It just makes sense – Local Management for regional banking

You've likely noticed that many of the banks you drive by every day tend to change names often. Mergers, acquisitions, consolidations... it's a busy time in banking. Not all changes in banks just involve rebranding, often there are massive IT hardware changes and major systems that must be integrated when banks change. While Uplogix has [...]

Protecting your network from insider threats

A recent government report analyzed 80 cases of computer-based fraud within the banking and finance sector. The findings include six common patterns and activities of the perpetrators as well as recommendations for organizations to protect themselves. The report was sponsored by (we're not making this up) the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate's [...]

More than a bandaid for healthcare IT

Even when trying to steer well clear of the election year healthcare debate by focusing solely on healthcare IT, there are a number of hot-button issues for healthcare CIOs. Electronic Health Records (EHRs), the Health Information Exchange (HIE), HIPPA compliance, telemedicine, as well as more industry-neutral issues like wireless networking and just how the cloud [...]

Cyber command head calls for legislative action now

Army General Keith Alexander, commander of the Cyber Command and head of the National Security Agency called for legislation to enable and encourage infrastructure organizations like electrical grids and banks to quickly tell the government when they are under cyber attack. “One of the things that we have to have (with legislation), is if the [...]

Ensure good configuration health before it’s too late

Don't let this be your configuration! Hackers broke into a server for the State of Utah Health Department recently in what has been described as a "configuration error" or an "installed password that wasn't as secure as needed." The breach resulted in over 182,000 Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program members having their personal information [...]

Cyber arms race taking place now

43% of respondents identified damage or disruption to critical infrastructure as the greatest single threat posed by cyber-attacks, causing wide economic impact. A report recently released by McAfee indicated that more than half of cyber security experts believe that a global arms race is already on with damage or disruption to critical infrastructure as the [...]

A Black Box for your network devices

Everyone knows what a “black box” is on an airplane – it’s the flight data recorder. These hardened devices mounted in the aircraft record key information about the status of the flight controls, pilot inputs, and the results of their actions. Some of the features of the Uplogix local management platform work like a black [...]