Security used to be more about building a taller wall around your perimeter and checking off boxes for compliance and HR acceptable use policies, instead of defending the business against data breaches and advanced attacks. Most security products were built as closed systems that couldn’t integrate together or share intelligence.
The IT landscape has evolved. Critical infrastructure, applications, and data are moving to the cloud, leveraging either public or private cloud infrastructure. Salesforce.com, Box, G Suite, Office 365, and other software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, whether sanctioned by IT or not, are commonplace in companies of all sizes and industries — even the most highly regulated ones. Not only does this raise questions about how to protect where sensitive data is going and how it’s being used, but it also changes how employees get their work done.
Your users, especially when working outside of the office, no longer need to always connect to the corporate network to get work done. They often connect directly to SaaS apps. And, let’s face it, employees also don’t turn on the VPN if they’re using their work laptop for personal use — which means they’re left with very little security protection.
Plus, many organizations are now using direct internet connections at branch offices, which means employees and guest users don’t get the protection of your traditional security stack. Not only are more offices connecting directly to the internet — it’s estimated that 70% of branch offices already have some direct internet access— but attackers recognize these weak points in their targets and have started exploiting them more.
To solve these new challenges, security controls must also shift to the cloud. Security must evolve to protect users anywhere they access the internet, traditional secure web gateway (SWG) solutions cannot address these gaps, that’s why a new kind of internet gateway represents an entirely new way of thinking about securing your users, A Secure Internet Gateway.
Join Cisco to explore how a Secure Internet Gateway can protect your users, data and applications anywhere with a presentation followed by a demo from Cisco Umbrella.
6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Drinks Reception
6:30 – 6:45 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:45 – 7:15 pm – Keynote Speech and Cisco Umbrella Demo
7:15 – 9:15 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:15 – 10:00 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Cisco
- What are the top priorities for you in the mid-term business plan? What are the challenges expected to overcome?
- What challenges are you facing (or have you faced) in implementing cloud security solutions? What are your concerns? And for those who have already adopted cloud, how did you overcome those challenges?
- What does the advent of the multi-cloud era mean for you in terms of security? How are you managing security across multiple cloud environments?
Britt Allen, Cyber Security Specialist at Cisco’s Cloud Security Business
Britt has been in the Security business for more than 15 years with experience in network, endpoint, forensic, database Encryption, cloud and data security. He came to Cisco as a part of the OpenDNS acquisition in 2015. Prior to that Britt worked as a Global Account Manager for Infoblox, HP and Guidance Software. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Consumer Affairs and Economics from Eastern IL University and a Certificate in Computer Systems and Networking from DePaul University, Chicago IL.
Chris Riviere, Consulting Systems Engineer at Cisco Cloud Security
Chris Riviere is a Consulting Systems Engineer with Cisco Cloud Security. He joined via its acquisition of the startup Piston Cloud Computing. Previously Chris had Professional Services and Sales Engineering roles at OPNET Technologies (acquired by Riverbed). There he was passionate about application and network performance helping customers around the world optimize the reliability and performance of their mission critical applications. He enjoys traveling, hiking, cycling, and scuba diving.
Cisco® Security solutions help you adopt the cloud, endpoint and network with confidence and better manage security for the way the world works today. Cisco’s cloud security is a cohesive and complementary solution that includes both Cisco Umbrella and Cisco Cloudlock.
Cisco Umbrella secures access to the cloud while Cloudlock secures usage of the cloud. This combines both breadth and depth to provide you with the security you need, where you need it; to protect users against threats anywhere they access the Internet and secure your data and applications in the cloud.
With Cisco’s cloud security, you gain visibility into Internet activity across cloud applications, all office locations, and roaming devices. You can also detect and respond to threats faster. Cisco Security provides an effective security platform that is open, automated, and simple to use.