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4 Benefits SDN Brings to Government Network Security

Image credit: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com   Renee Reinke leads Ciena's vertical marketing for federal governments on a global basis, and has a background spanning engineering, product management and product marketing at several tier 1 U.S. service providers. Cybersecurity has become the number one topic in both the situation room and the boardroom. In April of this year, the U.S. Department of Defense published their new 2015 Cyber Strategy; among other details, the new cyber strategy outlines an initiative to develop a unified platform for cyber operations that will bring together various disparate cyber platforms and capabilities in place today. This...
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Defending the Castle: A multi-layered approach to securing R&E networks

Rod Wilson is Ciena’s Senior Director for External Research, with responsibility for Ciena’s global interaction and collaboration with universities and government research organizations, including Ciena’s participation with Research and Education networks such as CANARIE (Canada), SURFnet (Netherlands), and Internet2 (USA).   Recently, I participated in the Internet2 Global Summit in Washington DC. Considering how significantly the threat landscape in Research and Education environments has grown over the past few years, I was unsurprised by the number of discussions focused on network and computer system security. One telling report from FireEye Cyber Threat Map lists Education as the second most attacked industry,...
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