Meet NCP engineering’s Patrick Oliver Graf at RSA 2013

The RSA Conference is right around the corner and this year, Patrick Oliver Graf, NCP’s General Manager of the Americas, will be on-site for two days, brushing elbows with other pioneers in the information security industry. With nearly two decades of technology sector experience, including extensive practice in networking security, Patrick will be available to discuss how NCP is at the forefront of mitigating security risks due to faulty or unsecure remote access connections. For instance, Patrick can explain how NCP is answering to the demands of today’s mobile workforce with�the integration of its�Secure Enterprise VPN Server with Apple iOS devices, in addition to its IPsec clients for Android platforms. Patrick is also available to comment on how NCP’s Secure Enterprise Management (SEM) system simplifies�the complexities of�large scale VPN rollouts, securing its nomination year after year for renowned industry awards. If you are attending RSA 2013, February 25-March 1 in San Fransisco�and are�interested in meeting with Patrick at the conference, please contact sales@ncp-e.com to connect for scheduling. For more information about RSA 2013, see here. For�more information about NCP, visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or...

Meet NCP engineering's Patrick Oliver Graf at RSA 2013

The RSA Conference is right around the corner and this year, Patrick Oliver Graf, NCP’s General Manager of the Americas, will be on-site for two days, brushing elbows with other pioneers in the information security industry. With nearly two decades of technology sector experience, including extensive practice in networking security, Patrick will be available to discuss how NCP is at the forefront of mitigating security risks due to faulty or unsecure remote access connections. For instance, Patrick can explain how NCP is answering to the demands of today’s mobile workforce with the integration of its Secure Enterprise VPN Server with Apple iOS devices, in addition to its IPsec clients for Android platforms. Patrick is also available to comment on how NCP’s Secure Enterprise Management (SEM) system simplifies the complexities of large scale VPN rollouts, securing its nomination year after year for renowned industry awards. If you are attending RSA 2013, February 25-March 1 in San Fransisco and are interested in meeting with Patrick at the conference, please contact sales@ncp-e.com to connect for scheduling. For more information about RSA 2013, see here. For more information about NCP, visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or...

RSA Wrap-up, Part 2

Given that it’s the largest security trade show in world, we thought one day of RSA wrap-up couldn’t cover the breadth and depth of the show. Here’s a round-up of some other notable trends that emerged from the show. And here’s to staying safe until RSA 2013. The 2011 Global Encryption Trends Study was published during RSAC 2012. Sponsored by Thales and conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the reveals that encryption is now seen as a strategic issue and that organizations are increasing their investment in encryption across the enterprise. The study shows that the CIO, CTO or IT leader still tends to be the most important figure in deciding encryption strategy (39% of respondents), but non-IT business managers have an increasing role in determining that strategy (more than doubling since 2005 to 21% of respondents), demonstrating that encryption is no longer seen as just an IT issue but one that affects an entire organization. The main drivers for deploying encryption solutions are to protect brand reputation (45%) and lessen the impact of data breaches (40%). Compliance is also a major driver for using encryption with 39% of respondents saying it is to comply with privacy or data security regulations and requirements. Compliance is also driving increased budgets with the highest IT security spend dedicated to data protection in countries that rank compliance as the most important driver for encryption. Compliance is in fact the number one driver for using encryption in the US, UK and France. – Steve Ragan, Security Week. See full article here. *** iOS is cool, Android is not, and BlackBerry is dead: That’s not to say BlackBerry...

RSA Round-up 2012

This year’s RSA Conference wrapped up just last week, so we wanted to take a look at the top trends and issues that emerged at the show. Here’s a condensed round-up of what a few industry pundits are saying about this year’s show: George V. Hulme, CSO There was an unusual level of gloom at the RSA Conference this year, and for good reason: a number of the biggest and most respected security firms have been very recently breached, including RSA Security, VeriSign, and Symantec. This wasn’t the first year the IT security industry was embarrassed. Last year, HB Gary Federal was breached and that event consumed a considerable amount of talk at the show. That’s not to forget the recent big name breaches at organizations such as Google, the U.S. Department of State and Nasdaq in recent years. “There is a feeling that no matter what steps one takes, it can’t be won. Systems can’t be kept adequately secured,” said a security executive at an international electronics manufacturer. For full column click here. **** Robb Reck of InfoReck The general tone I heard is that we’re tired of the Cloud as a buzz-word. We’re tired of having to discuss the same Cloud-y topics over and over. But the fact is, we need to keep doing it. The Cloud sessions were well-attended because for many security leaders, it’s where our organizations are going, and we’re not prepared to lead the way yet. So this love/hate relationship with Cloud security exists. BYOD is the phrase of the year. Some people call it “consumerization” of IT… but that’s so 2010. Bring your own device (BYOD)...

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