All organizations should aspire to have the people, processes, and tools necessary to effectively execute an on-going penetration testing program. Failure to do so may result in poor tool selections, testing mistakes, and faulty interpretation of results that often lead to a false sense of security putting the enterprise at risk. IT security and audit staff, along with their managers and directors, should read this paper to clarify and misunderstandings about penetrating testing - from the true purposes and goals, to important process considerations, to tools and tester selection issues, and finally to safe and effective ethical hacking approaches.
Skilled IT teams understand that one cloud does not fit all. Compliance issues may demand that some data be held internally. Budget-imposed total cost of ownership (TCO) limits may push other data out to public clouds. Hence, a scalable multi-cloud infrastructure becomes imperative.
This whitepaper addresses key questions commonly raised by CIOs considering the move to multi-cloud. Further, it sheds light on how Intel® technologies such as the 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory can help boost your cloud credentials.
Every commercial organization wants to grow. THrough its unlimited processing power Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the power to make that growth a reality. However, established workflows and processes often hamper the application of true AI, so how do organizations get started on digital transformation without disrupting their existing operations?
Intelligent content holds the key to digital transformation. But what do we mean by intelligent content? How does it all aid digital transformation? How do you take your first steps forward for building an intelligent formation for AI? What are the misconceptions around AI-led transformations?
This paper provides you with the answers.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 19, 2019
Angesichts eines immer stärker umkämpften Marktes entwickeln vorausschauende Führungskräfte im Vertrieb immer wieder neue Absatzmöglichkeiten und Strategien, um den Wettbewerb hinter sich zu lassen.
Anaplan for Sales wurde entwickelt, um die Go-to-Market-Strategie Ihres Unternehmens zu stärken und Sie als Führungskraft im Vertrieb dabei zu unterstützen, die richtigen Entscheidungen zu treffen.
Was können Sie in unserem Whitepaper erfahren?
• Wie können Sie die notwendige Agilität und Flexibilität im Rahmen Ihrer Vertriebsplanung erreichen?
• Warum sollte die Planung für Ihre Go-to-Market-Strategie auf einer einzigen Plattform erfolgen?
• Wie kann Ihnen eine moderne, Cloud-basierte Planungslösung dabei helfen, schneller die richtigen Entscheidungen zu treffen?
Published By: Two Sigma
Published Date: Sep 19, 2019
In this paper, we provide an overview of the Two Sigma Factor Lens, designed for
analyzing multi-asset portfolios and derived from returns of broad, liquid asset class
proxy indexes. This lens is intended to be:
• Holistic, by capturing the large majority of cross-sectional and
time-series risk for typical institutional portfolios;
• Parsimonious, by using as few factors as possible;
• Orthogonal, with each risk factor capturing a statistically
uncorrelated risk across assets;
• Actionable, such that desired changes to factor exposure can
be readily translated into asset allocation changes.
Finally, we discuss methods for constructing and assessing the Two Sigma Factor
Lens that can be extended to produce additional risk factors for new sub-assetclasses
or cross-sectional risks that may not currently be captured by the lens.1
This factor lens, and our ongoing work to expand it, form the foundations of the
This paper examines how cities are using cloud technology to address public challenges, using the framework of the global coalition, Smart Cities Council. This framework promotes three core values for smart cities: livability, providing clean, healthy living conditions without pollution and congestion; workability, providing an enabling infrastructure (energy, transportation, internet connectivity) and high-quality jobs; and sustainability, doing so at no cost to future generations, as the Council puts it. This paper proposes a fourth core value, inclusivity: provisioning services to all city residents regardless of their background.
Government agencies often look to promote new technology for cost-savings and efficiency, but it does not stop there. The second and third-tier effects of technology can be long lasting for citizens, businesses, and economies. When public institutions adopt the cloud, they experience an internal transformation. Inside an organization, cloud usage drives greater accessibility of data and information sharing, increases worker productivity, and improves resource allocation. The external benefit of the cloud is recognized through a government’s ability to put reclaimed time and resources toward serving citizens. This includes provisioning public services, such as occupational-skills training, quicker and more effective service delivery, a pathway to a more productive workforce, and ultimately, a boost to local development. This whitepaper examines the enterprise-level benefits of the cloud, as well as the residual impact on economic development. The U.S. Economic Development Administration
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides rapid access to flexible and low-cost IT resources. With cloud computing, public sector organizations no longer need to make large upfront investments in hardware, or spend time and money on managing infrastructure. The goal of this whitepaper is to help you gain insight into some of the financial considerations of operating a cloud IT environment and learn how to maximize the overall value of your decision to adopt AWS.
Innovation requires many ingredients: a great idea, creativity, persistence, the right data, and technology. Governments around the world are taking advantage of the cloud to reduce cost and transform the way they deliver on their mission. The expectations of an increasingly digital citizenry are high, yet all levels of government face budgetary and human resource constraints. Cloud computing (on-demand delivery of IT resources via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing) can help government organizations increase innovation, agility, and resiliency, all while reducing costs. This whitepaper provides guidelines that governments can use to break down innovation barriers and achieve a digital transformation that helps them engage and serve citizens.
There will be a ransomware attack on businesses every 14 seconds by the end of 2019 . Every 40 seconds, one of those attacks will prove successful , with devastating effects ranging from permanent loss of irreplaceable data to life-threatening interruptions to patient care. In years past, expert malware authors packaged up their know-how into costly exploit kits sold on the underground market. Cyber criminals had to recover high upfront costs before launching a campaign and realizing a profit. Today, ransomware-as a-service groups like Satan make it easier than ever before for would-be cyber criminals with minimal technical skills to launch attacks, offering free ransomware toolkits and hands-on help to manage campaigns and extort payments. Read our white paper to learn how CylancePROTECT® prevents Petya, Goldeneye, WannaCry, Satan, and many more from executing, with machine learning models dating back to September 2015, long before the ransomware first appeared in the wild.
“More than 70 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses," according to a National Cyber Security Alliance estimate. Yet 68 percent of small business owners in a recent survey seemed oblivious to the threat. Why the disconnect? What should they be doing to protect their business-critical systems and data? How can small businesses wring maximum value from their cybersecurity investments? Where do AI-based endpoint protection, detection, and response platforms fit into the mix? Read this BlackBerry Cylance sponsored white paper, Small Organizations Still Need Big Security, to find out.
Ready to step up your revenue in eight easy steps? Get this guide and start transforming your customer experience immediately. It’s helped other businesses reach up to 30% of their revenue goal – and it’ll work for your contact center too.
This white paper includes strategies for:
• Empowering and rewarding customer advocates
• Encouraging and responding to customer feedback
• Developing a plan for continuous improvement
• Future-proofing processes and tools
With the increasing complexity and volume of cyberattacks, organizations must have the capacity to adapt quickly and confidently under changing conditions. Accelerating incident response times to safeguard the organization's infrastructure and data is paramount. Achieving this requires a thoughtful plan- one that addresses the security ecosystem, incorporates security orchestration and automation, and provides adaptive workflows to empower the security analysts.
In the white paper ""Six Steps for Building a Robust Incident Response Function"" IBM Resilient provides a framework for security teams to build a strong incident response program and deliver organization-wide coordination and optimizations to accomplish these goals.
With companies and executives being held accountable for incidents in the workplace, the issue of workers’ health and safety has become a persistent concern for organizations around the world. And with varying standards across borders, confusion about what companies need to do is rampant.
This need for an international consensus standard on workplace health and safety prompted the proposal of ISO 45001 in 2013.
The standard, passed in March 2018, now serves as the international guide on occupational health and safety (OH&S) and outlines relevant methods and benchmarks.
With insight from expert leadership, this whitepaper gives you the complete guide on how to work with the new standard. You'll learn:
• Why ISO 45001 matters and its impact upon your business
• The benefits and pathway to becoming certified
• Important considerations for the contractor selection process
In the beginning of 2019, a National Safety Council (NSC) study revealed that for the first time in US recorded history, the odds of dying from an opioid overdose (1:96) surpassed those of dying in an auto accident (1:103).
As a result, opioid overdoses are now the number one cause of preventable injury deaths in the United States.
The growing trend of opioid-related workplace incidents is a major concern for supply chains across the world. In fact, a recent study by Massachusetts Department of Public Health shows higher opioid overdose incidents occurring in industries that have a higher chance of worker-related injury. Among these, construction and manufacturing are the two industries most heavily affected.
This whitepaper discusses tips for dealing with the opioid epidemic and gives clarity around OSHA drug testing regulations.
A new NPR/Marist poll reveals that one in five jobs in the U.S. is held by a worker under contract. In fact, independent contractors could make up half of the entire workforce in the U.S. within the next decade.
More and more organizations have begun to see contractors and suppliers as valuable business partners intrinsic to driving service and product innovation. For many companies, especially those operating in highly regulated industries, managing compliance in-house for all of these suppliers can be burdensome.
But the cost of non-compliance — in the form of penalties, fines, productivity losses, settlement costs, and inefficiencies — is ruinous.
This white paper will discuss:
• The hidden costs of ignoring contractor management
• Best practices towards holistic compliance and governance
• The cost of different contractor management systems
• How to get the highest ROI in your supply chain
On January 23, 2019, OSHA put into effect its 2019 Annual Adjustment that raised the penalties of violation by approximately 2.5% over the 2015 revised amounts. The consequences of non-compliance with OSHA regulations extend beyond the financial penalties imposed by the regulatory authority, with the biggest risk that an organization runs is that of reputational damage. In this whitepaper you’ll learn:
• The most cited occupational hazards over the last year
• How to be proactive in preventing occupational hazards in your workplace
• The importance of pre-qualifying third party contractors in order to mitigate risk in your organization
"Purchasers of enterprise storage have historically dealt with an upgrade cycle that was expensive, disruptive, inherently risky, and time-consuming and occurred roughly every three to five years. In 2015, Pure Storage challenged customer preconceptions about the enterprise storage upgrade cycle with the announcement of its Evergreen Storage. And Pure has continued to enhance Evergreen Storage over the years with new features that have increased its already extremely high customer experience performance.
This IDC white paper assesses the impact Evergreen Storage has had on the enterprise storage industry and discusses the technical, financial, and business implications of the program from a customer point of view."
"Your key to a successful hybrid cloud design
Enterprise adoption of cloud has become mainstream, with most businesses choosing a hybrid cloud approach. A unified hybrid cloud stitches together on- and off-premises cloud resources so you can benefit from agility and scalability of public cloud while getting the performance, cost and security benefits of private cloud.
This paper covers:
Why businesses choose a unified hybrid cloud architecture.
How you can gain the full benefit of a hybrid infrastructure.
How app modernization on/off premises can position you for success.
Why the data layer is critical to bridging the cloud divide.
Download this 451 Research paper to learn about things to keep in mind when designing a successful cloud strategy.
According to the annual report on fraud and internet crime published by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a staggering total of more than $2.7 billion was lost through online fraud and financial crime in 2018, the last full year available. And according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there were more than 1.4 million fraud reports in that same time period. Many of these fraud events involved brand impersonation or illegal activities conducted via a brand’s website. In other words, the trust and faith the public has in your brand can be used as a cover for illegal activities, making fraudsters’ schemes appear authentic or trustworthy.
To keep the trust within your brand, download the whitepaper to learn how and why identifying and stopping online fraud is essential.
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Sep 12, 2019
Financial services organizations operate under a host of regulatory standards. This makes sense, as the assets and information managed by these firms are valuable, sensitive, and targeted by sophisticated cyber attackers daily. Compounding these challenges is the large volume of personally identifiable information (PII) that financial organizations handle regularly. PII is subject to many compliance regulations, particularly Graham, Leach, Bliley (GLBA), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) and the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX). Today, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is also top-of-mind, as it regulates not only the processing of personal data, including PII, relating to individuals in the European Union, for also any organization that processes personal data of EU residents. For United States banking consumers, Section 5 (Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices) of the Federal Trade Commission Act and numerous state regulations enforce basic consumer prot
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: Sep 12, 2019
Hay una proliferación de métodos de pago que nos proporcionan formas más rápidas de hacer y recibir pagos, pero todos no son iguales. Entender las diferencias y características únicas de los diferentes tipos de pagos "rápidos" es crítico para los equipos encargados de velar por el fraude en las transacciones.
Descargue nuestro whitepaper para entender:
• Las diferencias entre las transacciones en tiempo real, los monederos electrónicos y los pagos de persona a persona
• Las implicaciones que las transacciones “rápidas” tienen sobre el fraude
• Cómo planificar su estrategia Anti-fraude en las transacciones en tiempo real
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: Sep 12, 2019
La implantación de sistemas de pago en tiempo real ha supuesto ventajas tanto para las personas y las empresas como para los delincuentes. Los países que ya han adoptado sistemas de transacciones en tiempo real han experimentado un aumento del fraude, incluido el fraude APP -Authorised Push Payment- y el fraude por apropiación indebida -Account Takeover-, así como un aumento del blanqueo de dinero, en particular el uso de cuentas de mula.
Este whitepaper analiza el impacto que las transacciones en tiempo real tienen sobre el fraude y examina los cambios en las estrategias Antifraude aportando soluciones para mantenerlo bajo control, incluyendo:
- La necesidad de evaluar las transacciones en tiempo real para detectar fraude
- Cómo proteger a los clientes de los fraudes en las transacciones push
-El papel del Machine Learning en las estrategias Antifraude.
Online credentials have been stolen and compromised for almost as long as the Internet has existed. But in the past decade, the frequency of credential theft has increased and the tools and techniques used by cybercriminals have evolved.
Theft of user credentials has ramped up significantly for a number of reasons including:
Users are reusing the same usernames and passwords across multiple sites
Automated tools can take stolen credentials and test them on other sites at a massive scale
Many customers have high value assets that are extremely lucrative targets for cyberattacks
In this white paper, explore one of the most common threats to retailers – credential stuffing – and learn how Shape works with major retailers to shut these attacks down.
Published By: Stratasys
Published Date: Sep 11, 2019
Reliable 3D Printing is Easier to Achieve Than You Think
You’re ready to buy a 3D printer to enhance your business. You’ve done your homework and the benefits are clear: freedom of design, faster prototyping and reduced time-to-market, to name a few. The question is, what printer is best for your organization’s needs?
Like so many things, you truly do get what you pay for. To get the most value from 3D printing, professionals need a printer that comes in not only at a good price point but can deliver quality results. Again and again.
In this paper you will learn:
The truth about 3D Desktop Printers
Features and Benefits to look for in 3D Desktop Printers
How to avoid the “Low Price” Trap