SOC 2 is, with increasing regularity, becoming the go-to certification requirement for companies who handle their customers’ data. SOC 2 is the first step to sales discussions, contracts, and revenue – yet it’s completely misunderstood. Lightstream V.P. of Security Strategy Rafal Los and JustProtect Founder & CEO Vikas Bhatia will de-complify what it takes to achieve certification, and why it’s more about process maturity and evidence than technology.
Are you using a CDN on your public-facing website? If you’re not, you should. Learn three ways CDNs bring best practices to your business, and why AWS CloudFront is the right choice, especially if you’re on the AWS cloud.
It’s no mystery that mid-market companies struggle to manage cybersecurity effectively. Staffing is scarce, products promise to be solutions, and nothing works together as advertised. While ransomware still remains the most prominent threat to mid-size business, it’s just one of the things companies need to be concerned about. For example, malicious emails are up 600% due to COVID-19, according to ABC News. Whether you’re a target of opportunity, or in the cross-hairs of a nation state – security competency has never been more important.
If your organization is looking for shorten time to value and lower upfront costs for security, then it’s time to consider SECaaS. Lightstream’s Chief Security Strategist Rafal Los decrypts this evolving form of on-demand service: what it is, what it’s not, and why it’s more effective than DIY. Hint: it’s more about finding the right partner.
Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) have been around for over twenty years. That’s long enough for Lightstream’s V.P. of Security Strategy Raf Los to explain (with conviction) why the model isn’t working anymore. Raf makes a case for “Security as a Service,” what this really means and why this is the new paradigm the industry should be – and is — shifting towards. Here’s a hint: CISOs need to get out the of business of managing security infrastructure.
Information security is a reason for concern for all organizations, including those that outsource key business operations to third-party vendors like SaaS and cloud providers. But beware! Don’t let your network be an afterthought when it comes to achieving SOC 2 compliance.
Lightstream’s Chief Strategy Officer Jeff Collins discusses the basics of SOC 2 and offers concrete advice on what to consider when preparing for an audit or undertaking a digital transformation initiative.
Cloud technology has speed go-to-markets in ways unimaginable in the past. With these advances have also come setbacks, such as runaway costs and a breakdown in operational processes. As a result, the Cloud FinOps movement has emerged to bring financial accountability to the spend model of cloud. Lightstream’s Sjon Benson explains Cloud FinOps and how to keep the focus on optimization and performance. He touches on AWS’ gp3 as a use case for harnessing disruptive cloud innovation without blowing the bud.
Network complexity, industry consolidation and cost compression have affected carrier customer-care levels over the last decade. Lightstream’s Mark Feil decrypts the reasons behind this shifting landscape and outlines concrete steps businesses can take to find the right balance between connectivity, price and customer care.
Modernizing your applications has many roadblocks, not least of which is the simple mental roadblock of getting the job done. Lightstream’s Ty Annen explains in clear language how to break down the task while ensuring that cloud security remains an essential piece of the puzzle. Hint: there’s no need to surf eBay for network cards.