SPONSOR PODCAST in partnership with Comcast Business
In the past year, cybersecurity has risen from primarily an IT concern to a corner office mandate and watercooler conversation piece. The pandemic forced businesses to grapple with the implications of a largescale shift to remote work, with reshaped network architectures, spurring a rethinking of cybersecurity frameworks. Meanwhile, security threats like the $70 million REvil gang ransomware attack have gripped the headlines and put security teams on the spot.
In this podcast series from Comcast Business, we’ll explore the events that have put cybersecurity at the forefront and the tools and technologies that business and IT leaders should be eyeing to address current and future cybersecurity demands.
Episode 5: We live in a changed world. Advances in technology that were supposed to take years happened in months. Along the way, assumptions and legacy thinking gave way to urgency and a can-do .. no, must-do attitude. Episode 4: Working from home used to be a perk. Now it’s a way of life. The way we shop changed so quickly, so thoroughly, that many retailers were caught off guard, and technology in many cases wasn’t ready for the surge. Instead of a company-issued device hooked into a LAN, the network ecosystem became instead a diverse ecosystem of end points, corporate networks, home routers, and VPNs.rnrnFor security pros, this had the makings of a nightmare. Thinking strategically is key for success in IT. In 2021, IDG saw a significant jump in the number of CIOs calling themselves u201cstrategic.u201d These are the CIOs who spend the majority of their time driving business innovation and identifying opportunities for competitive differentiation. rnIn this third episode of Comcastu2019s podcast series u201cNetwork Security for a Hybrid Business World,u201d weu2019ll focus on how networking and security pros are putting together their security strategies. Weu2019ll look at the business demands driving network evolution, what network management options are trending, and how to prioritize and secure deployment. Episode 2: CISOs, CTOs, CIOs, COOs and others are going to be asked: What measures do you have in place in case we get hit with a ransomware attack? That’s because ransomware attacks have increased by nearly 500 per cent since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, we’ll help with some answers, and some tactics that can reduce vulnerability, not just for ransomware, but across the threat matrix. Episode 1: Over the course of a few short weeks in early 2020, business as we know it changed. As lockdowns caused by COVID-19 spread worldwide, organizations scrambled to keep the lights on. Working from home was the only way to keep business rolling. The thing is, connecting and supporting employees from home meant that the traditional perimeter for security — Which had already been eroding under pressure from the work-at-home trend — was now obsolete.
Trailer: Network Security for a Hybrid Business World is a podcast series from Comcast Business and CIO, exploring the events that have put cybersecurity at the forefront and the tools and technologies that business and IT leaders should be eyeing to address current and future cybersecurity demands.