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Last month, I was thrilled to be invited back to the 94.9 FM CBS Radio airwaves for another episode of Real Estate Radio (listen to my first appearance here). I actually love this radio show. It seems so random—a full hour about real estate—but the hosts Byron Lazine and Pat Kenny use real estate as a jumping off point to talk about a wide range of topics that affect quality of life and where people choose to live. This time around we focused on hot topics in the tech world including Facebook privacy and the GDPR, ransomware, and phishing following high-profile cyber attacks in Connecticut.
See if you notice the gap here: according to a recent report, 91% of cyberattacks start with a phishing email, yet cybersecurity training for employees is vastly underutilized in virtually every type of organization. How do you look at that statistic and not run immediately to human resources to make cybersecurity training mandatory for all employees? We can’t be totally sure, but we can offer some great background on the effect employees have on your company’s cybersecurity posture and tips for how to improve with training, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do in this blog post. If you want to act now to begin tightening up the security habits of your employees or coworkers, download our recent complimentary ebook, 10 Simple Things to Improve Your Company's Cybersecurity Posture.
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A revolution is upon us. For the first time in the history of computers, the speed of storage has caught up with the rate of the computing resources that use that storage. Up until this moment, storage has always been the bottleneck. Although your computer can store some information in its primary memory, known as RAM, this storage has a physical limit. Past that limit, you'll need to read data from a secondary storage device such as a hard disk, which is a much slower process. If you've ever tried to copy a file from an external device onto your computer, for example, you'll notice that it takes much more time than opening a file that's already stored in your computer's memory.
With Hewlett Packard Enterprise's recent announcement that it will soon be bringing the ground-breaking InfoSight technology to its 3PAR StoreServe, the value of HPE's recent acquisition of Nimble Software is more clear than ever. The move means InfoSight will soon be available across a full portfolio of HPE data solutions: from systems for small businesses all the way up to the largest enterprises. This makes HPE’s storage portfolio the most complete in the industry. Since InfoSight learns by analyzing data from its installed base, it's about to get a whole lot smarter.
Post-season college basketball is in full swing, and as a sponsor of UConn Athletics, it’s something we get very excited about. Of course, we also get pretty revved up about layered cybersecurity pretty much any day of the week. Watching so much hoops this time of year, we’ve noticed that the principles of a good cybersecurity defense are reflected on the basketball court.
Improving record keeping and data handling is critical to keeping the trust of partners, vendors, contractors, and customers. The importance is magnified when the federal government is involved, with the goal of creating a national culture of cybersecurity that protects the information of our businesses, citizens, and government. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created Special Publication 800-171 to help protect Controlled Unclassified Information. But what does that actually look like? How will you know you’re meeting the standards laid out in NIST 800-171? What is CUI?