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Make Sure Your Network Security Doesn’t Get a Break This Summer Vacation

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How can companies prepare for network security risks faced by employees traveling this summer?  Portnox CEO and co-founder Ofer Amitai shares his insights on how, with secure on and off-boarding systems in place, as well as complete visibility into network endpoints, IT teams can peacefully take their own summer vacations knowing that endpoints are patched, vulnerabilities are taken care of, and that their network is secure – no matter the device, location or timing to effectively answer these risks. Don’t let summer holidays scorch network security.

Published in Information Age.

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Portnox CEO Debunks Some Of The Most Common Cloud Security Myths

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A number of myths about cloud security are spreading though the information security industry. These are circulating that fail to do justice to the business and security benefits inherent in deploying cloud security solutions. Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder Ofer Amitai debunks some of these top cloud security myths, explains why an outdated IT stack exposes your organization to emerging digital business risks and how cloud solutions appear to be more secure than legacy, on premise solution Published in ITProPortal.

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The Smart Home and Smart Enterprise Are More Connected Than Ever Before

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Why are IoT devices so vulnerable? Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder Ofer Amitai shares his insights on how IoT devices are inherently insecure, providing various of real-world examples of the potentially dramatic effect that unprotected and unmonitored Iot devices can cause to enterprise networks, and why it is time to start thinking about how to mitigate the risk by gaining visibility, control and, most importantly, awareness of the IoT vulnerabilities on your network. Published in IoT Journal.

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Portnox CEO Shares Insights on the Threats Posed by Kill Chain Attacks to IoT

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According to recent research from IDC, it is forecasted that there will be 200 billion connected IoT devices by the end of 2020. And while connected, autonomous technology will clearly increase efficiency and productivity, businesses and individuals alike should not underestimate the risks posed by IoT.

One of the major issues with IoT devices in businesses is that, after initial installation, the devices are often forgotten and left to run on their own. This allows major threats to IoT security, like distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks via botnets – the tactic used to attack the Domain Name System (DNS) Dyn in 2016 – and kill chain attacks…

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Portnox CEO Ofer Amitai Featured in IoT Agenda

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Portnox’s CEO and Co-Founder Ofer Amitai was featured as a guest contributor in Tech Target’s IoT Agenda with an article entitled “Your security appliance is essentially an IoT device”. You can read the full article here.

The article surveys the similarities between security applications and IoT devices in that they are both “simplistic” devices that run software. Therefore, Amitai concludes, security appliances are susceptible to some of the same vulnerabilities as IoT devices – such as acting as a gateway for network breaches, DDoS, phishing and malware attacks, just to name a few. Read the full article here to find out how to secure security appliances so that they aren’t just another vulnerable IoT device on the network.

CEO Insights: Top cybersecurity challenges in the healthcare industry

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Portnox CEO and co-founder Ofer Amitai shares his insights on cybersecurity challenges in healthcare with IIoT World journalist Lucian Forgos. In the article, Ofer discusses some of the major threats to this sensitive industry such as the use of end of life operating systems on medical machinery and a lack of awareness on the importance of consistent system patching.

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Portnox Adds Visibility and Control To Help Secure Networks

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Business networks are wrestling with increasing complexity and population, and as a result- with a greater potential of security attacks. These challenges are sure to grow.

Ofer Amitai, Portnox CEO believes visibility is the first step in protecting your network followed by monitoring the devices to control the risk. Portnox has made a lot of news this year with both its on-premise and cloud-based solutions.

TMCNet covers Portnox’s solutions and its newest product releases in their latest blog.

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Innovation Spotlight: Securing the Internet of Things in the BYOD Era

Innovation Spotlight: Securing the Internet of Things in the BYOD Era

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IoT devices are possibly the weakest point in the corporate network and their vulnerabilities are unlikely to disappear anytime soon.

Securing the IoT in the BYOD era is no doubt going to increase the complexity exponentially in organizations both large and small. Visibility is the key to protecting your corporate network. Ofer Amitai, the co-founder and CEO of Portnox, discusses this with Information Age in its ongoing series, Innovation Spotlight.

“What I think we are missing as an industry, or as a society is that this problem of digital crime – which is on the rise – is not just for us as security vendors to solve, said Ofer Amitai, Portnox CEO and cofounder. We’re happy and we’re committed to helping organizations protect themselves against crime, but this is essentially the job of governments as well”

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Enterprise IoT Is Heating Up. Here Are Some Key Tips For Protecting Your Business

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The implementation of IoT technology in enterprise has a number of business benefits, but over time it is becoming clear that these benefits come with a risky price. One of the weakest points for IoT is visibility of all devices on the network. Portnox CEO and co-founder Ofer Amitai shares his insights on how to segment IoT technology to gain total visibility and increased network security.
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