Security

Small businesses: 5 steps to keep your cloud secure

As e-commerce has grown, cybercriminals have set their sights on small businesses. In 2015, 43 percent of phishing attempts targeted small businesses, a dramatic increase from 18 percent in 2011, according to security provider Symantec. You can’t stop cybercriminals from targeting you, but you can make your business a harder target. Here are five steps […]

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The impact of discipline and standards in automaking and software

This is the third in a series of three articles examining how a disciplined approach can help maximize the value of software innovations. The automotive industry had endured the same growing pains as software products and services, with missed deadlines, over-budget projects and failures to live up to customer expectations. Automakers leveraged the knowledge of […]

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The importance of container security and orchestration

As containers evolve into the default foundation for modern applications, IT leaders must expertly secure workloads while ensuring that they’re easy to manage and designed to withstand failure. IBM has been a pioneer of containers as a service within a cloud environment since the very early days of Docker. Here are two ways IBM Container […]

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Keeping visibility, control and security simple with hybrid cloud

The best thing about hybrid cloud can also be the worst thing if you’re not careful. I’m talking about being able to run workloads in a variety of environments—public cloud, private cloud, on-premises data center—and having the flexibility to choose the ideal environment to do what’s best for the business in any situation. It sounds […]

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Using cloud, UmbraGroup protects data from earthquakes

Aviation clients including Boeing, U.S. Airways, Lufthansa, Airbus and Lockheed-Martin rely on Italian company UmbraGroup to supply mechanical components to keep their airplanes in top working order. UmbraGroup relies on IBM Cloud to make sure that its data stays safe so that all those aviation clients can keep their aircraft flying. UmbraGroup’s main datacenter is […]

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What are the 12 biggest cloud computing security threats?

The cloud is growing rapidly and new services are emerging seemingly daily. That’s great news for enterprises who want to achieve goals more quickly and easily than they have in the past, but it also makes security something of a moving target. IBM is staying on top of cloud security with numerous options to reduce […]

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Boosting security in the cloud with SaaS

IT security threats can be daily, and can come from anywhere, through any application. As IT and business leaders look at implementing Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, a key consideration is the security of putting data in the cloud. As the Chief Information Security Officer of IBM’s cloud business, I can tell you that […]

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How to cut the risk of moving to cloud

“Cloud first, cloud first.” You can hear your leadership team chanting from around the corner. You’re ready to go for the speed, agility and value you get from cloud. But as you move to a “cloud first” strategy, what happens to your on-premises licenses? Can you –and does it make sense to — move them […]

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Keyword offers protection for a new era of fraud and cyberattacks

Keyword Chief Executive Officer Daniel Delpuech knows that organizations need a multipronged plan of attack to effectively address today’s complex and ever-evolving cyber fraud schemes. “In the past, there’s been a siloed approach, with a solution for each type of fraud,” he says. “The customer was obliged to buy several offerings, which drove up costs significantly.” […]

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Swedish startup uses SoftLayer to globalize and comply with data protection laws

Hardly a day passes without hearing about a cyber attack or security breach. The problem is that most security technology—especially application security technology—isn’t keeping up with mobile workforces, device variations and sophisticated hackers. Fredrik Beckman, CEO of Sweden-based startup Apptimate AB, doesn’t beat around the bush on the subject. “The security technology of today is […]

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A billion reasons you want to encrypt your data

One billion–that’s how many records were breached in 2014 alone. Media headlines demonstrate every week that large Fortune 500 companies with very well-funded cyber security operations are now regularly losing valuable sensitive information. “Encrypting” data has been heralded as the panacea for protecting against these data loss scenarios. But is this really your greatest asset […]

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API security: Key takeaways from recent breaches

The IRS was recently in the headlines for the wrong reason: a lawsuit claims more than 330,000 taxpayer accounts were illegally accessed using the “Get Transcript” API. API breaches have for some time now plagued startups, affecting the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Buffer and Snapchat, and it’s clear these breaches are now affecting established enterprises. […]

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