May 05, 2016. Business Security Podcasts Author: David Fearne

Arrow Bandwidth Episode 6 - Security 101: What are the threats of today?

Welcome to Arrow Bandwidth, the podcast from Arrow ECS to help the channel better understand the trends, technologies and concepts facing the IT industry today. #ArrowBandwidth

This week our regular co-host Rich Holmes takes a break and hands the headphones solely to David Fearne. Shedding light on the deep, dark world of IT security he’s joined by Lorcan Murphy, Pre-Sales Manager (who flew in straight from Arrow’s new Dublin office!) and Alex Tijhuis, Technical Architect. 

Local Murphy, Alex Tijhuis, Arrow Bandwidth

In this episode we uncover the challenges that are facing the IT channel and discuss how security is, by circumstance, the fastest evolving technology in the IT sphere. 

The problem is the technology to exploit, expose or damage systems is quickly evolving and increasingly becoming an industry with a profitable marketplace.

With bot net armies at your disposal, custom ransomware and vulnerabilities now a click and an untraceable bitcoin away, how does the enterprise start to secure itself. Compounded by a world where the attack surface is becoming ever increasingly larger!

Enjoy listening! 


Host: David Fearne, Arrow Technical Director, @davidfearne 

Special Guests: 

Lorcan Murphy, Pre-Sales Manager

Alex Tijhuis, Technical Architect

Arrow Bandwidth

Articles mentioned and further reading: 

Sir Tim Berners-Lee defends decision not to bake security into WWW 

U.S. hospitals face growing ransomware threat: security group

Assumption of breach: How a new mindset can help protect critical data 

Security Think Tank : Use the Sony breach to plan for the worst 

How to protect your company from ‘zero-day’ exploits 

What is a botnet? 


Listen to the podcast on iTunes or Sound Cloud


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