2023 Will Be the Year for Passwordless Authentication

Easy-to-remember passwords are easy to crack. Strong passwords are hard to remember,
leading to password reuse and the risk of password compromise that causes multiple account takeovers. Passwords are risky business.

Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a way to combat the inherent weaknesses of passwords. Yet MFA is also susceptible to compromise. Passwordless authentication based on the FIDO standards and public key encryption is the new archetype for authentication, and is phishing- and compromise-resistant. 

Topics: Cybersecurity

Women in Cybersecurity: Laurie Haley

This episode of Women in Cybersecurity features my dear friend, Laurie Haley, VP of Strategic Alliances at application security company Veracode . I

first met Laurie when we worked together at Qualys, where she was a superstar sales leader who had a technical background. She got her start in tech support, moving into network engineering, and then into cybersecurity roles at VeriSign and SecureWorks. Then she worked at CVS doing vulnerability management before moving to Qualys, where she spent nearly nine years, including serving as Executive VP of Worldwide Field Operations. Now she heads up strategic alliances for Veracode. With her technical background and her understanding of customer needs, she is passionate about helping them solve their biggest cybersecurity challenges with effective solutions. 

Don't miss her video below, and be sure to check out the full audio interview.

Topics: Cybersecurity women in cybersecurity

Women in Cybersecurity: Arti Raman

This episode of Women in Cybersecurity features Arti Raman, the founder and CEO of Titaniam, an innovative data security company that helps organization protect their data even if they have been infiltrated.

Arti didn't start out in cybersecurity; her education was in economics and math, but when she worked at Agiliance in the area of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) 12 years ago, she was drawn to solving security problems and decided to put her analytical background to use to solve challenging security problems. She then worked at Symantec, where she tackled enterprise cybersecurity challenges, such as data center security and isolating workloads. Today, she leads her own company, drawing from her past experience of running another successful startup before she got into cybersecurity. Don't miss her video below, and be sure to check out the full audio interview.

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IT Partners Embrace Services to Capture EUC Market Share (Videos)

I recently recorded a couple of short videos with my colleague and Lead ESG Analyst, Mark Bowker where we had an informal conversation about trends in end-user computing (EUC) and how partners are adapting their go-to-market strategies to respond to their customer asks.

Topics: Channel Enterprise Mobility

Is Quantum Computing Closer to Being a Reality, and how It Can Coexist with Traditional Computing

Many large tech companies have already invested heavily in quantum technologies, yet significant adoption of quantum computing has had its share of delays and false starts. However, with some recent announcements in the quantum sector, now seems to be the ideal time for organizations to take a closer look at quantum and consider how this approach could work for their business workloads. Organizations that have been historically focused on classical computing are now positioning quantum for the future.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure

SUSE Expands the Edge and Containers at SUSECON Digital 2022

SUSE's annual global conference, SUSECON, held virtually in June, was jam-packed with initiatives and information essential for the future of SUSE and for the open-source market.

A lot has occurred in the last year for SUSE. For one, SUSE is now listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and was the largest enterprise software IPO in Europe in 2021, according to the vendor. I find this interesting, considering how long SUSE has been in the market. Based on SUSECON, it's clear that the direction of the business is focused on maturity and growth.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization

2022 Red Hat's Summit Announced Changes to Edge Strategy, Linux Admin Skill Gaps, and Hardware and Software Modernization

The 2022 Red Hat Summit was held on May 10-11 and covered a number of customer, partner, and industry expert approaches in open source technology delivery.

Red Hat has seen a lot of growth and market share when it comes to enterprise Linux. The innovation demonstrated at Red Hat Summit 2022 shows continued growth, not just when it comes to the OS, but also in ways that address organizational challenges such as skills gaps, edge growth, and modernization across the ecosystem.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization

ESG On Location - Creating at IBM Think

Fresh off my trip to Dallas for IBM Think, I am reminded how much I enjoy the intimacy offered by these smaller regional events. Unlike their global counterparts, you can often get a closer look at the interaction between a vendor and its customers along with better insight into how IT leaders are handling their own transformation journeys. This setting was a wonderful complement to IBM's theme of “Let's create.”

Topics: Storage

Cisco Live! is Live Again!

Cisco Live! returned to Las Vegas on June 12-16. Getting back to in-person events has been refreshing and seeing remote colleagues and friends for the first time in a long while at this event was invaluable.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization

Lenovo ISG Analyst Summit 2022 Wrap-Up!

On June 15-17, Lenovo’s Infrastructure Solutions Group held an analyst summit highlighting the state of the business as well as its future direction. Kirk Skaugen, Executive Vice President Lenovo, President Infrastructure Solutions Group, kicked off the event by discussing the company’s four decades of innovation as well as the current data economy.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization