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        Jeff Orr's Analyst Perspectives

        In today’s rapidly evolving digital security landscape, organizations face the challenge of maintaining robust network security resilience. Chief information officers battling increasingly sophisticated cyber threats and the growing complexity of enterprise networks must enhance network security posture with advanced technologies to stay ahead of potential threats. One such technology is DDI – the integration of DNS, DHCP and IPAM.

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        Topics: digital business, Digital Security, Resilience, DNS, IPAM, DDI, DHCP, Security Posture

        Network security resilience is the ability to withstand and recover from cyber-attacks. To achieve this, organizations need to use DDI technology. DDI stands for DNS, DHCP and IPAM. These are three services that help devices connect and communicate on a network.

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        Topics: digital business, Digital Security, DNS, IPAM, DDI, DHCP

        The acquisition of Splunk by Cisco marks a significant milestone in the digital security industry. This strategic move combines the strengths of two industry leaders, offering a suite of products and services underpinned by artificial intelligence technologies. However, like any major business decision, it comes with challenges and potential risks. Ventana Research presents an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats associated with this acquisition, offering valuable...

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        Topics: digital business, Digital Security, Observability

        Software supply chain digital security is a hot topic, especially after cyberattacks on SolarWinds, Colonial Pipeline and Kaseya. These attacks have exposed the vulnerabilities and risks that exist in the software products and services that organizations rely on for their daily operations. How can organizations protect themselves from these threats and ensure the quality and integrity of software products? One possible approach is to adopt a software bill of materials (SBOM).

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        Topics: digital business, Digital Security

        Data is one of the most valuable assets an organization owns, and a robust data backup and recovery system is foundational to protecting it. Weak data protection efforts jeopardize resilience and business continuity. With data residing in multiple places – including on-premises servers and public and private cloud environments – it is difficult to ensure that all data is backed up and recoverable in the event of a disaster.

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        Topics: Business Continuity, Cloud Computing, digital business, Digital Security, Backup, Recovery, Resilience, Multi-Cloud

        Governance, risk management and compliance are essential tactics for a successful organization. Effective GRC practices help organizations achieve business objectives, mitigate risks and ensure compliance with laws and regulations. As a chief information officer or IT leader, it is important to evaluate new technologies and determine their impact on the business, including whether they fit within the scope of current GRC programs and processes.

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        Topics: Data Governance, AI & Machine Learning, digital business, Digital Security, Governance & Risk

        Given the ever-expanding digital footprint of most businesses today, visibility into the performance of distributed systems has become a necessity. There are more data sources and data storage locations than ever before. As organizations continue to expand their data presence and scale their systems and tools, digital security is of greater importance in the architecture and operations. Monitoring is a fundamental enabler of digital security that provides real-time detection of cyber threats...

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        Topics: digital business, Digital Security

        Enterprise organizations remain vulnerable to a host of security attacks. Cyberattacks are often associated with techniques that have never been seen before, which lead to data breaches if not quickly detected and remediated. However, one of the most common vulnerabilities for an organization is phishing. Phishing lures people to give up confidential information by clicking on a link or opening a file in an email from what appears to be a trusted source but is actually a bad actor....

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        Topics: digital business, Digital Security

        The role of the chief information officer has evolved from managing IT to maximizing technology for business value. Many organizations launch digital transformation programs to identify and deliver the desired value but discover that digital transformation is a complex, lengthy process. Budgets and resources can be quickly exhausted with little to show for the investment. Yet business objectives remain.

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        Topics: Digital Technology, Customer Experience Management, robotic automation, Work Management

        Intelligent automation is a powerful tool that can help the CIO and IT leaders optimize business processes and outcomes while reducing costs, risks and errors. Automation takes many forms, each with its own applications, benefits and limitations. In a previous perspective, I shared how technology helps organizations automate processes and enhance workflow efficiency. This perspective explains the various types of automation enabled by artificial intelligence technologies and their applications...

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        Topics: Digital Technology, AI & Machine Learning, robotic automation
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