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Weekly Cyber Security News 24/01/2020

A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news. For a daily selection see our twitter feed at #ionCube24 As IoT encroaches further every day into our lives, often as a result of some marketing guy’s idea to flog their junk, the fear that it could all wreak havoc at some point catches me. This week a wonderful article hit my feed which highlights what could be reality for some now, and a great number in the years to come.


What are the NERC Reliability Standards?

NERC is a non-profit organization that sets industry standards, educates and trains industry personnel and provides guidelines for grids. You can find the details on NERC and NERC reliability standards in our article. What is NERC? NERC refers to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. It is a non-profit organization whose main aim is to provide necessary regulations that reduce the risks regarding reliability and security.


Fresh Features: Yellowfin 9 Charts

With so much packed into the latest Yellowfin 9 release, we figured it would be great to let you know about some of the coolest features (which will really transform how you do analytics!) in this series of blog posts - Fresh Features. At Yellowfin, we’re super excited that you will be benefiting from the huge amount of work our development team have been doing behind the scenes to complete revamp Yellowfin’s look, feel, and functionality.

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The Top 20 SaaS Products and Companies to Watch in 2020

Did you know that 73% of businesses plan to launch SaaS products and make all their systems SaaS by 2020? Swiftly and Smartly, our World is shifting towards ‘Software as a Service’ era. Some of the saas companies are already there, while most others are likely to follow. Vendors and businesses are either building new SaaS products or acquiring the existing ones. Wait for a couple of more years and your workplace will never be the same again.


The power of lead value in sales forecasting

One in four sales managers report being unhappy with their forecast accuracy, according to CSO Insights. However, it’s not always clear what your options are when you’re looking for a better alternative. For starters, most sales forecasting methods tend to follow one of two general approaches. The first is based on analyzing past revenue results and using that historical data to project future earnings, as in the case of a run rate or exponential smoothing formula.


Best Practices for Status Pages

Status pages have become the end-users window into your team’s operations. Companies with status pages are doing the right thing for their users, building in some transparency while mitigating frustration and support contact. In order for the benefits of status pages to pay off, organizations need to treat them as something more than active wiki-pages run by support.


StackRox on security for Google Anthos

Today we shared the news that StackRox supports the Anthos platform (download joint solution brief), extending the reach of our hybrid and multicloud security approach. Anthos and the StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform share a lot of common principles in delivering consistency across different environments – enabling both the infrastructure itself as well as the security policies and controls to bridge these worlds makes for a powerful combination.


How Threat Intelligence Can Improve Your Security

A new cyberattack occurs roughly every 39 seconds. Each of these attacks leaves behind a variety of evidence, including IP addresses, log events and malicious files. This evidence can be incredibly valuable to security teams but only if it’s analyzed and placed in context. There is simply too much attack data from too many sources to be useful when data is in a raw format. Threat intelligence is the solution for making raw data actionable.


A hawk-eyed inspection of your VPN connections: VPN monitoring by OpManager

With the ever-evolving business landscape, a considerable number of companies have started trying out VPNs to help their employees access sensitive data at home or while in transit. VPNs offer a plethora of functions, like serving as a covert conduit between remote users and corporate networks, shielding confidential data, and granting access to region-restricted websites.