In this executive Q&A, Cloud Accelerator and Bird Hosting CEO Michael Wallace discusses how a turn-key private cloud platform has transformed his business, how Bird Hosting has improved its environmental footprint, and more.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
Using IBM Watson’s cognitive capabilities, companies can quickly differentiate their customer service quality by being more pro active and responsive to customer needs. Simply put, chatbots and virtual agents are the future of customer interactions. Building apps from scratch that incorporate natural language processing, speech to text recognition, visual recognition, analytics, and artificial intelligence requires broad expertise in these disciplines, large staffs, and a huge financial commitment. Making use of IBM Watson cognitive services brings these capabilities in-house quickly and without the capital investment that would be needed to develop the technologies within an organization.
Remote access is important and growing, but how secure is it? IDC Research surveyed more than 300 IT professionals to gain insight into the specific threats and challenges faced by providing access to employees and third parties.
Read this report to learn about:
-How secure remote access really is
-The complexity faced in implementing remote access
-What happens when companies don’t have an access security solution
-Why businesses must pivot from the common security mantra of “trust but verify” to “verify and never trust” in the new threat landscape
Note: The report is in english.
"Businesses continue to evolve as digital technologies reshape industries. The workforce is mobile, and speed and efficiency are imperative, necessitating dynamic, cloud-based infrastructures and connectivity, as well as unhindered, secure application access — from anywhere, on any device, at any time. Leaders must remove hurdles to progress, but new business initiatives and processes increase the attack surface, potentially putting the company at risk.
The moat-and-castle approach to enterprise security no longer works. Once inside the walls, a person can pretty much do whatever they want. With EAA there is a new way more simple, secure, and convenient way to protect the enterprise.
IT complexity has rapidly grown with more applications, users, and infrastructure needed to service the enterprise. Traditional remote access models weren’t built for business models of today and are unable to keep up with the pace of change. Read this paper to understand how remote access can be redefined to remove the complexity, meet end-user expectation and mitigate network security risks.
Traditional remote access technologies—like VPNs, proxies,and remote desktops—provide access in much the same way they did 20 years ago. However, new and growing business realities—like a growing mobile and distributed workforce—are forcing enterprises to take a different approach to address the complexity and security challenges that traditional access technologies present. Read this whitepaper to learn 5 key reasons why it’s time for enterprises to adopt a new remote access model.
Security threats are persistent and growing. While many organizations have adopted a defense-in-depth strategy — utilizing anti-virus protection, firewalls, intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways — most IT departments still fail to explicitly protect the Domain Name System (DNS). But this Internet protocol doesn’t have to be a vulnerability.
With the constant drumbeat of news reports about security breaches, cyber security is hard to ignore. Organizations understand that they need comprehensive security solutions, yet significant gaps remain. Malicious actors have evolved their methods to leverage the vulnerabilities of the Domain Name System (DNS), and attacks that utilize this vector are increasing in number.
Cybercriminals are evolving. Increasingly, they are capitalizing on the open and unprotected nature of the Domain Name System (DNS) to launch damaging phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. How are you proactively protecting your network and users from these targeted threats? Here are five things to ask yourself as you consider a DNS security solution for your company.
It’s likely not a matter of if, but when your company will fall prey to targeted attack involving malware, ransomware, data exfiltration, or phishing. In fact, 70% of organizations reported a security incident that negatively impacted their business in the past year. Learn more about the realities of cybercrime in today’s hyperconnected world.
The cyber threat landscape is dynamic and accelerating. The Domain Name System (DNS) is a vulnerability in many organizations’ defenses that malicious actors are increasingly exploiting. The following DNS best practices, when coupled with an enterprise threat protection service, will aid you in identifying, blocking, and mitigating targeted threats such as malware, phishing, ransomware, and data exfiltration.
Existing security controls are outmatched — at best static and reactive. Current layers likely aren’t protecting you against all attack vectors, like the vulnerable back door that is recursive DNS. And security mechanisms that frustrate, impede, or disallow legitimate users, devices, or applications will have low adoption rates and/or will curtail productivity. Benign users may even circumvent these processes, further undermining your corporate security posture and creating more gaps in your defense-in- depth strategy.
One of the many use cases associated with a zero trust security strategy is protecting your network — and most importantly, your data — from malware.
A zero trust security and access model is the solution: Every machine, user, and server should be untrusted until proven otherwise. But how do you achieve zero trust?
Read this white paper authored by Akamai’s CTO, Charlie Gero, to learn how to transition to a perimeter-less world in an incredibly easy way, with steps including:
• The zero trust method of proof
• The vision behind Google BeyondCorpTM
• Analysis of application access vs. network access
• How to deploy user grouping methodology
• Guidance for application rollout stages 1-8
Companies are pursuing digital transformation. The goal is to improve customer value, operate with greater efficiency and agility, and increase innovation. But as companies leverage new workflows, security has not kept pace, and cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated. This white paper describes a security paradigm for today’s hostile environment: zero trust.
Use this step-by-step guide from Akamai’s CTO, Charlie Gero, to build an inclusive and concrete zero trust architecture, intended to help enable safe application access in a cloud-native world. Easily transition to a perimeter-less environment with this prescriptive process, phasing applications in one at a time and
reducing your migration risk profile.
"VPNs were created for the networks and business environment of yesterday: Most employees worked in an office, devices were limited, enterprise architecture was far less complex, and attacks, in general, were considerably less sophisticated and frequent.
What worked 20 years ago cannot be trusted today. Your VPN is cumbersome and time consuming from a management and performance perspective. But what you might not want to concede is that VPNs, by their very nature, pose a significant threat to enterprise security.
Read this white paper to learn more about:
The vulnerabilities and inefficiencies of traditional remote access
-Why VPN elimination must happen now
-The four advantages to eliminating your VPN
-How a cloud framework for application access works
-Next steps to implement a more secure access solution"
The challenges that IT security professionals face grow more complex daily: Cyberthreats are sophisticated and ever-evolving, the workforce is varied and mobile, and access to the corporate network must be customized and efficient.
Employees, devices, and applications are no longer locked away inside the corporate perimeter. They’re on the web and on the go. Providing security for a new breed of anytime, anywhere workers and cloud-based applications requires a novel approach: a zero trust security model.
Assuming that every user, request, and server is untrusted until proven otherwise, a zero trust solution dynamically and continually assesses trust every time a user or device requests access to a resource. But zero trust offers more than a line of defense.
The model’s security benefits deliver considerable business value, too. Read this white paper to learn more about:
-Protecting your customers’ data
-Decreasing the time to breach detection
-Gaining visibility into your enterprise traffic
-Reducing the complexity of your security stack
-Solving the security skills shortage
-Optimizing the end-user experience
-Facilitating the move to the cloud
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: May 03, 2016
High-profile data breaches continue to make headlines as organizations struggle to manage information security in the face of rapidly changing applications, data centers, and the cloud. Against this backdrop, data masking has emerged as one of the most effective ways to protect sensitive test data from insider and outsider threats alike.
While masking is now the de facto standard for protecting non-production data, implementing it alongside virtual data technologies has elevated its effectiveness even further.
"Ponemon Institute surveyed 538 individuals in IT security who are familiar with credential stuffing and are responsible for the security of their companies’ Internet properties. According to respondents, the challenges in identifying who is accessing their websites using stolen credentials complicates the ability to prevent and remediate these attacks.
The survey identified key stats about credential stuffing, including the costs organizations incur to prevent damage, and the financial consequences when attackers succeed. These costs are broken out into downtime, lost customers, remediation and fraud-related expenses. The survey also highlights the need for focused accountability and appropriate budget to protect businesses."
Ponemon Institute’s Asia-Pacific report details the prevalence of and consequences associated with web application attacks and denial of service (DoS) attacks. More than 500 IT and IT security professionals in Asia-Pacific shared the experiences of their organizations with these types of cyberattacks. The report provides a clear breakdown of specific costs by category for web application attacks and DoS. You’ll also see the security technologies the organizations are using to try to stop DDoS attacks and web application attacks, the rated effectiveness of each technology, and the barriers organizations in Asia-Pacific face in achieving effective protection.
"According to Forrester, the right engagement model can help companies achieve double-digit growth.
Simply put, establishing trust through differentiated and secure digital experiences is key to competing in today’s marketplace. Achieve the necessary balance and your company wins. This handbook is designed to start you on the road to achieving this equilibrium by creating a virtuous circle of interaction with your customers.
- What defines world-class digital experiences
- How to balance data, experience, and security
- Real-world success stories and takeaways"
Independent technology research firm Forrester evaluated web application firewall (WAF) vendors and published the results in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018. Akamai Technologies emerged as one of the leaders after a comprehensive evaluation on 33 criteria. The report states that security pros require a WAF that will automatically protect web applications, stay ahead of zero-day attacks and protect new application formats including APIs and serverless architectures. The report also reveals detailed findings for the 10 most significant WAF vendors. Akamai’s Kona Site Defender was the top scorer in the zero-day attacks criterion and one of the select vendors rated a Leader, the highest-ranking level in the report.