A remote hack-attack on Chrysler Jeeps dominated headlines this past summer when researchers used an exploit to wirelessly control parts of a car’s systems. Initially, they took over the air conditioning, the windshield wipers and the radio. Intrigue grew to concern, however, when those same researchers showed how they could also slow down the car on the highway without any chance for the driver to maintain control. Those revelations led to the first known product recall on a networked car: The Jeep Manufacturer Fiat Chrysler had to update software in more than 1.4 million of its vehicles.read more
Every good hero needs a trusty guide.
Sherlock Holmes had his Watson. Bruce Wayne had Alfred. Captain Kirk? He had Spock. Today’s information security professionals are no different. They work in the trenches to protect networks and applications and they are the modern day heroes of our digital lives. And thus, a guide for keeping up with the fast evolving cyber-threat landscape is valuable when supporting combat.read more
Leveraging SDN and NFV for Comprehensive and Cost-effective Cyber Network Defense & Application Delivery
Last week I spent a few days in sunny (and crowded) San Jose, California at the NFV World Forum. The theme this year was largely about open environments and interoperability, ushered on by the standardization efforts behind NFV, along with the related topics of carrier-grade service assurance and reliability. I was fortunate to speak about how Radware is actively investing in open environments as the architecture becomes common platforms for commercial implementations. Radware is implementing SDN and NFV in network security and application delivery domains to help service providers achieve radical cost reduction while benefitting from the advantages of cloud-based application services.read more
Cloud migration – one of the top trends this past year and predicted by many to be a top trend in 2015 – brings with it many benefits to the organization. You can enjoy cost savings, scalability, flexibility, and productivity benefits for your organization, your customers and your partners. Regardless of the industry they belong to, today’s enterprises are finding that the cost and speed advantages of cloud cannot be ignored.read more
A couple of years ago the discussion of SDN focused primarily on the fact that SDN separated the network control function from the network forwarding function and that separation of functions might require the introduction of new protocols such as OpenFlow. More recently there has been a lot of discussion about the value of an overlay SDN model vs. an underlay SDN model and the role of specialized hardware in either model. All of these discussions are important and they all are focused on key architectural characteristics of SDN.read more