Cybersecurity

April 03, 2024

Enterprises are experiencing a 13% year-over-year increase in customer-facing incidents, reflecting rising levels of complexity and risk as businesses drive operational transformation at scale, according to the 2024 State of Digital Operations study from PagerDuty ...

March 12, 2024

eBPF is a technology that allows users to run custom programs inside the Linux kernel, which changes the behavior of the kernel and makes execution up to 10x faster(link is external) and more efficient for key parts of what makes our computing lives work. That includes observability, networking and security ...

March 06, 2024

Too much traffic can crash a website ... That stampede of traffic is even more horrifying when it's part of a malicious denial of service attack ... These attacks are becoming more common, more sophisticated and increasingly tied to ransomware-style demands. So it's no wonder that the threat of DDoS remains one of the many things that keep IT and marketing leaders up at night ...

February 16, 2024

In MEAN TIME TO INSIGHT Episode 3, Shamus McGillicuddy, VP of Research, Network Infrastructure and Operations, at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) discusses network security with Chris Steffen, VP of Research Covering Information Security, Risk, and Compliance Management at EMA ...

February 14, 2024

We increasingly see companies using their observability data to support security use cases. It's not entirely surprising given the challenges that organizations have with legacy SIEMs. We wanted to dig into this evolving intersection of security and observability, so we surveyed 500 security professionals — 40% of whom were either CISOs or CSOs — for our inaugural State of Security Observability report ...

September 13, 2023
On September 10, MGM Resorts experienced what it called a "cybersecurity issue" that had a major impact on the company's systems, showing how cyberattacks can bring down applications, ultimately causing problems for a company in many ways ...
September 11, 2023

The majority of organizations across Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) breached over the last year had personally identifiable information (PII) compromised, but most have not yet modified their data management policies, according to the Cybersecurity and PII Report from ManageEngine ...

August 08, 2023

It's no secret that IT modernization has become one of the most critical ways for a business to stay competitive and ahead of the curve. But even while that notion is clear, the path toward achieving modernization is not. IT leaders today are bombarded with all kinds of trends and technologies that make the task of modernizing a complex, even risky endeavor. With so many options to choose from, where do IT leaders' priorities fall? ...

July 26, 2023

In 2023, cloud computing has become commonplace across tech and non-tech organizations around the world ... But are organizations prepared for public clouds? ...

June 14, 2023

"My research has identified two major benefits: Faster resolution of security issues and reduced overall risk of security incidents," says Shamus McGillicuddy, VP of Research, Network Infrastructure and Operations, at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). "We've also identified four secondary benefits ..."

June 13, 2023

If you have already read the previous blogs in this series exploring the convergence of observability and security, the challenges will not surprise you. The experts cite compatibility of tools, teams and cultures as challenges to convergence, among others ...

June 12, 2023

In the previous blog, Part 4 in this series, we examined the convergence of tooling and dashboards. Now we ask the question: Will security teams converge with ITOps, NetOps and DevOps? ...

June 08, 2023

Interestingly, some experts say that — although convergence is happening, and sharing the data has great value — the security dashboards should not necessarily be combined with observability dashboards for ITOps, NetOps or DevOps ...

June 07, 2023

The experts have all agreed that security teams can gain great benefits from utilizing observability data. But does this mean security and observability tools should be integrated, or even combined? ...

June 06, 2023

One reason why observability and security make a good pairing is that traditional telemetry signals — metrics, logs, and traces — are helpful to maintain both performance and security ...

June 05, 2023

Observability and security — are they a match made in IT heaven, or a culture clash from IT hell? Sorry to be so dramatic, but it's actually a serious question that has gravity. The convergence of observability and security could change IT operations as we know it. And many IT authorities see this as a good thing. With input from industry experts — both analysts and vendors — this 8-part blog series to be posted over the next two weeks will explore what is driving this convergence, the challenges and advantages, and how it may transform the IT landscape ...

May 03, 2023

In Episode 7 of the Cybersecurity Awesomeness Podcast, Chris Steffen and Ken Buckler from EMA observe Star Wars Day ...

April 10, 2023

Maintaining customer satisfaction necessitates reliable cloud infrastructure, while robust cybersecurity investments are essential for safeguarding data. In some cases, the lines between cloud and cybersecurity are becoming increasingly blurred. The following are some notable trends in cloud infrastructure ...

April 04, 2023

DEVOPSdigest and Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) are teaming up on the Cybersecurity Awesomeness Podcast. In Episode 2, EMA experts discuss the security ramifications of ChatGPT ...

March 15, 2023

Harnessing the power of network-derived intelligence and insights is critical in detecting today's increasingly sophisticated security threats across hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure, according to a new research study from IDC ...

March 07, 2023

At the same time, reported network outages globally continue to grow in frequency, duration and fiscal impact. And as migration to the cloud continues at a pace of nearly 5% per year, the amount of control over those cloud-based services typically decreases, which further increases operational risk and the potential for increased costs ... Why are network service disruptions still such an issue? ...

February 14, 2023

Organizations find increasing difficulty in maintaining software reliability and security as the demand for continuous release cycles and the rising complexity of cloud-native environments create more risk for undetected defects and vulnerabilities to escape into production, according to the 2023 Global CIO Report, Observability and Security Convergence: Enabling Faster, More Secure Innovation in the Cloud, from Dynatrace ...

February 13, 2023

Gaps in network visibility and security are facing the majority of IT teams, especially as remote and hybrid work continues, according to the 2023 Network IT Management Report from Auvik, based on a survey of 4,500 IT professionals ...

December 15, 2022

Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM, AIOps, Observability, OpenTelemetry and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2023. Part 8, the final installment, covers NetOps and Network Performance Management (NPM) ...

November 09, 2022

The absence of topology can be a key inhibitor for AIOps tools, creating blind spots for AIOps as they only have access to event data. A topology, an IT service model, or a dependency map is a real-time picture of tools and services that are connected and dependent on each other to deliver an IT service ...

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