies for customer data, while Facebook has received between 9,000 […]...
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Jun 10th, 2013
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing At the end of May, we covered a cyber security breach at the Pentagon, where military secrets were allegedly stolen by the Chinese. While the idea itself is terrifying, Chinese officials responded this week, saying that the new age of cyber espionage is a two-way street and the U.S. does not […]...
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Jun 6th, 2013
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing If you think designing a cyber attack takes years of training, a massive computer network and Hollywood-style henchmen working diligently, you would be sadly mistaken. As one recent college graduate with a degree in IT and a passion for fighting cyber crime told the Cincinnati Enquirer, "It's kind of scary how simple […...
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May 21st, 2013
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing With the way that technology is becoming intertwined with daily business operations, the need for proper security protocols continues to grow. While it may seem like only a small handful of cyber criminals are able to really do damage with a computer, a recent heist of $45 million shows that is far from the […]...
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May 15th, 2013
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing "Know thy enemy" is part of a famous quote from Sun Tzu in "The Art of War." The famous Chinese book has been used by military leaders and corporate executives alike to inspire battle tactics and competitive business strategies for hundreds of years. Now, the text, and that quote can be used to […]...
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Mar 28th, 2013
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing Cyber security concerns in the business world are a growing concern for any IT Principal. However, most people hear about company hacks and data breaches and think that only big organizations need to be concerned about being targeted – that could not be further from the truth. Last week Dan Shapero, the […]...
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Mar 21st, 2013
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing A threat that has been mounting for years appears poised to launch its next wave of attacks. Some of the industry giants that shored up their defenses and probably assumed they were safe from the threat – Apple, Twitter and the New York Times – have found in recent weeks that […]...
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Feb 27th, 2013
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing It seems that each week another major company is revealing that they have been the victim of a cyber security attack. While the increase in ways that companies are being compromised is alarming, a recent study found that the skills gap could also be to blame. The report, which was conducted by […]...
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Feb 25th, 2013
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing Cyber security and IT outsourcing have been paired for sometime. As the Web-based threats evolve at a breakneck pace, companies are struggling to stay ahead of the latest threats and must consider turning to outside help. One of the places that has been seeing an increase in outsourced IT support in recent years […]...
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Feb 21st, 2013
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing The hard truth about cyber security is that regardless of how up-to-date you think your system is, hackers and other ne'er-do-wells are usually a step ahead. This can happen to anyone, from the unassuming college student to one of the largest companies in the world. Facebook is currently investigating a massive […]...
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Feb 14th, 2013
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing Cyber security is a growing concern for businesses across the board and during his fifth State of the Union address, President Barack Obama made it clear something needed to be done. He announced an executive order on the issue after Congress has failed for several years to take adequate legislative action. […]...
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Nov 27th, 2012
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing When you think about hackers, most people have an image of a tech savvy teenager who just wants to create some mild chaos – like Matthew Broderick's character trying to change his grades in the 1983 classic movie "War Games." While this is fun to think about, it is far from […]...
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Nov 21st, 2012
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing Anyone who has ever been part of the Boy Scouts knows the motto, "Be Prepared." It is ingrained in every member and becomes words to live by outside of the organization. Just as you want to be ready for whatever the wilderness can dish out during a camping trip, IT departments […]...
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Oct 15th, 2012
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing As businesses continue to adopt digital solutions, the need for stronger cyber security becomes more important. Many IT Principals have moved the need to stay secure higher up on their list of priorities. Ensuring that they have the resources to combat any form of digital criminal can be the difference between […]...
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Sep 17th, 2012
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VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing WIth business continuing to rely on technology and storing more information digitally, security becomes a higher priority. High profile businesses like Sony, Yahoo, NVIDIA, Dropbox and E-Harmony have experienced breaches. IT principals need to be aware of the growing threats and have resources available to stay protected. The landscape of IT...