Protecting OT Networks from Cyber Attacks

Heavy industrial firms provide crucial infrastructure for the global economy, whether they create or transmit power or extract or refine oil, gas, or minerals. As a result, cyber-criminals find them appealing targets. By 2018, approximately 60% of firms polled had experienced a compromise in their industrial control (ICS) or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technologies.

5 Industries That Need the Most Cybersecurity Practices

With the advancements in technology every year, the need for protection against cyber threats increases as well. Stronger technologies mean hackers and cyber attackers have better weapons to hit us with. Some industries are prone to more intensive and frequent cyber attacks than others. Those industries need the latest and up-to-date cybersecurity practices to keep their data safe. That’s because these industries could offer more valuable pieces of information to the attackers.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

The 411 on VDI – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

VDI Brief

As the use of Hyper-Convergence technology spreads throughout the industry, desktop virtualization has followed in this lead because HCI is a great platform for execution. Three of the main VDI players at this time would be Citrix, VMWare, and Microsoft. What is great about VDI, is that you are not necessarily tied to one specific vendor. For Example, your broker could be provided by Citrix, while the backend infrastructure could be provided by Microsoft, or VMWare. One thing to know about VDI is what it is not. It is not just the virtualization of desktops. It’s essentially a whole infrastructure based on supplying the desktop experience to the end user without necessarily having a desktop.


Garbage Hardware

We have a term in our household that when any item with the thought to be ‘done with’, and is on its way to the trash is prefixed with term ‘Garbage’. While it’s not the most elegant term, it has stuck with most items. One of the best examples is when Garlic Bread gets a ‘little’ burnt. On its way to the trash, it usually gets intercepted by the men in the house and is lovingly referred to as Garbage Bread.Have an old Server? Is it a Garbage Server? Don’t throw it away just yet.