When the news that Equifax had a data breach was first to come out, people initially thought that “This is very bad.” In the days since then, the news has not gotten much enhanced. The implications are fundamentally permanent. Since the breach affected 143 million Americans and thousands of Canadians more than half of all the adults who live in the respective countries. But what we need to assume that our most private data is no longer secure.
You can’t read anything about online security without noting the problem is getting bigger. Ransomware, open-source threats and black hat actors aren’t terms just for the IT guy anymore–they’re real threats coming at your business from online activity.
Even though Locky’s operators were silent for some time, there has never been any doubt that they would be back, with a new massively spread spam campaign.
Virtualized networks and SDN (software-defined network) architectures are “the next big thing,” offering businesses new opportunities to grow and change. They bring together far-flung facilities in a single, secure network and let people from all locations communicate as if they were in the same building. SDNs also create big challenges to IT and cybersecurity teams. Instead of securing one physical data center, they must now secure an increasingly large, complex and distributed network in a virtual environment.
By now we’re all probably very aware of the massive Equifax hack that exposed 143 million Americans social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and drivers’ licenses. There was also a small subset of credit cards and personal identifying documents released with limited personal information to an uncertain amount of Canadian and UK citizens being accessed as well.
Software Defined WAN (Wide Area Network) is currently a hot topic in IT conference rooms across the globe. SDWAN is not a new topic or product for that matter. So why all the hype about SDWAN?