According to Gartner, “by 2020, 75% of organizations will have deployed a multicloud or hybrid cloud model for their IT needs.”1 While we’ve known for some time that the future is multicloud, ensuring cybersecurity across diverse and non-traditional environments has mostly been an afterthought. Despite organizations weaving cloud-based ecosystems and Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications into the fabric of their networks, they have not emphasized security at the same level. To learn more about what organizations are – and are not – doing to prepare and fortify their security postures, Juniper Networks partnered with the Internet of Things Institute to survey organizations implementing IoT projects.
As 2018 comes to a close, it’s clear we need continued security innovations to keep our organizations better protected from cybercrime. Bad actors with limitless resources are hyper-innovative in finding and exploiting vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, our vulnerabilities are expanding with cloud environments and distributed, digital business models. We need new ideas to keep our security postures strong. Attacks like cryptojacking and new variants of ransomware are using revolutionary obfuscation tactics and automation to bypass traditional security solutions. The ongoing shortage of qualified security experts, combined with a flood of data from multiple security vendors and connections to multiple clouds, are driving the need for faster, more flexible and automated cybersecurity solutions.
Mounir Hahad is head of Juniper Threat Labs,the organization at Juniper Networks identifying and tracking malicious threats in the wild and ensuring Juniper products implement effective detection techniques. David Mihelcic is federal chief technology and strategy officer for Juniper Networks, supporting the company’s federal sales, engineering and operations teams.Prior to joining Juniper, David spent 18 years with the Defense Information Systems Agency.
No matter where you work – be it a corporate office, a retail store, healthcare institution, place of academia or government agency – every employee has a role to play in ensuring your organization maintains good security hygiene.
It's no secret that the cybersecurity industry is facing a shortage of skilled professionals. The threat landscape has evolved faster than nearly anyone was expecting, creating a high demand for talented individuals with niche skillsets to help protect enterprise and consumer infrastructure.