Young people are being equipped with the skills to become cyber defenders.Read More
Encryption has always been a central concern for the cybersecurity community, but it has taken on added importance following the 2013 revelations of widespread Internet surveillance by world governments and intelligence agencies.
Many organizations are gradually setting aside their reservations about cloud security and storing more company data to the cloud, but security risks remain.
In the future, perimeter security will need to be supplemented by measures that specifically address vulnerabilities like Web applications and mobile device access.
[NOTE: This Post was continued from Part 1 at VMware SMB Blog] According to Gartner, midsize businesses account for nearly 40 percent of U.S. server sales. Unlike large enterprises, these organizations have fewer resources to support the deployment and maintenance of new servers in existing IT environments. With the goal of optimizing their entire IT infrastructure, midsize…Read More
It appears that virtualization security is at the top of the list for the reasons people implement hosted virtual desktops, according to a recent report by Gartner. The company said a properly implemented virtual desktop environment can boost security and help businesses better meet compliance requests.
For businesses subscribing to public cloud computing strategies, one of the most consistent concerns has been how to ensure the safety of data hosted in virtual environments.
VDI has come a long way since its origins in 2005 and 2006. When I ran strategic planning for a large virtualization vendor in 2006, analysts declared it to be “the year of VDI.” However, for several years after, it seemed that large scale deployments were always just out of reach for most enterprises because…Read More
Patching costs a ton, regardless of whether you measure the costs in terms of time, lost productivity, or hard costs. Even worse is the cost of bad patching (or god forbid) not patching at all. But all of this money that you spend or even risk more or less represents budget that you could be…Read More
A few months ago I wrote about how the VDI had crossed the tipping point—thanks to significant performance improvements brought on by the pervasiveness of broadband and exponential improvements of new cloud-based technologies. The new widespread use of tablets and smartphones in the workplace added fuel to the fire. In particular, I mentioned the use…Read More