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5 Essential Cybersecurity Training Courses and Certifications

Maintaining the highest level of info security for your organization and your customers depends heavily on your workforce. You need skilled employees who can prepare for, recognize, and handle cybersecurity threats.

But keeping up with the latest training courses and certifications for cybersecurity pros can be a challenge. There’s no centralized organization or one specific path to follow. You must be prepared to sift through the options and prioritize based on your business needs.

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What You Must Do to Ensure Enterprise-Level HIPAA IT Compliance

For enterprises that handle consumer healthcare information, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) has become one of the most important regulations around data security. A lack of understanding of or commitment to HIPAA requirements has proven to be costly for a variety of organizations. For example, CardioNet, a provider of remote mobile care for patients at risk for cardiac arrhythmias, was recently ordered to pay $2.5 million in noncompliance fees for not fully implementing safeguards for electronic protected health information (ePHI).

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Best Practices in IT Security Services

In just the past few years, spending on cybersecurity initiatives has soared. For example, Bank of America now boasts a “whatever it takes” attitude toward budgeting for IT security services and cybersecurity. That’s because it’s crucial for businesses to keep data secure while maintaining a network with maximum availability, productivity, and efficiency.

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The Enterprise IT Security Services You Need to Stay Competitive

According to the IDG 2017 Global State of Information Security Survey, 62 percent of the 10,000 respondents use managed security services for cybersecurity and privacy. This shows that enterprises understand the need for end-to-end security and well-defined policies that align with their business objectives. Of course, this journey must start with creating a plan of action for responding to each type of threat and the specific IT security services needed to do so.

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How to Craft an Enterprise-Level IT Security Strategy

Across the nation, corporations are still haunted by some of the largest IT security incidents in history, such as the attack on Yahoo, the hack of the Democratic National Committee, and the difficult-to-forget Target breach. If your enterprise is like most, these types of incidents move IT leadership to action, checking to ensure that security protocols are still in place and followed. But what if you could do more to safeguard your cyber assets?

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3 IT Security Compliance Challenges Facing CIOs

In a security landscape that brings new threats and attacker approaches daily, CIOs face challenges of threats on one side of the spectrum and IT security compliance challenges on the other. From the Sarbanes–Oxley Act (SOX) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard to HIPAA and a host of other regulations, a wide spectrum of business sectors continues to struggle with implementing integrated security technologies.

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Staying Ahead of Ransomware: 7 Necessary Tactics

Are you concerned about a ransomware attack on your company? It’s not an idle threat.

In 2016, the number of these attacks each day reached 4,000, up 300 percent from the previous year. Healthcare organizations have been hit especially hard, as more than half of hospitals in the United States faced ransomware attacks between April 2015 and April 2016.

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5 Things to Consider When Creating a High-Availability Architecture Strategy

Handling increased system load, decreasing downtime, and eliminating single points of failure are all crucial needs of any SMB or enterprise IT infrastructure. High-availability architecture is one method that addresses these needs. Since every business is different, the right approach requires careful development of a strategy that is tailored to the business. Here are 5 things to consider when creating that strategy.

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3 Keys to Successful End User Experience Monitoring for Remote Employees

Creating a good customer experience is one of the goals of every business. And that means finding a way to capture and quantify exactly what the end user sees when interacting with a software application. And that’s why end user experience monitoring is so important. It’s a two-pronged approach, including measuring application performance and the health of devices, operating systems, and apps while also evaluating client-side performance.

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12 New Things You'll Learn from Virtual Desktop Monitoring

According to the 2017 Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market Report from Technavio, the global VDI market will experience a compound annual growth rate of more than 11 percent between now and 2020. Clearly, this growth is fueled by the fact that virtual desktops are bringing more industries even greater business benefits, including user mobility and anywhere/anytime application access across devices. However, to keep virtual desktops operating optimally, you need virtual desktop monitoring tools to ensure consistent performance.

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