Cyber Security Breakfast Briefing

Continent 8 hosted a Cyber Security Breakfast Briefing on Thursday 25th June in Douglas, Isle of Man. Two highly respected speakers presented on the current and topical subject of the threats facing today’s businesses.

Dr Andrew Bartholomew, a Consulting Engineer at Arbor Networks who are a global leader in Network Security. Arbor have focused exclusively on researching, detecting and mitigating network-based threats and have technology deployed in 70% of service provider networks globally. Arbor has been working with the world’s leading enterprise network operators since 2003, counting more than 150 leading financial services, retail, social media and healthcare brands, as well as universities and government organizations, as customers.

Andrew’s presentation provided a commentary on the Arbor 2015 Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report. Andrew explained the different types of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, the scale of these and how the methods used are changing as mitigation techniques keep pace with the perpetrators – a game of cat and mouse.

Our second speaker was Joe Hughes, a Director at ServiceTech. ServiceTech implement and manage a range of complex enterprise IT and network environments for customers throughout the UK and Isle of Man.

Joe’s presentation focused on Enterprise Network Security, specifically Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) and Sandboxing technologies. Joe highlighted that in today’s climate Firewalls are required to have application awareness and include greater threat intelligence capabilities to securely protect enterprise networks, and that the use of Sandbox environments can help to expose unknown threats and thus protect the enterprise.

Both Andrew’s and Joe’s presentations can be downloaded here.
Andrew Bartholomew 25th July 2015 – Arbor WISR Highlights 2015
Joe Hughes – Next Generation Firewalls and Sandboxing

The next Continent 8 Technical Briefing on the Isle of Man will take place on , Friday 13th November; at which Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President of Asigra, will be presenting on Asigra Cloud Backup.

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