Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions http://thevarguy.com/taxonomy/term/7357/more en Security Central: Verizon Acquires Yahoo at Slashed Price, Trump Administration to Increase Cybersecurity Spending http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-verizon-acquires-yahoo-slas <div class="node-body article-body">It finally happened. After much hemming and hawing, Verizon has finally scooped up Yahoo. The relationship of course comes with baggage, as Yahoo suffered two large-scale breaches in 2013 and 2014, the repercussions of which came to light just last year. So, as with any relationship pitfall, Verizon understandably told Yahoo it “needed some space” for awhile. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-verizon-acquires-yahoo-slas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-verizon-acquires-yahoo-slas#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:45:00 +0000 102501 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Trump Team Sounding Out Tech Firms Ahead of Delayed Cyber Order http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/trump-team-sounding-out-tech-firms-ahead-del <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Trump administration has quietly consulted technology industry leaders ahead of issuing a delayed executive order on cybersecurity, even as executives have clashed with the White House over policies including the president’s efforts to limit entry to the U.S.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/trump-team-sounding-out-tech-firms-ahead-del" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/trump-team-sounding-out-tech-firms-ahead-del#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:03:00 +0000 102401 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The Revenue Potential of Protecting Clients http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/revenue-potential-protecting-clients <div class="field-byline"> Isaac Kohen, Teramind </div> <div class="field-deck"> How to Seize Threats as Opportunities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VARs have become an essential tool for companies to navigate the information security landscape, which means they need to stay ahead of the curve on security vulnerabilities impacting their clients. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/revenue-potential-protecting-clients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/revenue-potential-protecting-clients#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:47:00 +0000 102301 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Isaac Kohen, Teramind Security Central: RSA Cybersecurity Conference Reveals Inconvenient Truths, Organizations Lack Proper Technology to Thwart Attacks http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-rsa-cybersecurity-conferenc <div class="node-body article-body">This year’s annual RSA cybersecurity conference was brought to attendees by the color red. Cybersecurity threats have reached a whole new level, described as having earned “Code Red” status by Avivah Litan, a security analyst with Gartner. The weight of this new reality was palpable among attendees at show. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-rsa-cybersecurity-conferenc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-rsa-cybersecurity-conferenc#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:45:00 +0000 102271 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Why is IoT Popular? Because of Open Source, Big Data, Security and SDN http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/why-iot-popular-because-open-source-big-data <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Why is everyone talking about the Internet of Things (IoT)? It&#39;s not because the IoT is a new concept -- it&#39;s not -- but rather because the IoT intersects with several other key trends in the tech world, from open source and big data to cybersecurity and software-defined networking.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/why-iot-popular-because-open-source-big-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/why-iot-popular-because-open-source-big-data#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:34:00 +0000 102181 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The Doyle Report: Cisco Reinvigorates Debate Over Best-of-Breed Security Approaches vs. Single-Vendor Strategies http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/doyle-report-cisco-reinvigorates-debate-over <div class="field-deck"> Company says that customers rely on as many as 50 different security vendors for protection </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By almost any measure, security is in awful shape. From Yahoo hacks to Russian attacks to denial of service incidents using IoT devices such as video cameras, threats seem never ending. (And that’s before I mention ransomware.)</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/doyle-report-cisco-reinvigorates-debate-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/doyle-report-cisco-reinvigorates-debate-over#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:44:00 +0000 102211 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Microsoft Launches Security Score for Office 365 http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/microsoft-launches-security-score-office-365 <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft today began scoring the security settings of commercial customers that use Office 365, and at least one insurer said the ratings would be considered in the pricing of cybersecurity policies.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/microsoft-launches-security-score-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/microsoft-launches-security-score-office-365#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:19:00 +0000 102161 at http://thevarguy.com Security Central: Officials Investigate Congressional IT Contractors, Industry Cybersecurity and IoT Experts Join Forces http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-officials-investigate-congr <div class="field-deck"> The top three security stories of the week </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Five U.S. Capitol IT contractors are under investigation by federal law enforcement officials for alleged cyber shenanigans involving the computer network of the House of Representatives. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-officials-investigate-congr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/security-central-officials-investigate-congr#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:45:00 +0000 102001 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Xpert Commentary: On the Eve of RSA 2017, A Perspective on the State of Security http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/xpert-commentary-eve-rsa-2017-perspective-st <div class="node-body article-body">Companies face cyber threats from an increasingly sophisticated cohort of attackers armed with a toxic assortment of malware, ransomware, and APTs. And 2017 is shaping up to be as bad, or worse, than 2016, which was a year punctuated by a series of devastating cyberattacks.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/xpert-commentary-eve-rsa-2017-perspective-st" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/xpert-commentary-eve-rsa-2017-perspective-st#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Thu, 09 Feb 2017 05:37:00 +0000 102051 at http://thevarguy.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">For the channel,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">cyber-</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">threats</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;present</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;big opportunities and equally big challenges for&nbsp;</span>VARs<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span>MSPs<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">.</span></p> Thinkstock Snowden-Era Corporate Paranoia Creates Networking Startup Boom http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/snowden-era-corporate-paranoia-creates-netwo <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Of all the lasting effects of Edward Snowden’s leaks, there’s one photo that leaves a particularly strong mark. In it, U.S. federal employees in T-shirts and blue jeans are seen intercepting network equipment from Cisco Systems Inc. at a shipping facility. The feds in the photo, their faces obscured, were reprogramming the machines to spy on people’s activities. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/snowden-era-corporate-paranoia-creates-netwo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/network-security-and-data-protection-software-solutions/snowden-era-corporate-paranoia-creates-netwo#comments Network Security and Data Protection Software Solutions Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000 101891 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock