Swift kick in the britches: the increasing cost of a data breach

By | October 22nd, 2019|Blog|

The annual Ponemom Institute survey on the impacts of a data breach, while already a downer, is growing particularly gloomy as the cost continues to rise. This year, they peg the cost at $3.92 million on average. Average! For companies and organizations that fail to detect, identify and mitigate as quickly as possible, that figure [...]

DoD releases Digital Modernization Strategy

By | July 25th, 2019|Blog|

The latest Department of Defense guidance for IT in both DISA and the Department as a whole, the DoD Digital Modernization Strategy, was released earlier this month and includes four strategic initiatives: innovation for advantage, optimization, resiliency cybersecurity and cultivation of talent. This DoD roadmap will enable, "increased lethality for the Joint warfighter, empower new [...]

Defining Cyber Resiliency

By | February 27th, 2019|Blog|

There are thousands of products for cybersecurity fighting the ongoing tug-of-war against The Bad Guys, but investing in cyber resiliency is a pragmatic approach to reducing your overall cyber risk. The US Army Research Laboratory released a report based on an unclassified NATO workshop that sought to explore cyber resiliency and how future advancements [...]

Cyber Resiliency through Out-of-Band

By | February 27th, 2019|Blog|

The Uplogix out-of-band platform brings a combination of network independence, intelligence and automation to give your team the tools to make your network more resilient -- especially during a network hack. Here's how it works. Uplogix locates with — and directly connects to — managed devices. Like a virtual technician, Uplogix performs the monitoring, config [...]

A first responder for cyber resiliency

By | February 26th, 2019|Blog|

In an emergency, you call first responders because they are stationed in your neighborhood for rapid response and have the tools and skills needed for the situation. Uplogix is your day zero first responder when it comes to response and recovery from a network hack. Uplogix deploys in the rack with your network infrastructure and utilizes advanced out-of-band capabilities and automation [...]

Keepinging sharp with edge computing

By | January 24th, 2019|Blog|

Edge computing answers issues about data throughput, but also brings concerns about security and scalability, but the biggest challenge might be how to get the right people to work together to make it work. It makes sense. Rather than figure out larger pipes for transporting data from remote locations or try to program around [...]

Federal shutdown offers hacking target

By | January 23rd, 2019|Blog|

The ongoing federal shutdown looks like a tantalizing distraction for hackers, based on the announcement this week of an emergency Department of Homeland Security directive for nearly all federal agencies. The directive mandates cybersecurity actions to counter a global Domain Name System infrastructure hijacking campaign. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Christopher Krebs [...]

Network admins as IOT gatekeepers?

By | December 10th, 2018|Blog|

For network admins, the pending influx of IoT devices is still far enough away (maybe?) that much is unsure about how it will all work. Some are concerned about security risks of billions of additional endpoints on the network. Others see new, untested 5G networks shouldering the burden of data transport. Still others are [...]

Austin rep’s cybersecurity bill heads for signature

By | November 14th, 2018|Blog|

As Washington scrambles to keep up with cyber threats, a bill codifying the Department of Homeland Security's National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) into law moves from congress for a presidential signature. Texas District 10 congressman and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul sponsored the bill which passed the house in 2017. District [...]

No easy path, Part Two: Federal IT Modernization

By | October 24th, 2018|Blog|

IT modernization is a challenge in all organizations, but federal government CIOs might have it a little tougher than their enterprise counterparts. A new study on IT investment sheds light on how agencies are approaching federal IT modernization. The FedScoop/IBM study's main takeaway was that agencies are getting out of the onsite, fed-run data [...]