In the past, cybersecurity was thought of as an IT problem where CISOs were given meager budgets and told to handle IT security with basic technical safeguards and a small staff of security administrators. Fast forward to 2014 and things have certainly changed now that business mucky-mucks read about data breaches in the Wall Street Journal on a daily basis.
Okay, I admit that I’m a geek and have read numerous books on the history of IT and the Internet. Katie Hafner’s Where Wizards Stay up Late, The Origins of the Internet is a particular favorite of mine.
Ask a security professional in North America to describe Trend Micro and you will likely hear about antivirus software and a grouping of vendors that also includes McAfee and Symantec. Funny, but you’d get a completely different answer if you asked the same question in Brazil, Germany, or Japan. In these geographies, you’d hear about a billion dollar-plus enterprise-class security leader with a full portfolio of products, partnerships, and managed services.
With the glitz of Las Vegas as a background, Intel Security (aka McAfee) held its annual FOCUS event last week attracting analysts, customers, and the press alike.
In September 2014, RSA announced the release of RSA ECAT 4.0, an endpoint security analytics solution aimed at improving organizations’ ability to detect, prioritize, investigate, and remediate threats. In a move toward integration, ECAT rounds out RSA’s product line alongside its web threat detection, GRC, and IAM solutions for data protection, security analytics, and now endpoint security as well. This approach to endpoint security widens RSA’s footprint in the enterprise security market, providing customers with end-to-end integration between their networks and endpoints.
IBM’s recent financial results sent Wall Street into a tizzy as the company missed its targets on multiple counts. Brooks Brothers-clad equity analysts quickly freaked out, declaring that IBM is too big, has lost its sense of innovation, and needs to be broken up a la HP.
As expert group gains status and budget, large organizations are moving away from the status quo.
Deal aligns cybersecurity business metrics with IT risk mitigation to bridge the perpetual communications gap between business executives and CISOs.
Network/Endpoint integration initiatives gaining traction at advanced organizations driven by threat management and security analyst teams.
Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s cybersecurity service. With almost 30 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of cybersecurity and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies.
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