How Implementing Your Own Monitoring Tool Can Be an Eye Opener…and Not in a Good Way

By David Leech, Vice President, Cloud and Managed Services, Logicalis US

Here’s a common series of events that occurs when an IT staff decides to implement a monitoring tool for themselves: After dutifully following all the procedures for implementation of the monitoring system, when they see alarms start showing up on the monitor, they pat themselves on the back and say, “Awesome. It works. This wasn’t so hard.”

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If You Knew Your Network Would Be Breached Tomorrow, What Would You Do Differently Today?

A Q&A with Ron Temske, Vice President, Security Solutions, Logicalis US

It’s no secret that security is top of mind among IT professionals today.  It seems that every day a new threat or breach is discovered, and as those security breaches become more prevalent and increased media attention fuels anxieties, commercial organizations and government agencies of all sizes are quickly realizing the importance of putting effective security policies, strategies and solutions in place. In corporate boardrooms nationwide, C-level executives, IT professionals and line-of-business managers are all talking about the security of their digital assets and how to prepare their organizations to minimize the damage from the inevitable breach that is to come.

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Are Cybercriminals Eyeing Your Healthcare Data?

By Ed Simcox, Healthcare Practice Leader, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions

Cybersecurity is a significant issue in the healthcare field.  Experts say there have been more than 30 million patient records stolen in the past year alone. Why? Because medical records are worth significantly more money on the black market – up to 20 times more than credit card information.  Couple the advancing age and complexity of many healthcare organizations’ computer systems with the fact that there are stringent federal requirements for reporting breaches and large fines for non-compliance with industry regulations, and you have what amounts to the ‘perfect storm’ among healthcare providers and insurance companies handling this valuable data.

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Arming the Network as the First Line of Defense

Your corporate networks are your organization’s nervous system. Trends like bring your own device (BYOD) and the use of public and hybrid clouds can extend your nervous system and effectively your presence throughout your marketplace. The prospect of the Internet of Things (IoT) promises to carry your network even further from the relative security of your data center. As your network expands, virtually nothing happens in your world that doesn’t touch your network at some point.

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