BY DEAN REID, MAY 29, 2019
SECURITY

What it’s like inside the chaos of a cyber-attack

Every disaster movie starts the same way. Happy people joyfully going about their daily lives, completely unaware of the panic and chaos that is about to befall them. This is exactly how it is in the minutes and hours leading up to a cyber-attack. There is no warning, no lead time to prepare. It’s just calm one moment and bedlam the next. How would you react if right this second, your organization was hit with  …>> more

Take The First Steps Today Towards The Autonomous Network of Tomorrow

Evolve or dissolve. This is the mantra of just about every business organization in the marketplace today. Everyone is under the same pressure to stay ahead of the ever-changing business and technology landscape or face the potentially dire consequences. At the forefront of this modern workplace transformation is the decision by many organizations to transition to an autonomous network. An autonomous network is one where many of the day-to-day network IT decisions and adjustments are  …>> more

How to find the right IT security partner

Beyond the technical issues that businesses face with IT security, the greatest stumbling block to making change and implementing effective solutions is the human element, which boils down to two key problems – you don’t know what you don’t know, and although you inherently shouldn’t trust anyone, you have to trust someone. In the previous entries in this series by my peer Joshua Wood, you read how IT security has become a growing and unavoidable  …>> more
BY LORRAINE BUSH, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
NETWORKING

Starting with a Strong Foundation

I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges, the knowledge I have gained and the success I have had in my career in 20+ years working in network infrastructure and communications. I am very excited the enter the next phase of my career as I accept my newest appointment, Director, Communications & Collaboration for Compugen. Like any transition, it has had its challenges, but 6 months into the role, I’m pleased with the progress the team is  …>> more

Taking the first step towards IT security: Where to begin

In my previous post, I wrote about some of the many reasons why IT security is vitally important for businesses today. Now I want to look at some of the challenges that companies will face, and some of the technological solutions they will need to consider when deciding to improve IT security. Two considerations before you begin: Let’s say that the executive leadership of a company decides that IT security needs to be more of  …>> more

Reducing Cost, Increasing Flexibility, and Facing Future Threats: VMWare NSX and the Virtualized Network

It is often difficult for companies to understand and appropriately react to paradigm shifts that require radically different thinking. For technology companies, having the flexibility to react appropriately when a paradigm shift presents itself is absolutely critical. Apple’s move into mobile, and Microsoft’s move into cloud services are both examples of this. Whether your company is web facing with a large online presence, or a regular bricks-and-mortar business, technology is involved. From employee workstations, to  …>> more