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Secure Living on the Edge

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Service providers are undergoing a technological revolution that moves applications and computing functions to the edge of their network rather than in centralized data centers.  In an industry that has historically embraced centralized control and very clear boundaries, this is all very exciting – but it can also be a scary proposition when considering security […]

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Is Security for Containers and Microservices the Same?

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Containers and microservices are being rapidly adopted as they go hand-in-hand with modern application environments. Being an evolution of hardware and software utilization (respectively), they perfectly match and therefore – as often happens with new technologies – create some confusion around which is which. Also, from an information security point of view, protecting containerized applications […]

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There’s Another Global Pandemic We’re Not Talking About

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Every day we see new headlines about coronavirus: thousands more diagnosed, temperature checks on airplanes, subways and even in grocery stores, the World Health Organization holding press conferences to calm global fears. However, very quietly the common flu goes unnoticed. While every headline reminds us that as of February 14, we have seen 60K cases and 1350 fatalities in […]

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Security is on the Verge of a Major Transformation

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The connected world has put new requirements for agility and elasticity on development and architecture of applications. Breaking up the traditional monolith in small and nimble microservices and leveraging the container and orchestration capabilities of cloud native computing, the practices of developing and operating applications went through a real revolution to keep up with the […]

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Why ‘Free’ DDoS Protection Can be the Most Expensive

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The promises are enticing and the price is unbeatable; after all – who can beat the price of ‘free’ ? As service availability becomes more and more of a customer concern, it has become common for internet service providers (ISPs), content distribution networks (CDNs) and public cloud providers to offer ‘DDoS protection’ for free, as […]

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Why Bot Management is Essential for CCPA Compliance

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On January 1 of this year, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) came into effect. This regulation, similar to the European Union’s GDPR, aims to protect consumers’ data privacy in the state. While preparing for compliance with regulations such as the GDPR and CCPA, security and compliance units within an organization may overlook certain technical […]

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Emotet Attacks Spread Alongside Fears of Coronavirus

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The rise of the coronavirus globally, but mainly in China, has resulted in the World Health Organization calling on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the disease. As a current Hong Kong resident, and one who is fully engaged with organizations in the APAC region, I can confirm that the fear is palpable. […]

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Creating a Secure Climate for your Business

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Today’s IT landscape is constantly evolving and looks drastically different than it did a few years ago. Your network and infrastructure are more digitized and complex due to new, emerging technologies (like IoT, edge computing, APIs and bots), and applications are more customer-centric, cloud-native, and public-facing.  With users, devices and applications everywhere, IT teams and […]

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Getting Ready for 5G & IoT

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of 5G networks, it was the beginning of a new threat landscape the likes of which have never been faced before. The commercial rollouts of 5G networks beginning in 2020 set up a tale of two prospects, a story […]

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A Primer on the California Consumer Privacy Act

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Following the precedent set by the European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), another landmark privacy regulation went into effect January 1, 2020. The CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) aims to protect the privacy of consumers in the state, home to Silicon Valley and tech giants such as Google, Facebook, Apple and many others. This law paves the way for other US states to roll out similar legislation to protect consumer privacy, setting a precedent for stricter overall US data protection standards.   Indeed, it appears […]