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Four Efficiency Benefits of IT Lifecycle Management

By Patrick Gamble |   Apr 22, 2024

Today, many businesses are striving to be good corporate citizens to help ensure a sustainable world for future generations. Adopting environmentally and socially responsible practices, obtaining various sustainability certifications, and engaging in cause-related marketing are increasingly popular as they resonate with consumers who value sustainability.

AWS Cost Optimization: 10 Strategies To Maximize Cloud Value

By Keith Lafaso |   Apr 18, 2024

Did you decide to come back for more after reading 7 Effective Practices For Multi-Cloud Cost Optimization? I’m glad you did. Now, let's dive into the world of AWS cost optimization and explore some essential strategies to help you get the most value out of your cloud investments. In this blog post, we'll cover a range of tips and best practices, from understanding your cost drivers to leveraging AWS tools and services for maximum efficiency. We'll also discuss the importance of laying a solid foundation, utilizing real-time data, designing effective cost allocation strategies, and embracing a proactive approach to cloud cost management.

How Data Storage and Security Drive IT Modernization

By Greg LaBrie |   Apr 16, 2024

Businesses constantly pursue strategies to enhance their IT infrastructure and leverage data-driven insights to drive growth and innovation. With the rise of insights-driven enterprises, the importance of unlocking the full potential of business data has become increasingly evident.

7 Effective Practices For Multi-Cloud Cost Optimization

By Keith Lafaso |   Apr 11, 2024

If you're part of an organization that's jumped on the multi-cloud bandwagon, you've probably realized that managing costs across various cloud platforms can be challenging. Each cloud provider comes with its own set of pricing models, billing structures, and management tools, making it a challenge to get a clear picture of your cloud spending and spot opportunities for optimization. But don't worry, we've got your back! In this blog post, we're going to walk you through some tried-and-true strategies and best practices for optimizing costs in multi-cloud environments.

How Can AI Solutions Bring Network Operations Efficiency To IT Teams?

By Victor Fabian |   Apr 09, 2024

Imagine this: you’re leading an important video conference presentation for a long-sought-after prospect. Suddenly, the call stutters, pixelates, and then drops entirely. To no fault of your own, your dynamite presentation and prepared notes are of no use as the prospect is left with a sour taste. This frustrating scenario, which many have experienced either during a virtual sales pitch or during internal team meetings, exposes the faults of a complex network environment.

Achieve Comprehensive Endpoint Security with Cortex XDR and WEI

By Shawn Murphy |   Apr 04, 2024

Bad actors are waging increasingly sophisticated and frequent attacks—including ransomware, cyber espionage, zero-day malware and fileless attacks—to exploit endpoint vulnerabilities. These rapid-fire, diverse attacks are generating an average of 11,000 alerts per week that security teams must investigate, triage and address.

Building The Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline With CyberTrust & The BSU Cyber Range

By Patrick Gamble |   Apr 02, 2024

As business leaders outside of IT continue accepting cybersecurity as a business strategy rather than just as a digital defense mechanism, there are still major vacancies in the cybersecurity personnel pipeline that require addressing. Knowing this, WEI’s advanced security solutions are complemented by a focus on helping replenish the talent pipeline. This commitment is confirmed by WEI’s partnership with CyberTrust Massachusetts, a non-profit organization working to cultivate a robust talent pipeline. The support CyberTrust receives from its higher education consortium members is paramount, especially with the all-new Cyber Range at Bridgewater State University (BSU) opening earlier this year. 

The State Of The Cloud In 2024

By Mike Thweatt |   Mar 28, 2024

The advent of 2024 opens a new era, spotlighting the significant strides in cloud adoption and digital transformation that organizations have dramatically pushed forward, some by as much as six years. This rapid progression aims at fostering business innovation, gaining competitive edges, and achieving set business objectives. Looking back reveals a period of not only acceleration, but also substantial expansion. Applications now reside just about everywhere, distributed across traditional data centers, clouds, colocation providers, and computing edges. It is a new landscape that signals a broadened scope of IT infrastructure.

Ensuring Continuity: Why Modern Businesses Need A Solid Disaster Recovery Plan

By Patrick Gamble |   Mar 26, 2024

Disasters come in all shapes and sizes. From natural catastrophes like floods and fires to cyberattacks and hardware failures, unexpected events can cripple a business’s operations. These seismic events cause downtime – which equates to lost revenue, damaged reputations, and a potential competitive disadvantage.

Using Performance Controls to Address Cybersecurity’s Achilles Heel

By Bill Frank |   Mar 21, 2024

See Bill Frank’s biography and contact information at the end of this article.

[Note: This is an updated version of the original article posted on March 21, 2024. I replaced the term "Governance” Controls with “Performance” Controls to eliminate any confusion with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 use of the term “Governance.”

I focus here on automated controls that monitor and measure the “performance” of “Defensive” controls that directly block threats or at least alert on suspicious activities.

How well are your cybersecurity controls performing? Measuring control efficacy is challenging. In fact, under-configured, misconfigured, and poorly tuned controls, as well as variances in security processes are the Achilles Heels of cybersecurity programs.

A mismatch between risk reduction potential and performance results in undetected threats (false negatives) as well as an excessive number of false positives. This leads to an increase in the likelihood of loss events.

All controls, whether people, processes, or technologies, can be categorized in one of two ways – Defensive or Performance.

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