Yahoo!’s disclosure that hackers might have vacuumed up the passwords of as many as half a billion users lit the floodlights on two gaping issues in IT:
Network security offerings clearly haven't fixed the endpoint security challenge. The problems come on multiple fronts, which calls for a blended solution.
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Windows 10 got off to a flying start, with business users quicker to adopt it than any previous version of Microsoft’s operating system. They were lured by the company’s promise that this was the most secure Windows ever. They were promised that it was easier to manage and that productivity of employees and IT departments would rise. The evidence shows that this time, the promises might have been true.
Manufacturers must have computer systems that work. When talking about making systems that keep working, we often talk about "hardening" the system, but that can be misleading. Some things are hard but brittle, in that they can resist light pressure but shatter under a hard shock. What you really want are systems that are resilient—able to absorb shocks and bounce back without breaking. That sounds good, but how do you translate “resilient” into an operational computer system?
You can’t manage an IT system effectively if you don’t know what it comprises. It’s alarmingly easy to lose sight of what makes up your IT ecosystem. And the job isn’t made easier by developments like employees bringing their own devices to work.