Autotask Week in IT: Focus on Cybersecurity Increases

February 17, 2017  
Here’s a look at what’s happening this week in the world of ITSPs, MSPs and Enterprise IT departments.

TechTarget: Azure program defends customer IP against patent trolls
By Trevor Jones

Microsoft will back Azure customers against patent trolls, the latest example of the software company's deeper embrace of open source technologies. Microsoft is the first major cloud provider with a program specifically intended to shield its customers' intellectual property (IP) from lawsuits filed by nonpracticing entities -- more commonly known as patent trolls. 

MSPmentor: Zero One:Cybersecurity, a Business Challenge
By Tom Kaneshige

Two years ago, security researchers hacked and disabled an autonomous car 10 miles away. RSA CTO Zulfikar Ramazan, speaking at RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco this week, cited this breach as a ripple causing a wave of chaos that continues to this day.

IT Business Edge: Cybersecurity’s Human Side
By: Sue Marquette Poremba

I’m at the RSA security conference this week. It’s just day two of the conference as I write this, but already I’ve begun to see a trend in the conversations I’ve been having with analysts and security professionals, both in casual moments and in formal interviews. Whereas I thought I’d be hearing all about the Internet of Things (and I still might – the conference is just getting started), instead, folks are talking about people. As one person said to me during a party overlooking the Bay Bridge, technology can only do so much to protect your networks; security is really a people problem.

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