Sunday, March 6, 2016

Video: The Intersection of IoT and Security

Jason Porter, VP of Security Solutions from AT&T, gives a 2-minute overview of the intersection of #IoT and security.  Not surprisingly, the top concern from enterprises deploying IoT technologies is ensuring end-to-end security for all elements in the ecosystem.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/p6doq-Jbbh0







Video: The State of Cloud Security

Jim Reavis, CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance, provides a 2-minute update on the state of the industry and highlights of the day-long Cloud Security Summit held at RSA 2016.

The current state of security in cloud computing is strong, but uneven. Many issues remain to be addressed, including as services transgress international boundaries or even go from one operator to another.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/-wAS1t7dl-8




Video: CSA Global Enterprise Board's Call to Action

Vinay Patel, Global Head of Information Security for Citi Enterprise Infrastructure, issues a call-to-action on behalf of the Cloud Security Alliance's Enterprise Advisory Board.

For enterprises, the stakes could not be higher in ensuring that cloud services are safe, secure, transparent and trusted platforms.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/TFQ7XovaCqs





Video: New Approaches to Cloud Security with Prevoty

Arpit Joshipura discusses New Approaches to Cloud Security at RSA 2016.

Conventional cyber solutions based on malware signatures, white-lists, black-lists, data flow analysis are no longer effective.  The focus needs to move to a layered approach that includes runtime application security within the applications themselves.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/fh20tTEj_XY





Vertical Systems: 2015 U.S.Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

AT&T captured the top spot in Vertical Systems Group's U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD results for year-end 2015.

The following companies achieved LEADERBOARD status (rank order based on retail port share): AT&T, Level 3, Verizon, CenturyLink, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox, XO and new entrant Windstream.

To qualify for the LEADERBOARD, providers must have four percent (4%) or more of the U.S. Ethernet services market. Shares are measured by number of ports in service at businesses and enterprises as tracked by Vertical, with input from surveys of Ethernet providers.

“For the full year 2015, the Ethernet market grew by more than 20 percent, however the second half of the year showed moderating growth going into 2016,” said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. “During this cycle, Windstream moved up to the LEADERBOARD from the Challenge Tier based on the strength of its Ethernet private line service and its presence in many smaller markets that others do not serve.”

Ethernet providers cited footprint expansion and support for increased speeds as their top initiatives for 2016 in response to Vertical Systems Group’s Year-End 2015 Ethernet/IP VPN/Fiber and LEADERBOARD Survey. Price compression and provisioning intervals are considered the primary challenges.

A key competitive requirement cited by Ethernet providers is MEF CE 2.0 certification. Seven of the nine companies on the 2015 U.S. LEADERBOARD have MEF CE 2.0 certified services. Additionally, all LEADERBOARD-ranked companies employ MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals (MEF-CECPs).

Other providers selling Ethernet services in the U.S. are segmented into two tiers as measured by port share. The first or Challenge Tier includes providers with between 1% and 4% share of the U.S. retail Ethernet market. For 2015, the following five companies attained a position in the Challenge tier (in alphabetical order): Bright House, Charter, Cogent, Lightpath and Zayo.

http://www.verticalsystems.com/vsglb/2015-u-s-carrier-ethernet-leaderboard/

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