By Liam O’Murchu, Director, Security Technology and Response – The ransomware threat now dominates every security discussion I have with customers. Their concerns are justified: ransomware gangs are more sophisticated, determined and eager than ever to extract huge ransom payments. They are also deploying surprisingly creative tactics. Gone are the days of merely encrypting or stealing files – now the bad guys are leaking stolen information to put added pressure on their victims.
By David Andrzejek, head of Financial Services, DataStax – Capital One might be the sixth-largest bank in the United States, but it's working hard to harness its data and the cloud to execute much more like a fintech. The company is on a mission to revolutionize the banking industry through technology and data and serves as a model for harnessing the power of data for growth.
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By Reed Peterson, Field CTO, Telecom, DataStax – It’s one thing to deliver performance and new services that impress customers, but doing so at the scale of one of the largest wireless carriers in the world and at the speed required to compete in a cutthroat industry requires data – petabytes of it. As well as a clear understanding of how to take full advantage of it in real-time.
Protecting data and monitoring user behavior used to be relatively simple when everyone was behind the corporate firewall. However, in the new world of cloud computing and hybrid workforces, some basic practices and assumptions need to be revisited. For example, more people now need access to sensitive business data while working from home, on public computers, and via their mobile devices.
When was the last time you audited your tech from a customer’s perspective? Ensure that your organization’s technology is a collaboration between internal stakeholders and those who drive your ultimate success – your customer.