BrightTALK caught up with KPN Telecom's Jaya Baloo for an in-depth conversation on the current state of information security, today's threatscape and a discussion on the cyber industry.
Topics up for discussion:
- The WannaCry attacks and what it means for the ransomware landscape
- 'Hacking back' and the ethical considerations that need to be taken
- Nation state attacks and the future of cyber warfare
- How to improve security culture amongst your troops on the ground
- AI & machine learning and how effective the techniques can be when assessing big security data sets
- The explosion of the IoT and how to protect connected devices and the overall network - from a telecoms standpoint
As a rapidly growing mobile and fixed line service provider, du Telecom was faced with protecting its growing network and IT infrastructure while controlling costs and efficiently managing IT operations. Recognizing this need, du Telecom embarked on a journey to transform its security operations as it knew that a strong security foundation — one that can automate security and compliance monitoring to cost-effectively support corporate growth — would be critical to its success. To achieve these goals, du Telecom turned to ArcSight.
Join this webinar to participate in a candid conversation with Tamer El Bahey, Senior Director - Security Monitoring & Operations at du Telecom, as he shares how the company simplified its security operations across the enterprise and laid the groundwork for an award winning Security Operations Center (SOC) using ArcSight SIEM solution. Learn from du Telecom's approach and lessons learned which resulted in reduced security expenditures by 85% in 3 years.
Register now to see how the power of ArcSight SIEM solution can also transform your Security Operation Center to operate more efficiently and protect against cyber threats.
The shift from telecom operators offering stand-alone landline and mobile services to selling converged multi-play services is now well established and will continue to expand over the next few years. This is having a major effect on the telco competitive landscape. It also has implications for customers, regulators, technology vendors and other players in the telecom/content ecosystem. Convergence between landline and mobile is also a growing influence on M&A transactions, as is the practice of operators investing in premium content.
In this webinar we will examine the approach being taken by several leading operators, focusing on propositions and commercial impact. We will also present recommendations for telcos to successfully make the transition to multi-play and to become fully integrated service providers.
Find out about the success of IDT's retail side of the business -spearheaded under the brand of BOSS Revolution - and what it means to network operators around the world in terms of opportunities to increase business in a very volatile market.Read more >
This briefing will underline Frost & Sullivan’s key predictions for 2013, focusing on the implications of competitive dynamics as companies catch the wave of new fixed and mobile services and applications opportunities.
Why You Should Attend:
·Hear Frost & Sullivan's main predictions for telecom services
·Identify key drivers and restraints
·Participate in an interactive Q&A session
In the CISO Says Series, information security leaders share their experiences of what it means to be responsible for establishing and maintaining an enterprise's security vision and strategy.
They provide insight into the path they took to become CISOs and how they are reinventing the role in the face of accelerating industry change.
Interviewer: Adrian Davis, Managing Director, (ISC)² EMEA
Interviewee: Jaya Baloo, CISO, KPN Telecom Netherlands
Update: Amalgam Insights' report "8 Hidden Gems for Telecom Expense Management" now available: http://amalgaminsights.com/product/vendor-smartlist-8-hidden-gems-for-telecom-expense-management/
Recommended Audience of Business managers considering a telecom, network, SaaS, or cloud services audit including:
Telecom Directors and Managers, Network Directors and Managers, Mobility Directors and Managers, IT Procurement, IT Finance, IT Architects
Amalgam Insights has been covering the Telecom Expense Management (TEM) market for over a decade. In May of 2017, Gartner released "Market Guide for Telecom Expense Management Services, 2017". In this guide, Amalgam believes that eight key vendors were overlooked that can provide enterprise-grade services and represent billions of dollars in technology spend including:
* Asignet - A pioneer in Robotic Process Automation
* Ezwim - The largest standalone TEM in Europe
* GSG - A SaaS solution partnering with IBM, Unisys, and Verizon
* ICOMM - A Fortune 1000-focused vendor with 100% referenceable clients
* Mobichord - A fast-growing technology management platform built on ServiceNow
* Netplus - A commercial and government-focused vendor with over 4 million lines under management
* Smartbill - The largest Australian provider with over 500,000 items under management
* Vcom - One of the Bay Area's best rated places to work with spend management expanding to IoT, data center, & SD-WAN
How can physical inventory improve key operational processes, such as order to cash and trouble to resolve, and help to drive revenues through increasing market share?
Is it possible to improve the accuracy of inventory data by enabling field teams to update the inventory?
During this session we will outline the opportunities resulting from the physical inventory challenges facing telecoms service providers. Join this session to:
LEARN how you can accelerate time from order to cash through faster network design
WATCH how increased visibility between physical and logical inventory can accelerate service provision
DISCOVER how you can identify high value prospective customers, driving increased revenue and market share
This IDC study discusses the telecom landscape and outlines the top 10 predictions for the telecom industry for 2013 in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan).Read more >
This edition of the Channel Partners News Desk breaks down Level 3's proposed acquisition of tw telecom; J.R. Cook's move from EarthLink to Intelisys; and the big increase in unified-communications sales.Read more >
This briefing will discuss:
* SDN current state of the union
* Adoption curve (timing and inflection point in the uptake)
* Early adopter deployments
* Operator insight: AT&T supplier Domain 2.0
* Incumbent vendors that will need to deliver value
At Big Telecom 2015 in Chicago Michael Aquino, President and CEO of Overture Networks, discusses how cloud virtualization and software driven services are creating one of the biggest network transformations of the past several decades. He emphasizes how performance improvements from companies like Intel, availability of virtual functions, and companies like Overture that provide a software framework to support those services are at the basis of enabling network functions virtualization (NFV) in 2015.Read more >
In the mean time, the telecom world is also leveraging WebRTC as well as other formerly web focused development techniques like REST APIs. Just like any other API, WebRTC has a an obvious place in the world of telecom developers, and moreover, allows web developers to build telecom applications.
We'll make a quick presentation of WebRTC and telecom APIs, and show how web developers may get stung by WebRTC to gain a new set of super powers to build real-time voice and video applications.
Find out more about how your VAR business can add and profit from selling telecommunications services in this three-part Webinar series produced by Channel Partners and sponsored by WTG.Read more >
The advent of SDN (Software Defined Networking) is proving to be a disruptive force in the networking market. SDN represents an architectural approach to cleanly separate the control and data functions of a switch or a router. Even though mass adoption is still two to three years away, the impacts are already being felt in the industry as witnessed by the tremendous venture capital investment made in this space and over $1.5 billion spent in SDN company mergers and acquisitions.
In this webinar, we will examine the following SDN-related topics:
• SDN: evolutionary or revolutionary?
• Drivers & restraints
• Use cases
• Market timing and an early attempt at market sizing
• Competitive landscape: distinct strategies taken by established vendors and new startups
• The role of the OpenFlow standard
• Early adopters: data centers and enterprises
• Enterprise, cloud and service provider impacts
• Software-only SDN: will this solution enjoy a broad adoption?
• Implications to existing vendors: will SDN commoditize existing vendors’ hardware?
• VC investment spurring growth: over 225 SDN vendors today
• Future outlook
SDN is yet another instance of the ongoing phenomenon of the “ITfication” of the telecom industry that will make its presence felt over the next few years.
MEF's LSO Innovation Platform is a valuable tool for technology providers to develop and test both service orchestration functionality and business applications incrementally. Traditionally, service orchestration and business applications have been the domain of monolithic OSS/BSS systems that precluded the rapid introduction of new functionality. MEF's LSO Innovation Platform upends that approach and enables any best-of-breed analytics, assurance, control, fulfillment, performance, policy, security and usage functionality to be rapidly introduced into service provider environments. This webinar will provide a business-oriented explanation of the LSO Innovation Platform and explain its importance to service providers and technology providers in the telecom and cloud services marketRead more >