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Companies face inefficiencies, logjams in patching vulnerabilities

One of the most important jobs of any IT pro is keeping systems up to date. But with so many applications and services in use across the organization, that can be a haphazard process – one that leaves key vulnerabilities for attackers to exploit. 

Combating DDoS attacks: Hardware and software solutions

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are not a new threat in the realm of cybersecurity. In fact, the threat of DDoS goes back decades. However, these days DDoS attacks are more common and more sophisticated. 

The true cost of legacy apps: Inconvenience, policy violations

There’s probably at least one or two apps at your organization that users just hate. The thing runs too slow, is too hard to operate or doesn’t meet their needs in some other way. But the real bad news: That could be putting your systems at risk. 

Facebook’s dislike button is coming … but scammers are there first

By now you’ve probably heard the very, very important news that Facebook is working on a so-called “dislike” button. 

Latest tool in phishing campaigns: ‘CLI spoofing’

Social engineering hackers are using a cunning tool in the battle to make phishing attempts more believable – and successful. That tool: CLI-spoofing programs that lend legitimacy to attacks. 

Zero-day vulnerabilities are on the rise – but it may not be a bad thing

There’s been a small uptick in zero-day vulnerabilities so far this year. But according to researchers, that may not be bad news. 

Is automation costing IT jobs?

Most organizations are starting to rely on automation for some tasks that used to be handled by techs, according to a recent report from Tech Pro Research. 

Google survey finds security pros, users don’t see eye-to-eye

You’ve probably already figured this one out, but a recent survey from Google shows that your security priorities and those of your users’ often don’t line up. 

Heads up: You could soon be spending more on the cloud

Some of it may be through increased usage. Some of it could be due to rising prices. But almost everyone is going to need to devote more of their budget to the cloud soon. 

Navy paying tens of millions to keep Windows XP afloat

Far too many organizations are still clinging to Windows XP machines – including a branch of the U.S. military.