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The Shift from Securing our Networks to Enabling the Digital Transformation of our Enterprises

It’s not yet Thursday, but attendees at Qualys Security Conference 2017 were treated to a major “throwback” as CEO and Chairman Philippe Courtot journeyed back centuries during QSC17’s opening keynote to illustrate the seismic changes of today’s digital revolution.

Courtot cited some of history’s biggest shifts, such as the development of the printing press, which dramatically accelerated the distribution of knowledge, triggering massive political and economic changes, as well as Copernicus’ heliocentric model, which upended astronomy.

The difference is that changes of that magnitude are happening much more frequently in our time, as the Internet powers developments driven by digital technologies at dizzying speeds.

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Philippe Courtot at Qualys Security Conference: Achieving Security When Everything is Connected to Everything

LAS VEGAS – Philippe Courtot, Qualys (QLYS) founder and CEO, in his keynote address today at the Qualys Security Conference 2015, spoke to the massive and rapid evolution in business-technology systems currently underway in the enterprise. They are grappling with the complexities of securing their information in the public and private cloud, on mobile devices, and the data gathered by all of the sensors associated with the Internet of Things. Enterprises are “faced with the challenge of having to retool their entire infrastructure,” Courtot said.

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