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Enterprises have rapidly incorporated cloud computing over the last decade, and that trend only seems to be accelerating. Private cloud infrastructure, including virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN), is in the process of transforming on-premise data centers, which host the majority of enterprise server workloads around the world. Enterprises are also embracing public clouds at an unprecedented rate, with most connecting back to on-premise environments to create a true hybrid cloud environment. For all their advantages, these accelerated... [Read More]
by RSS Bill McGee  |  Jan 03, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
The role of the chief information officer (CIO) has undergone substantial changes in less than two decades, progressing from a rare position within an organization to the heart of the executive boardroom. The pace at which technology has evolved has driven much of this growth, and today’s financial organizations now lean on their CIO to keep data safe while also keeping pace with industry advances. Let’s take a look back at the evolution of security within the financial services CIO’s role and some of changes that have brought... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Dec 29, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
One of the distinct advantages of working in the IT industry for over 35 years is all of the direct and indirect experience that brings, as well as the hindsight that comes with that. One of the more personally interesting experiences for me has been watching the growth and ultimate success of the Open Source Software (OSS) movement from a fringe effort (what business would ever run on OSS?) to what has now become a significant component behind the overall success of the Internet. I was initially reminded of the significance of the Open Source... [Read More]
by RSS Ken McAlpine  |  Dec 28, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
What if the data and security elements across an organization’s various cloud environments were well integrated, cohesive and coherent, like a seamlessly woven fabric? Such an approach would allow companies to see, control, integrate and manage the security of their data across the hybrid cloud, thereby enabling them to take better advantage of the economics and elasticity provided by a highly distributed cloud environment. [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Dec 27, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Financial services organizations are shifting applications to the cloud, seeking the efficiencies and cost reductions this move holds. However, with cybercriminals eager to get their hands on financial data, security is paramount – making it more important than ever to vet cloud security providers. [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Dec 22, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Attack methods and breaching techniques are constantly evolving. Which means that finding the elusive talent to overcome present challenges is only part of the solution. Sure, we know the tried and true breach methods. But what about the attacks we don’t yet know? If the method is unknown, then so is the required response. The talent shortfall, therefore, is about much more than just a limited technical pool. [Read More]
by RSS Steve Kirk  |  Dec 21, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
For years now, we’ve been hearing about “smart cities.” Cities with the ability to leverage innovative technology, and automation to optimize resources and improve services for their citizens, with the ultimate goal of making our lives better. These smart cities are no longer a distant dream of the future – they are happening now. Unfortunately, without sufficient cybersecurity, their ultra-connected nature can make these dream cities a nightmare, as the recent hack of San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Dec 20, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Read this post to learn more about internal segmentation firewalls and how they assist the healthcare industry in keeping patient data safe.   This new reality is largely responsible for driving the development of a new class of security tools, known as internal segmentation firewalls (ISFWs.) ISFWs extend the functionality... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Dec 19, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Read this post to learn about the benefits and challenges, as well as ways financial organizations can keep their operations secure in the cloud. [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Dec 15, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Read this post to find out why your employees might just be today’s biggest threat to healthcare data security. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Dec 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News