05.06.2016Enterprise Tech

Enterprise Technology Spotlight: IoT, security and SDN

By: Grainne Colgan
Software Defined Networking

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the way we live and work; opening up a host of new opportunities and challenges for businesses, governments and consumers around the world. This year alone, 5.5 million new things get connected every day, according to Gartner. As the IoT grows, security risks grow, and our top story this week takes a look at these risks, examining how cyber criminals are looking to target the IoT space.

Additionally, Ashish Thapar provides data breach prevention insights for the Asian market based on the recently issued 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (2016 DBIR).

Finally, Shawn Hakl discusses how SDN is paying big dividends for enterprises and the importance of building a business case for implementing SDN, with a particular focus on the public sector.

Here’s our spotlight for this week…

TechGig exclusive: cyber criminals looking to target mobile users and IoT space, says Verizon executive

Verizon has not seen an significant number of IoT and mobile-based cyber-attacks but the company is seeing more opportunistic attackers and state-sponsored attackers looking to sabotage IoT infrastructure. (Tech Gig India)

Verizon breach report: lessons for Asia

Ashish Thapar discusses the trends in this year’s DBIR and provides recommendations for better protecting organizations in the current threat landscape. Ashish states “A good way to mitigate data breach risks is to make it more costly for hackers to wage a successful attack.” (Bank Info Security Asia)

Marriage of convenience: SDN + NFV

Do the enterprise benefits of software-defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) add up?  This article walks the reader through the attributes of the underlying technologies of SDN and NFV. It examines the benefits that each can bring to network infrastructure and emphasises the skill set change needed in organisations as they move to virtualization. (Tech Beacon)

The business case for deploying software defined networks

With a fundamental shift in how computer networks are being be built, CIOs to stay on top of the changes that are occurring in technology. Shawn Hakl offers federal CIOs a glimpse of what to plan for in network technology, and how to justify the cost of moving to SDN. He also describes business use cases that will likely be common place in the public sector. (FedScoop)