Over the past 2 years, organizations have seen a huge uptick in the number of email compromise attacks. This increase has come mainly in the form of non-signature based attacks, such as name impersonations and domain lookalikes. The social engineering behind name and domain impersonations has become so sophisticated and well-targeted, that phishing attempts can be nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.
In today’s world, business interconnectedness continues to grow as companies depend on multiple types of third-party vendors in order to conduct day-to-day operations. One of the toughest things about working with a third-party vendor is ensuring that their business practices are as safe and secure as your own. The current methods used to measure a vendor’s security posture tend to fall short. Using spreadsheet and Word document questionnaires sent back and forth through email is time consuming, static, and subjective. They give a “Point-in-Time” view of an organization’s security practices, rather than a full picture of their security posture.
Vandis Inc. announced that it is now part of the Microsoft Azure Networking Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program, which will enable Vandis to deliver value added Managed Services for Azure Networking targeted to enterprises that are transforming to the cloud. These new services will allow Vandis to better aid its clients in building, managing and optimizing and their cloud connectivity.
Serverless computing is the modern methodology most companies are using to create flexible and highly scalable applications as opposed to the old way of building out a server with defined resources; this older methodology creates issues when demand spikes or architectural changes are needed. With serverless computing, the architecture is built by defining each task as a micro-service and using APIs to trigger those tasks.
Earlier this year, F5 Networks acquired multi-cloud application services company, NGINX. The acquisition marks a significant moment in the two companies’ histories, bringing together an open-source leader in application delivery, NGINX, and a global company specializing in application services, F5. See how the NGINX offering still stands strong.
Everyone knows you need a firewall, but installing one isn’t the final step in keeping your computer network safe. Hackers are continually refining their techniques, and the proof is in the numbers; the number of data breaches in the United States has been steadily rising since 2008. That’s an unfortunate truth; however, the trend doesn’t have to continue.
Working with software, whether it be as applications or infrastructure, can be challenging to manage and track when changes/improvements are being made regularly. Manually testing new versions of code can be time consuming and significantly slow down the workflow of your deployments. Even when your code has made it through the testing phase, hidden errors can arise when you try to push it to your production environment, which can potentially have a negative impact on your customers.
Today’s networking teams are increasingly being asked to architect, plan, and build networking infrastructures within Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Moving away from traditional hardware appliances, teams are being expected to manage these networks within the context of Infrastructure as Code.
The cloud adoption and IaaS markets are booming right now with a large selection of varying cloud offerings. Azure grows by approximately 76% from year to year; specific services within Azure grow by percentages in the triple digits each year. If you have ever considered migrating workloads to the public cloud, now is the time to act, and Microsoft Azure might be the cloud provider to choose.
Almost all security breaches originate at the endpoint for several reasons: they are the most mobile, and they utilize the most applications. Not surprisingly, the human element of the endpoint also makes it the most vulnerable point of entry for an assault. Adversaries continue to invent novel ways to combat new security protocols, and in today's environment, the attack cadence is off the charts. That is to say; there are constant attacks – both file-based and non-file-based – hitting networks from every possible direction.