Executive Roundtable Summaries.

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Decreasing User Exposure
November 8, 2022

Decreasing User Exposure

More cyberattacks are happening today than ever before. Threat actors are using modern techniques to avoid detection and infiltrate corporate networks.

Redefining Conversational Commerce
October 25, 2022

Redefining Conversational Commerce

Conversational tools allow businesses to interact with their customers across multiple digital channels.

Business Transformation with 5G, SD-WAN, and Zero Trust
October 25, 2022

Business Transformation with 5G, SD-WAN, and Zero Trust

Modern paradigms like 5G, SD-WAN, and zero trust can enable organizations to be more agile, secure, and competitive.

Digital Transformation of Your Foundation
October 19, 2022

Digital Transformation of Your Foundation

Digital transformation efforts enable organizations to move to the cloud, deliver omnichannel experiences, expand easily, and increase revenue.

Pros and Cons of Moving File Storage to the Cloud
October 12, 2022

Pros and Cons of Moving File Storage to the Cloud

Going cloud-first allows you to be more agile, efficient, and flexible. It also promotes collaboration and empowers you to build a remote global workforce.

The Alignment and Significance of Identity
September 22, 2022

The Alignment and Significance of Identity

Security can no longer be an afterthought; it must be shifted left and made an intrinsic part of your applications and infrastructure.

Cybersecurity Staff Turnover and Burnout
September 22, 2022

Cybersecurity Staff Turnover and Burnout

Many organizations find it hard to build and mature their cyber programs because of the increased turnover and burnout of cybersecurity resources.

Managing and Prioritizing Technology Integrations
September 22, 2022

Managing and Prioritizing Technology Integrations

In today’s digitally connected world, integrations play a vital role—but organizations still still struggle with unifying data.

Powering Secure and Seamless Experiences
September 8, 2022

Powering Secure and Seamless Experiences

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a staple of modern security. It lets you implement consolidated authentication flows across your entire infrastructure and enables you to enforce the principle of least privilege.

How to Implement Zero Trust Architecture
September 8, 2022

How to Implement Zero Trust Architecture

Zero trust is a security model that improves your security posture and reduces your attack surface. It requires you to eliminate implicit trust and authenticate digital identities every step of the way.

Strategic Alignment between CTOs and CMOs
August 30, 2022

Strategic Alignment between CTOs and CMOs

Using modern technology, marketers can deliver tailored content to customers much faster, and IT personnel can ensure that they are doing it securely.

Strategic CX Priorities in Retail: Part 2
August 3, 2022

Strategic CX Priorities in Retail: Part 2

Consumer expectations are constantly evolving. To stay relevant, companies must strive to adapt.

Strategic CX Priorities in Retail
July 5, 2022

Strategic CX Priorities in Retail

Customer expectations and demands have been changing rapidly in the last few years. Businesses that notice and react to these changes establish a formidable competitive advantage.

Critical Security Control Automation
June 27, 2022

Critical Security Control Automation

What does true security really mean? And is the definition the same for every organization? How do you go about starting your security journey?

Gaining Competitive Edge with the Cloud
June 15, 2022

Gaining Competitive Edge with the Cloud

Whether you want to quickly set up a data lake and start running analytics, build truly scalable products with minimum effort, or simply decrease your infrastructural footprint, cloud is the way to go.

Real-Time Analytics in the Cloud
May 27, 2022

Real-Time Analytics in the Cloud

Being data-driven is no longer a nice-to-have characteristic, but a necessary one.

Why Data Intensity is the new KPI for CIOs
May 26, 2022

Why Data Intensity is the new KPI for CIOs

A new buzzword in the data world is data intensity. What does it really mean? Can it be measured? What can data intensity KPIs enable you to achieve?

Preparing for the Next Generation of Data Security Attacks
May 10, 2022

Preparing for the Next Generation of Data Security Attacks

Customer data is often the most valuable asset a company has and protecting it has become a primary concern for organizations.

How to Implement a Zero Trust Security Model
April 26, 2022

How to Implement a Zero Trust Security Model

What does it take to start and progress on the zero trust journey?

How Identity is Central to Compliance
April 18, 2022

How Identity is Central to Compliance

Is identity a precursor to compliance, or is there a way to adhere to security standards and frameworks without a well-built identity system?

Speed vs. Risk Effective Software Security Doesn’t Choose
April 18, 2022

Speed vs. Risk Effective Software Security Doesn’t Choose

The rising number of sophisticated ransomware attacks has forced companies to consider shifting security left.

Why are companies still struggling with DevSecOps
April 7, 2022

Why are companies still struggling with DevSecOps

Using DevSecOps, organizations can automate security controls at various stages of app development.

Architecting Data-Intensive Applications
April 7, 2022

Architecting Data-Intensive Applications

In today’s fast-paced world, using data to your advantage is no longer a nice-to-have but a necessity.

Starting Your Zero Trust Journey
April 1, 2022

Starting Your Zero Trust Journey

What does zero trust mean, and how do you start your zero trust journey?

Evolving Trust and Identity Access Management
March 11, 2022

Evolving Trust and Identity Access Management

Using IAM, administrators can implement infrastructure-wide authentication, create policies for groups of users, issue short-term or long-term credentials, and enforce granular access control.

Building Bridges Between Security and Development
March 3, 2022

Building Bridges Between Security and Development

Companies today realize that security can no longer be an afterthought. It needs to be made an intrinsic part of software, a functional requirement.

Development vs. Security: Who is Responsible for AppSec
February 22, 2022

Development vs. Security: Who is Responsible for AppSec

Security is no longer just InfoSec’s job. It’s a business requirement that all relevant stakeholders must collectively fulfill

Strategic Customer Experience Priorities in Retail
February 22, 2022

Strategic Customer Experience Priorities in Retail

Over the last two years, customer habits, behaviors, and preferences have changed drastically. Having a frictionless customer experience has become more critical than ever before.

Bridging The Gap Between Security and Development
February 9, 2022

Bridging The Gap Between Security and Development

It’s pivotal to bridge the gap between security and development teams and establish a silo-free partnership

Protecting Data Through Secure Frictionless Experiences
January 26, 2022

Protecting Data Through Secure Frictionless Experiences

Decreasing friction should not mean loosening your security controls. It is crucial to establish a delicate balance between customer experience and security.

Transforming into an API-driven Architecture
January 26, 2022

Transforming into an API-driven Architecture

What does it take to transform into an API-driven architecture? What are some of the challenges, and how can they be overcome?

Where To Start Your Zero Trust Journey
January 3, 2022

Where To Start Your Zero Trust Journey

What does it take to achieve zero trust? What are the fundamental elements that you need to be focusing on? And most importantly, where do you begin?

Preparing For Next-Gen Data Security Attacks
January 3, 2022

Preparing For Next-Gen Data Security Attacks

How do you protect your organization from sophisticated cyberattacks? How do you minimize your attack surface without slowing down the development process?

Securing The Software Supply Chain
January 3, 2022

Securing The Software Supply Chain

Securing the supply chain can be very challenging, as zero-day vulnerabilities in open-source and/or third-party software can stay undetected for years. How do you protect against something that perhaps exists, but you can’t see yet?

2021 Q3 Sessions In Review
November 18, 2021

2021 Q3 Sessions In Review

Vation Ventures' Roundtable Sessions regularly bring together senior IT leaders from across the globe for unique, peer-to-peer discussions on the issues that drive significant trends in the IT space.

Cyber Risk Quantification
November 2, 2021

Cyber Risk Quantification

Cyber-risk quantification should help you quantify the financial risk attached to your various IT assets, with the end goal of board-level reporting. But what are the steps involved in the calculation and where do you start?

Security-First Digital Transformation
October 14, 2021

Security-First Digital Transformation

Why security-first digital transformation is much more likely to succeed and sustain in the long term.

Next-Gen Software Supply Chain Attacks
September 29, 2021

Next-Gen Software Supply Chain Attacks

How do you securely onboard new software without stifling innovation and compromising speed?

Enabling and Empowering Culture Through Data Visibility and Visualization
September 20, 2021

Enabling and Empowering Culture Through Data Visibility and Visualization

Data visibility and visualization are powerful tools to empower team members to innovate and make informed decisions. Data visibility and visualization are powerful tools to empower team members to innovate and make informed decisions

Why the Future of Work is Hybrid
September 15, 2021

Why the Future of Work is Hybrid

As we continue to transition and evaluate new ways of working, it seems that a hybrid work environment for most organizations is here to stay.

Micro-Segmentation On An Open Campus Network
September 13, 2021

Micro-Segmentation On An Open Campus Network

Organizations of all types seem to be moving toward various levels of network segmentation, but it is a gradual process. ‍

Moving From Project-Based to Product-Based
August 10, 2021

Moving From Project-Based to Product-Based

Implementing a product-first approach enables you to be more agile and customer-centered.

The Future of Open-Source Development
August 10, 2021

The Future of Open-Source Development

Open-source enables agility, drives innovation, and reduces time-to-market.

Designing a New Path Forward Towards Cyber Resilience
July 29, 2021

Designing a New Path Forward Towards Cyber Resilience

Businesses need to reassess their security policies, practices, and tools and design a new path towards cyber resilience.

Shifting Left and Incorporating Hacker-Powered Security into Your SDLC
July 29, 2021

Shifting Left and Incorporating Hacker-Powered Security into Your SDLC

Hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated, and the only way to keep them at bay is to walk in their shoes, put your white hacker hat on, and try to infiltrate your system.

How to Empower and Enable Your Culture and Organization Through Data Visibility and Visualization
July 6, 2021

How to Empower and Enable Your Culture and Organization Through Data Visibility and Visualization

Data is the most valuable resource in the world. Bar none. Using modern data visibility and visualization solutions, companies can solve critical problems and gain a formidable competitive advantage.

How To Transform Into an API-Driven Architecture
July 6, 2021

How To Transform Into an API-Driven Architecture

Whether you want to shift to a micro-service architecture, or want to take your legacy application to the cloud, or both, APIs can help streamline the transition.

Moving Beyond The Username And Password
July 6, 2021

Moving Beyond The Username And Password

We are at that point in time where passwords are not only insecure, they are also inconvenient. So how do you move beyond the username and password?

Gamifying Phishing and Securing Your Campus
June 7, 2021

Gamifying Phishing and Securing Your Campus

To truly secure your organization, it’s important to put security at the forefront of every strategic decision you make.

The Rise Of Next-Gen Software Supply Chain Attacks
June 7, 2021

The Rise Of Next-Gen Software Supply Chain Attacks

Bad actors are no longer waiting for public vulnerabilities. They’re actively injecting malicious code into open-source projects that feed the global supply chain.

Securing Frictionless Customer Experiences
May 17, 2021

Securing Frictionless Customer Experiences

Consumers expect a quick and frictionless experience in today's digital-first world when accessing any product or service. However, while delivering these frictionless experiences, it's also essential to consider their security ramifications.

Access Management in a Disruptive & Digitally Transforming World
May 12, 2021

Access Management in a Disruptive & Digitally Transforming World

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) and one-time-passwords (OTPs) are being used to verify identities, some argue, at the cost of customer convenience. So how do you implement security controls for your customers without asking them to do too much?

Avoiding Failure In Digital Transformation Journeys
May 12, 2021

Avoiding Failure In Digital Transformation Journeys

A digital transformation journey isn’t as easy as onboarding a third-party provider and training your workforce. There is a lot that can go wrong, and steps must be taken to prevent that.

The Risk of Third-Parties & Protecting Your Network
May 11, 2021

The Risk of Third-Parties & Protecting Your Network

Virtually every business in the world has to deal with third parties. Whether you want to host something in the cloud or want a collaboration tool for your remote workforce, it’s much more feasible to seek a third-party product or service instead of reinventing the wheel.

Best Practices In Evaluating Vendors For Risk
April 29, 2021

Best Practices In Evaluating Vendors For Risk

Third-party collaborations don’t come without security risks. More cyberattacks are stemming from third-party integrations than ever before. So, how do you assess risk before onboarding the third party? And how do you manage their access lifecycle?

Transforming Into an API-driven Architecture
April 26, 2021

Transforming Into an API-driven Architecture

More and more companies worldwide are shifting to API-driven architectures to revamp service delivery and decrease the time-to-market. But the shift doesn’t come without its challenges.