In my last blog article I talked about password best practices by touching on the way in which many organizations often struggle with maintaining strong password policy adherence while trying to stave off password fatigue for their end users. A flexible password policy with easy to remember requirements and long (or no) expiration time makes users happy and auditors angry, while a stringent...Continue Reading →
A quick Google search on password compliance will turn up any number of articles on specific regulatory requirements, best practices and industry standards. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a 40 page offering on Password Management and Recommendations (NIST 800-18 Draft), and there are numerous regulatory guidelines for SOX, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, and CJIS with each...Continue Reading →
By now you’ve almost certainly heard of the record amount of data breaches that occurred during 2015 - placing personal data protection at the forefront of everyone's mind. 2015 was the year of the hacker, with an incredible number of high profile data breaches occurring at major banks and retailers, as well as travel & leisure establishments.
Aside from the high cost of loss for the major...Continue Reading →
What is Hybrid Computing? What is the Hybrid Cloud? We've talked a lot on this blog recently about the benefits of cloud computing over traditional on-premises solutions, but what about the third option? You may remember that old English proverb that states you can’t have your cake and eat it too, but is that always necessarily true?
When it comes to an authentication solution, many IT...Continue Reading →
In my last blog post I talked in great detail about the way in which organizations need to evaluate and understand the true Total Cost of Services (TCS) when evaluating potential cloud solutions. Once you have a handle on the numbers and the potential impact to your organization's bottom line, putting together a business case for the potential benefits of SaaS becomes relatively...Continue Reading →
As we begin to dive headlong into what is the budget season for many, I thought this was a great opportunity to channel my inner finance weenie and open up a discussion about Total Cost of Services (TCS) vs. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with regards to software cost. The chances are high that your CFO and CIO have been talking in great detail about the cloud and how you can leverage both the...Continue Reading →