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WHAT IT ORGANIZATIONS NEED NOW IS A MEANS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS AT SCALE , WHILE TRANSCENDING THE TRADITIONAL NETWORK BOUNDARIES AND WITH THE ABILITY TO SHIFT LEFT . www . intelligentcio . com INTELLIGENTCIO

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SOLVING PROBLEMS AT SCALE WITH HYPER-AUTOMATION

With the rapid shift to remote work , many organizations have been tasked with understanding how to manage and secure infrastructure that ‘ transcends traditional boundaries ’. Chris Goettl , Senior Director , Product Management for Security , of Utah-based Ivanti , talks us through the challenges CISOs are facing right now and introduces us to Ivanti Neurons and highlights how it is helping security teams .

hHow would you describe the threat landscape right now ?

Change brings opportunity . For threat actors it is a way of life . Changes in technology allow threat actors to defeat security measures that were effective previously .
Changes to our environments increase the potential for something to be misconfigured outside of IT oversight . Changes in code by a vendor to resolve a security vulnerability provides an opportunity to reverse engineer those changes and exploit it .
Most recently , the rapid shift to remote work changed our IT infrastructure drastically and many organizations are still figuring out how to manage infrastructure that transcends traditional boundaries . Ransomware started as a random spread of malware through phishing and other means to try and ransom individual systems for a three to four-digit payout . In 2016 we saw a large-scale targeted ransomware attack that increased its ransom demand .
SamSam was averaging US $ 50k payouts by conducting a more hands-on attack while

WHAT IT ORGANIZATIONS NEED NOW IS A MEANS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS AT SCALE , WHILE TRANSCENDING THE TRADITIONAL NETWORK BOUNDARIES AND WITH THE ABILITY TO SHIFT LEFT . www . intelligentcio . com INTELLIGENTCIO

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