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Cloud Customer Interview: Lyndon Brown, Standard Pacific Homes

We caught up with Lyndon Brown, director of information technology infrastructure for homebuilder Standard Pacific Homes recently during Interop Las Vegas. Standard Pacific is a Verizon customer relying on the company for cloud and data center services to support operations and client management. Lyndon discussed his thoughts on the conference, his IT priorities – now… Read More

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Security Check: Find Information Security Threats

Lately I have been pondering the most succinct way to describe the goal of the annual medical checks we all go through. The best description I have been able to come up with is that these examinations are about finding “unknown unknowns.” Why? Because these general checks are not designed to diagnose, they are designed… Read More

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Data Breaches & Cyber-Attacks: Hope is not a Strategy

While IT and security professionals are trying to piece together information about how the recently reported  U.S. data breaches happened and how many customers are impacted, one thing is very clear: today’s cyber-attacks are very sophisticated, well planned, and expertly executed. Many media outlets report that more breaches could be disclosed in the near future—with… Read More

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Prevent Privileged User Abuse with an IT Security Policy

“Privileged users” – the server administrators, root users (UNIX/Linux), etc. who run and manage IT systems – are given just that: privileges to access nearly any and all aspects of a company’s IT infrastructure. It’s a requirement for their job, but also presents a potential security risk. While these users control access and monitor authentication… Read More

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Five Steps to Jump Start Your Information Security Program

Data breaches are becoming larger, more frequent and costly as shown by the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) and many other reports from different security vendors. As the latest disclosure of data breach at Target highlights, management of an information security program is a critical business function for all organization. Security professionals agree that… Read More

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Data is Beautiful: Online Security Data Visualization Applications

Availability of data related to information security breaches as well as risk assessment used to be scarce. The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) became a trend-setter for making real and authentic data available to the information security community. More and more organizations are now following the lead and making data available to the public…. Read More

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Five Essential Considerations for Securing IaaS Cloud

The third annual survey of “Future of Cloud Computing” by North Bridge Venture Partners and GigaOM Research with 57 other collaborating organizations reveals that security is one of the biggest concerns for cloud adoption. Security and compliances concerns remain inhibiters to cloud adoption according to the survey results for a large percentage of respondents (55%… Read More

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The Right Medicine is Hybrid Cloud

On a cloudy autumn day, you find yourself with earache and decide to call your physician right away. Your doctor decides to give you a prescription for amoxicillin after a short visit. Despite the pain, you take that prescription to your local pharmacy and you are told to come back in an hour. Like most… Read More

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Did you know your In-Flight Internet experience is supported by Verizon Terremark’s Enterprise Cloud?

For the past decade LiveTV (a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue Airlines) has enabled the flying public to “Enjoy the Journey” with the “LiveTV At Home in the Air” experience by providing live television directly to the passenger seat.  For LiveTV this product has been very successful, but now with innovative engineering and select business… Read More

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