Protecting your clients’ sensitive data is not optional. Data security is so important in accounting that suspicion alone leaves many firms to reject modern cloud software as new or unproven. However, the facts tell a different story. Read this revealing e-book for 13 security facts your organization needs to make the best decision for your clients:
• How built-in data encryption keeps your data safe
• Why more security pros are concerned with user behavior than cloud tools
• What your firm should know to utilize the cloud with confidence
Finance moves fast, and the ability to work from anywhere on your smartphone or laptop could be a game-changer. But can your personal devices ever be secure enough to manage your clients’ sensitive financial data? Surprisingly, this informative whitepaper shows that, with the right preparation, using your personal device can actually help you keep your organization more secure.
• Why data encryption is often easier to adopt as part of a cloud initiative
• What top security threat your employees are less susceptible to on personal devices
• How to manage device updates and passwords for the greatest protection
For emerging businesses, investing in the right technology can accelerate their growth and enhance their bottom lines. As more companies expand their workspaces with virtual teams and work-from-home policies, a good first step is to invest in a secure, flexible content collaboration solution—one that is easy to integrate and use. It should give you and your teams secure access to files, apps, and data from any device and any location to accelerate productivity. Not all file sharing solutions are the same. Download our white paper to determine if a modern content collaboration platform can help you:
• Streamline workflows
• Improve operational efficiencies
• Make the organization more secure and compliant
• Deliver the desired ROI
Data is only as good as the insights it produces, the actions it influences, and the results it fosters. That’s the secret recipe for data management. Your business stakeholders depend on data-based insights to drive decisions and priorities throughout the organization. Insights based on sound data practices can give your business a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Is your data management system ready to support your business?
Find out using Forrester’s Data Management Infrastructure Self-Assessment Tool. IBM has licensed this tool to help you identify the areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.
Master data management (MDM) programs provide ways to ensure that data is consistent in different systems throughout an organization, but poorly managed initiatives are large and complicated affairs.
This handbook will provides practical advice on how to develop and implement successful MDM programs that can pay big business dividends. Discover expert advice on:
- Strategies and tactics for effective MDM processes
- The technology considerations that should be factored into project plans
- The ramifications of incorporating pools of “big data” into MDM efforts
- And more
Essentials for your organization’s first MDM deployment.
IBM’s security platform provides the security intelligence to help organizations holistically protect their people, data, applications and infrastructure. IBM offers solutions for identity and access management, security information and event management, database security, application development, risk management, endpoint management, next-generation intrusion protection and more. IBM operates one of the world’s broadest security research and development, and delivery organizations.
The healthcare payer ecosystem in the United States has changed dramatically over the last decade and is expected to evolve at an even faster pace over the next few years. Many world-class companies involved in healthcare payment processing are finding themselves constrained by their existing information technology infrastructure. The silos that they built around business-to-business (B2B) processing are constraining them, making it difficult to achieve governmental mandates and (more importantly) increase processing efficiency and competitive advantage. Gone are the days of a small set of data following static and simple standards traded between a limited set of organizations.
Gone are the days where the rules for when data is valid versus invalid can expressed in a paragraph or two. Gone are the days when information about a healthcare payment was almost entirely about the "who," "when," and "how much."
This white paper examines how some of the ways organizations
use big data make their infrastructures vulnerable to attack. It
presents recommended best practices organizations can adopt
to help make their infrastructures and operations more secure.
And it discusses how adding advanced security software solutions
from IBM to their big-data environment can fill gaps that
big-data platforms by themselves do not address. It describes
how IBM® Security Guardium®, an end-to- end solution for
regulatory compliance and comprehensive data security, supports
entitlement reporting; user-access and activity monitoring;
advanced risk analytics and real-time threat detection analytics;
alerting, blocking, encryption and other data protection capabilities,
as well as automated compliance workflows and reporting
capabilities, to stop threats.
Improper user access to applications can expose an organization to cyber attacks, with wide-ranging financial, social, public relations and legal implications for a compromised enterprise. To address these risks—and to meet regulatory requirements for authentication, data privacy and security—organizations sometimes find themselves wrestling with complex and costly access-management approaches.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Mar 28, 2017
Mobility is exploding. Workers and businesses fully expect to work anywhere, any time, from any device. Riding right alongside this growth is the amount of data created and consumed on mobile devices. While this presents organizations with an attractive means of empowering flexibility and productivity, the security risks are real and daunting.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Aug 28, 2017
The world has changed. Yesterday everyone had a managed PC for work and all enterprise data was behind a firewall. Today, mobile devices are the control panel for our personal and professional lives. This change has contributed to the single largest technology-driven lifestyle change of the last 10 years.
As productivity tools, mobile devices now access significantly more data than in years past. This has made mobile the new frontier for a wide spectrum of risk that includes cyber attacks, a range of malware families, non-compliant apps that leak data, and vulnerabilities in device operating systems or apps. A secure digital business ecosystem demands technologies that enable organizations to continuously monitor for threats and provide enterprise-wide visibility into threat intelligence.
Mobile device management (MDM) tools allow companies to connect their employees securely to basic corporate network resources. Enterprise mobility management (EMM) goes a step further by enabling secure mobile versions of business-critical applications and data loss prevention to protect corporate information. But in today's workplace, employees and businesses deal with a vast variety of devices with different operating systems and form factors, from PCs and laptops, to tablets and smartphones, and now, increasingly wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints. The solution is unified endpoint management (UEM), which enables organizations to take a consistent approach to manage and secure every endpoint, any app and content, and across deployment use cases from a single holistic platform. Read this whitepaper to uncover VMware AirWatch®'s leading UEM approach that is benefiting organizations tremendously.
One of the biggest challenges to effectively stopping breaches lies in sifting through vast amounts of data to find the subtle clues that indicate an attack is imminent or underway. As modern computer systems generate billions of events daily, the amount of data to analyze can reach petabytes. Compounding the problem, the data is often unstructured, discrete and disconnected. As a result, organizations struggle to determine how individual events may be connected to signal an impending attack.
Download the white paper to learn:
• How to detect known and unknown threats by applying high-volume graph-based technology, similar to the ones developed by Facebook and Google
• How CrowdStrike solved this challenge by building its own proprietary graph data model
• How CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ collects and analyzes massive volumes of security-related data to stop breaches
The frequency of “mega breaches” continues to rise at an alarming rate. In fact, crippling incidents involving tens of millions of customer records, theft of highly valuable intellectual property, and related criminal activity have become commonplace. This report asserts that many such breaches could be prevented by deploying next-generation endpoint protection technology in concert with an aggressive proactive hunting strategy. This potent combination provides the most effective means to reduce attack surfaces and defend against advanced adversaries.Download the white paper to:?Learn how a proactive hunting strategy protects valuable data assets from a potential mega breach?Get a detailed analysis of how highly skilled human hunters pair with technology to aggressively seek out threat behaviors?Understand why integrating CrowdStrike Falcon Overwatch into an organization’s existing security resources offers the most comprehensive protection against persistent and skilled adversaries?Fi
Digital technology is so intrinsic to our personal lives that we barely think about the fitness trackers and smartphones that are as much a part of us as the clothing we wear. For organizations, the shift to digital is more disruptive and the stakes far higher. Digital transformation has been high on the executive agenda for a few years and, for many, harnessing data has become a significant force for value and revenue creation.
As the volume of data coming into organizations – from both internal and external sources – continues to grow and makes its way across departmental systems in many different formats, there is a critical need to create a single, holistic view of the key data entities in common use across the enterprise. Master Data Management (MDM) aims to accomplish this goal. Not surprisingly, MDM has become a significant priority for global enterprises, with the market expected to triple from $9.4B to $26.8B by 2020 according to analysts.
The reality, though, is that while seemingly everyone is investing heavily in the tools to manage data, few are putting a great enough emphasis on the data itself. And that’s a problem. Poor data quality is said to be costing businesses $3.1 trillion annually – and that’s just in the US alone. The information being put into MDM tools must be mastered first and foremost.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Apr 09, 2018
No one ever wants a recovery to go south—whether it’s your first or 50th time completing a data recovery operation. But your organization will experience a bit more anxiety when it goes to perform its first recovery using a new solution. If the phrase “successful recovery”, in your experience, has applied to only a few applications or a limited set of files, it’s understandable that you may be anxious the first time you test a recovery of your entire environment. Know this: you can successfully conduct a full recovery of your environment the first time as well as every time thereafter.
This is the challenge and opportunity that I face every day in my role: to deliver successful cloud recovery for my clients no matter what. While we never guarantee that a recovery will occur without some hiccups during the process, I can point to the fact that every cloud recovery that I have overseen has met our agreed upon service levels whether that guarantee is for a 1-hour recovery, a 24-hour rec
Discover how the real savings associated with document capture start when automatically capturing and validating data from your organization’s scanned documents to eliminate costly process steps and free up staff time.
Strategic corporate performance management solutions support the office of finance's efforts to manage organizational performance and strategy. Application leaders should use this Magic Quadrant to identify vendors that are a good match for their business needs.
Strategic Planning Assumptions
By 2020, at least 75% of organizations will seek to improve the accuracy and actionability of financial planning and analysis by using operational data from multiple business domains.
By 2020, at least 25% of organizations will achieve more collaborative, continuous and consistent financial planning and performance management by closely linking key operational and financial planning processes.
APQC reports that 30% of CFOs that are unhappy with their current planning solution.1 Most FP&A professionals want a planning and forecast process that is fast and repeatable. They want the financial data to be accurate and transparent to the deepest levels. They need planning tools that provide structure to streamline the process and flexibility to accommodate changes in the business. And they require analysis and reporting that bring visibility to the state of the business and lead to actionable insights. This paper details five best practices that Finance teams can follow to improve their planning and forecasting and influence the strategy of an organization.
In today’s technology-driven world, a financial services organization’s ability to evolve the business quickly depends on the network. MetaFabric architecture, which is the foundation of Juniper’s unique end-to-end data center networking solution, helps financial services firms respond confidently to whatever happens in the market.
With an open, simple, and smart network in place, organizations can adapt quickly and seamlessly to changing requirements while eliminating the disruptions of forced upgrades and unnecessary purchases that come with vendor lock-in. Most importantly, the MetaFabric architecture helps companies stay at the forefront of innovation, keeping them one step ahead of the competition.
This study was conducted with independent global research firm Wakefield Research between November 24 through December 14th, 2015. The data was based on an online study of 20 content questions, plus screeners and demographics of 2704 respondents, in 8 markets: US, China, Australia, Japan, India, UK, Germany, and France. All respondents were restricted to the following industries: service provider organizations, healthcare, retail, and financial services. In this case, the definition of service provider includes companies offering web content services, cable, internet service providers, or telecom.
Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. Our team co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure networks with agility, performance and value.
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The dramatic growth of hybrid cloud deployments is creating new challenges for security professionals that can no longer be addressed with legacy technologies, policies and processes. As applications and data move fluidly between multiple clouds private, public and hybrid—organizations must take a unified approach to security that incorporates a range of products working hand in glove to reduce risk and protect the business.
Everybody’s talking about big data. Huge promises have been made about its role in driving enterprises forward. But few organizations are realizing its true benefits.
For those able to put data to good use, there’s much to be excited about. Data is transforming not only businesses, but entire industries, and the world as we know it. Today organizations are harnessing big data to do things like transform healthcare, provide eyesight for the visually impaired, and bringing us closer to autonomous cars
Tapping into the power of big data can be daunting. So we’ve looked at the strategic areas your organization can focus on. Our overview of emerging trends revealed three challenges of big data, and opportunities therein: