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Executive Summary: Security Webinar

Brunswick Corporation's Cheif Information Security Officer Alan Mitchell recently discussed the crucial process of making your company secure and ready for when security threats strike.

Stephanie Siewert by Stephanie Siewert

What is a Bastion Host?

Security is one of the many cornerstones of IT and a focus of what we do at Concurrency. When building in Azure, it is important to be able to connect to your resources securely. Bastion hosts are the common way to provide administrative access to private areas of your cloud network.

Paul Harris by Paul Harris

Instance Security Center

Introduced in the Madrid release of ServiceNow, Instance Security Center is a new and improved version of the instance security dashboard that was introduced in Jakarta. The new security center gives you a Centralized Compliance view of security PKIs that will allow you to get a baseline of the security events in your instance every day. Additionally, Security Center provides you with a daily compliance Score, Predefined Audit Control Categories, Built-in Remediation guidance, email tracking.

Rob Plank by Rob Plank

Single Sign-On in the Wild

A rash of rogue food orders with the company Deliveroo allowed hungry hackers to go on a booze and food binge in 2016—they logged in to customers’ accounts, changed delivery addresses, and ordered whatever they pleased.

Karsten Huttelmaier by Karsten Huttelmaier

GDPR’s Personal Data Definition & Privacy Notice Guidelines

One of the defining transparency requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation is for organizations to allow individuals the right to be informed about the collection and use of their personal data. When personal data is collected, organizations must immediately provide individuals with a privacy notice including: how the data will be used, how long it will be held, and who it will be shared with.
 

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Microsoft’s “Compliance Manager” helps users meet GDPR requirements

Organizations moving data from on-premises locations to a Microsoft Cloud service such as Office 365, Azure, or Dynamics 365 now have access to Microsoft’s “Compliance Manager”. This tool was created with security, compliance and privacy in mind, and it’s designed to assist organizations in managing their compliance activity. With GDPR going into effect on May 25, Microsoft’s Compliance Manager is available with just enough time left to get ready.
 

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Embrace GDPR to Increase Trust and Transparency

There are fewer than 100 business days left until GDPR is effective. On May 25, 2018, all organizations with European clients must be GDPR compliant to avoid potentially large fines. However, the risk is not just the fine—your company’s reputation is at stake.

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Windows Defender vs. Windows Defender ATP

Beyond turning on a firewall, the next basic steps to protecting a system are to activate anti-virus and anti-malware software. Windows now provides these functions built-in, in the form of the Windows Defender tool. (Users have the option of turning off Windows Defender and instead using third-party tools.) Windows Defender provides classic, signature-based analysis on a real-time basis. That is, if a user tries to launch a file recognized as bad, Defender intervenes. Note that while IT administrators might also benefit from a management tool to harvest reporting data from Defender, the tool itself operates effectively without any other software installed.
 

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Survey Data Indicates Big Gap in GDPR Readiness

GDPR is at the forefront of our conversations with clients, as more and more IT leaders in the U.S. are increasingly recognizing how GDPR rules will affect them.
 

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