The news about hacks, leaks and breaches is ever more visible and more in the public eye. Never before has our industry been under such scrutiny, and whilst it may be the bad news that makes the headlines (although this is in keeping with most of the rest of the news that makes the front pages) it has to be welcomed. For the digital world to be safe the responsibility for data, security and the safeguarding of sensitive information has to be one borne by the business as a whole and not just the preserve of those over-worked and stressed in the tech teams. Raising the profile of the cybercrime industry, because that’s what it is, forces it centre stage and such recognition ensures the issue becomes the priority it always should have been.
Here at Exclusive Networks we strive to ensure all our partners are able to meet these new challenges in keeping their customers’ connected world safe and data secure. How do we ensure we back the right vendors and provide technology that does the job from one which is channel friendly? Stuart gives some insight into the world of vendor alliances. Managing a complex world is made possible with security policy orchestration delivered by Tufin, and initiatives such as our CARM framework allows all partners to adopt multi-vendor solutions that complement their customers’ existing security profile to cover the essentials of prevention, detection and reaction, irrespective of whether their needs are advanced or more basic.
The challenges facing network security management are getting ever more, well, challenging. More complexity, more and more rapid change, cyber-attacks increasing daily, connectivity demands greater and more varied and the gauntlet of new compliance rules now firmly thrown down. Without a means to control all this, there is a real danger that the core characteristic of the modern network is looming chaos.
TThe increased sophistication and attack velocity of ransomware has grown at an alarming rate over the last couple of years to the point where it represents the most immediate and potentially debilitating threat for organisations (and individuals). For the security sector it’s been known about for a decade or more, but given its increased availability, use and effectiveness at bypassing existing security protocols the need to take action is now. Richard Foulkes, cybersecurity consultant, suggests that, given the raised profile of the threat, education is the key factor in winning the war, against this opportunistic criminal enterprise.