FIVE PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF CLOUD SECURITY #4

A Move From Alert-Driven to Intelligence-Driven Security

One of the unfortunate by-products of the proliferation of point products within the CISO’s environment has been an avalanche of security events and alerts, making alert overload one of the banes of the modern CISO’s existence. In fact, a whole new category of products and services has grown up to attempt to bring order to this chaos (referred to as Security Information and Event Management, or SIEM). However, managing security through alerts has been described as being analogous to driving a car down a busy highway at night by looking through a frosted rear-view mirror: it is not only misleading, but likely to end in disaster for all involved!

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FIVE PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF CLOUD SECURITY #3

Just a few months ago a senior executive at one of the world’s largest security companies let slip in an interview that “anti-virus is dead”. This was a rather embarrassing admission from a company that makes the bulk of its revenue from legacy anti-virus technology! Nevertheless, the point is actually valid: today’s cyber threats have outstripped the capabilities of old-school signature-based anti-virus.

So what does this mean for how we secure endpoint devices, which, after all, are the access point through which users access the critical data and applications that the security industry is tasked with protecting? In the third of my predictions for the future of cloud security, I explain how a new approach to endpoint security has a central part to play in how we protect networks, data and assets in 2015.

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FIVE PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF CLOUD SECURITY #2

Last week I posted the first of my five predictions for the future of cloud security. This week, I am focusing on a very interesting transformation that has already begun in the way that enterprises will implement and use cyber security technologies.

Enterprises will Favor Integrated Cloud Services vs. On-Premise Point Solutions

Today’s CISO is faced with an over-load of point products (NAC, IDS, IPS, Endpoint Security, Web Gateway, Next Generation Firewall and APT to name just a few) provided by a plethora of vendors. These products are typically deployed in some on-premise configuration and tend to be difficult, if not impossible, to integrate together – resulting in severe visibility limitations across the organization’s security posture. At best, the CISO gets to see individual pieces of the security puzzle – which is tantamount to flying blind through very dangerous territory. The CISO thus has no choice but to adopt a highly reactive security posture due to this lack of visibility and control.

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iSHERIFF ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF GLOBAL CLOUD NETWORK

We are excited to announce the continued expansion of the iSheriff global cloud security network with the launch today of new cloud data centers in Sweden, Chile and Russia, and the expansion of additional data centers in Italy. This expansion, driven by increasing demand for iSheriff’s services in Europe and Latin America, ensures unmatched secure access and roaming coverage for iSheriff customers and partners. The iSheriff cloud security network now provides more than 1,000 access points worldwide, with multiple levels of redundancy and replication to ensure an extremely high level of performance and scalability.

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FIVE PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF CLOUD SECURITY #1

As we approach the end of the year, at iSheriff we are thinking a lot about the outlook for 2015 and the longer-term future of cloud security.

The cloud has been widely hailed as the most disruptive force in modern business. Indeed, the world is in the midst of fundamentally profound transformations, enabled by the cloud, in the ways in which we access and interact with data and applications. Unfortunately, the security industry has not kept pace with these transformational trends, necessitating an equally profound change in the way we secure modern businesses against cyber-attack.

Over the next several weeks I will be sharing my predictions for five dramatic changes that are coming in enterprise security.

I invite you to join in the conversation!

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