IT Security and Compliance Articles

Read articles from industry experts New Net Technologies to find out about best practices in keeping your IT systems secure.

According to a report from Aberdeen Group, the median dwell time for data breaches between 2014 and 2016 was around 38 days, leaving data breaches undetected for nearly five to six weeks.

Read NNT's CTO Mark Kedgley's latest article discussing the concept of alert fatigue and the need for forensic level, real-time integrity change monitoring, combined with blacklist/whitelist based analysis for breach detection, published with SCMagazine.

Threats to theft of Intellectual Property, financial data, Cardholder Data, PII (Personally Identifiable Information) are more diverse and increasingly difficult to defend against. The traditional ‘internet vandalism’ from viruses is still an issue but the ‘threatscape’ in 2017 is far more diverse and dangerous than ever before.

Has there ever been a more confusion-generating initiative than the PCI DSS? Even now, thirteen years on from its initial introduction, a clear and definitive understanding of what your organization needs to do may still be a challenge.

Event Log, Audit Log and Syslog messages have always been a good source of troubleshooting and diagnostic information, but the need to back up audit trail files to a centralized log server is now a mandatory component of many governance standards.

If you haven’t yet been asked ‘The auditors want us to...’ or ‘The auditor suggested...’ or ‘...wants to know how we...’ the likelihood is, you will be soon!

A panel of experts comprising Adam Montville, David Froud and Mark Kedgley collaborated on a variety of cyber-security issues at a roundtable discussion.

The Center for Internet Security has embarked on a new branding effort to reflect the new services, features, and partnerships they’ll be introducing to meet the cyber security needs of the both global public and private organizations.

The cloud has created a level of convenience and scalability that was unprecedented until just a few years ago. However, while cloud adoption has gained popularity over the last few years, security and compliance have historically been lacking in this field.

Organizations worldwide were hit with a rude awakening this year in terms of data protection. From medical providers, to financial institutions, and government agencies, hackers this year did not discriminate in terms of who’s the next organization to be breached. As we stand to enter the New Year, let’s reflect on some of the largest data breaches that occurred in 2016.  

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