After the Cloud Rush: How Service Providers Are Filling the Security Gaps
Date / Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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The COVID-19 pandemic threw the telecommunication industry into complete disarray and became a forcing function for businesses to make sweeping changes in their operations. Agile businesses raced to adopt operational efficiencies as they transformed their infrastructure, including shifting their workloads to the cloud to support remote operations and workforce, accelerate their digitization efforts, adapt revenue streams to a contactless economy and scale online operations to better serve their customers in the new normal.

In Radware's 2020 C-suite survey, Radware surveyed more than 260 senior executives worldwide to uncover how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the security posture of these companies. The results show that most of the changes made during the pandemic are likely to be made permanent. However, customers also indicate that the combination of accelerated transition to cloud, remote operations and increased reliance on managed service providers inadvertently introduced security gaps that exposed organizations to a higher risk of security attacks.

In this webinar, attendees will learn both the issues businesses feel they will face post-pandemic as well as how they plan to realign both architectures and spending moving forward. Given that, telecommunications businesses need to re-think their strategies to both better adopt security products to support their infrastructure availability and protect their customers' data.

Jim Hodges, Chief Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading | bio Mike O’Malley, VP Carrier Strategy and Business Development, Radware | bio

Jim leads Heavy Reading’s research on the impact of NFV on the control plane and application layers at the core and edge. This includes the evolution path of SIP applications, unified communications (UC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), session border controllers (SBCs), Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs), policy controllers and WebRTC. Jim is also focused on the network and subscriber impact of Big Data and Analytics. He authors Heavy Reading's NFV and SDN Market Trackers. Other areas of research coverage include Subscriber Data Management (SDM) and fixed-line TDM replacement. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Mike O’Malley brings 20 years of experience in strategy, product and business development, marketing, M&A and executive management to Radware. Currently, Mr. O’Malley is the Vice President of Carrier Strategy and Business Development for Radware. In this role, he is responsible for leading strategic initiatives for wireless, wireline and cloud service providers. Mr. O’Malley has extensive experience developing innovative products and strategies in technology businesses including security, cloud and wireless. Prior to Radware, Mr. O’Malley held various executive management positions leading growing business units at Tellabs, VASCO and Ericsson. Mr. O’Malley holds a Master of Business Administration degree, a Master of Science in electrical engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois. He also is a graduate of the Executive Strategy Programs at the University of Chicago.

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Chris is a Data Scientist at TELUS Communications (a Canadian national telecommunications provider), with 10 years experience in telco, and over 15 years experience with data driven decision making, ranging from Database Marketing to Decision Management. For the past 4 years Chris has been part of the Wireless Reliability team where his main focus has been on identifying useful network measures that impact our customers perception of reliability and having the data ingested into our datalake. His time is also filled with generating various visualizations and models to help explain reliability across our wireless network.

Chris’ is a fully fledged data aficionada whose passion started out in more informative years during science class, which eventually lead him to an undergraduate degree in Medical Biochemistry. The fun really began after completing his MSc in Business Intelligence.

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