Wave of security breaches illustrates the need to step back before moving forward.
Enterprise security professionals point to unknown IT initiatives, lack of network security cohesion, and overlapping controls and processes.
Cybersecurity progress in Washington depends upon the right policies and programs based upon the right technical details.
Large organizations see SDN and network security working together for malware blocking/detection, network auditing, and improving network management.
VMworld hype masks the fact that many enterprises remain wedded to security appliances and are only “toe-dipping” with virtual security appliances.
In order to accurately assess organizations’ network security policies, processes, organizations, and technologies, ESG recently surveyed 397 security professionals representing enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America. All respondents were responsible for or directly involved in the planning, implementation, or operations of their organization’s network security policies, processes, or technical safeguards.
Great potential but too much hype and confusion are getting in the way.
PCI and other regulations will drive this behavior, but CIOs/CISOs need to build an incident response program with the same focus, discipline, and rigor as BC/DR.
Network security is a top area of investment for many organizations looking to build up their defenses against cyber-attacks. At the same time, software-defined networking (SDN) is maturing and solutions are becoming capable of supporting networking functionality. Will organizations leverage SDN as a platform to deliver network security services? What impact will this have on existing processes and organizational dynamics?
High energy, strong community, scary cybersecurity situation.
CISOs must prioritize identity, data security, and security monitoring, and strive for a “single-pane-of-glass” across enterprise IT, SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS.
Cybersecurity event brings together an army of infosec nerds with a focus on threats, vulnerabilities, and innovative defenses.
Lots of money, lots of opportunity, and lots of risk. VCs should abandon status quo investment strategies and look toward services, industry solutions, middleware, and data security.
Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s information security service. With over 25 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of information security and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies. Recently, Jon has been an active participant with cybersecurity issues, legislation, and technology within the U.S. federal government.
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