NMS Security Architecture Considerations & Approaches

The purpose of this article is to provide some practical guidance on securing Network Management systems and associated infrastructure. While it can’t make any guarantees of absolutely protecting from similar attacks in the future, implementing these approaches can make the job of an adversary significantly harder. It will also propose techniques for increasing the probability of detecting breaches, which should be a significant consideration within any security solution.

This article cannot provide exhaustive coverage. However, it will focus on delivering actionable guidance that will have a tangible impact in strengthening the Network Management’s security posture (and potentially other) Systems.

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An IT Managers Guide to Network Process Automation

This guide is designed for IT Managers looking to implement Network Process Automation in their organisation. It discusses the best approach for change management and team buy-in, provides a methodology framework to use when considering the automation of a manual task in a network environment and the Tsteps to take in order to identify an effective test case for your organization.

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Nextlink Takes Network Management to the Next Level with Opmantek

In 2019, Nextlink implemented solutions from Opmantek for its monitoring, management, data collection and other operational tasks across its network. One of the products Nextlink uses, an event manager that automates event handling through extendable policies that enrich, correlate, organize and manage all the events in Nextlink’s environment.

With opEvents, Nextlink can automate event diagnostics and leverage intelligent automation to remediate network events which has helped to streamline its workflow. Using process automation, opEvents, modelled by Nextlink’s troubleshooting procedure, automates the troubleshooting and remediation of events, reducing the mean time to resolution (MTTR) when faults occur.

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The 2021 Tidelift open source maintainer survey

In early 2021, Tidelift fielded its first-ever comprehensive survey of open source maintainers. Nearly 400 maintainers responded with thoughts about how they fund their work, what they enjoy about being a maintainer, what they don’t like so much, along with a host of other interesting insights.

Over the following pages, we’ll share nine of the most interesting findings with you.

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Thinking upstream about White House cybersecurity order 14028

A few months ago, the U.S. White House released cybersecurity executive order 14028, an attempt by the United States government to use its purchasing power to create positive changes to the way cybersecurity is addressed around the world.

Recent high profile breaches like the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack or the SolarWinds software supply chain attack have shown that our cybersecurity defenses are woefully inadequate. This executive order forces a higher standard of cybersecurity for any organization selling software to the federal government, which in turn makes it the de facto global standard for all software in the future.

Tidelift CEO and co-founder Donald Fischer shares his perspective on how the cybersecurity executive order impacts software supply chain security. He’ll brief attendees on the key issues addressed by the executive order, including software bill of materials (SBOM), supply chain security, and provenance requirements. He’ll outline the gaps that most organizations will need to close in order to stay in compliance. And he’ll share a proactive approach to addressing open source software supply chain health and security upstream.

If you want to ensure your organization is fully prepared for the coming changes, you won’t want to miss this briefing.

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Cooking with Tidelift

When cooking for friends or family, many of us go out of the way to seek the freshest, tastiest ingredients possible. You may have favorite producers at the local farmers market, or brands from the grocery that you've come to know and trust. But when choosing the ingredients that make up our open source applications, we often bring in new libraries without any guarantees that they are safe and well maintained.

We wanted to distill the idea of managing open source down to something so simple, you could explain it to a child, so that’s why we wrote a children’s book about enterprise open source software management. Yes, we just used the phrases “children’s book” and “enterprise open source software” in the same sentence.

We call it Cooking with Tidelift, and it will show you how we can help you create catalogs of known-good, proactively maintained open source components to ensure your apps are as safe and healthy as they can be.

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State of Hybrid Events

A Guide To Understand and Execute Hybrid Events in 2021

Hybrid events bring together the best qualities of in-person events and the best innovation in virtual event technology. This allows event organizers, attendees, and sponsors the option to be agile in how they can reach the “venue”, choose to interact with each other, and to massively increase engagement and analytics during the event.

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How to Find (and win) Sponsors for Virtual Events

A guide on everything your event team needs to know about sponsorship for virtual events.

According to recent statistics, 57% of event marketers believe that the recent trend to deliver event experiences will need more budget. However, most event organisers have a limited budget to conduct their events and thus will have an increased need to seek sponsorship in the future.

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Airmeet & Associations: Virtual Event Guide 2021

Airmeet helps modernize associations through virtual events, empowering them to:

  • Explore & create unique value propositions
  • Boost membership activity through an engaged community
  • Expand across geographies for better outreach and advocacy
  • Effectively convene virtual and hybrid events
  • Attract & showcase quality speakers and sponsors

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The State of Virtual Events in 2021

On March 19, 2021, we surveyed 1000 people in the US who regularly attended in-person events before the COVID-19 pandemic and now regularly attend virtual events. The majority of our respondents were between the ages of 35 and 44 (34.7%), with the second largest segment being between ages 25 and 34 (25.2%).

Here are some of the most compelling things we found regarding virtual event attendance
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Field Guide: The Value of Virtual Cards

Reduce the risk of fraud and eliminate overspending.

The benefits of virtual cards are increased security and greater control of budgeting and spending. In this field guide, we tell you how virtual cards provide those benefits.

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Modern Expense Tracking

Your business needs expense tracking if you ever wish to meet your financial goals.

Your business expenses are the key to understanding what it takes to run your business and maintain profitability.

Tracking your business expenses is so much more than just making sure you can cover your accounts payable or finding receipts when tax season arrives. Tracking your business expenses in an intuitive way unlocks the door to total financial control.

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2021 Ransomware Impact Report

2021 is set to be the Year of Ransomware. As attacks rapidly spike in frequency, increasingly eye-popping ransom demands are grabbing headlines. Consumers, once relatively shielded from any impact, are experiencing product shortages and difficulty accessing services as the organizations they do business with are knocked offline.

But what happens within an organization post-attack? How are internal processes affected? What’s the impact on employee efficiency and productivity? To find out, Keeper surveyed 2,000 employees across the U.S. whose employers had suffered a ransomware attack in the previous 12 months.

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