To keep up with the modern malware and threat landscape, organizations must turn to automation. In a world where bots can wreak havoc on endpoints and data centers, it might seem counterintuitive to reduce the human element in your threat prevention strategies, but Palo Alto Networks' Elton Fontaine argues it's essential since those IT workers can refocus their attention on proactive security instead of reactive security.
Good, ol' reliable email is certainly not the new kid on the block in the IT realm, but it remains the number one target for most corporate hacks and breach attempts. We spoke with Ryan Kalember from Proofpoint to get his take on why email remains a popular attack point for organizations, what they can do to defend against them and gauge if the ransomware trend we saw on the rise in recent years has begun to wane.
The way that security is deployed in today's IT ecosystem is vastly different from the way that organizations grappled with threats and bad actors just five years ago. The boom of cloud computing and the emergence of the Internet of Things is expanding the threat at a breathtaking pace. We spoke with Himanshu Raval from Cisco Systems to learn more about how his company is creating tools and solutions that equip IT teams with more advanced, effective security defenses.