Steve is an experienced technical B2B cyber security specialist and Director. Steve is a frequent speaker on topics including security breaches, big data analytics, audit and compliance, and IT forensics.
Telecommunications providers are migrating data backbones to 100GbE to carry increasing traffic volume shared between multiple services and technologies such as mobile VoLTE, Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) infrastructure. Data is often exchanged through virtual tunnels, where threats can hide, making detection complex, decreasing network visibility and security.
Cyber criminals have been using DNS for malicious purposes successfully for years, malware such as DNSChanger uses DNS to target high value data held by ISP’s, CSP’s, CDN’s, Governments and Enterprise.
Every year Mobile World Congress rolls in to Barcelona and every year it does so with a bang and 2018 was no different, security was locked down tight after the unfortunate events that hit Barcelona last year. That did not however stop the tide of people and companies swarming to the event, GSMA reported that more than 107,000 visitors from 205 countries and territories visited over the 4 days.
If you enter “‘Big Data definition” in to any search engine, you will get the following result ‘extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behaviour and interactions’ or the Wikipedia result which is ‘Big data is data sets that are so voluminous and complex that traditional data processing application software is inadequate to deal with them. There are three dimensions to big data, which are ‘Volume, Variety and Velocity’’.
There are many moving parts to a successful network security strategy, everything that makes a network a network such as e-mails, web requests and file transfers is a potential ‘route in’ for a security or compliancy issue. It’s important for those managing enterprise IT Systems to know everything about them, every bit of information is pertinent to ensuring a smoothly run operation.
Despite a recent trend towards organisations outsourcing network security to third party management companies, a recent study conducted by Forcepoint clearly shows that most enterprises actually prefer internally managed full network visibility, control and flexibility to make their own choices about changes.
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