Why BYOD is offering new challenges for IT managers

With news that PC sales are on the decline, attention has now turned towards the issue of mobile communications in the workplace - and the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept in particular. However, as Voyager Networks is experiencing, this change in trend means IT managers are facing a whole new set of challenges.

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ISACA addresses next steps for cybersecurity and the cloud at EuroCACS/ISRM Conference

London conference themed "New Era, New Edge" brings global experts together to examine assurance, risk and security.

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Big future for video in the workplace

A new generation is entering the management ranks of companies worldwide, and like previous generations, they will bring with them their own preferred ways of communicating and collaborating. A global study by Cisco has revealed that the majority of these next-generation executives intend to depend heavily upon business-class video to connect with their teams, colleagues, suppliers, customers and prospects, as well as to help their businesses deliver new products and services.

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BYOD security remains a top business concern

Desktop-as-a-Service could be the key to overcoming BYOD concerns.

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Barracuda Networks integrates SignNow with MobileIron AppConnect

SignNow first eSignature platform in MobileIron App ecosystem.

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AlienVault broadens Open Threat Exchange™ Initiative

Unified Security Management provider expands OTX initiative to provide free threat intelligence tools, projects, services and access to experts. AlienVault has announced the expansion of the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX) to now include all of the company’s open and collaborative community activities to better serve security professionals on the front lines of cyber security defense and incident response.

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University of St Andrews department scoops awards

The University of St Andrews IT department has won two awards.

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AlienVault rolls out Open Threat Exchange Reputation Monitor AlertSM Service

Free community-sourced service enables organisations to track & receive alerts on threats facing their network, devices & users.

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Sharp increase in blended, automated attacks

FireHost has announced its Q2 2013 Web application attack statistics, which form part of FireHost’s quarterly Superfecta report. These statistics track the prevalence of four distinct types of cyberattacks that pose the most serious threat to businesses, comprising CSRF, XSS, SQL Injection and Directory Traversal.

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Improved protection and management in a single integrated platform

Panda Security’s new solution allows admin to set URL filtering time limits, ensure employee productivity while allowing non-work browsing outside work hours.

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Growth in external threats, internal breaches and complexity of security

Findings show internal security issues are increasing despite attempts to curb breaches over past 12 months; growing complexity of security estates highlighted as a significant risk.

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WatchGuard introduces Data Loss Prevention solution for Unified Threat Management

WatchGuard® Technologies has introduced a Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution for its Unified Threat Management (UTM) platform - the WatchGuard XTM product series - that simplifies compliance with leading regulatory standards worldwide. Users can select from a pre-configured library of more than 200 rules that monitor multiple file types, standards and sensitive data. This includes National Insurance numbers and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and can enable complex checks for Data Protection Act and PCI compliance with a single click. This allows businesses to instantly protect data and prevent costly regulatory violations that according to Ponemon’s 2013 Cost of Data Breach Study: UK, can top £2.04 million per breach.

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NHS Wales secures information transfers, meets regulatory demands and enhances patient care

National Health Service of Wales extends use of Ipswitch File Transfer technology from 2,000 third party public service users to over 5,000 later this year, delivering secure data transfers and ensuring compliance across the healthcare industry.

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ISACA helps enterprises manage vendors using the COBIT 5 Framework

As enterprises increasingly rely on cloud service providers and other vendors to provide fundamental services, the related risk becomes more significant. Global IT association ISACA has released a new guide applying the internationally accepted COBIT 5 governance framework to help enterprises effectively manage vendors.

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Videos

Florian Malecki, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Arcserve, discusses the findings of the company’s recent ransomware survey, which reveals that far too many organisations are still unprepared, not least in terms of recovering lost data. The good news is that businesses do have plans to increase their data resilience investments to meet the challenges of today’s hybrid, digital workplace.
Aoife Foley, IEEE Senior Member and Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, provides valuable insight into a whole range of technology, social and political challenges and opportunities which are shaping the quest for Net Zero.
Charles Hunsucker, General Manager Americas and Data Centers at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, explains how its entire range of mission critical diesel generators is now compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – the latest development in the company’s sustainability focus.
Charles Hunsucker, General Manager Americas and Data Centers at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, explains how its entire range of mission critical diesel generators is now compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – the latest development in the company’s sustainability focus.

Expert Opinions

“If you digitise a flawed process, you get a digital flawed process” is common wisdom in 2022 – and it applies to employee training. How can it be done better though? Felix Eichler, CTO and co-founder, Userlane shares some thoughts on how companies have mastered the shift towards digital workplaces.
By Charbel Khneisser, VP Solutions Engineering, EMEA, at Riverbed Technology.
By Leanne Aldrich, Software Solutions Consultant, Amdaris.