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Posts by Amber Boehm

Homeward Bound: My Unexpected Affection for the Singular Security Event That is RSA

So, here’s the thing: I’ve never been a reunion kind of gal. I lived all over the country growing up, attending four high schools in three states. So, forgive me, fellow students from days gone by, but I’d be hard-pressed to remember names and faces if I encountered them again. I also didn’t atten

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What Is Your Plan for Identifying and Addressing Cyber Threats? And, More to the Point: Will It Hold Up?

You think your organization’s secure. You’ve tried to consider all the angles. But there’s still that nagging concern in the back of your mind—that Jeff Goldblum voice that tells you matter-of-factly that “hackers find a way.”   Jurassic Park’s Dr. Malcom was right, of course—about those pesky dino

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State of the Union on Security: The Framework of CIS Critical Security Controls, Pt. 3 of 3

This last in a series of three posts recaps the final portion of the presentation that Chris Goettl, Ivanti’s director of Product Management for security solutions, presented at the recent IT Leadership Summit virtual event that’s available on demand. Part 1 in this series, State of the Union on Se

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State of the Union on Security: SamSam Attacks and the Need to Prioritize Risks, Pt. 2 of 3

This Part 2 blog post in a series of three posts recaps roughly the second third of the presentation that Chris Goettl, Ivanti’s director of Product Management for security solutions, presented at the recent IT Leadership Summit virtual event that’s available on demand. That presentation covered a n

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State of the Union on Security: The Rise of Nation-State Activities, Pt. 1 of 3

This Part 1 blog post in a series of three posts recaps roughly the first third of the presentation that Chris Goettl, Ivanti’s director of Product Management for security solutions, presented at the recent IT Leadership Summit virtual event that’s available on demand. That presentation covered a nu

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Why You Should Be Paranoid About Data Center Security and How to Prepare for the Inevitable

As Ivanti prepares to infiltrate booth #2839 at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, August 26–30, I find myself reflecting on urban legends. Yes, you read that right. And, no, VMworld isn’t an urban legend. It’s as real as the extra poundage I bring back with me from Vegas through fine dining and quality ou

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Patching? Sooo Not a Solved Problem…

Even when you have the right tools in place to secure your IT environment, you may still be at risk because they aren’t always optimized for success.   Patching, for example, simply isn’t a solved problem. WannaCry and NotPetya spread rapidly, using a combination of exploits stolen from the NSA and

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