Preventing Credit Card Hacks Through Integrity Monitoring

Recent high-profile hacks against Target, Home Depot and other major retailers have drawn attention to the vulnerability of credit card data both online and off. In the wake of this, several methods have been suggested for reducing the likelihood of future attacks. There’s no question that greater consumer awareness, as well as the adoption of smart card technology, will play a role in keeping credit card data secure in the future. But what can be done to prevent security breaches at the infrastructural level?

Efficiency-Boosting Strategies for Managing Enterprise Data

The task of managing and monitoring enterprise data is an increasingly time- and resource-consuming one. In 2012, IBM estimated that over 2.5 exabytes of data was generated every day — a number that has only increased in the years since.

While there is a growing market for enterprise network monitoring software, the sheer amount of data being produced means that effective management must begin at the organizational level. In this article, we’ll look at some strategies for managing enterprise data that organizations of any size can use to streamline their processes and make the best use of their resources.

Preventing Network Threats With an Intrusion Protection System

The threats against your network are constantly evolving. Next-generation security solutions need to be able to adapt to changing situations and respond appropriately. It’s this versatility that has led many IT professionals to include an intrusion prevention system (IPS) as part of their overall security posture.

Is investing in an intrusion protection device the right choice for your organization? Read on to learn more.

Security Investment Trends: What’s New for 2015

There’s no question that cyber security was a hot topic in 2014. As we begin a new year, the economic impacts will be felt even more strongly, with ambitious startups and investors working together to find new solutions to a problem that has reached its cultural tipping point.

In 2015, you can expect to see cyber security investment trends such as:

  • dataLossIncreased security spending — Security spending has risen steadily through 2014, a trend that is expected to continue throughout the next year and beyond. As high-profile attacks continue to draw scrutiny on the security postures of some of today’s

Cloud Security Trends for 2015

A new year is upon us once again. If 2014 was any indication, cloud security will continue to be something on almost everyone’s mind. Last year saw several high profile hacks that brought concepts like social engineering and two-factor authentication out of the tech sphere and into the public discussion. So where do we go from here? Here’s a look at what some experts are saying will be the most important trends in cloud security and compliance for 2015:

  • The rise of SaaS — By far the biggest trend in cloud computing in the coming year will continue to be