U.S. scores C+ on annual Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card

Each year, Tenable Network Security releases a cybersecurity report card grading global enterprise cybersecurity confidence. The Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card interviews IT professionals about their respective companies’ cybersecurity practices, then grades the enterprise on preparedness. The average score on this year’s report card was 70 percent (C-), a six percent decrease from 2016. The…



HOBI News of the Week 11/14-11/18

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 11/14-11/18 Study shows researchers can identify smartphone user qualities through screen residue A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California San Diego analyzed the residue left behind on smartphone screens from previous users. How leasing companies can benefit from Mobility…



Five ways IT asset management has changed since 2008

This morning, USA Today’s Tech section published an article detailing five ways the tech industry has changed since 2008. The five changes they listed included smartphones, social media, transportation, dating and streaming. Within the past eight years, tech has become more efficient and convenient. People now rely on their smartphones, tablets and laptop computers to…



Local, state and federal officials are prepared for any election-related cyber threat

Local, state and federal officials nationwide are prepared for any potential cyber threat U.S. voters may encounter this Election Day. The Department of Homeland Security and FBI, as well as local and state authorities, have teams ready to respond to small and large scale voting threats. This level of preparedness is comforting, but hopefully these…



Two environmental threats to data center success, and how to avoid them

Data center maintenance is commonly thought of as an internal process. While a large number of a data center’s success happens indoors, there are certain external events that can deter a data center’s operation. Here are two environmental threats to data centers: Temperature changes During the summer months or other unusually hot times of the…



More than half of organizations cutting compliance, risk management budgets

A survey conducted by SureCloud revealed more than half of its participants are cutting down on compliance and risk management budgets, despite being aware of the importance of compliance accountability and growing need for high-end data security practices. The survey showed 72 percent of the 130 IT professionals interviewed agreed regulatory compliance is a high…