Historically, threat actors would work diligently to hack through next-generation firewalls, endpoint detection systems and other traditional security tools — something that takes significant work and is often for nothing, since perimeter security is excellent today.
It’s an understatement to say that artificial intelligence has been on top of every information technology and business leader’s priority list since the release of ChatGPT. The easy-to-use generative AI engine gave everyone a glimpse of what’s possible when it comes to the infusion of AI into our lives, and one of the areas in which it has the most promise is cybersecurity.
As usual, Cisco Systems Inc.‘s annual user conference, Cisco Live EMEA in Amsterdam, serves as a platform for the networking giant to release the latest innovations across many of its product lines. Although this event is considerably smaller than the U.S. Cisco Live, it’s important for the company as Europe, the Middle East and Africa is a highly diverse region spread out across 120 countries.
The rise of hybrid work and distributed applications has created a problem that’s not so new but has been exacerbated. On-premises security has been the de facto deployment model for decades, but as businesses have become more distributed, on-premises have struggled to meet security demands. The pandemic-induced hybrid work model underscores the difficulty of putting corporate-grade security wherever a user is.
It was an interesting year for the world’s largest networking vendor. Cisco Systems Inc. put up record revenue and earnings despite a highly volatile macro environment affected by wars, social issues, inflation, rising interest rates and the like. The company also made the biggest acquisition in its history in September when it announced the purchase of Splunk.