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.

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.  

Los Angeles County has begun notifying 756,000 individuals that may have had their personal information compromised during a phishing attack on LA County employees in mid-May this year.

Yahoo said on Wednesday it had discovered yet another major cyber-attack, with more than 1 billion user accounts said to have been comprised in August 2013, making this the largest data breach in history.

Following the Tesco Bank attack that left 9,000 Tesco customers with £2.5 million in fraudulent transactions, the UK banking sector enacted contingency plans that enable members to share critical intelligence information in hopes to prevent these kinds of attacks.

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Monday that it has created a new Vulnerability Disclosure Program to help guide researchers on how to report security flaws found in the DoD’s public websites.

The UK’s new National Cyber Security Strategy was announced on Tuesday by Chancellor Philip Hammond, a £1.9 billion investment plan over the next five years with the goal of making the UK the safest place to do business.

With the exception of Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) is the only PCI requirement that achieves security in its purest form; prevention of, or alerts on, deviation from a known-good baseline.

With just a few weeks left of National Cyber Security Awareness month, this is a great time for organizations of all sizes to take a good look at there security posture and consider what can be done to strengthen your IT environment.

2016 is predicted to break records in terms of investment in Cyber Security measures, with organizations predicted to allocate nearly 9% of their entire IT budget to security.

Configuration Remediation Kit

Getting your IT Systems compliant can seem like an unmanageable and rather daunting task. With security threats at their peak of sophistication, it’s vitally important that all of your IT assets are hardened and secure.

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