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RSA 2017 Recap: Enterprises Don’t Want More One-Size-Fits-All Solutions

By Michael Vaughn

NetworkWorld’s Charles Araujo phrased the issue quite well in an article last week:

Organizations must also rationalize security data in a business context and manage it holistically as part of the overall IT and business operating model. A group of vendors is also attempting to tackle this challenge…

Forbes writer, Jason Bloomberg, said it best when he recently described the future of enterprise security software and how all signs point toward Ziften leading the way:

Perhaps the broadest disruption: vendors are improving their ability to understand how bad actors behave, and can thus take steps to prevent, detect or mitigate their malicious activities. In particular, today’s vendors understand the ‘Cyber Kill Chain’ – the steps a skilled, patient hacker (known in the biz as an advanced persistent threat, or APT) will take to achieve his or her nefarious goals.

The product of U.S. Defense contractor Lockheed Martin, The Cyber Kill Chain contains seven links: reconnaissance, weaponization, delivery, exploitation, installation, establishing command and control, and actions on objectives.
Today’s more innovative vendors target one or more of these links, with the goal of preventing, discovering or mitigating the attack. Five vendors at RSA stood out in this category.

Ziften offers an agent-based approach to tracking the behavior of users, devices, applications, and network elements, both in real-time as well as across historical data. In real-time, analysts use Ziften for threat identification and prevention, while they use the historical data to uncover steps in the kill chain for mitigation and forensic purposes.

Read the entire article at https://ziften.com/rsa-2017-recap-no-more-one-size-fits-all-solutions/

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.