network security


Over the past month, we have all watched with dismay as the islands of the Caribbean and coasts of Texas and Florida were hit with devastating rains and high-speed winds. In the days leading up to the storms’ landfalls, some of the most talented scientific minds deployed astounding levels of technology to assess and communicate the severity of the approaching threats—despite the fact that severe weather is notoriously unpredictable, with inherent uncertainty that makes truly accurate assessment of the threat nearly impossible. In... [Read More]
by RSS Phil Quade  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Welcome back to our monthly review of some of the most interesting security research publications. [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
In an effort to meet consumer demands and business needs, moving business-critical infrastructure and operations over to cloud environments is becoming less of an option and more of a requirement. Recently, we wrote about the digital transformation that will, sooner rather than later, be adopted by our channel partner’s clients. This transformation will be focused on enabling business operations and consumers with such things as big data analytics, IoT devices, and new technology that is faster and more agile than ever. The ability to offer... [Read More]
by RSS Amy Thompson  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Over the last couple of years, cyberattacks have evolved in both scale and effectiveness, affecting organizations across all industries and geographic regions. Successful cyberattacks are a growing industry-wide problem in spite of billions being spent on cybersecurity solutions. Part of the reason is that new techniques- and in fact a mature supporting cybercrime ecosystem- for penetration and evading detection have reduced the effectiveness of many traditional defenses. The lingering effects of a successful attack often have devastating consequences,... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Oct 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
The rhetoric surrounding mainframes and their uses in modern enterprises tends to be largely negative. Mainframes are seen by many as outdated legacy IT systems that are, or will be, obsolete in the near future as businesses increasingly move to the cloud. However, these notions are one-sided. The reality is that mainframe computing remains alive and well within many infrastructure-critical industries, including some of the largest organizations in the world. It’s reported that 71 percent of Fortune 500 companies still run much of their... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Because they have traditionally had clear borders and full control of their respective areas, OT and IT people tend to be nearly as territorial as the raccoons. But as the line between IT and OT continues to blur, issues arise that sometimes render these teams unable to work together to implement a common solution, such as security measures, segmentation and monitoring. [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
This change is also causing OT and IT to fight over the control of digital ground. While OT is growing, it is primarily growing into the spaces usually controlled by IT as it is being bolted onto the same networks that phones, routers and laptops touch. This is creating a whole range of security challenges that neither group has ever had to deal with in the past and affects the delivery of applications and information that reaches all the way into the executive suite. [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us, with the digital transformation of business largely consisting of automation, AI, and rapid technological innovation. Industrial processes and machines are becoming smarter and more modular. A critical enabler of this transformation is the Internet of Things (IoT). Smart, always-connected devices provide real-time contextual information with low overhead to optimize processes and improve how companies and individuals interact, work, and live. Over a million new IoT devices are connected to the Internet... [Read More]
by RSS Phil Keeley  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In the new digital economy, businesses that are able to adapt will be the most competitive and successful. This will require adopting new technologies, networking systems, and strategies. But many of the emerging technologies and strategies that are being deployed across our networks come with a set of unknowns that are having a huge impact on security. The reason is that traditional approaches to security were never really designed to protect dynamic, borderless, and hyper-connected environments. Many Factors Are in Play For example,... [Read More]
by RSS Matthew Pley  |  Sep 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The financial services sector is one industry benefiting from cloud adoption, not only from the increased services they can provide consumers, but also through cloud-enabled solutions. Bank employees require access to SaaS solutions and CRMs enabled by the public cloud that simplify daily tasks, such as Fiserv and Salesforce. These solutions use cloud computing and storage to optimize operations, putting adopters at a distinct advantage in several key areas. [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends