IT organizations are being asked do to more with less, as tight budgets get stretched ever tighter. Companies of all sizes are being challenged to find savings that can be reinvested in new money-saving or revenue-generating technologies. From storage to security, every cost is being scrutinized in the search for savings, yet many organizations overlook one area—document management—where significant savings can be readily had. Now is definitely the time to take a close look at your PDF solution, and ask a basic question: Can you get the same capabilities from new PDF solution but at much lower cost?
Security breaches can cost millions of dollars—but these days they’re virtually inevitable. Every organization needs a formal, documented Computer Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP) and it needs to be kept up-to-date. In this executive brief, IBM shares the ten most common shortcomings of CSIPRs and how you can avoid these potentially costly mistakes. Read the executive brief to learn how IBM can help protect your organization from cyber threats and strengthen your IT security.
The purpose of this IDC White Paper is to lay out the role that performance testing can play in the context of overall application lifecycle management (ALM), security, resource, and demand management. As part of that objective, the document defines an application performance testing framework and discusses a performance test evolution path and the relationship between a successful approach to performance testing and related IT elements such as monitoring, security, ALM, and project and portfolio management (PPM).
Published By: AirDefense
Published Date: Apr 24, 2007
This document outlines how hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in 802.11 wireless LANs and describes the widely available hacking tools. As a collection of already published risks to wireless LANs, this white paper is written to inform IT security managers of what they are up against.
It’s a changing climate for network security and demands for improved documentation of regulatory compliance continue to increase. The time has come for a comprehensive, cost-effective, scalable security event and log management solution. Read this white paper for more information about the IBM solution that answers this challenge.
Enterprises need to utilize software testing that can automatically review applications for security problems. This document examines the market drivers and technology associated with software security code review products and discusses how Cenzic is addressing this urgent need.
Published By: Avalere
Published Date: Apr 02, 2007
Sensitive documents, files and intellectual property are extracted from a central repository such as a database, records management system, or document management system to complete daily tasks, however, extracting this information can lead to a security breach. Avalere provides the tools you need to control the proliferation of sensitive information throughout your organization.
Company data is vulnerable to threats from - insiders, unauthorized access to data, data backup, off-site mirroring - just to name a few. Encrypting data at rest, on tape or disk, significantly mitigates these threats. This document provides guidance into some of the factors a company should consider when evaluating storage security technology and solutions.
Do you need to implement corporate policies regarding security and confidential health information? Learn: How to use IT documentation to prepare for and pass Security audits; What IT data is critical for Security Standards; What is the difference between Security and IT Audits. You can implement a sustainable HIPAA Security Standard – Read this paper to learn more.
Published By: ElcomSoft
Published Date: Dec 06, 2007
Rapid development of digital technologies and electronic communication, availability of mobile PCs and smart phones, abundance of tools for creating documents or high-quality presentations coupled with constantly growing volumes of information and yearning for doing business more effectively leads to switching to electronic exchange of information.
The aim of this document is to assist organizations protecting their assets – tangible and intangible – through a Security Management Program. This program provides a holistic, hands-on, and consistent approach for securing the organization against serious security breaches, such as data leakage, while providing the organization with the required flexibility to adapt itself to the business needs and to remain competitive in the market.
This document describes how Likewise and Microsoft Active Directory can foster compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, a set of requirements for businesses that process payment card information. Developed by Visa, American Express, Discover Financial Services, and other members of the PCI Security Standards Council, the standard sets forth policies, procedures, and practices to protect customer account data. The standard includes specific requirements for strictly controlling access to customer data, authenticating business users, monitoring access, maintaining a secure network, and auditing system resources. Likewise integrates Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X workstations and servers into Active Directory, providing the basis to assign each user a unique ID for authentication, authorization, monitoring, and tracking. Likewise also provides group policies for non-Windows computers so that their security settings and other configurations can be centrally managed in the same way as Windows computers.
According to Baseline Consulting, approximately 32% of corporate data is contained in enduser computing (EUC) applications and approximately 68% is stored in IT controlled applications. These EUCs – primarily spreadsheets, PC databases (e.g. Access databases), BI reports, and word documents – are often stored on employee desktops and corporate file shares, and for the most part, are uncontrolled. They lack the proper safeguards and controls one would expect with IT controlled applications, including documentation, version control, back-up and archival, change control, testing, security and access control, and more.
The aim of this document is to highlight ways in which ScriptLogic solutions can be used to bring Microsoft Windows-based IT systems into line with the requirements of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.
Engagement with customers online has evolved from novelty to necessity, with an estimated $202 billion spent in 2011 and projected 10% growth to $327 billion in 2016, according to Forrester Research. Businesses are maneuvering to connect with the growing pool of online customers, but the move to eCommerce brings new security risks with the exchange of sensitive consumer information, including cardholder data and personally identifiable information that can enable identity theft. At stake is reputation of brand, ongoing access to merchant credit lines, and substantial penalties and remediation in the event of a breach.
This white paper elucidates the aspects of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) compliance that must be considered when choosing a secure environment for servers involved in eCommerce. Whether deciding to outsource or keep data hosting in-house, any company collecting, storing or transmitting customer cardholder data needs to be compliant, and this document helps pinpoint the specific concerns and standards a company should be aware of when choosing how to keep their data secure. Understanding requirements and best practices for security policies and procedures, physical safeguards, and security technologies is essential to establishing cardholder data security and meeting QSA and SAQ audit requirements.
With daily reports of network breaches on the way up, now is the time to double down on solid network protection. This whitepaper documents the evolution of data and identity theft and the strategic security approaches companies are taking to stay ahead of the curve.
Reduce the security risk and compliance concerns of unstructured data: emails, documents and spreadsheets. Unlike native tools, ChangeAuditor offers comprehensive, easy-to-use auditing, and more, to ensure security and regulatory compliance.
This document will identify the essential capabilities you should seek in an advanced malware protection solution, the key questions you should ask your advanced malware protection vendor, and shows you how Cisco combats today’s advanced malware attacks using a combination of four techniques:
? Big data analytics
? Collective global security intelligence
? Enforcement across multiple form factors (networks, endpoints, mobile devices, secure gateways, and virtual systems)
? Continuous analysis and retrospective security
This whitepaper describes the formal and informal file-sharing methods business employees use to perform their daily functions and explains that, from sending small text documents to multi-gigabyte video files, the right managed file transfer (MFT) solution can allow such transfers to continue without risking the security of the corporate network. The paper explains that the right MFT solution can enable business growth, enhance operational efficiency, enable compliance, reduce costs, and increase ROI. Choosing the right MFT solution requires eight considerations described in the paper, and concludes by explaining why Globalscape solutions are the choice of our customers around the world.