Earl Perkins

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  1. The Latest U.S. DDoS Attack: Sorry, But I Don’t Feel Sorry For Us

    The recent distributed denial-of-service attacks on various U.S. and world networks leveraging compromised Internet of Things (IoT) devices have long been predicted, discussed and now analyzed over the past few days. There have been observations regarding the warnings expressed and advice on what should have been done and what could and should be done now. […]

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  2. The New Digital Security Organization

    Information Technology isn’t what it used to be, is it? At one point we were focused on a relatively fixed set of infrastructure and software- mainframe computers, mid-range computers, servers, desktops and laptops with their accompanying software. Over time we also became very familiar with the implications of the tablet and mobile phone in IT […]

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  3. It’s Time to Move on From “What is the Internet of Things” Discussion If You Want to Secure It

    Among Gartner clients we are now beginning to see IoT “definition fatigue” set in as the glitz and excitement surrounding the concept settles into the hard business light of day. The “discovery” of what a pervasive digital presence does to an industrial, commercial or consumer environment is now clothed in thousands of different examples that […]

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  4. Threat Fatigue and the Failure of Cybersecurity

    There was a recent U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study titled “Security Fatigue” that was released regarding people’s experiences with online security. Though it had what we would consider too small a sample size to have statistically significant results, we did agree with many of its findings regarding the cybersecurity attitudes of […]

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  5. Webinar QA 2: Manage Risk & Security in the IoT

    As I stated in a recent blog, I completed a Gartner webinar that is now recorded– you can find this recording at http://www.gartner.com/webinar/3337817 if you are interested. At the end of that webinar I was able to answer some of the questions asked by attendees, but as in every case I wasn’t able to answer […]

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