Workplace Password Malpractice Report

Poor password hygiene in the workplace was a threat to organizational cybersecurity even before the COVID-19 pandemic. When COVID-19 forced organizations worldwide to rapidly deploy and secure remote workforces, teams began connecting to organizational resources remotely, in environments that their employers did not control, many times using their own devices.

Respondents to the Ponemon Institute’s Cybersecurity in the Remote Work Era: A Global Risk Report, commissioned by Keeper Security in 2020, expressed grave concerns over password security in their organizations.

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Native Mobile vs. Progressive Web App: Developer Evaluation Guide

With just over half of all internet traffic serving mobile devices, your users expect a smartphone-friendly experience. But does that mean you have to invest in the creation and maintenance of native mobile apps?

Progressive web apps (PWAs) offer an alternative to native mobile development. PWAs give your users a native app-like experience but, under the hood, they're just standard web applications with some mobile-friendly additions. Depending on your app's needs, PWAs could help you get to market faster, improve discoverability, and reduce maintenance costs.

Is a PWA right for your next project? Download this evaluation guide where you’ll learn:

  • The fundamentals of progressive web apps
  • Business benefits and advantages of PWAs
  • The pros and cons of PWAs
  • How OutSystems accelerates PWA development

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Head-to-Head: Monolith vs. Microservices

Wednesday, June 23 at 2pm ET

The pace of technology innovation has dramatically accelerated and IT can no longer postpone the modernization of legacy systems. Modernizing legacy applications is an iterative process—one that doesn’t have to involve a start-from-scratch approach.

Decoupling is one of the approaches companies can take to create flexibility without ripping out the entire legacy portfolio. By refactoring systems into microservices, companies can take advantage of the scale, reusability, and flexibility of cloud-native apps.

Join our upcoming Tech Talk to learn more about how you can use OutSystems to leverage microservices and to modernize your IT portfolio in a progressive approach. Some of the topics we’ll cover include:

  • What functions should be broken out of a monolithic application and how granular your microservices should be
  • How to realize the scalability and flexibility from modernizing to the cloud
  • Best practices to define a modular and future-ready architecture

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The Importance of Having a CISO Strategy for Small Business IT Teams

The Importance of Having a CISO Strategy for Small Business IT Teams

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to businesses. Some may have a full IT team on staff. Others may not, and many are limited by resources and budget. With cyberattacks targeting small to mid-sized businesses at an all-time high, it’s critical for IT consultants and service providers to be having those conversations with SMBs about enterprise grade security protection, tailored exactly to their needs.

In an interview with Richard Tubb, the IT Business Growth Expert, Jaya Baloo covers:

  • The best ways to present cybersecurity to SMBs and explain its importance
  • The biggest cyber threats faced by SMBs today and the best defense strategy
  • How SMBs with limited budgets and/or IT resources can still stay protected
  • The importance of a response plan in case an SMB is impacted by a cyber attack
  • The future of the cybersecurity landscape and the role of emerging technologies

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Navigating the Evolving Network Perimeter

While legacy security applications did their part in the past, they no longer serve an increasingly cloud-powered digital world. Even encryption alone isn’t enough and has been used by cyberattackers to conceal and deliver threats.

  • Find out how and why encryption is a security measure that could easily backfire
  • Learn about the new alternative to on-premise hardware and firewalls

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The IT Security Guide to Digital Transformation

Digital transformation will always be a delicate balance of improved processes and increased risk. Businesses are at risk of experiencing a data breaches or security incident during a full digital transformation if they fail to increase their security in tandem.

This whitepaper will discuss the current risks in a digital transformation that make businesses particularly vulnerable to attack, as well as the three essential steps IT teams can take to mitigate them. The appropriate level of proactive security and monitoring will keep businesses from overspending on security, or the steep cost of a data breach. In particular, this paper will cover:

  • Why a digital transformation makes businesses an attractive target to bad players
  • Critical vulnerabilities of the various aspects of expanded technology
  • How to protect business data, as well as devices and people

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Compliance Audit Preparation Guide

Review Security Controls to Stay in Compliance

With compliance and regulatory standards such as SOX, PCI-DSS and HIPAA, your partners and customers expect a secure network when they work with your business. Firewall audits help to find weaknesses and vulnerabilities in your security controls.

In this guide, we cover the five steps to a firewall audit:

  • Knowing your Network
  • Auditing the Change Process
  • Reviewing the Firewall Rule Base
  • Checking for Vulnerabilities and Remediate Issues
  • Continuous Compliance and Reporting

Download this guide to reduce risk, secure your network and stay in compliance.

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Cloud Innovation Summit

May 11-12, 2021

Accelerating Cloud Innovation: Building Modern Apps with OutSystems & AWS

The rapid advancements in cloud technologies have changed the landscape and economics for digital transformation

Done right, the cloud opens amazing new opportunities for any organization to reach customers,enhance productivity, and drive efficiencies.

Done wrong, the complexity and technical debt that plague traditional platforms leads to the same paralysis with which IT has struggled for decades.

Imagine being able to build modern digital customer journeys and pivoting quickly as your customers’ expectations change! How about adapting your legacy systems to new business opportunities quickly?

With AWS and OutSystems you can launch into your most ambitious cloud digital transformation imperatives without being held back by the specter of technical debt.

Join our upcoming Virtual Summit where you’ll learn how to:

  • Say goodbye to the application backlog
  • Build the cool apps you want, no matter how complex
  • Bring in the latest tech like reactive web, AI/ML, IoT, RPA, and microservices

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Interactive Demo of IBM Security Guardium Insights

Are you planning to implement a data security solution that monitors activity in on-premises and DBaaS sources? See how Guardium Insights for Cloud Pak for Security can enhance visibility, cut response time, surface key risk insights to uncover hidden threats—and deploy it anywhere.

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Interactive Demo of IBM Security Guardium Data Protection

Is your company planning a Data Security solution purchase to meet the needs of protecting growing number of data sources and cloud-based technologies? See how IBM Security Guardium Data Protection can help protect your data at the source to and address data risk and compliance requirements across the hybrid cloud.

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From MFA to Zero Trust: A Five-Phase Journey to Securing the Workforce

Zero trust has become a dominant security model for the changes brought by mobility, consumerization of IT and cloud applications. And while the term zero trust continues to infiltrate IT security conversations, it raises an important question: how do we get there?

In this guide, we examine the three pillars of zero trust: Zero Trust for the Workforce, Zero Trust for the Workloads and Zero Trust for the Workplace. We pay particular attention to the journey to achieving Zero Trust for the Workforce, which focuses on making sure users and devices can be trusted as they access applications and systems, regardless of location.

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Penetration Testing: Protecting Your Company the Right Way

Just as doctors must probe their patients to uncover hidden maladies or diseases, so too must companies probe their networks, systems, applications, and web assets to uncover weaknesses subject to possible hacking. The practice is called Penetration Testing, or pen testing for short. As with all issues relating to security, there are optimal ways of conduct pen tests and less than ideal ways.

This article addresses:

  • The scope of cybercrime and other issues requiring rigorous pen testing
  • Types of pen tests
  • Expectations and responsibilities of pen testers
  • Generally accepted best practices for pen testing
  • Top tools to assist with pen testing
  • Considerations for performing pen testing by internal staff or an outsourced firm

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The IT Leadership Playbook

Regardless of what’s on your business card, you’re the coach of your IT team. Your team is looking to you for a game plan and your organization’s leadership is looking for results.

Just like a sports team, your IT team has generalists and specialists, rookies and veterans. How do you meet the needs of all of these players? How do you help them achieve their goals?

It’s up to you to field an effective team every day and anticipate the future needs of your organization… all while IT unemployment is at an all-time low.

Welcome to the IT leadership playbook. Finally, you’ve got a resource to help you achieve a winning record.

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The IT Training Buyer’s Guide & Checklist

The shift to digital learning for IT professionals has been underway for years, and it has only accelerated as IT teams have adapted to working from home during the forced Coronavirus lockdown. As the demand for online and distance learning options has grown, the IT training landscape has expanded. Luckily for business owners and tech leaders, there was already a robust marketplace for IT training options to fit the needs of remote teams.

Digital learning platforms provide a number of advantages for businesses looking to keep their staff trained and certified, but it’s important to choose a program that is right for your team’s needs. With a range of price, quality, and curricula, leaders should carefully consider a number of factors when selecting an IT training partner.

As your teams continue to adapt to new challenges for work and learning, use this guide to determine how to best support your teams with online IT training and certification.

In this Guide, you will learn

  • Why Online Training is a Fit for IT Teams
  • The Features Your Teams Want
  • Tools for Leaders and Managers
  • How to Choose the Vendor for You
  • Get Your Selection Checklist

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