Matt Gyde

Matt Gyde, Group Executive – Security

Safeguarding data without restricting business

  • With a programmable infrastructure, it’s possible to automatically and instantly kill a compromised process and then restart it with a clean image. This can happen with no service interruption.
  • The future of security is in programmable security controls driven by artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics that automatically detect and respond to threats. There will be less human intervention to distinguish between real threats and benign incidents.

“Today we’re seeing a shift away from hardwarebased physical security appliances to softwaredefined networking with programmable security.”

Securing data, applications, and infrastructure for the Tour de France and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka presents challenges many businesses will recognise. We’re dealing with a highly distributed environment in which mobility plays a key operational role. We’re protecting a lot of real-time data that’s critical to the business. And we’re trying to do this within an infrastructure that’s itself evolving. To further complicate matters, this is all happening in a threat environment that has become very sophisticated, and we’re working with rapidly changing cybersecurity tools. Of course, we must provide security cost-effectively and with minimal impact on operations that are critical to the business mission. It’s no wonder that many companies struggle with their security strategy. In technology markets, one vendor often dominates in a market space, followed by two or three prominent competitors. In cybersecurity today, no single vendor owns more than 10% of the market, and there are hundreds of vendors promoting unique solutions.

This is an excerpt from What Pro Cycling Can Teach IT Leaders About Digital Business. The eBook was generously sponsored by Dimension Data.

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