ARTICLES BY CHRISTINE KERN
“The Drive to Thrive:” Are Federal Agencies Able To Meet Data Center Challenges?
Study says 70 percent of agencies suffer significant downtime that interferes with workload.
BadUSB Forecasts USB Security Problems
The security problems with USB devices run deeper than you think: Their risk isn’t just in what they carry; it’s built into the core of how they work.
Drive Sales With CompTIA's New IT Security Assessment Wizard
CompTIA’s IT Security Community has introduced a new tool to help drive sales: The IT Security Assessment Wizard. The online wizard — accessible to CompTIA members and registered users — offers brick wall visual representation and an assessment form including service provider contact information and client answers.
Smokescreening Is The Latest Danger In DDoS Attacks
New study warns of rising smokescreening practice in cyberattacks.
Government IT News For VARs — August 27, 2014
In news this week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have suspended contracts with U.S. Investigations Services (USIS) in the wake of the major cyber-attack that may have accessed more than 25,000 DHS employees. Agencies also find that combining a content management system with mobile device management (MDM) can save money and provide secure transmission of content on mobile devices. The Department of Defense (DOD) is re-examining its cloud security policies; Open Source may not be the hazard some think it is. And if the Freedom Act is passed, some IT vendors may be left holding the financial bag.
Education IT News For VARs — August 27, 2014
In news this week, three universities file suit against the FAA for bans on drones. Also, an insightful infographic examines the preferences for textbooks, technology, and social media. Meanwhile, analysts say there has been no ed-tech investment bubble yet, as the market continues to grow. And one venture uses science to pair college roommates. Finally, a blog post argues that MOOCs are the wave of the future that will save higher education from its outdated procedures.
ONVIF Launches Education, Enforcement Campaign, To Ensure Product Conformance
Campaign designed to educate manufacturers about requirements to comply with standardization initiative for IP-based security products .
Are Your Customers Ready For Secure Archive Migration?
As organizations, including government and education, undergo infrastructure changes, they need to migrate huge amounts of data.
When Peeping Toms Go High-Tech, Could VARs Be Held Liable?
As legislation catches up with surveillance technology, could IT solutions providers be required to run background checks?
Is Video Data A New Opportunity for VARs And ISVs?
Video analytics — the automated analysis of terabytes of video content — has a proven track record helping investigators to glean information from surveillance cameras, recognize faces in a crowd, or zoom in on the license plates of suspects. However, researchers know they need more advanced capabilities and software algorithms to go beyond detection and tracking and really understand the relationships between objects in video footage.