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Machine Learning May Be the Solution to Enterprise Security Woes By Karl Zimmerman For large enterprise organizations, it can be next-to-impossible to identify attacks and act to mitigate them in good time. That's one of the reasons executives often discover security breaches when an external researcher - or worse, a journalist - gets in touch to ask why hundreds of millions of logins for their company's services are freely available on hacker forums. The huge volume of incoming connections, the heterogeneity of services, and the desire to avoid false positives leave enterprise security teams in a difficult spot. Finding potential security breaches is like finding a tiny needle in a very large haystack - monitoring millions of connections over thousands of servers is not something that can be managed by a team of humans. Enterprise security is often preventative: we ... (more)

Cybersecurity Due Diligence: Now a best practice in Merger & Acquisition (M&A)

Bob Gourley Cooley is an international law firm recognized for its technology practice and experience in multiple practice areas, including Mergers and Acquisition (the firm has handled over 1,000 M&A transactions since 2010). In a recent post on the Cooley M&A website titled Cybersecurity Diligence in M&A Transactions, Cooley partners Andrew Lustig and Randy Sabett  bring clarity to a clear trend in the marketplace: cybersecurity diligence is now a part of the M&A diligence assessment. Lustig and Sabett put it this way: Historically, M&A due diligence focused on “traditional” r... (more)

Security Innovation Network Gathering Innovators and Enterprise Leaders at 28-29 March 2017 ITSEF

Bob Gourley Hosted at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA, this event gathers over 300+ leading private equity investors, corporates, venture-back tech companies and emerging growth businesses. The cyber innovation ecosystem is broadening. CISOs and government groups alike recognize the current imperatives to devote resources and partner with cybersecurity companies.  Additionally, the rise of venture capitalists and corporations stepping up to support cybersecurity technologies is allowing for increased development and growth within this space. SINET ITSEF serves as ... (more)

Megatrend of #ArtificialIntelligence | @CloudExpo #BigData #AI #ML #DL #IoT

There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence is the discipline of thinking machines. The field is growing dramatically with the proliferation of high powered computers into homes and businesses and especially with the growing power of smartphones and other mobile devices. Artificial int... (more)

Download Windows 7 Now!

Windows 7 is really different.  It has more functionality, a better interface, and, if you keep it configured/managed, much better security than previous Microsoft operating systems. Here is another fact about Windows 7:  It is coming to your enterprise, sooner or later. And, since its functionality/features/security are an improvement over XP and older systems and since many of the issues with Vista seem to have been addressed, I think we should be accelerating Windows 7 into the enterprise. Now let me clarify so you know my bias: I also want you to accelerate Open Office and ... (more)