Saturday, 26th September 2020

ISACA issues governance and assurance guidance for Big Data

Big data can save big money. A recent McKinsey report found that value gained from data in the US health care sector alone could be more than US $300 billion every year. But traditional tools aren’t enough to manage these extremely large amounts of fast-changing information. To help enterprises use big data effectively, global nonprofit IT association ISACA issued guidance today on how to manage the chaos and address the business benefits and challenges.

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IT services market endured a dismal end to 2012

Last year was the worst for IT services contract activity since 2002, according to research from Ovum. Performance in the three months to the end of December 2012 fell well below the levels seen in the same period of 2011, ensuring that annual IT services contract activity fell to its lowest level for 10 years, both in terms of total contract value (TCV) and deal volume.

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Hadoop security comes under scrutiny

Dataguise has announced the results of a recent survey on the importance of securing sensitive data in Apache Hadoop environments. The study was conducted at the O’reilly Strata Conference and the RSA Conference where survey participants highlighted the need to secure sensitive information in Hadoop deployments, reducing the risk for non-compliance.

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Number of data leaks in government sector continues to rise

InfoWatch Research Center has released its latest annual report on worldwide data leaks reported by the press during 2012. According to InfoWatch analysts, more than 1.8 billion records were compromised in 2012, including those containing financial and personal data. The press reported 934 confidential information leaks, a 16% increase compared with last year. Direct losses – those that were published in open sources – alone amounted to more than 37.8 million dollars.

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Latest Claranet research highlights Bring Your Own Dilemma

96 per cent say mobile working benefits their organisation, but three quarters think BYOD increases security risk.

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Ovum predicts radical change for the enterprise landscape by 2020

Citrix, Google, VMware and Yammer identified as disruptive players driving this transformation.

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Half of all cloud services and corporate data stored in cloud not controlled by IT departments.
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External attacks on cloud accounts grew 630 percent from January to April.
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Case Study: @nifty Delivering IT Security to Their Customers with Kaspersky

NIFTY Corporation is one of the leading Telecoms and Internet Service Providers in Japan, supplying high-speed broadband connectivity to more than 1.39 million broadband users. Providing robust security for the many subscribers to its online services is very important because repeated security breaches or loss of service may result in customers suffering damage or losses - and ultimately leaving NIFTY and moving to competitors' services.

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