A tree falls in high winds. A snowstorm sweeps into town. A backhoe digs a little too far to the left. Lightning strikes a telephone pole. Floodwaters inundate city streets. All of these acts of nature (or of humans) threaten business continuity. When a business loses its Internet connections, it loses revenue; and a whole lot more.
There are many ways to get people interested in your product or service. You can hook them into your site with some good SEO, meet them on social media—maybe even advertise to them. But one of the most enduringly popular ways is to meet prospective customers in person.
Last fall, Cradlepoint CSO Kent Woodruff wrote a blog post about Adam Shostack’s theme for his opening address at 2014 BSidesLV. Shostack spoke at length about “information sharing as the ultimate act of self-preservation.” The exponential rise in criminal intrusions into public and private databases in the recent past has precipitated the creation of a number of information sharing organizations by both the private and public sectors.
Technology has given us the power to see in real-time exactly how jobs are being performed. That information can lead to more efficient ways to get work done. For the public sector, that can result in better services to taxpayers and more money saved over all. We think we can provide the public sector with solutions that are smart, easy-to-use and that, at the end of the day, save organizations precious taxpayer dollars.
The RoboUtes are an interdisciplinary student organization at the University of Utah. For the past three years, they have participated in the RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops Competition. The 2015 version of their rover was equipped with a pair of Cradlepoint COR IBR650 routers.
In my last post (Part 3: The Rise of Intelligent Routing) I talked about how Cradlepoint and Zscaler work together to create “intelligent routing” for Internet security and application control. We call it intelligent routing because once you configure the Zscaler Internet security on the Cradlepoint router, it routes web traffic in a specific way depending on the site the users are trying to access.
In Part 1 of this series (Part One: Why are Branch Offices so Vulnerable?), I looked at some of the reasons why branch offices are so vulnerable to data breaches. In Part 2, (The changing face of malicious attacks), the topic was the new forms these attacks are taking. In Part 3, I’d like to talk about how the solution Cradlepoint has developed with Zscaler defeats these new attempts to access corporate networks.
Last year enterprise security experts discovered that, once hackers are able to break into less protected monolithic network segments, they can quickly “pivot” to access segments that contain valuable information. The result has been catastrophic for some of the biggest names in retailing.
As part of a renewed focus on law enforcement accountability and safety, President Obama petitioned Congress for the funds to buy more than 50,000 body cameras for police agencies nationwide. This represents a $75 million allocation for the lapel-mounted body cameras, and additional funds for hardware to support video capture, storage, and analytics.