Do they call it a cloud because the costs are sky high?
How do you stop 20 million cars in their tracks? Or take chicken sandwiches off the menu for an entire country? I’ll give you a hint: it requires neither military action, a team of evil scientists, nor a particularly libertarian fowl population. In fact, all it takes is a group of hackers that could be located anywhere in the world.
It was a typical day for our client, an executive with a U.S. financial services firm that relies on a widely used multi-factor authentication (MFA) mobile app to protect access to email, customer files and other sensitive data. His iPhone kept pinging him with MFA requests to access his email, interrupting him on a day packed with customer meetings. He was annoyed by the intrusion, figuring it was some kind of system error, and rejected each request so he could focus on work.
How can you get ahead of today’s rising security threats? More importantly, how can you do more with your security team and create new value beyond just the safety and security of your organization? Today, we’re tackling security leaders’ top challenges with aging video surveillance infrastructure. These tips are designed to help you understand what’s possible when modernizing your security technology.
I’ve been working in IT Security for over 25 years, and even so, 2020 brought with it changes I never would have predicted. Along with the rest of the world, Zix | AppRiver was forced to become a fully operational remote workforce in just one week when the pandemic took hold.
The good news for cryptocurrency is that the model is an established fixture in global finances. It’s highly portable, holds value, is tradable for products and services, and is gaining popularity among mainstream consumers.
The pandemic and the rapid shift to telework challenged IT teams everywhere. Technology leaders and cybersecurity professionals struggled to do what seemed impossible, and ultimately played a crucial role in ensuring a safe transition to work from home and meeting the surge in demand for digital services driven by COVID, especially in the government sector. Overall their strategies met with success, elevating the status and recognition of the IT department as an essential organizational partner. To further capitalize on this success, IT leaders must continue to provide efficient security solutions and reduce costs while addressing the needs of their IT customers.
There’s a new paradigm that has emerged from advances in technology: innovate or fail. Much of this new reality is driven by the growth of the cloud and related software and SaaS technologies that propose to enable organizations to innovate faster and create competitive advantage over their less tech savvy peers to grow market share.
Virtual Private Network use has soared during the pandemic. Everyone from students to corporate employees to government workers was forced to employ VPN to access digital assets remotely and meet security protocols. While the pandemic itself has been a drag for everyone, it also drew attention to the ever-growing threat of cyberattacks when connecting to the web without the proper security layers. Now, VPN is an instrumental aspect of our lives.
Migration to the cloud and the arrival of 5G have digitally transformed both how we do business and how we live our lives, while Zero Trust has presented us with the opportunity to transform how we view cyber defense. Zero Trust for 5G is an opportunity to modernize and rebuild our technology platform and the ways in which we use it. This new method of defense does more than simply protect assets sustainably. It offers an opportunity to transform what we do and how we do it.
Recent cybersecurity incidents and ransomware attacks are driving companies to apply for cyber insurance. Meanwhile, over the last 12 months the rate of ransomware attacks has skyrocketed in both frequency and severity, driving significant changes in the cyber insurance marketplace. In years prior, cyber insurance submissions were simple and it was easy to obtain bindable quotes from multiple vendors. But times have changed and Since January 1, organizations applying for cyber insurance have had to show they are implementing a long list of cybersecurity technologies and practices including Multi-Factor Authentication and an incident response plan to get coverage.
The continued growth of both public and private cloud-based services creates an urgent need for scalable Datacenter infrastructures. However, this expansion can be time consuming and complex to design and deploy, especially when transitioning from a legacy 3-tier architecture. The recommended upgrade path of EVPN/VxLAN (Ethernet Virtual Private Network / Virtual Extensible Local Area Network) addresses this transition while also adding near infinite growth.
Critical events such as cyber attacks, IT outages, extreme weather events, and safety hazards have long-lasting impacts on private and public organizations. The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) estimates the average cost of a safety incident at US$1.8M (€$1.5m), and that of an extreme weather incident at US$1.3M (€$1.0m). Such events also incur many indirect costs that are harder to measure, such as the negative impact on employee well-being and reputational damage.