This Week in Technology

This Week in Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On March 04, 2022

Monday 2/21

Simplify IT administration with Workspace Environment Management (Citrix)

The Scripted Task solution in Workspace Environment Management (WEM) helps to simplify the management of your daily tasks through these scripts, ensuring the security of the scripts you’re deploying and running without adding complexity to your day.

6 Ways Big Data Analytics Can Drive Down Costs (Pure Storage)

More businesses are using big data to cut costs and increase profits. It’s become increasingly clear that big data holds a wealth of information that can help organizations direct financial resources more efficiently to optimize expenses and significantly reduce costs.

Tuesday 2/21

2022 State of the Phish Report Explores Increasingly Active Threat Landscape, Importance of People-Centric Security (Proofpoint)

This eighth annual study from Proofpoint features an analysis of global survey responses, simulated phishing exercises and real-world attacks. It also delivers robust benchmarking and insights to help you manage and mitigate user-driven phishing risks more effectively.

Q&A: Ransomware Settlements and Cyber Insurance (Fortinet)

Ransomware is top of mind for many organizations. According to a FortiGuard Labs Threat Landscape Report, ransomware incidents increased nearly eleven-fold from 2020 to 2021. Not surprisingly, as a result, more organizations are looking into cyber insurance, which covers certain types of losses suffered from a cyberattack and pays out ransomware settlements to the attackers.

Wednesday 2/23

Join us on Wednesday, March 9, at 9:30 AM, for our next CTO Tech Talk. Gotham’s CTO, Ken Phelan, will be joined by Cyber Aegis’ President, Charles Blauner, to discuss the top themes driving cyber innovation. See the link below for registration details.

‘Why the Most Effective XDR Is Rooted in Endpoint Detection and Response (CrowdStrike)

The most effective XDR solutions are rooted in endpoint detection and response (EDR), because if you don’t start with EDR, you don’t have XDR.

Hackers are targeting this 'easy target'. Here's how to protect yourself

Guidance from the NCSC urges small businesses in construction to boost their cybersecurity as hackers see a tempting target.

Thursday 2/24

How F5 Engineers are using AI to Optimize Software

Machine learning is quite flexible and if you identify the variables, you can use machine learning to model various combinations of those variables to discover an ”optimal” set.

Varonis adds SSPM functionality to DatAdvantage Cloud

Our new Insights Dashboard adds SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) functionality to DatAdvantage Cloud’s unmatched ability to find sensitive data across disparate SaaS apps, reveal who can access it, and monitor data activity for threats.

CISA Shields Up

CISA recommends all organizations—regardless of size—adopt a heightened posture when it comes to cybersecurity and protecting their most critical assets.

Monday 3/1

What separates DaaS from traditional VDI? Research says it’s security. (Citrix)

While there’s no clear-cut answer as to why so many organizations believe the myth that moving to the cloud introduces unnecessary risk, what is clear is that there’s a lot of data that speaks directly to the security benefits of DaaS.

Coupled with Next-Gen BIG-IP Software, New Line of F5 Hardware Builds the Bridge to a Distributed Cloud World

As traditional applications are modernized and migrated across locations, organizations of all types, sizes, and geographies are best positioned by deploying application security and delivery solutions that offer maximum flexibility as their applications transform.

Wednesday 3/2

Ransomware-as-a-Service Explained: What is RaaS? (Varonis)

Similar to Software-as-a-Service, RaaS provides easy subscription-based access to ransomware to those with little-to-no programming expertise.

Why FlashBlade Is Truly Evergreen (Pure Storage)

Legacy hardware is a sinking investment. With Pure, components and capabilities can be continuously and seamlessly refreshed so your data keeps sailing smoothly.

Ten Steps for Maximizing Edge Firewall Security

Current world events being what they are, now is an urgent time to check your edge security. Accordingly, Gotham Technology Group has prepared a ten step program to help you achieve a fully secured edge.

Thursday 3/3

Check Point Software named a Strategic Leader for Endpoint Prevention and Response (EPR) solutions in the latest EPR AV-Comparative Report

Harmony Endpoint was rated among the top 4 solutions leading the quadrant and received a score of 99% for passive and active protections with 0% false positive while providing a high return on investment and very low total cost of ownership (TCO).

The State of Cybersecurity in 2022 (Arctic Wolf)

Organizations that embrace security operations are more secure, more resilient, and better able to adapt to changing circumstances like we’ve seen during the pandemic. And the future appears just as challenging.

Friday 3/4

Get ready for the upcoming Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops LTSR

Planning is the first step to a seamless LTSR deployment. Start testing the latest Current Release in your pre-production and test environments to make sure you are ready for the upgrade.

Get patching now: CISA adds another 95 flaws to its known exploited vulnerabilities list

CISA has added 95 new vulnerabilities to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, based on evidence of active exploitation. These types of vulnerabilities are a frequent attack vector for malicious cyber actors and pose significant risk to the federal enterprise.