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Illumio expert outlines cybersecurity priorities for Biden administration

cybersecurity expert from Illumio has

A outlined what the Biden administration should focus on to protect the country ’ s safety .

Andrew Rubin , CEO and Co-founder at Illumio , said : “ The first days of 2021 have been marked by tumultuous events that have diverted attention and resources from what should be a safe and streamlined transfer of power .
increasingly evident that relying on threat detection alone is insufficient .
“ We need a more robust multi-pronged strategy to mitigate future attacks that couples prevention and monitoring with an effective perimeter protection strategy for all critical entities ,” he said . “ Security is about managing risk – you need to consider both your posture and the attacker ’ s posture . Given the current situation and vulnerabilities , the U . S . should assume that bad actors are already in their environment .
“ To keep people and information safe , the government should prioritize measures , like establishing deeper layers of security , that can mitigate the impact and spread of a breach .”
“ On top of that , the U . S . is dealing with the SolarWinds breach , which is perhaps the largest and most catastrophic single breach event our country has ever seen . Together , this has created a perfect storm for cyberattacks and left the United States with a heightened level of cyber-risk , which threatens the safety and security of the country as a whole .”
He added that with the modern cybersecurity landscape it is becoming

Verizon Business delivers network transformation services to HUB International

Verizon Business will deliver managed network services , network-as-a-service ( NaaS ), to more than 450 HUB offices throughout the US and Canada .

By transforming its current infrastructure into a multi-use network managed by Verizon Business , HUB International will see improved speed , capacity and flexibility , helping employees work more seamlessly , while also enabling HUB to better manage the rapid growth of its business .
Delivering on HUB ’ s needs , NaaS includes fully-managed Versa Software-Defined Secure Branch ( SDSB ), combined with Managed LAN and Managed Wireless LAN service which offers the benefits of application-aware routing , global transport agnosticism and a lighter-edge design .
Verizon ’ s turnkey solution aligns a robust technology suite with a professional services wrapper and dedicated PMO and Network Engineering support to help increase consistency and performance of end-user applications , reduce operational costs , and increase agility , security and cloud centricity within HUB ’ s business .
“ We ’ ve made significant strides in our efforts to design and build a stable , resilient infrastructure and network to help us work more seamlessly , improving speed , productivity and enhancing our M & A integration and onboarding experience ,” said Kuldip Mohanty , HUB International ’ s Chief Information Officer . “ With Verizon , we will continue to redesign our network to improve speed , capacity and flexibility to all our 13,000 plus users .” p
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