As of this writing, we’re just a month into 2018, and it’s already looking like an interesting year in the realm of information security. Here, interesting means fraught. The first few days of the year ushered in devastating news in the form of the Specter and Meltdown vulnerabilities.
Another year has gone by – another year that seems to have been a single all-consuming cyber-disaster. 2017 has been so bad for information security that it’s hard to even visualize separate security incidents.
Knowing what's changing in the tech world is a crucial way to drive your own IT department and compete in business. For example, over the past year, quite a few CISOs and other execs have had to brush up on their knowledge of trends like cloud service delivery and container virtualization.
Your organization faces a multitude of new business challenges in securing and monitoring sensitive data, providing authorized accessibility to applications, and safely sharing information in a hybrid cloud environment.
It's fair to say that what happens in New York affects the entire world. Thousands of companies make their home there, and some of them — Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, American Express, Citigroup, and others — can affect the economies of entire regions with the flick of a pen.
Normally, when a company gets hacked, they're entitled to a certain amount of sympathy. Advanced malware is difficult to defend against, and the best that companies can do is sometimes not enough.
On August 21st, something groundbreaking happened- Netflix viewership went down by 10%... that’s about 5 million accounts.
Over the past couple of weeks, we've talked a great deal about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will take hold in the European Union next May. We've spoken about: