Two new insider fraud cases showcase the challenges organizations face to detect and prevent crimes by trusted employees. "You need IT controls, but you need more than IT," says researcher Randy Trzeciak.
Organizations must carefully consider patch management in the context of overall IT security because it's so important to achieving sound security. Read about NIST's recommendations on how best to implement patch management.
As users increasingly use mobile devices and operate outside the traditional corporate network, the concept of "endpoint security" has to evolve. And so do your strategies to secure the endpoint from sophisticated adversaries such as advanced persistent threat.
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Over the past few years, however, the endpoint computing model has begun to change in several ways. One visible new endpoint computing model is called Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Instead of running the Windows operating system and applications and storing files locally on a physical PC device, VDI serves up...
Gartner's Peter Firstbrook, to illustrate the vulnerability of IT systems, cites research that pegs at about 400 days the average time a targeted virus remains undetected on a computer. And, he says, that doesn't speak highly of the current offerings from security vendors.
"With a company-issued device, you can issue a policy that says users have no rights of privacy over information on the device," says Javelin's Tom Wills. But with employee-owned devices? A whole new set of issues.
Executives in a variety of industries who are in charge of securing their enterprises' IT say they're more anxious about outsiders hacking into their systems than insiders - either maliciously or inadvertently - threatening their digital assets, a new survey shows.