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      Disaster recovery and business continuity depend on back-up and file retention

      July 2nd, 2015

      Disaster recovery and business continuity depend on back-up and file retention

      Backup and retention are two issues that all organizations vface.  In today’s fast-paced and highly virtualized IT, organizations now more than ever need assurance that their data is protected, secured and can be recovered quickly if necessary.

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      CIOs find that Employees are the Biggest Risk to Cyber Security

      July 1st, 2015

      CIOs find that Employees are the Biggest Risk to Cyber Security
       
      Ninety percent of an organization’s data breaches are due to “friendly fire” – the mistakes and transgressions of the business’s own employees and business associates. In the health care sector, the majority of breaches that are categorized as “IT Incidents/Hackers” are actually accidental, the result of employees clicking on phishing messages or succumbing to social engineering. However on the malicious side, there are financial gains from selling information or exposing secure data to the media.

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      Mid-Year 2015 IT Salary Survey Released by Janco

      June 22nd, 2015

      Mid-Year 2015 IT Salary Survey Released by Janco

      2015 Mid-Year Salary Survey - Janco Associates, Inc. has just released its 2015 mid-year salary survey.  To read about the salary survey go to http://www.e-janco.com/salary.htm.

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      Preliminary observations from mid-year IT Salary Survey are published

      June 10th, 2015

      Preliminary observations from mid-year IT Salary Survey are published

      Staff and staff retention concerns have emerged as the most pressing issue for CIOs according to Janco's latest survey.
      In the mid-year 2015 IT Salary Survey by Janco has found that “finding qualified staff” or retaining qualified staff now are a the top concern for CIO.

      Recruitment is a key issue today and was not during the recession as firms focused more on cost reduction. What Janco is seeing now is a return to a growth environment, which creates new opportunities and challenges for firms.

      Succession planning is a concern for every size of firm. That is both for the CIO and his/her direct reports so that a plan in place for key players if they leave.

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      IRS breach of 100,000 plus due to outdated software and poor infrastructure

      June 2nd, 2015

      IRS breach of 100,000 plus due to outdated software and poor infrastructure

      Breach of 100,000 plus individuals was due to the fact that the IRS was running Microsoft software that is over 12 years old and no longer supported by Microsoft.  If a private company did the same the CIO and CEO both could be exposed to violations of mandated security requirements.

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      The rise of widespread worms and malicious code targeting known vulnerabilities on unpatched systems, and the resultant downtime and expense they bring, is probably the biggest reason so many organizations are focusing on patch management. Along with these threats, increasing concern around governance and regulatory compliance (e.g. HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley) has pushed enterprises to gain better control and oversight of their information assets. Add in increasingly interconnected partners and customers and the rise of broadband connections and remote workers with BYOD and company issued devices, and you have the perfect storm that has thrust patch management to the forefront of many organizations' list of security priorities.

       

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