IT Infrastructure & Operations

June 01, 2020 Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud Turns Managed Service Providers Into Managed Security Providers

More than ever, cybersecurity solutions are core to any MSPs offering. No longer should technology service providers be farming this out to dedicated security providers. Trust and peace of mind are the core tenets of what they are selling and solutions like Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud can provide the platform upon which to deliver on those promises.

May 27, 2020 Kenna Security Offers Vulnerability Management Options: Kenna.VM & Kenna.VI

Kenna Security deployed their new data driven vulnerability management program, Kenna.VM and accessory program, Kenna.VI. Released on April 28th, Kenna.VM was created with the purpose to set service-level agreements (SLAs) with risk tolerance in mind.

May 22, 2020 New York State Leads the Charge in Upcoming Zoom Security Enhancements

The Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York has reached a settlement with Zoom Video Communications. The agreement promises enhanced data security and user controls.

May 22, 2020 Verizon Acquires BlueJeans for $400-500 Million

Verizon has acquired BlueJeans for between $400-500 million. The move will see BlueJeans integrated into Verizon’s 5G plans, utilizing BlueJeans' advanced and encrypted video-conferencing solutions for telehealth, eLearning, and field service work.

May 14, 2020 IBM Blockchain’s Shift Toward Red Hat OpenShift Bodes Well for Enterprise Blockchain Community

The latest iteration of the IBM Blockchain platform is now integrating with Red Hat OpenShift, which bodes well for the enterprise blockchain community. Red Hat OpenShift is an open-source Kubernetes platform that simplifies the orchestration and management of containers, which should be attractive to developers in the blockchain movement.

May 11, 2020 Rapid7 Penetration Tests Show That Businesses Are Getting Better at Network Security

We often hear that businesses are continually cyber insecure or under attack. However, recent penetration testing from Rapid7 shows that businesses are getting better at securing their networks against cyberattacks. While organizations continue to have exploitable weaknesses, attackers are having greater difficulty penetrating deeper into businesses’ networks.

May 05, 2020 Service Design Tools and Methods

Organizations are complex and have multiple stakeholders involved in the delivery of a service. In a public sector organization, for example, there are end users, multiple agencies and departments, and vendors involved in the delivery and consumption of the service. Service design methods and tools assist in making sense of these stakeholders’ inter-relationships and allow organizations to make sound decisions during service implementation.

April 30, 2020 IBM Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Leave Enterprises Open to Remote Execution Attacks

Four zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered in IBM’s Data Risk Manager. While the vulnerabilities are concerning, more so is IBM’s response when addressed. The company simply stated, “It’s out of scope.” – meaning it had no intention to rectify or address the issue.

April 30, 2020 Webex Meetings Update Aims to Improve Intuitive Joining

With an update that makes it easier for new and existing users to jump into a meeting, Cisco’s Webex is looking to address one of the few areas where it’s not rated at the very top of the pack.

April 30, 2020 Will New IoT Security Frameworks Push Compliance Obligations to the Forefront of Security Discussions?

The Internet of Things is increasingly embedded with our daily lives. While these devices make life more accessible, for every new device, a new attack vector for cyberattackers is created.

April 30, 2020 Turn Your Canon Camera Into a Professional-Grade Webcam

If you’ve been working remotely during the pandemic, chances are you’re doing a lot of videoconferences with a poor-quality laptop webcam. If you own a Canon camera and use Windows 10, a new free utility can help you upgrade that A/V setup.

April 27, 2020 Zoom Improves Security and Privacy With Version 5.0 Update

Zoom is living up to its namesake in its responsiveness in addressing security and privacy issues that users have identified. While the upcoming 5.0 update addresses many initial concerns, the product still does not offer end-to-end encryption.

April 27, 2020 Microsoft Cloud Services Usage Surges 775% for Teams in Regions With Enforced Social Distancing – Part 2

Experiencing issues when using Microsoft online services? You are not alone. Capacity constraints were being hit, pre-COVID-19, and usage has surged in regions with enforced social distancing.

April 24, 2020 Satisfaction With Software Drops With COVID-19 Uncertainty

The impact of COVID-19, as it became a global pandemic in Q1 of 2020, has affected user sentiment toward software during a growing period of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. To analyze the impact, SoftwareReviews compared Satisfaction (willingness to recommend to a peer), ability to deliver Business Value (fair cost to value), and Likeliness to Renew prior to March 10 and post March 10.

April 23, 2020 Qualys VMDR Is Now Live: Increasing Security Threats Requires Strong Vulnerability Management Software

Qualys VMDR has hit the live market. Originally unveiled in February 2020 at Qualys Security Conference, VMDR is now publicly available as of April 16, 2020. Partnering with both large and small MSSPs, VMDR is designed to be scalable to any business enterprise and to automate the entire management cycle on all endpoints.

April 20, 2020 Zscaler Looks to Solidify Its Entry Into the CASB Market With the Acquisition of Cloudneeti

Zscaler has announced its intent to buy cloud security posture management (CSPM) vendor Cloudneeti. The move suggests that Zscaler is serious about entering the CASB market.

April 16, 2020 Zoom Account Logins for Sale … on the Dark Web

Security research firm Cyble has reported a discovery of over 500,000 Zoom accounts, including login and password information, being sold on the dark web and in hacker forums.

April 15, 2020 Online Learning Rises in Response to COVID-19

As the world responds to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, closed schools in some affected areas are turning to eLearning and web conferencing to maintain continuity in course delivery and/or studying.

April 15, 2020 Google Cloud Introduces a Premium Support Offering – What Took Them So Long?

Google has announced a premium support plan for its cloud customers, promising a 15-minute response to the highest severity tickets. Google’s cloud has long struggled with enterprise customers – especially when compared to giants Microsoft and AWS – and this announcement is the latest incarnation of Google’s push to better serve a critical constituency.

April 15, 2020 Overview: TeleMessage’s Mobile Archiving Solution

CEO Guy Levit of TeleMessage outlines its mobile archiving solution, especially showcasing its unique set of overall Text/Voice capture solutions and WhatsApp archiving capabilities.

April 15, 2020 InvGate Offers Service Desk Solution for Free to Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic

ITSM vendor InvGate announced that due to COVID-19 any organization can use InvGate Service Desk free of charge. This promotion helps IT departments when they need it most while gaining adoption and market traction for InvGate.