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The “As a Service” Revolution: How Cisco Can Help Your Organization Pivot

October 26, 2021

The “As a Service” Revolution: How Cisco Can Help Your Organization Pivot
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In this world that we live in, it’s more important than ever before to ensure that you’re protected from cyber threats.

And as the world’s workforce shifted to a work-from-home model and are now attempting to migrate back to the office, cyber criminals are looking at a plethora of chances to steal data.

From home routers to out-of-date machines, the supply chain issues caused by COVID have hit us all.

But on this episode of B2B Tech Talk, we sit down with Eric Kohl, Frank Lento and Dan DeSantis for a chat about the state of the cyber security industry. Some things we talked about include:

  • The state of the cyber security industry as a whole
  • What Cisco is doing to help partners in their ecosystem
  • New and emerging trends in cyber security that you may not be paying enough attention to
  • How Cisco and Ingram Micro are helping companies pivoting to the “as a service” model

The state of the cyber security industry

It’s no secret that cyber security firms have been extremely busy over the past 18 months. Cyber criminals have taken advantage of the wave of employees moving their offices to the home and capitalized on things like weak home Wi-Fi passwords, unsecured routers and out-of-date machines.

But at Cisco, they’re more focused than ever on helping add value to their partners and delivering simpler partner incentives with a true focus on growth across the entire security portfolio.

Emerging trends

With all of the changes in the cyber security industry, it can be hard to keep up. Things are changing so quickly. So what are some of those trends that people may not be talking enough about?

One thing is true: there’s been a cyber security awakening.

What was once viewed as a thing that happens in a basement, the thing that companies didn’t pay a lot of attention to, has become a front-and-center operation. And the awakening is happening all the way up to board levels.

For the first time ever, companies are seeing security as the core of a business, not merely a thing to help protect the business. And the result is a more secure end user, whether they’re in the office or at home.

Key industries

As we talk about the cyber security landscape, there are certain industries that are maturing faster than others, and naturally so.

Obviously, finance will always have the most at risk when it comes to cyber security. At the end of the day, the crown jewels are ultimately the assets.

So it’s no surprise that CISOs, especially in the finance industry, are taking security all the way to the board, making it a business level conversation, and helping the company’s highest level decision makers understand why security isn’t just a “nice to have” but a “must have.”

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