Building an effective security framework designed for your organization needs to start with three basic strategies. With these best practices in place, you should be able to quickly cut through the noise, avoid the “shiny new toy” syndrome, and quickly assess whether a particular solution is right for your organization right now.
Healthcare has long been a regulated space due to the sensitive personal information collected and stored. Top of mind when thinking of healthcare regulations is HIPAA, which provides comprehensive and mandatory standards for ensuring the security and privacy of protected health information (PHI). Noncompliance can result in heavy fines, as well reputational damage.
Educators across the country are challenged to ensure students have access to safe and productive environments where they can advance their education and careers. In 2018, achieving this goal is becoming increasingly difficult. Maintaining efficient security means schools and universities need a combination of physical and cybersecurity solutions that work together to keep students and faculty safe without causing the environments to become less conducive to student success.
The vast majority of cybercrime we deal with is opportunistic and automated. It is the domain of criminals trolling for the unaware and vulnerable. They target unpatched systems and vulnerable applications, exploit gullible end users, break through inadequate security systems, and infect people wandering around the web in places they probably shouldn’t go.
Cybercrime is a continually increasing problem due to the digital transformation-driven expansion of the attack surface and the growing sophistication of bad actors. Corporations and government agencies of all sizes are rapidly adopting digital business models that allow them to rapidly respond to evolving consumer demands, process transactions, and react to real time intelligence - generating greater agility, productivity for better business outcomes, and improved quality of life. But this transformation goes far beyond the corporate world. Digital transformation is changing society at an unprecedented scale. It is fundamentally changing how we learn, work, socialize, shop, manage finances, and interact with the world around us. And things like artificial intelligence and augmented reality, still in their infancy, are going to accelerate the rate of change even further.
Hyperconverged systems are on the horizon, connecting new and existing environments in ways we may have never imagined. But careful planning can ensure that we make this transition smoothly and securely. It starts with insisting on open standards and integrated and interactive security systems designed to talk to each other, share information, identify and adapt to changes, and respond to events in a coordinated and collaborative fashion.
Digital transformation is rapidly reshaping industries, generating explosive productivity growth, and creating entirely new business models. The Internet of Things (IoT) is an important technology pillar in today’s digital transformation process, as connected devices are able to collect unprecedented volumes of information, enabling data-driven decision making for better business outcomes and improved quality of life. From consumer to corporate, local to global, we are an increasingly interconnected digital society. IoT networks...
As we become even more integrated and interconnected, we need better ways to manage complexity. One way to accomplish this is through integration and automation for better visibility and control – especially in highly elastic environments. As a result, we’re seeing a need to move away from isolated point defense systems like individual firewalls and intrusion detection systems, to a more comprehensive risk-management framework that weaves disparate security devices into a single, holistic security fabric.
It seems like everyone is talking about moving to the cloud these days. The efficiencies, productivity, agility, elasticity, and cost savings all make a compelling case for migrating from traditional private networks and data centers to private clouds and other virtualized instances, and eventually into public and hybrid environments. Because of these advantages, government agencies and private enterprises across industries are all looking at ways to effectively embrace cloud-first strategies. I attended a security conference just a few...
Whether it’s healthcare, or any of the other 16 sectors of critical national infrastructure, enterprises responsible for some of our most important cyber assets are undergoing some sort of digital transformation. At its core, digital transformation in business is really about moving from intuitive to data-driven decision making to gain new insights, provide essential services, and drive exponential growth. Over the past few years, the healthcare sector and other industries have been focused on four major objectives related to digital transformation: Move...