Operational resilience is high on the regulatory agenda in the UK. A joint discussion paper in 2018 took a broader view of operational resilience to cover all risks to the provision of critical business services with a greater emphasis on recovery and response when incidents occur. Regulators now place the same importance on operational resilience as on financial resilience. This represents a fundamental shift that companies are at different stages of addressing. Based on discussions with clients and regulators here are ten conversations to help guide you through this new landscape.
"Global professional services firm, Arup, moved from Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS) to Cisco Umbrella. By implementing a secure internet gateway in conjunction with next-gen endpoint security, Arup secured access to the internet wherever users go, reduced its exposure to malware and improved the ability to detect, respond and remediate when necessary.
-Substantially reduced administrative time
-Accelerated response and remediation process
-Increased performance of cloud applications
-Reduced time to investigate"
You are doing everything you can to avoid breaches. But what happens when a hacker manages to bypass your security? In this webinar we will show you how to build a strong security posture and a layered defence that will give you the ability to quickly respond to breaches. We will cover: - The evolving threat landscape and why prevention-only strategies eventually fail - How to build a strong first line of defence to reduce exposure to threats - Protect your last line of defence with retrospective security - A quick demo of how Cisco Umbrella and AMP for Endpoints work together to contain, detect and remediate threats in real time - An overview of how Incident Response Services can help you with the skills you need to manage a breach
Public clouds have fundamentally changed the way organizations build,
operate, and manage applications. Security for applications in the cloud
is composed of hundreds of configuration parameters and is vastly
different from security in traditional data centers. According to Gartner,
“Through 2020, at least 95% of cloud breaches will be due to customer
misconfiguration, mismanaged credentials or insider theft, not cloud
The uniqueness of cloud requires that security teams rethink classic
security concepts and adopt approaches that address serverless, dynamic,
and distributed cloud infrastructure. This includes rethinking security
practices across asset management, compliance, change management,
issue investigation, and incident response, as well as training and
We interviewed several security experts and asked them how public
cloud transformation has changed their cloud security and compliance
responsibilities. In this e-book, we will share the top
The Insurance industry continues to undergo significant transformation, with
new technologies, business models, and competitors entering the market at an
increasing rate. To be successful in attracting and retaining the most valuable
customers, insurance companies must innovate and increase the speed at which
they respond to customer demands. Traditionally, the insurance software market
was dominated by a handful of specialist vendors with products that were initially
expensive, difficult to deploy, costly to maintain, and did not provide the speed
needed for today’s market.
Now there has been a shift away from these “black box” applications to platforms
that allow insurers to make their algorithmic IP available to business users, allowing
much faster response to business demands. The algorithmic platform approach also
comes at a fraction of the cost of black box solutions, while delivering advanced
analytical techniques like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
City leaders around the world are working to improve the quality of life and increase the number of useful services for their citizens, businesses, and visitors. Smart city initiatives are gaining attention in several countries, as administrators, industry, and citizens are working together to enhance their communities, cities, regions, and nations. After more than ten years of smart city hype, innovative projects have emerged, but few have provided a disruptive impact on the city system itself. Because every city is different, few of the existing models apply universally. An effective response requires leaders to consider a series of prerequisites:
• Consider the local culture and the people • Prioritize basic needs and requests • Work at overcoming silos and encourage collaboration across departments • Consider each “smart” initiative as an integral part of an overall city system
A smart city reflects a number of aspirations: efficiency, resiliency, connectedness, innovatio
Envision this situation at a growing bank. Its competitive landscape demands an agile
response to evolving customer needs. Fortunately, analytically minded professionals in
different divisions are seeing results that positively affect the bottom line.
• A data scientist in the business development team analyzes data to create customized
• experiences for premium customers.
• A digital marketer tracks and influences the customer journey for prospective
• mortgage customers.
• A risk analyst builds risk models for the bank’s loan portfolios.
• A data analyst examines data about local customers.
• A technical architect defines a new system to protect bank data from internal and
• external cyberthreats.
• An application developer builds a new mobile app for online customer portfolio
Between them, these employees might be using more than a dozen packages for
analytics and data management.
The response to possible bank card fraud is one of the most important factors affecting the relationship that customers have with their bank. For customer-centric financial institutions who issue millions of bank cards, any instance of possible fraud is both a business risk to be managed and an opportunity to strengthen customer relationships.
Stories from the front lines of Incident Response in 2018 and insights that matter for 2019
Threat actors are continuously adopting new means to achieve their objectives. Drawn from real-life client engagements, the annual CrowdStrike Cyber Intrusion Services Casebook 2018 provides valuable insights into ever-evolving attacker tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).
The CrowdStrike Cyber Intrusion Services Casebook, 2018 provides expert, real-world analysis and practical guidance that can further your organization’s progress toward that goal. It also describes the strategies the CrowdStrike Services team used to quickly investigate, identify and effectively remove dangerous threats from victims’ networks.
Download the Cyber Intrusion Casebook to learn:
• The emerging trends observed in attack behaviors, including the tactics threat actors use to gain entry and maintain a foothold in targeted environments
• Key takeaways — based on the CrowdStrike Services team’s extensive experience
Published By: WhatCounts
Published Date: Apr 30, 2010
There's no reason overseeing and managing a million-plus subscriber email database should be a discombobulated and overbearing task. Start being an effective email marketer by creating a plan, brushing up on your skills, and cleaning house. Implementing these six simple tweaks will go a long way towards maximizing the return, response, and revenue from your email program.
Published By: Mindfire
Published Date: May 07, 2010
In this report, results from well over 650 real-life cross-media marketing campaigns across 27 vertical markets are analyzed and compared to industry benchmarks for response rates of static direct mail campaigns, to provide a solid base of actual performance data and information.
Published By: SAP Hybris
Published Date: Oct 26, 2017
For companies and buyers alike, customer service has traditionally been used as a troubleshooting tool. Forrester found that companies believe that nearly 50% of all buyers still view customer service as a post-purchase resource, rather than a purchasing aid, and in response, companies have positioned their customer service capabilities to match that expectation. However, Forrester conducted a custom survey of 247 companies and found that this reactive, postpurchase-only customer service mindset can result in missed sales opportunities and contributes to greater purchase dissatisfaction.
New market forces are creating unprecedented pressure for companies to move faster, with greater agility, and change in response to new threats and opportunities. Companies that are embracing a new approach built on Intelligent Cloud ERP are gaining valuable advantages — such as boosting profits, growing faster, entering new markets, and disrupting their industries.
Learn how Intelligent Cloud ERP empowers you to leverage the opportunities presented by changes to how we work, collaborate and achieve success in this practical, actionable overview.
Who among us has not recoiled before the horror of a terrible
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) experience? IVR technology was
created to save businesses money, but it has mutated into a timesucking,
customer experience-crushing monster!
If connecting with a customer in this day of customer experience is
the goal, there’s a better way! Contain the IVR before it kills another
customer relationship. Can we bring the technology to heel and
bend it to our will? And can we stop its rampage before artificial
intelligence makes it too powerful to be stopped?
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
The operation of your organization depends, at least in part, on its data.
You can avoid fines and remediation costs, protect your organization’s reputation and employee morale, and maintain business continuity by building a capability to detect and respond to incidents effectively.
The simplicity of the incident response process can be misleading. We recommend tabletop exercises as an important step in pressure-testing your program.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
The Cisco® Incident Response team is led by elite security specialists who can uncover the source of threats by analyzing and synthesizing intelligence from multiple sources. These sought-after specialists consistently deliver resolution in a shorter timeframe, returning businesses like yours to normal. Fast.
To find out more about Cisco Incident Response Services download this whitepaper today.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 05, 2018
This Technology Spotlight highlights the tangible benefits achieved by early SD-WAN adopters across key use cases and outlines a vision for sustained ROI and value creation from the solution.This paper also looks at the role of Cisco in the strategically important SD-WAN market.
SD-WAN has arisen as the WAN's response to the migration of enterprise apps to the cloud. As the march of enterprise apps to the cloud gathers momentum,it is inevitable that SD-WAN gets the spotlight.
Mirazon improves service delivery and customer experience for cloud and virtualization services supported with fiber Internet. A scalable cost model provides the flexibility to serve clients large and small. Mirazon also provides faster response and problem resolution for off-site client backup and managed service solutions, and uses reliable, high-network quality Unified Communications applications to improve customer collaboration.
The Games industry is growing at break-neck speed, surpassing growth rates of the
Entertainment industry as a whole. Many Games industry players are joining the race to win-over
the coveted online games audience. Developing new games that not only draw in audiences,
but also keep them engaged is an on-going challenge. Recently we solicited feedback from
more than 150 Akamai global games customers to gain industry insights into the challenges and
opportunities their faced with each day. We would like to share their responses with you.
For the typical enterprise, the volume of data that needs to be managed and protected is growing at roughly 40% per year. Add to that the performance requirements of new applications and the demands for instant response time, always-on availability, and anytime-anywhere access. With such demands, data center managers face storage challenges that cannot be addressed using traditional, spinning-disk technology.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 23, 2017
Digital information has quickly become the lifeblood of business success, enabling firms to become more
operationally efficient and to better serve their customers. As companies seek to harness their data in new ways, the
infrastructure that houses that data can falter under the strain. In response, new innovations have emerged to help
address the concerns of managing and protecting these increasingly important data capacities. While some vendors
focus innovation development on software alone and allow the hardware to remain commodity, Dell Technologies is
delivering some impressive hardware innovation with Isilon’s next generation hardware to complement its software’s
What P2P Leaders Do That You Can, Too
Purchase-to-pay (P2P) organizations are under high-stakes stress. With constant changes in market volatility, fierce competition, and disruptive technology, P2P teams need to re-think their approach to balancing traditional cost concerns and emphasize agility. The question is: how?
To help companies discover the answer, The Hackett Group looked at P2P organizations across a variety of industries and areas over a 12-month period to identify what top performers had in common—and what set them apart.
Read this report to gain insight into three key areas:
Ensuring stakeholder needs guide day-to-day decisions
Digitizing information to increase availability and agility
Automating processes to accelerate response to change
The 2015 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design describes a hypothetical company, referred to as NeedToChange, which has a traditional approach to WAN design. It then presents Cisco's response to how NeedToChange should evolve its WAN. This e-book includes a summary of the key components of some of the emerging approaches to WAN architecture and design and concludes with a call to action that outlines a project plan that network organizations can use to evolve their WAN.
The e-book describes a hypothetical company, referred to as Need ToChange, which has a traditional approach to WAN design. It then presents Cisco's response to how NeedToChange should evolve its WAN. This e-book includes a summary of the key components of some of the emerging approaches to WAN architecture and design and concludes with a call to action that outlines a project plan that network organizations can use to evolve their WAN.