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Data Security and Privacy Techniques for Everyone

June 17, 2020

Everyone on the internet should follow good data security and privacy practices. And when I say everyone, I mean everyone. IT pros aren’t the only people who need to protect their data. If you’re online in any capacity, there are some basic techniques you …



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Breach Data Trends: October 2019 to March 2020

May 6, 2020

Most of us have no idea if our credentials are out in the wild, for bad actors to take and use for malicious intent. Unfortunately, they often are. Since October 8, 2019, research from SpyCloud—our partner in delivering Identity Monitor—has uncovered over 630 million …


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Solving the Contractor Breach Challenge

May 5, 2020

Federal IT pros are having more success tackling cybersecurity challenges within their agencies. However, there’s still much work to be done when it comes to solving the security challenges posed by contractors. According to our Federal Cybersecurity Survey Report from last year, more than …


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Assessing Risk – The Key to IT Security—SolarWinds TechPod 023

February 18, 2020

When it comes to IT security, it can feel overwhelming. What needs securing and at what level? How do you prioritize? But when considering risk, this is very different conversation. Changing the conversation from security to risk helps shape an informed and balanced approach. Tim Brown discusses how to apply a risk-based model …


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New Laws Alone Won’t Be Enough to Secure IoT Devices

January 28, 2020

Security concerns over the Internet of Things (IoT) are growing, and federal and state lawmakers are taking action. First, the U.S. Senate introduced the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, which sought to “establish minimum security requirements for federal procurements of connected …


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Three Ways the Department of Defense Can Plug Security Holes

January 21, 2020

An early 2019 report from the Defense Department Officer of Inspector General revealed how difficult it’s been for federal agencies to stem the tide of cybersecurity threats. Although the DoD has made significant progress toward bolstering its security posture, 266 cybersecurity vulnerabilities still existed. …