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Because they have traditionally had clear borders and full control of their respective areas, OT and IT people tend to be nearly as territorial as the raccoons. But as the line between IT and OT continues to blur, issues arise that sometimes render these teams unable to work together to implement a common solution, such as security measures, segmentation and monitoring. [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
This change is also causing OT and IT to fight over the control of digital ground. While OT is growing, it is primarily growing into the spaces usually controlled by IT as it is being bolted onto the same networks that phones, routers and laptops touch. This is creating a whole range of security challenges that neither group has ever had to deal with in the past and affects the delivery of applications and information that reaches all the way into the executive suite. [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The non-profit Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) issues a semi-annual study on Trends in IT Security, which looks at what is happening in the security market and ways end users and channel firms should be adjusting to the new security reality. CompTIA interviewed 291 IT channel executives and professions in October 2014. Among the most notable findings is that nearly half of all channel firms (48%) say they do not get inquiries from clients or take action as a result of major security breaches. At least one in three channel... [Read More]
by RSS Esther Shein  |  May 28, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
K12 has its share of security and regulatory challenges, but higher ed takes things to a whole new level. Last week I wrote about some of the security challenges K12 schools face, most of which revolve around balancing regulatory requirements, Internet safety, and access to educational resources. I called this the “Ed Tech Conundrum” since giving students and teachers broader access to Internet resources often runs counter to parental, administrative, and regulatory concerns. In higher education, though, we’re dealing with adult students,... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 10, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
If our kids spent as much time studying as they do bypassing firewalls, we’d be cranking out Rhodes Scholars left and right. I spent several years as one of those all-too-typical public school tech guys. I taught math and science most of the time and had an extra period off during the day to handle every bit of technology in the school. Desktops, laptops, servers, network infrastructure, databases, you name it. Sometimes I had an intern (one semester I had two!). I’m not complaining - this is the reality for many public schools that, like countless... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 03, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
These days, IT complexity is a way of life - and something that most have come to accept as normal. Let's face it, it's well established that the typical enterprise user utilizes a multitude of devices at any given time throughout the work day. These devices are continuously exchanging information from numerous locations while using application data across hybrid cloud infrastructures. As a result, organizations are in the process of perfecting a precarious balancing act that both provides seamless unified access while simultaneously dodging the... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Oct 31, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends