Security Think Tank: How to get the best out of red team exercises

Computer Weekly

How can organisations use red teaming to identify security gaps

Security Think Tank: Patching is vital and essentially a risk management exercise

Computer Weekly

How should organisations address the need to keep software up to date with security patches without it costing too much or being too labour intensive

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Security Think Tank: How to maximise the value or red team exercises

Computer Weekly

How can organisations use red teaming to identify security gaps

AWS Outage that Broke the Internet Caused by Mistyped Command

Data Center Knowledge

Amazon says Tuesday’s mayhem resulted from mistake during a routine debugging exercise. Read More. Amazon Cloud Computing Downtime

“Right-Sizing” The Data Center: A Fool’s Errand?

Data Center Knowledge

For many, the quest to right-size turns into an exercise akin to a dog chasing its tail. So, we constantly ask ourselves the question: Is right-sizing a fool’s errand? Read More. Data Center Design Featured Resources

Europol hosts simulated cyber attack on retail sector

Computer Weekly

Europol and MasterCard hold a retail cyber attack simulation exercise to raise awareness of the issue and how to respond to attacks, as well as promote information sharing in the sector

TV Industry: It’s Time For A Round of “Stop, Keep, Change”

Forrester IT

A couple years ago, I pursued it largely as a research exercise. I’m obsessed with the future of television. Today, I’m up in arms based on my own experience as a TV consumer. The rumors are true: empowered consumers are real and I am one. And of late, my ad experience with my chosen form […].

Understanding Collaboration - Disrupt, or be Disrupted

IT Toolbox

This could well be a futile exercise since the scope keeps expanding with everyThere are many scenarios to consider for collaboration, and I’ve been writing about this lately, both for internal use cases among workers, and external use cases to support end customers. A big challenge facing decision-makers is building a fence around collaboration so everyone understands what’s involved.

Using webinar metrics to blast CRM data to the next level

IT Toolbox

Frequently, that vital information is distilled into a simple e-mail-harvesting exercise, with customer details folded into an automated email routine. Webinars are becoming a highly popular component of the digital marketing tool box, but harnessing the rich customer data they yield is still a missed opportunity. Yet, there are more effective outcomes available.

Paxata: Adaptive Data Preparation

CTOvision

The company’s technology dramatically reduces the most painful and manual steps of any analytic exercise, turning raw data into ready data for analytics, and empowering analysts to drive greater value for the business.

Governments and nation states are now officially training for cyberwarfare: An inside look

Tech Republic Security

Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, and others are now running training exercises to prepare for the outbreak of cyberwar. Locked Shields is the largest simulation and we take you inside

Step-by-Step: Deploying Windows 8 Apps with System Center 2012.

IT Pros Rock!

After building your lab environment, follow these steps to configure boundaries, boundary groups and the Application Catalog site system roles prior to beginning the exercises below. As part of this process, we’ll organize the steps into the following exercises: Exercise 1: Create Application for an internal Windows 8 app package (.appx Exercise 2: Create Application for a published Windows Store app ( deep link on Windows Store ). Sign in. IT Pros ROCK!

Hortonworks DataFlow 1.2 Released

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Microsoft Band Screen: On or Off During Exercise? Katie Kennedy. Last month, Hortonworks announced their release of their Hortonworks DataFlow 1.2 , a data-source agnostic, real time data collection and dataflow management platform that makes data movement fast, easy and secure. HDF 1.2

Digital Risk of Data Increases When Employees Leave

CTOvision

Ultimately, the company may decide to pursue legal action against the former employee, a costly and unwanted exercise for everyone involved. Crystal Lister.

Corporate IT: 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your 2017 Strategic Plan

CEB IT

” Too often, the strategic planning exercise is limited to a tightly bounded vacuum known as the leadership offsite. Done well, IT strategic planning does two things.

Step-by-Step: Build a FREE SharePoint 2013 Dev/Test Lab in the.

IT Pros Rock!

Exercise 1: Register a DNS Server in Windows Azure. Exercise 2: Define a Virtual Network in Windows Azure. Connect to Existing DNS: Select XXXlabdns01 – the DNS Server registered in Exercise 1 above. Exercise 4: Configure SQL Server 2012 in a Windows Azure VM.

Simplicity is a strategy that works.

Forrester IT

This last week I was fortunate enough to be invited out to Hollywood to participate in a large exercise for the entertainment industry focusing on cyber security planning and threat management.

Step-By-Step: Getting Started with Azure Machine Learning

CanITPro

While we are unable to detail the exact process undertaken by Toyota Canada and Microsoft as completed during the Hackfest itself, this post will walk through steps accomplishing a similar exercise to enable further understanding of the Machine Learning process.

Step-by-Step: Extending On-Premise Active Directory to the Cloud.

IT Pros Rock!

To complete the scenario described in this article for extending Windows Server Active Directory into the cloud, we will be using the following exercises: Configure On-Premise Active Directory Sites and Subnets. Exercise 1 – Configure On-Premise Active Directory Sites and Subnets. The on-premise Windows Server Active Directory infrastructure is now prepared for adding a new Replica Domain Controller as a Windows Azure VM, and you can continue on with the next exercise.

Some server storage I/O benchmark workload scripts (Part I)

Storage IO Blog

There are various tools and workloads for server I/O benchmark testing, validation and exercising different storage devices (or systems and appliances) such as Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) flash Solid State Devices (SSDs) or Hard Disk Drives (HDD) among others. This is part one of a two part series of posts pertaining to using some common server storage I/O benchmark tools and workload scripts. View part II here which includes the workload scrips and where to view sample results.

Transformative Training for Hybrid Cloud

Cloud Musings

In comparison with other cloud computing certifications, the NCTA CloudMASTER® certification demonstrates real-world knowledge through practical activities and lab exercises, allowing students to learn and showcase a complete portfolio of skills on a wide range of common cloud technologies.

Lessons from the Synergy Forum: Affordability of Cybersecurity & Risk Management

CTOvision

On April 30 2015 industry leaders and government practitioners gathered in Tysons Corner at Cognitio's Synergy Forum to discuss technology trends, innovation, and ways to enhance enterprise and mission outcomes.

Real-life examples test whether you are prepared for a cyberattack

Network World

Use the following tabletop exercises based on today’s most disconcerting threats to update your response plan for live action. Are you ready? While 83 percent of respondents say cyberattacks are among the top three threats facing organizations, only 38 percent say they are prepared to experience one, according to ISACA’s 2015 Global Cybersecurity Status Report. Incident response is still largely a human response.

Step-by-Step: Building a Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster.

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In this Step-by-Step Guide, you will complete the following exercises to configure a Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster in a cloud-based study lab environment: Deploy Cluster Node VMs on Windows Azure. Exercise 1: Deploy Cluster Node VMs on Windows Azure. In this exercise, you will provision two new Windows Azure VMs running Windows Server 2012 on a common Windows Azure Cloud Service and Virtual Network. Exercise 3: Prepare VMs and Install Failover Clustering Feature.

Digital Transformation Driven by ITaaS

Cloud Musings

To avoid vendor lock-in, this service can also be exercised across multiple IT service providers. Photo credit: Shutterstock When executing an effective digital transformation strategy, management is tasked with placing the right workload into the most appropriate IT environment.

IT Enterprise Architecture: How to Become a Digital Strategy Consultant to the Business

CEB IT

EA’s goal in this exercise is to document a wide range of possibilities, rather than trying to pick which assumptions are most likely to occur (see chart 1). In this exercise, EA specifically avoids grouping the most popular assumptions into a single scenario.

Smart Skin: Computers that attach to the skin bring new meaning to term wearable computing

CTOvision

The new gadgets will be able to track your exercise and send it to your smart phone, monitor your sweat level and suggest brands of deodorant, record baby’s breathing, as well as many more uses. MC10 is a company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that has been testing computers that attach to skin and look like little wearable stickers. The device is intended to include: wireless antennas, temperature and heart-rate sensors, as well as a tiny battery.

Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2914486

IT Pros Rock!

We also encourage folks to exercise caution when visiting websites and avoid clicking suspicious links, or opening email messages from unfamiliar senders. Today we released Security Advisory 2914486 regarding a local elevation of privilege (EoP) issue that affects customers using Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003. Windows Vista and later are not affected by this local EoP issue.

Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2896666

IT Pros Rock!

We also encourage customers to exercise caution when visiting websites and avoid clicking suspicious links or opening email messages from unfamiliar senders. Today we released Security Advisory 2896666 regarding an issue that affects customers using Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Office 2003 through 2010, and all supported versions of Microsoft Lync. We are aware of targeted attacks, largely in the Middle East and South Asia.

Want The Government To Do Something About Cybersecurity? Advocate Congress establish a permanent joint committee on information technology

CTOvision

The joint committee was also entitled by statute to be kept "fully and currently informed" of all commission activities and vigorously exercised that statutory right, demanding information and attention from the executive branch in a fashion that arguably has no equivalent today. And multiple committees in both houses of congress try to exercise oversight over agencies and programs, but the federal enterprises have a mixed record of being able to deliver on the promise of IT.

Step-by-Step: Templating VMs in the Cloud with Windows Azure and.

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To create and use your own template VMs in the cloud with Windows Azure, we’ll be working through the following exercises in this guide: Exercise 1: Provision a new Base VM in Windows Azure. Exercise 2: Customize, Prepare and Capture the base VM as an Image. Exercise 3: Deploy a new VM from an Image. Exercise 4: Automating Lab Provisioning with PowerShell. Exercise 1: Provision a new Base VM in Windows Azure. Sign in. IT Pros ROCK! at Microsoft.

Olisipo Can Make You A CloudMASTER®

Cloud Musings

In comparison with other cloud computing certifications, the CloudMASTER® certification demonstrates real-world knowledge through practical activities and lab exercises, allowing students to learn and showcase a complete portfolio of skills on a wide range of common cloud technologies.

Tech News Roundup March 16

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Endgame tracks down adversaries in AF Red Flag exercise -- GCN - GCN.com. Katie Kennedy. The following are some of the hot topics we are tracking in the technology ecosystem: Technology Ticker. Matt Rahman Joins Tangible Security as Commercial Cyber Solutions SVP, GM. Menlo Ventures leads $14.5M round for Usermind, an enterprise business operations startup. Trifacta Expands Federal Market Presence to Accelerate the. Consumer Electronics Net.