A key element of IT preparedness is keeping systems and applications updated and fully patched – streamlined software patch management a reality? Managing modern IT infrastructure in all its complex glory creates a tremendous amount of pressure. Add to this the ever-present threat of a cyber attack — not to mention a connected workforce that doesn’t always consider organizational security a priority—and it becomes clear … Continue reading 10 Steps to Streamlining Software Patch Management
The EU Data Protection Regulation has proposed steep fines (€100m) for companies that fail to comply with measures pertaining to security breaches and data theft – with effective patch management strategies. Regulatory agencies take non-compliance seriously, and unpatched software is one of the biggest culprits of compliance issues. Recently, a healthcare company in the US paid a regulatory fine of $150,000 for HIPAA (Health Insurance … Continue reading Tighten Patch Management – Prevent Security Breaches
If you are in the financial services industry, how do you create a secure environment that is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)? Every other day, the Internet is flooded with reports of card holder information theft, financial data loss due to misconfigured ‘secure network environment’, identity theft and so on. To start with, the PCI DSS compliance standard … Continue reading Strengthening PCI DSS Compliance – Some Considerations
The Heartbleed bug is a vulnerability that’s compromising Internet applications like Web, email, and instant message communication. However, recent revelations indicate that there’s more to this threat. Unravelling the intensity of its potential, Heartbleed bug has recently been found to also affect connected devices that rely on OpenSSL encryption library, including network hardware like routers and switches. Networking vendors such as Cisco, Juniper Networks, … Continue reading Heartbleed Bug – 3 Tips to Quickly Address This
Cloud accounting is a growing field, and it’s easy to see why. Moving your accounting process to the cloud provides remote access to allow round-the-clock collaboration for employees; centralizes your records; and allows for client and provider interaction. But with fraudsters and hackers always looking for new ways to get a hold of sensitive data, how can you make sure a cloud accounting program provides … Continue reading Is Security an Issue with Cloud Accounting Programs?