Doing More with Less: Leveraging Virtualization and Hyperconvergence for IT Management

Doing More with Less: Leveraging Virtualization and Hyperconvergence for IT Management

by Liviu Arsene, from Business Insights , on 09.08.2017

Virtualizations plays a critical role in today’s data centers, as it was designed to reduce operational costs while boosting performance and efficiency. The emergence of software-defined data centers (SDDC) and hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI) that rely on an extra abstraction layer enables faster provisioning of storage, compute and networking resources while offering IT admins an automation architecture through the use of APIs and policies. read more

Following GAO Report Detailing IoT Security Risks, Legislatures Proffer Plan to Harden IoT Devices

Following GAO Report Detailing IoT Security Risks, Legislatures Proffer Plan to Harden IoT Devices

by Business Insights , on 09.08.2017

A bill introduced earlier this week in the United States Senate aims to bolster the security of Internet-connected devices by using the vast-purchasing power of the United States Government to enforce a baseline security standard. read more

The balancing act of IT: Retaining control over a distributed IT

The balancing act of IT: Retaining control over a distributed IT

by Liviu Arsene, from Business Insights , on 07.08.2017

Digitalization has brought new opportunities for companies and new challenges for IT teams. If legacy data centers were built around vendor-specific hardware, requiring dedicated manpower and software for maintenance, hyperconvergence (HCI) and today’s software-defined data centers (SDDC) introduce a new abstraction layer that turns hardware into a commodity. read more

Cloud security spending increased for half of US companies in 2016

Cloud security spending increased for half of US companies in 2016

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 04.08.2017

Cloud security spending increased for 48 percent of the companies in the past year, while the IT security budget for other security activities remained the same, as shown in aBitdefender survey of more than 500 IT decision makers. read more

U.S. to legally bind IoT vendors to take security seriously

U.S. to legally bind IoT vendors to take security seriously

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 03.08.2017

After the E.U. announced plans to enforce new data protection regulations, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators have now announced plans to pass a law that will legally bind IoT makers to tighten the security around their products. The Internet of Things (IoT) is shaping up to become a quintessential part of the not-too-distant future, ... The post U.S. to legally bind IoT vendors to take security seriously appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Remote ownage of 100k+ Camera and Gateway devices demonstrated at Defcon

Remote ownage of 100k+ Camera and Gateway devices demonstrated at Defcon

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 02.08.2017

It’s now anno domini 2017 and the number of Internet-connected devices surpass the living population by an order of magnitude. And while most of these devices help us reinvent the way we interact with our homes, our offices or with our own bodies, some “smart things” can lend hackers a helping hand in digital burglary. […] read more

How do I tell my CFO what security technologies to buy?

How do I tell my CFO what security technologies to buy?

by Liviu Arsene, from Business Insights , on 02.08.2017

Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) these days have a hard time balancing budgets and acquisitions, especially when it comes to security. While for a CIO or a CSO the decision to invest in security might seem like a no-brainer, CFOs have to evaluate security spending against other business costs. And security is often difficult to distinguish from IT operations if you’re not involved in either. read more

Remote Exploitation of the NeoCoolcam IP Cameras and Gateway

Remote Exploitation of the NeoCoolcam IP Cameras and Gateway

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 02.08.2017

The Internet of connected things has changed the way we interact with our homes, offices or even with our own bodies. But although connected devices are sold mostly everywhere, some manufacturers don’t dwell on the security aspects, but rather focus on features and time to market. In 2016, security researchers from Bitdefender detected multiple vulnerabilities […] read more

NEO Coolcams Are Not Too Cool, They Buffer Overflow

NEO Coolcams Are Not Too Cool, They Buffer Overflow

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 02.08.2017

The code humming inside the shiny cases of most IoT devices does not pass through proper quality assurance testing and has been found numerous times to be unsafe from a security standpoint. This has been confirmed recently by Bitdefender researchers at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas. Alex Balan, Chief Security Researcher and Spokesperson ... The post NEO Coolcams Are Not Too Cool, They Buffer Overflow appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

$1500 smart gun hacked with $15 magnets

$1500 smart gun hacked with $15 magnets

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 01.08.2017

From toasters to cars and homes, everything is becoming and#8216;smart'. A German weapons manufacturer has decided to apply the concept to firearms, with the promise that the gun can only be fired by an authorized user, James Bond style. The $1500 Armatix IP1 ships together with a watch and#8211; essentially an authentication token and#8211; that ... The post $1500 smart gun hacked with $15 magnets appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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