Today's networks are far-reaching and consist of many disparate configurations - from basic local area networks to cloud environments to mobile. Obviously, the need to know what's going on is imperative. SIEM tools - which gather, analyze and present information to offer a holistic view of an organization's information technology - have been around for about a decade. There have been a lot of changes in what constitutes a SIEM product, but the challenge for many has been what can be done with the logs and reports so as to be made aware of anomalies that may indicate threats.
Back when mainframes ruled the corporate computing environment it was far easier to manage critical data. After all, most folks used "dumb" terminals. However, distributed computing quickly made its way into the enterprise, so now, computers with more storage power than ever have become commonplace. Data, as a result, has become widely distributed. And, with the rapid adoption of cloud computing, that data is even more widely distributed - and a challenge to control. The explosion in mobile device use, too, has introduced more stored data. Given the swiftness of these changes and the seeming ubiquitous reliance on cloud storage and myriad mobile devices, just how can all this data be controlled and secured? We learn more.
No one can argue that the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement is changing the way workers undertake business activities. Most employees nowadays are tethered to a mobile device of some sort that leaves them checking email or communicating with someone for work at any given hour of any given day. This always-on mentality, then, certainly should be informing how executives ensure that their companies' risk management and security plans are updated and managed. However, most organizations are still trying to get their hands around just how employees are using mobile devices and for what tasks, according to a recent SC Magazine survey that saw participation from 220 readers.
It isn't difficult to set up security for the wireless router in your basement: Change the SSID, pick a strong password and perhaps install VPN software for remote access. But, securing wireless networks in a business environment is much more demanding.
For a decade or more, large organizations anchored their endpoint security defenses with traditional AV software. Unfortunately, this is no longer an appropriate strategy - endpoint security now depends upon layered defenses, continuous monitoring, and security analysis. This webinar will outline the current state of endpoint security and offer product and strategy recommendations to help CISOs reinforce their endpoint security defenses and intelligence in response to modern threats.
Is your IT security program keeping pace with the rate of change in today's complex world of hybrid IT, BYOD, BYOA? With the rapid adoption of SaaS applications, the movement to a fully mobile workforce, and the cosumerization of IT, a security manager's job has never been more challenging. End users and the business are placing more sophisticated demands on IT. Compliance and security threats persist. Legacy IAM technologies are not able to scale to meet the dynamic user populations and their access needs. And, security teams must continue to ensure all the right controls are in place to meet governance, security and compliance requirements.