2020 was a year like no other. A pandemic gripped the globe, grinding life to a halt — and creating unprecedented opportunities for threat actors. Needless to say, we had plenty to write about. Below, we recap our ten most popular blogs of 2020.
1. How Can You Protect What You Can’t See?
Radware’s 2019-2020 Global Network and Application Security Report investigated how organizations cope with the multi-dimensional transformation of information networks today, focusing on three main challenges: security across multiple cloud infrastructures, securing data in microservices environments, and preparations for the rollout of 5G networks. An analysis of a global survey allows understanding 2019’s trends to better prepare for 2020’s threat landscape. Read more.
2. Getting Ready for 5G & IoT
Network performance improvements and IoT capabilities promise to help businesses move even faster to create value for customers by taking advantage of productivity gains and new market opportunities. Yet uncertainty about this new technology is prevalent. Read more.
3. C-Suite Survey: Accelerated Cloud Migrations, Lagging Security
2020 has seen some significant shifts in how organizations rely on critical information technology services for day-to-day operations. While some have always understood the critical nature of IT, the pandemic has forced organizations to accelerate their cloud migration strategy and operate with reduced budgets and resources, all while protecting their organization from existing and emerging cybersecurity threats. Read more.
4. Here’s How Bots Are Exploiting Coronavirus Fears
As the information on the novel virus deluges WhatsApp inboxes and social media feeds, the WHO recently warned of a different type of outbreak in regards to coronavirus: the overabundance of information makes it difficult for people to differentiate between legitimate news and misleading information–which could be disastrous. Read more.
5. The Move to Multiple Public Clouds Creates Security Silos
Although security professionals have better visibility into what is happening on their networks when computing resources are managed on-premise, the benefits of a public cloud environment are compelling. As expected, enterprises continued to transition more applications and data to public cloud environments in 2019. Read more.
6. Coronavirus: Its Four Most Prevalent Cyber Threats
With more countries taking measures to contain the coronavirus and more organizations asking employees to work remotely from home whenever possible, the digitalization of the workplace is accelerating prematurely. Organizations, depending on size and use case, leverage proven technologies such as enterprise VPN and Remote Desk Protocol (RDP) to provide secure remote access to sensitive resources and internal applications. Read more.
7. Making Smart Decisions in Uncertain Times
The combination of a remote workforce and on-demand consumption of goods and services forced organizations to adopt an infrastructure that supports the digital experience. Simply put, the urgency of such an unanticipated and unprecedented situation removed many obstacles that had previously stood in the way of digital transformation plans — but not without complications. Read more.
8. 5G Security Considerations for Security Providers
2020 marks the beginning of commercial rollouts by service providers. How will the demand for higher data connection speeds, lower latency services and the emergence of the internet of things (IoT) industry affect adoption rates? It depends on whom you ask. Read more.
9. Microservice Architectures Challenge Traditional Security Practices
How fast is fast enough? When it comes to creating and maintaining great customer experiences, organizations don’t have time to wait for traditional security reviews before rolling out or enhancing applications. The first priority is that applications meet customer needs. Application security is critical, but for businesses to maintain competitive advantages, it can’t stand in the way of progress. Read more.
10. Is 5G the Security Silver Bullet for System Integrators in the West?
The networks are built, the vendors are selected, and their services are up and running. Global market share is set, for now. Now enter the 5G major deployments for 2020. New 5G vendors are performing acceptance testing on initial deployments imminently at this very moment, and this represents the biggest chance in 10 years for any of the major vendors (Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, Samsung, Cisco) to gain share. Read more.