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DevSecOps: Why It’s Important and How To Achieve It

What Is DevSecOps? In essence, DevSecOps is a refinement of the original DevOps concept that puts more emphasis on the importance of application security. Many cybersecurity incidents are the result of security flaws in an application’s code. There is a strong argument that the DevOps movement’s focus on faster software deployment acts as a barrier to developing secure software. Software security teams are tasked with ensuring that vulnerable code is not released into production. Traditionally, security teams implement rigorous testing to verify the integrity and security...

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4 Reasons Your Small Business Needs Security Automation Services

1. REDUCE EMPLOYEE MISTAKES One of the many advantages of security automation is that it greatly reduces the number of mistakes in the workplace due to human error. Employees are much more likely to become careless and make mistakes if they are continually performing mundane tasks each day. However, security automation is perfect for handling many of these duties, such as automatically downloading the latest security updates or uploading daily data backups to the cloud. Time saved by automation = more time to focus on the tasks at hand. And we call that a productivity win. 2. IMPROVE...

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Focused IT Consulting Fosters Small Business Innovation

THE SYSADMIN: WEARER OF MANY HATS A system administrator handles the core of your IT setup. They’re the ones who design and maintain how users, groups of users, computers, and groups of computers behave. This is true whether you’re looking at a specific user or computer, or across the entire network. Adding IT consultants to your company’s roster of reliable resources can ensure your network is optimized and secure.  In many small- to mid-sized businesses, the IT expert is expected to know everything about technology, even if it’s not necessarily computer tech,...

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5 Types of Data That Google Might Be Collecting from You

When you sign up to use Google’s free email service (Gmail), you fill out an account registration page. The registration page asks for personal information like your name, age (birthday), where you live, an alternative email address, and phone number. In addition to those mandatory questions, there are more personal questions that you can choose to answer (but you don’t have to). Google saves all this information when you sign up for a Gmail account. However, besides your name, the rest of the information you give doesn’t have to match your real identity (because Google doesn’t...

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