Security

eZanga outsmarts the bots with IBM Cloud

According to a recent CNBC study, in 2016 alone, 20 percent of total spending on digital advertising was wasted. The study predicts brands will lose about $16 billion globally to online advertising fraud in 2017. Online marketing firm eZanga was founded in 2003 to combat fraud traffic so advertisers and publishers could thrive without cutting into […]

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New tools boost data governance ahead of GDPR implementation

Protecting sensitive data is more important now than ever. Organizations obviously want to protect customer information and their reputations, but beyond that, new regulations are making data governance mandatory. With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to go into effect in May 2018, IBM announced major improvements to data governance and data science […]

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How the EU Cloud Code of Conduct helps build cloud trust in Europe

Trust in cloud computing is essential for it to reach its full potential. Surveys conducted on the European cloud market by IDC and others have identified concerns with security and data protection as the main inhibitors to cloud adoption. The European Commission was very much aware of the need to build trust when it launched […]

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IBM teams up to fight cyber crime on cloud

IBM and another tech giant, Cisco, have announced that they’re joining up some of their security products and services to help organizations identify and weed out threats faster. Cisco security solutions will be integrated with the IBM Cognitive Security Operations Platform, which will help organizations secure their data from the network into the cloud, and […]

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Busting 3 VMware security myths about migration to the cloud

When discussing IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions with partners and customers, I repeatedly encounter three common misconceptions about the security of their workloads in the IBM Bluemix dedicated private cloud infrastructure. I’d like to take a moment to clear up the myths surrounding VMware security in the cloud. Myth #1: “My workload could be compromised by […]

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Protection in the cloud with a two-pronged approach

Hacking often conjures images of malicious criminals breaking into computer systems to steal and sell data for monetary gain. More recently, hacking has become known as a weapon that can cause public embarrassment and wreck reputations. Cyber-extortion and the threat to expose sensitive information are on the rise. In a recent IBM report, “Ransomware: How […]

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IBM Cloud, HyTrust and Intel cloud offering helps ensure security and data compliance

New regulations call for new solutions. On 25 May, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in the European Union (EU), with sharper teeth than any other compliance regulation to date. With tighter controls and higher penalties, the new law enforces data sovereignty like never before, forever impacting the way EU […]

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Cloud-based managed firewall protects children using IBM Analytics

Many parents wouldn’t dream of letting their young children use an internet-connected device without some type of filter. It’s important to protect young web searchers from arriving at undesirable websites. An innocent enough search term could be a double entendre, leading impressionable minds to things better left unseen. One approach for parents is to install […]

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Why true cloud adoption is increasingly important

Recently, I have noticed that the subject of cloud conversations I have with clients has shifted. They are moving away from asking “How do I start with cloud?” and focusing more on this request: “We have cloud; help us adopt and make full use of it.” Cloud adoption is important and can be easily overlooked. […]

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US Army taps IBM for $62 million private cloud data center

For the United States Army, security is a top concern. It’s a big reason why it chose IBM to build out and manage a private cloud data center at its Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama. The contract for the data center would be worth $62 million over five years, if the Army exercises all its […]

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Data security is a must for building a digital business

Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller said in 2012, “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.” Companies — both business-to-business and business-to-consumer — are driven more than ever to rapidly adapt to digital business. The ways companies and their customers seek and consume information, make purchase decisions, […]

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5 ways smart companies keep internal cloud video secure

It’s not hard to see why so many businesses have adopted cloud-based streaming video. It’s an ideal way for an organization to stream a CEO presentation, introduce a marketing campaign, launch a new product, or encourage employee training and collaboration. The benefits abound, but many business leaders have nagging concerns about security and data protection. A […]

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