The demands on IT today are staggering. Most organizations depend on their data to drive everything from product development and sales to communications, operations, and innovation. As a result, IT departments are charged with finding a way to bring new applications online quickly, accommodate massive data growth and complex data analysis, and make data available 24 hours a day, around the world, on any device. The traditional way to deliver data services is with separate infrastructure silos for various applications, processes, and locations, resulting in continually escalating costs for infrastructure and management. These infrastructure silos make it difficult to respond quickly to business opportunities and threats, cause productivity-hindering delays when you need to scale, and drive up operational costs.
Many industry experts advise financial services institutions (FSIs) to embrace digital transformation. At the heart of that mandate is the need to satisfy rising customer expectations for fast, secure, always-on services delivered seamlessly across all channels and devices. While it’s important to harness the digital technologies today’s customers turn to — especially when it comes to engaging the millennial generation — FSIs need to optimize web and mobile performance to deliver exceptional end-user experiences. Here are eight considerations.
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Cybercriminals can be goal-driven and patient, and they often have a singular focus, plenty of time and access to vast, modern technical resources. Both organized and forum-based criminals are working constantly to find innovative and efficient ways to steal information and money with the lowest risk to their personal freedom. If we wish to stay “one step ahead” of the threats detailed in this report, awareness of online criminal threats, techniques and markets is our best defense.
The world of computing is changing before our eyes. Industries that had a consistent and predictable business model for generations are being turned upside down. In the digital economy, a seamless customer experience is critical. Whether a retailer is exploring new innovative online selling strategies or a bank is determining how to anticipate customer needs for new services – a high performing and scalable IT ecosystem is key to success. At the end of the day, as an IT leader, you need to help your business anticipate opportunities, drive growth and proactively prevent threats to your company’s revenue.
Social and business networking sites are changing the way people talk online. Sites like Facebook, MySpace and Bebo help friends stay in touch while LinkedIn and Plaxo mainly connect business users. They are very popular but present new challenges to IT managers. They seem to have come out of nowhere. For example, Facebook currently has 70m users, 40% of which are located in the US. The rapid growth of such sites is part of the problem. Companies risk being caught off guard. Learn how to protect your business from threats posed by online social networking in this 7 Step Guide for IT Managers.
The Internet has proven to be a vital communications medium for worldwide commerce, but as an open and unprotected global network it can also present a wide range of threats that can cripple any business organization. Several years ago, most Internet threats were relatively benign examples of a young adolescent’s technical expertise but over time they have evolved into increasingly sophisticated domestic and foreign attacks that are designed to capture financial, personal, or strategic business information. Threats now come in the form of deliberately malicious acts, and exploitative opportunities for hackers and/or organized crime. The impact is serious, and the landscape of victims is getting broader every day. In response, no organization can afford to have its networks remain unprotected.
Published By: Clearswift
Published Date: Jun 09, 2008
Anyone who spends any time online cannot have failed to notice. People are using the Web in new ways; ways that make the 'brochureware' of the early Web experience look and feel decidedly flat. It's a new world, characterised by a wave of new jargon, brands and web based experiences. MySpace. FaceBook. Wikipedia. Flickr. Twitter. YouTube. Mashups. Blogs. Newsfeeds. Download this white paper for a simple guide to the terms, opportunities and threats that Web 2.0 poses.
Introduces Trend's Threat Research Group and provides a look at tomorrow's threats and security challenges that cover the Spectrum of Computing including mobility from the perspective of an industry leader.
With every new data breach revealed or costly identity-theft case reported, confidence in data security and the protection of private identity information transactions — and overall trust — erodes. This loss of confidence in online services and reputation can have a direct impact on trust from end-users, customers, employees, partners, vendors and more.
With significant advances in criminal threats — both in sophistication and sheer frequency — all enterprises are urged to bolster defenses, authenticate digital identities and safeguard sensitive information.
Entrust offers five specific best practices — with emphasis on strong authentication, identity assurance, mobile enablement and general layered security — that can help protect against targeted attacks now and over the long term.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Jul 23, 2014
This ExecBlueprint discusses how companies can address these risks through the development of a comprehensive risk management framework that incorporates both company policy to enforce standards for safe social media and technology use and technical controls to monitor activity. Although no single blueprint exists, the framework should be sufficiently robust to prevent most employees from clicking on suspicious links and posting confidential information— and contain damage caused by inevitable human error, before the story ends up in The New York Times.
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers. However, phishing and online fraud undermine customer confidence. In addition, Web security remains a top concern because of constantly evolving threats. Learn more about mitigating these web security risks with SSL Certificates in this IDC Technology Spotlight white paper
The risk of cyber attacks and the cost of failure are increasing. Penalties associated with failure are only going to increase. And these challenges are compounded by increasing collaboration, use of cloud-based solutions, and an increasingly mobile workforce.
Join experts from Forrester, Lenovo and Microsoft as they explore Forrester’s newly updated Zero Trust Extended framework. Then Lenovo covers how the four core components of its Data, Identity, Online and Device (DIODe) approach can minimize risk to data and critical IT.
By taking these important steps toward a full Zero Trust Extended framework, you can:
Protect the business from advanced threats
Reduce the impact of breaches
Easily support new business and operating models
Rise to the challenge of evolving regulations like FISMA, HIPPA, PCI and GDPR
Published By: SafeNet
Published Date: Sep 08, 2010
This paper will provide insight into the top five threats to the online banking in the financial services industry and SafeNet's recommended solutions for a defense that not only provides a secure transaction environment for customers but also satisfies stringent government and industry compliance regulations.
A new white paper from Panda Security discusses the new breed of silent online threats that can bypass traditional antivirus programs and penetrate even the most highly 'protected' networks. Additionally, the sheer volume of malware has overwhelmed the antivirus industry as a whole. Collective Intelligence is a new global security model specifically designed to combat the next evolution of malicious code.
Published By: Webroot UK
Published Date: Jan 30, 2014
In 2014, hackers and cyber thieves will continue to change their tactics, using new exploits to infect systems and steal data. This Executive Brief discusses the top five malware trends to keep an eye out for in 2014 and how Webroot SecureAnywhere can provide the endpoint protection that companies will need to be safe in 2014.
Users Beware: 10 Security Tips to Share with Your Users - ThreatTrack Security has compiled these 10 tips to help your users avoid common online threats. The following information is available to IT admins to share with users so they are more aware of the security traps they face every day.
As another year draws to a close, few can have failed to notice the plagues of malicious software, floods of fraudulent emails and the generally increased pestilence of our online world, marking out 2007 as one of the most remarkable in the history of malware. This report covers the top malware threats in 2007 and provides monthly summaries.
Protecting a business – including its information and intellectual property, physical infrastructure, employees, and reputation – has become increasingly difficult. Online threats come from all sides: internal leaks and external adversaries; domestic hacktivists and overseas cybercrime syndicates; targeted threats and mass attacks. And these threats run the gamut from targeted to indiscriminate to entirely accidental.
Like many security trends and frameworks, the early stages of adoption often involve inconsistent definitions, challenges with justification and management communication and an unknown path to implementation. In this white paper, we:
• Review the current threatscape and why it requires this new approach
• Offer a clarifying definition of what cyber threat Intelligence is
• Describe how to communicate its value to the business and
• Lay out some concrete initial steps toward implementing Intelligence-Led Security
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jan 11, 2013
Threats to online security have grown and evolved considerably in 2012. From the threats of cyberespionage and industrial espionage to the widespread, chronic problems of malware and phishing, we have seen constant innovation from malware authors.
Health care organizations face a variety of security challenges—from the growing presence of online personal data to new methods of accessing and transferring medical information. Protecting sensitive data requires more vigilance than ever.
Learn how your IT security peers are responding to threats from mobile and cloud technologies to address these open systems in this latest SANS survey:New Threats Drive Improved Practices: State of Cybersecurity in Health Care Organizations. Inside you’ll see all the results—revealing better awareness of risks with improved commitment of resources and support.
Download now to learn more about how leading health care organizations:
Assess information ecosystems — to understand gaps in infrastructure
Establish data-centric security controls — focusing on information, not just infrastructure
Manage identities — tying data controls closely with identity and access management
Invest in incident response — documenting and maintaining a formal response p
Enterprises of all sizes must defend against online attackers. While security threats continue to evolve, organizations often lack the personnel and financial resources required to protect online systems. Read this service profile to learn how IBM Managed Security Services can help you protect your security investment while reducing the cost and complexity of your security operations. Find out how IBM combines industry-leading tools, technology and expertise with flexible, scalable packaging to meet a broad range of security solution requirements.
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