Increasingly complex networks, require more than a one-size-fitsall
approach to ensuring adequate performance and data integrity.
In addition to the garden-variety performance issues such as slow
applications, increased bandwidth requirements, and lack of visibility
into cloud resources, there is also the strong likelihood of a malicious
While many security solutions like firewalls and intrusion detection
systems (IDS) work to prevent security incidents, none are 100 percent
effective. However, there are proactive measures that any IT team can
implement now that can help ensure that a successful breach is found
quickly, effectively remediated, and that evidential data is available in
the event of civil and/or criminal proceedings.
As the information age matures, data has become the most
powerful resource enterprises have at their disposal. Businesses
have embraced digital transformation, often staking their
reputations on insights extracted from collected data. While
decision-makers hone in on hot topics like AI and the potential of
data to drive businesses into the future, many underestimate the
pitfalls of poor data governance. If business decision-makers can’t
trust the data within their organization, how can stakeholders and
customers know they are in good hands? Information that is not
correctly distributed, or abandoned within an IT silo, can prove
harmful to the integrity of business decisions.
In search of instant analytical insights, businesses often prioritize data
access and analysis over governance and quality. However, without
ensuring the data is trustworthy, complete and consistent, leaders
cannot be confident their decisions are rooted in facts and reality
The world set a new record for data breaches in 2016,
with more than 4.2 billion exposed records, shattering the former record of 1.1 billion in 2013. But if 2016 was bad, 2017 is shaping up to be even worse. In the first six months of 2017, there were 2,227 breaches reported, exposing over 6 billion records and putting untold numbers of accounts at risk. Out of all these stolen records, a large majority include usernames and passwords, which are leveraged in 81 percent of hacking-related breaches according to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Faced with ever-growing concerns over application and data integrity, organizations must prioritize identity protection in their
security strategies. In fact, safeguarding the identity of users and managing the level of access they have to critical business applications could be the biggest security challenge organizations face in 2017.
Download the white paper, “Developing P&L Reports to Improve Visibility” and learn how to improve:
• Insight into organizational performance through a reliable and actionable P&L statement
• Visibility into operational, competitive or strategic issues
• Data integrity with a single source of truth for profit and loss information
Anytime, anywhere access to work is now a basic need for the modern workforce. Whether remote, in the field or in the office, workers are no longer physically connected to your network or data center. Today’s employees work in a digital workspace that features virtualized laptops, desktop and workstations; a variety of personal systems and smart devices that may be part of BYOD programs and a diverse app ecosystem with desktop, remote, mobile, SaaS and Universal apps. In this mobile-cloud world, new and unpredictable forms of malicious software continue to evolve. Traditional network security, perimeter protection and firewalls are no longer enough to combat these new threats to the corporate IT infrastructure and company data integrity.
The recent Amazon S3 outage highlights the need for high-quality secondary storage and raises questions around dependence on a single-service provider. Wasabi offers a highly compelling alternative to Amazon S3 Cross Region Replication (CRR) allowing you to keep a live copy of your S3 data on Wasabi for a 1/5th the price of CRR. Fully compliant with S3, Wasabi also provides extreme data durability, integrity and security. In this tech brief we take you through Wasabi’s proposition of extreme savings with zero degradation in quality for secondary storage.
Companies today increasingly look for ways to house multiple disparate forms forms of data under the same roof, maintaining original integrity and attributes. Enter the Hadoop-based data lake. While a traditional on-premise data lake might address the immediate needs for scalability and flexibility, research suggests that it may fall short in supporting key aspects of the user experience. This Knowledge Brief investigates the impact of a data lake maintained in a cloud or hybrid infrastructure.
Companies today increasingly look for ways to house multiple disparate forms of data under the same roof, maintaining original integrity and attributes. Enter the Hadoop-based data lake. While a traditional on-premise data lake might address the immediate needs for scalability and flexibility, research suggests that it may fall short in supporting key aspects of the user experience. This Knowledge Brief investigate the impact of a data lake maintained in a cloud or hybrid infrastucture.
According to the report, Benchmarking the Accounting Function 2015, only 56% of companies currently use automation to reconcile accounts. While many finance leaders want to change the process of reconciliation, the task can seem overwhelming.
However, developing a plan does not have to be complicated or time-consuming – and the benefits far outweigh the risks. A smooth, stress-free financial close adds qualitative value to the company by freeing employees to focus on strategic initiatives and ways to grow business.
A CFO’s Guide to Transforming the Financial Close shares how to build a center of excellence to streamline reconciliation so you can align objectives to overall business goals. Leading-edge automation tools can stop the madness of shuffling papers, sorting emails and searching spreadsheets, turning the reconciliation process from a cost center to a value-add for the company.
Traditional backup systems fail to meet the needs of modern organisations by focusing on backup, not recovery. They treat databases as generic files to be copied, rather than as transactional workloads with specific data integrity, consistency, performance, and availability requirements.
Published By: LifeLock
Published Date: Sep 12, 2016
How you handle a data breach says a great deal about your company’s integrity. LifeLock Breach Response Services works with corporations to develop proactive, pre-negotiated strategies and breach response plans to stay ahead of a crisis.
Traditional backup systems fail to meet the needs of
modern organizations by focusing on backup, not
recovery. They treat databases as generic files to be
copied, rather than as transactional workloads with
specific data integrity, consistency, performance, and
Additionally, highly regulated industries, such as financial
services, are subject to ever?increasing regulatory
mandates that require stringent protection against data
breaches, data loss, malware, ransomware, and other
risks. These risks require fiduciary?class data recovery
to eliminate data loss exposure and ensure data integrity
The value of conventional on-premises servers is eroding. As with all decay, it starts slowly and declines steadily. Bits and pieces of the physical server market are peeling off as businesses turn away from conventional data center and IT closet deployments in favor of cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). And there’s no shortage of IaaS; hosting and service-provider companies are flooding the market with low-cost access to hosted servers. The challenge for adopting businesses is leveraging hosted assets that guarantee data security and integrity with fine-grained levels of adjustable capacity, high performance and price predictability.
In the age of information, staying on top of emerging threats requires IT teams to leverage existing tools in innovative ways, such as applying deep packet inspection and analysis from performance monitoring solutions for advanced security forensics.
Based on recent insight gathered from 322 network engineers, IT directors and CIOs around the world, 85 percent of enterprise network teams are now involved with security investigations, indicating a major shift in the role of those teams within enterprises. Large-scale and high-profile security breaches have become more common as company data establishes itself as a valuable commodity on the black market. As such, enterprises are now dedicating more IT resources than ever before to protect data integrity.
To effectively deal with the broad and complex requirements of Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security, you need to break the elements apart to provide enhanced clarity. This document deals with file integrity monitoring (FIM) for PCI, while providing practical technical guidance to help ensure PCI Compliance before your auditor shows up to develop the ROC.
Loraine Lawson spoke with David Loshin, president of the Washington, D.C.-based BI consultancy, Knowledge Integrity, and the author of Master Data Management, a book on MDM published by the MK/OMG Press, about how IT leaders separate out the marketing hype from what's really possible and pertinent about master data and managing it.
Ensuring that data can be exchanged between disparate systems reliably and with speed and transactional integrity is a difficult trick to pull off. And it gets even trickier when things don’t work as anticipated. Yet this is exactly the challenge IBM has addressed for over a decade: first with IBM MQSeries® and now with IBM WebSphere® MQ.
With the recent rise in data breaches and identity thefts, implementing a sound information security program is no longer optional. Companies processing credit card information are encouraged to embrace and implement sound data protection strategies to protect the confidentiality and integrity of payment information. Some of the challenges for achieving PCI compliance are outlined in this white paper, as well as successful tips to help organizations navigate through them.
CIOs today are being called upon to interpret business strategy and priorities, then add value through information technology initiatives. At a time when "critical to the business" translates to "mission-critical IT", how do you ensure end-to-end availability and reliability of the IT resources that enable your company’s essential business processes.
The long migration to electronic health records (EHRs) in the U.S. is set to speed up with the funding authorized by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. But what are the specific risks when clinicians can’t access electronic health records? How far-reaching are the consequences when EHR data is lost, or its integrity is compromised? This paper looks at the mission-critical role of EHR systems, and introduces availability solutions that build in uptime protection to ensure the continuity of operation that both caregivers and patients can depend on.
Cloud computing allows companies to use IT resources as a service, taking advantage of shared applications, processing and storage managed within the cloud - either inside a private cloud at an internal data center, or in an external cloud at a service provider. Greater robustness of the virtualized servers supporting this new IT model will ensure a resilient cloud infrastructure capable of delivering "on-demand" access to users.