A password break up letter all CIOs need to write

A password break up letter all CIOs need to write

Dear passwords, we need to talk.

This letter has been a long time coming, and it can’t wait anymore. I don’t really know where to begin, so I am just going to cut to the chase. I’m breaking up with you. It’s over. We are done-zo. Finito. Ancient history. Here’s why.
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A Stark Reminder Of The Need For Virtual Security

A Stark Reminder Of The Need For Virtual Security

Now that the VENOM vulnerability has been dealt with, it’s time for technologists to seriously consider how ready they are for virtualization security.

Especially if you’re working in an organization with a significant investment in the cloud, this is one area you can’t afford to ignore any longer.

The VENOM vulnerability was discovered last May in an old string of code used in a majority of modern day virtualization hardware. The glitch allows an attacker to login to a virtual machine from the front door (e.g. buying space on AWS) and then “escape,” gaining code execution ability on the host, as well as any other VMs operating on that machine.

And while the threat was neutralized almost immediately with a series of patches, the story underlines a sad state of security in the virtualized world. As is the case with all major technological advances, security has lagged behind for years in the world of virtualized computing.

And it’s the IT department – not a lack of technology – that is to blame for the hold up.

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Access All Your Printing Resources From a Web Browser or Mobile Device

 

Access All Your Printing Resources From a Web Browser or Mobile Device

While it might seem the world is going paperless, according to a recent Economist article, the personal computing age has actually doubled how much paper we consume since 1980. Americans now consume six 40-foot trees of paper a year, at home and the office.

If this concerns you (like it did me), a business solution like Novell iPrint will be of interest. iPrint simplifies the entire printing process for everyone in an organization — and it does so without having to buy expensive new hardware, without sacrificing security and, as a bonus, with the work habits of our mobile world in mind.

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