I.T. professionals understand things like network security, bandwidth, and the chain of support that results from a good help desk system. But what about your average employee? The average employee often lacks basic skills in good network citizenship. This articles describes how to write a good network citizenship document to bridge that gap.[Read More...]
With an adequate technology and communication infrastructure, most organizations could redeploy staff and maintain at least essential functions, if not full-scale operations, in an emergency.[Read More...]
Single Sign-On authentication can eliminate user and administrator headaches.
Chew on this statistic: Spending on identity and access management will grow from about $2.6 billion in 2006 to more than $12.3 billion by 2014 (including revenues from both products and implementation services) according to a 2008 Forrester study on the identity management market. That’s $12.3 billion to bridge securely the Internet Age moats around our castles, but it does not include the cost of aspirin for headaches that password issues cause network administrators and users alike.
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What is at risk? Not just the convenience of e-mail or a fast network, but the data in the network and the business itself. Losing data too often creates a financial and operational burden that can scuttle your enterprise, and conventional firewall/antivirus solutions are no longer sufficient against all threats.[Read More...]
For many organizations the threat of a botnet operating within their organization is indistinguishable from any kind of malware that has the ability to propagate from one host to another. Unfortunately that lack of understanding can have disastrous consequences for the business.[Read More...]
The word “malware” refers to anything which is meant to compromise your computer. It can refer to viruses, or software meant to damage your computer. It can refer to Trojans, or software which makes your computer vulnerable to hackers.[Read More...]
Beware! New adware and malware threats are identified all the time, and even regular browsing can leave computers exposed. Here's what to do
Most people have systems in place to protect their computers and vital information when they’re browsing the Internet. However, with new adware and malware threats identified regularly, any browsing can leave a computer exposed, especially if the user is unaware of what to look out for. Since adware and malware removal are more difficult than prevention, it makes sense to be educated and prevent a malware infection before it happens.[Read More...]