BY LORRAINE BUSH, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
NETWORKING

Starting with a Strong Foundation

I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges, the knowledge I have gained and the success I have had in my career in 20+ years working in network infrastructure and communications. I am very excited the enter the next phase of my career as I accept my newest appointment, Director, Communications & Collaboration for Compugen. Like any transition, it has had its challenges, but 6 months into the role, I’m pleased with the progress the team is  …>> more

Taking the first step towards IT security: Where to begin

In my previous post, I wrote about some of the many reasons why IT security is vitally important for businesses today. Now I want to look at some of the challenges that companies will face, and some of the technological solutions they will need to consider when deciding to improve IT security. Two considerations before you begin: Let’s say that the executive leadership of a company decides that IT security needs to be more of  …>> more

Reducing Cost, Increasing Flexibility, and Facing Future Threats: VMWare NSX and the Virtualized Network

It is often difficult for companies to understand and appropriately react to paradigm shifts that require radically different thinking. For technology companies, having the flexibility to react appropriately when a paradigm shift presents itself is absolutely critical. Apple’s move into mobile, and Microsoft’s move into cloud services are both examples of this. Whether your company is web facing with a large online presence, or a regular bricks-and-mortar business, technology is involved. From employee workstations, to  …>> more

IT Security: The door you didn’t know was open

As an IT security professional with many years in the business, I can’t remember a time when IT security has been as crucial to the success and survival of businesses. No matter how good a business thinks its IT security is, the bad guys have figured out how to pick the locks. According to Bob Martin from CISCO Systems, “With breaches at more than 13 retailers and a number of unknown breaches that were never  …>> more
BY JOE ADDISON, APRIL 8, 2014
SECURITY

5 things to do if you’re still running Windows XP

If all goes according to plan, today will be the last Patch Tuesday for Windows XP and Office 2003. And while rumours still abound that Microsoft will back down and offer a low cost support option, I’m not holding my breath. However, there are still some legitimate reasons why you may still have Windows XP running in your environment. There may be a critical application that won’t run on anything other than XP and the  …>> more

Social engineering: network security’s weakest point

Recent news about the NSA accessing personal information, and allegations of Canadian officials spying on their Brazilian counterparts, has brought surveillance and security issues to the public eye once again. Because network security is one of my areas of specialization, people often come to me when topics such as these ones make the headlines. Everybody is quick to scrutinize the technology – what was wrong with the technical solution, the architect or the network. However,  …>> more