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Orangematter - Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Orangematter – Cybersecurity Awareness Month

A week after discussing Digital Transformation, I’ve written a new article on our corporate blog:https://orangematter.solarwinds.com/2020/10/02/tips-for-national-cybersecurity-awareness-month/ Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is an interesting month. It ends with Halloween and comes with 30 more days filled of cybersecurity. In fact, each year October is “National Cybersecurity Awareness Month” in the U.S. and “European Cybersecurity Month” in, well, …

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Orangematter - Digital Transformation

Orangematter – Digital Transformation

I’ve written a new article on our corporate blog about security issues during digital transformation:https://orangematter.solarwinds.com/2020/09/22/dont-let-cyberattacks-derail-your-digital-transformation-journey/ It’s my third article in September after Cybersec and Cross-train. I’m so productive! Many organizations across the U.K. are tackling the three main factors behind digital transformation: cloud technology, IoT, and employee mobility. However, one downside to increased digitization is …

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Orangematter - Cybersec for the Public Sector

Orangematter – Cybersec in the Public Sector, Part 2

The second part of my piece on security in the private sector:https://orangematter.solarwinds.com/2020/09/08/proactive-security-strategy-for-the-public-sector-10-steps-part-two/ Cybersec in the Public Sector In the first of these two articles, we covered the first five steps public sector organizations should take to change how they think about their cybersecurity to overcome this challenge. So far, we’ve explored: considering risk, tech environment …

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Orangematter - Crosstrain your colleagues

Orangematter – Crosstrain Your Colleagues

A new article on our corporate blog about training your peers, or, better: Crosstrain your colleagues.https://orangematter.solarwinds.com/2020/09/04/cross-train-your-colleagues/ Earlier this year, we held a virtual SolarWinds User Group™, or vSWUG, in which my colleague Kevin M. Sparenberg presented an interesting webinar, “Cross-Train Before It’s Too Late.” The idea is to train your colleagues to learn your silo. …

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Orangematter - Cybersec for the Public Sector

Orangematter – Cybersec for the Public Sector

I wrote a new article on our corporate blog. This is part one; part two is coming!https://orangematter.solarwinds.com/2020/09/01/proactive-security-strategy-for-the-public-sector-10-steps-part-one/ Cybersec for the Public Sector The U.K. public sector holds some of the most important and sensitive data in the country, from private medical records to military intelligence. Consistently protecting this data is a major priority, which means …

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Orangematter - Remote Working

Orangematter – Remote Working

I wrote a new article on our corporate blog dealing with remote working in the public sector just a few days after Healthcare IT:https://orangematter.solarwinds.com/2020/08/25/how-can-the-public-sector-get-remote-working-right/ Mobile working is becoming the reality for an increasing number of public sector staff. But the threat and impact brought by the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has seen many organizations instructing office-based …

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Orangematter - Healthcare IT

Orangematter – Healthcare IT

I’m such a busy bee! Just four days after my last article, I wrote another one on our corporate blog, dealing with Healthcare IThttps://orangematter.solarwinds.com/2020/08/18/protecting-patient-data-through-strict-access-rights-management/ Healthcare IT The healthcare ecosystem is complex, and the diversity of the different departments and devices results in a multifaceted IT infrastructure that can be hard to manage. With increasing digitalization, …

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Orangematter - Accidental Cloud Administrator

Orangematter – Accidental Cloud Administrator

I wrote a new article on our corporate blog, one week after a New gig in IT:https://orangematter.solarwinds.com/2020/08/14/accidental-cloud-administrator/ Orangematter – Accidental Cloud Administrator Accidental DBA is a term most IT pros are familiar with, and traditionally it describes an “on-top task” for the SysAdmin. It was followed by the “involuntary security admin,” a task carried out …

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Orangematter - New gig in IT

Orangematter – New gig in IT

I wrote a new article on our corporate blog Orangematter – New gig in IT. Fits well with my last blog The Year of the IT Pro:https://orangematter.solarwinds.com/2020/08/07/how-to-get-up-to-speed-at-a-new-gig-in-it/ Orangematter – New gig in IT When IT professionals change jobs, it isn’t always a smooth and easy transition. Let’s say you worked somewhere else for a couple …

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