Events

A Look Back at Black Hat 2018: 3 Key Takeaways

The Black Hat USA 2018 conference earlier this month was packed full of hands-on sessions, workshops and training that hammered home two ongoing industry themes: The industry has come a long way in its understanding of potential security risks and how to protect against them; Threat vectors are emerging every day that challenge everything we […]

08.28.2018

Security

Choosing a Security Solution: Take the Long View

Once you’ve assessed your needs, look past the glossy sales material and slick user interfaces to understand how well the security solutions you’re being pitched will work in the long term. Focus on gritty practical issues such as: Total cost of ownership: Given the size and skills of your staff, will you need to hire […]

07.19.2018

Security

To Find the Right Security Tool, Know Thyself

Today’s security threats are more complex than ever – and finding the right tools to combat them can seem overwhelming. In this post, we walk you through the first step towards making the right choice — assessing your own needs. In the following post, we’ll describe how to use this knowledge to compare security products […]

06.28.2018

Partner

Partner Spotlight: Setting the Cybersecurity Bar Higher – Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report

Earlier this year, we launched the Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report, which offers security industry data, analysis and insights about attacker behavior over the past year. This report – now in its 11th year – provides a view into the techniques that adversaries use to elude defenses and evade detection, along with insights and recommendations designed […]

05.31.2018

Partner

Cisco’s Cloud Security Strategy is Driving Innovation and Growth

It’s no surprise that organizations are increasingly investing in the cloud for its key capabilities—ease of use, scalability, and cost savings. When we asked 3600 security professionals why they host networks in the cloud, our Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report revealed that 57 percent did so because of better data security; 48 percent because of […]

03.15.2018

Security

‘Tis the Season for Tax Fraud

Tax season has begun and employers have started mailing W-2 forms to employees to file their tax returns. As we have seen over the years, tax preparation isn’t the only busyness happening during this time—cybercriminals are actively looking to steal millions of dollars from U.S. taxpayers by forging your tax returns. These types of crimes […]

01.18.2018

Cybersecurity

Announcements

Meltdown & Spectre Q&A: Two Major Chip Flaws Could Leave Devices Vulnerability to Security Threats

This week, a major announcement about two chip flaws—called Meltdown and Spectre—made headlines that have the potential to impact billions of devices around the world. The flaws exist in what is regarded as the “brain” of devices. According to a CNN article, researchers are saying that “almost every computing system—desktops, laptops, smartphones, and cloud servers—is […]

01.05.2018

Carrier Services

4 Tech Predictions for 2018

With 2018 just around the corner, Carousel experts have been ruminating about what’s in store for 2018. Here are what some of our top minds said about what IT leaders should expect in the next 12 months. Darryl Senese, VP, Carrier Services SD-WAN. It’s really a game changer, allowing IT leaders to do different things […]

12.19.2017

Rear view of two partially unrecognizable men sitting in front of a computer. One of them is pointing at a screen where are several lines of computer code.

Security

Assumption of Breach, Part I: A New Approach to Cyber Security

Several large enterprises have been victimized by catastrophic cyber security incidents over the past few years. They’re so severe, they even caused executives to resign and profits to disappear. In the wake of these high-profile incidents, the media’s message has been clear: if organizations with nearly unlimited resources can be compromised, data breaches are inevitable […]

12.12.2017

Events

Technology: It’s Always On

This article was originally featured on Medium.com. I had the honor of joining a distinguished panel of tech industry leaders to discuss topics in cybersecurity at the AlwaysOn Technology Symposium (AOTS) in Providence. This one-day event is a resource for IT professionals from across the country and is hosted by Carousel Industries, a leader in […]

12.07.2017