By Andy Nallappan, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Software Business Operations, Broadcom Software - Enterprises and operators of critical infrastructure have long been on the front lines of cybersecurity. Most recently, new threats have been identified through our Symantec Threat Hunter team, including Lazarus, Verblecon and Daxin. And of course, the previous attacks forcing major service interruptions on large infrastructure.
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 Andy Nallappan, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Software Business Operations, Broadcom Software - A couple of decades ago, when nearly all centralized computing ran in data centers, companies began talking about how to accelerate decision-making and reduce latency issues that frustrated users (commonly referred to as the "world wide wait"). This problem became more acute as the increasing use of mobile and IoT devices put new strain on existing internet infrastructure.
By Arnaud Taddei, Security Transformation Architects Practice Leader – International, Symantec, a division of Broadcom Software - Harmonization has become even harder with the intensification of geopolitical competition around key technology standards. China set a new bar with its China Standards 2035 plan, aspects of which many western countries fear risk fragmenting the Internet. The EU’s Internal Market Commissioner, Thierry Breton, stated in February, “We were too naive. We were open by default in the belief that things would go our way. But we can’t be open at any price.”
By Andy Nallappan, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Software Business Operations, Broadcom Software - The Artificial Intelligence (AI) transformation is taking place even faster than anticipated, with increasing numbers of enterprise companies incorporating AI software into their development process. As I mentioned in my previous predictions blog from December 2021, about what to expect in 2022, AI is not only based in the future — it is here.
By Jeff Henry, head of product strategy – Mainframe, Broadcom Software - Think about the importance of a single second in sports. In F1 racing, the average pit stop is just two to three seconds. The driver and crew know that getting the car in and out that quickly is what it takes to beat the competition to the checkered flag. How many basketball games or other sports competitions come down to a critical moment that makes all the difference? Queue the half court “buzzer beater,” last-second “Hail Mary” touchdown, or “photo finish” at the Kentucky Derby. Clearly, time matters!
By Ilias Chantzos, Global Privacy Officer and Head of EMEA Government Affairs, Broadcom Inc. - When it comes to avoiding ransomware attacks, no sector remains safe anymore. Yet, the financial services sector in particular remains a favorite target for cyber criminals. Indeed, financial institutions were disproportionately affected by ransomware in 2021, and the early indications for the New Year point to more of the same for 2022. n
By Andy Nallappan, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Software Business Operations, Broadcom Software - Perimeter defenses are a relic of the past, and it’s time for CIOs to reexamine dated assumptions -- not the least of them being an over-reliance upon VPNs to protect company security. Even before the pandemic forced companies, seemingly overnight, to shift to remote work, the migration of business to the cloud raised new questions about the ability of conventional perimeter-based defenses to protect critical systems and data. Those questions can’t be put off any longer.
By Andy Nallappan, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Software Business Operations, Broadcom Software - As the end of 2021 approached, the process of digital acceleration remains in a world turned upside down by a lingering global pandemic. Even if Covid-19 recedes from the headlines, ongoing digital transformation at scale looks set to continue to accelerate well into 2022, with organizations looking to reap the full benefits of technology to become more productive and more efficient.
By Tom Thorpe, Vice President International Markets, Broadcom Software - Businesses responded to the historic challenge by accelerating their rate of cloud adoption and in relatively short order, the enterprise world went entirely remote. This was the epitome of digital transformation, as companies seemingly overnight adjusted their work routines, putting measures in place that allowed their employees to securely access data and telecommute full-time.
By Joe Doria, CMO Mainframe Software, Broadcom Software - The pandemic. Yes, it changed us forever. It changed business for sure — think of remote employees, “take out” in the food industry, and how we work with colleagues and customers. Dramatic change unlike anything we’ve seen in a lifetime. Through it, the dynamic of time has become more and more interesting. It almost seems different because of the pandemic.
By Greg Lotko, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mainframe Software Division, Broadcom Software - nThe further we evolve as a digital society, the more a fundamental truth is borne out: Mainframe systems are more central to our lives and work than ever before – and not just online, but to virtually everything we do.
By Rich Jardine, Vice President, Strategic Customer Success, Broadcom Software - When it comes to innovation, at Broadcom Software, we believe it is not just about technology anymore. There is tremendous innovation happening in enterprise customer care and support. Driving it is a growing awareness that being able to support an enterprise software application after the sale is critically important.
By Andy Nallappan, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Software Business Operations, Broadcom Software - Today’s leading multinational companies face a daunting task: deliver powerful customer experiences, accelerate growth through new services, optimize for efficiency, and keep everything protected. Oftentimes the teams leading these initiatives are disconnected from one another. With the imperative of transforming how they do business, multinational companies are struggling to manage costs, connect initiatives, and drive their business forward.
By Per Kroll, Senior Director, R&D for DevOps, AIOps and Automation, Broadcom. In order to compete, enterprises must deliver digital experiences that perform flawlessly in seconds and delight their customers. The challenge is that behind each digital app is massive complexity – hundreds of interwoven services, developed by a mix of proprietary and open source contributors, connecting mainframe and multi-cloud infrastructures with billions of end user devices. These digital demands are driving exponential growth of data and transaction volumes, making it increasingly difficult for IT operations to keep up. There is too much data, complexity, and change for a finite number of operators to keep up, even with the assistance of leading monitoring and diagnostic technologies.
By Rick Perret, Head of Customer Success Marketing and Client Voice, Mainframe Software Division, part of Broadcom Software - South Africa is one of the most beautiful and flourishing places on Earth. It’s also one of the hardest hit by socio-economic inequality and exclusion. For years, the underserved citizens of South Africa have been denied access and opportunities to prosper.
By Rick Perret, Head of Customer Success Marketing and Client Voice, Mainframe Software Division, part of Broadcom Software - Operating in today’s global economy is fraught with uncertainty. Whether it’s competitive, political, an uncontrollable global pandemic, or any number of other dynamics, these days you have to expect the unexpected - and be ready to respond. Some organizations have seen new areas of opportunity, while others are hanging on for dear life. Businesses have undergone many changes over the last year, but in many respects, the onslaught of COVID-19 has accelerated trends that have been present for several years now.
By Sunjeet Randhawa, Director, Government Affairs & Policy Counsel at Broadcom Software - The pandemic landscape has been matched in cyberspace, with daily ransomware attacks causing enterprises large and small, as well as ordinary citizens, to feel vulnerable and helpless. Just as the pandemic requires community buy-in with government and citizens working together, so too will combatting malicious cyber actors to protect our organizations. This is where the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) comes in.
By Andy Nallappan, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Software Business Operations, Broadcom Software - The rise in ransomware has unleashed a torrent of high-profile attacks disabling critical infrastructure and bringing major supply chains to their knees, adding to the uncertainty of an already chaotic pandemic era.
In this fireside chat, we learn about DORA from Ilias Chantzos, the Global Privacy Officer and the Head of Government Affairs programs for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) of Broadcom. He leads the global privacy program across the company’s multiple business units and regions.