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Video: Pulitzer Prize Winner Kaplan Talks about Cyber War in our Unsafe Internet

Qualys Security Conference 2016 ended with a bang thanks to Fred Kaplan, a Pulitzer Prize winner whose keynote “Cyber Conflict: Prevention, Stability and Control” gave hundreds of attendees plenty of food for thought as they got ready to head back home.

Kaplan offered an unsettling overview of crucial security compromises made by architects, custodians and operators of the Internet from its genesis as Arpanet in the late 1960s to today.

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My Life as a Chief Security Officer

Gerhard Eschelbeck, Google’s VP of security and privacy engineering, worked at Qualys in the early- to mid-2000s and remembers it as a then-fledgling company brimming with passion and energy about its mission to change vulnerability management.

“It’s amazing to see the growth of the company, and the success and the trust you all have given to a technology that started about 15 years ago,” Eschelbeck said Wednesday at his keynote titled “My Life as a Chief Security Officer” during the Qualys Security Conference in Las Vegas.

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Security Is Tough, but Infosec Pros Can Find Joy in the Work

Anger. Frustration. Despondency. Hopelessness. Capitulation.

These are typical feelings experienced by infosec pros, as they deal with careless end users, impatient executives, emerging technology, budget constraints and understaffing.

“It’s tough out there,” said Mike Rothman, president of Securosis, an information security and analysis firm.

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Infosec Teams Need More Collaboration and Automation to Defend Their Organizations and Help Them Succeed

Infosec teams are under a figurative DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack caused by a variety of business and operational factors that overwhelm them and keep them from crafting strategies to address long-term challenges.

Instead, infosec pros spend most of their time at work doing “day-to-day” tasks due to issues like understaffing and an overload of security alerts, according to Joseph Blankenship, a Senior Analyst at Forrester Research.

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The Big Year: 2016 Product Advances Highlighted at QSC

Several product management leaders took the stage at Qualys Security Conference 2016 in Las Vegas on Wednesday to outline major recent improvements to Qualys products, including Cloud Agent, AssetView, ThreatPROTECT, Vulnerability Management, Policy Compliance and Web Application Scanning.

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As Traditional Network Perimeters Dissolve, Qualys Cloud Platform Provides Global Security and Compliance Visibility

Every day, a large bank scans 1.4 million devices, a home improvement chain scans 2,200 stores and a major cloud infrastructure provider scans 2 million devices.

What do these three big companies have in common? They all rely on the Qualys Cloud Platform for these critical security scans, Qualys Chief Product Officer Sumedh Thakar said at the company’s annual conference.

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Qualys CEO Philippe Courtot Kicks Off QSC16 with Call for Organizations to Secure Their Digital Transformations

As organizations pursue digital transformation efforts, traditional security solutions are falling short, reducing CISOs’ visibility into the increasingly complex IT environments of cloud computing and interconnected business, and creating infosec challenges hackers are eager to exploit.

CEOs are under business pressure to adopt new, emerging technologies that can improve their businesses by gathering and analyzing more data about their products and customers, but security can’t be overlooked.

“Bad guys have taken advantage of the fact that digital transformation forces us to open our networks and interconnect many things,” Philippe Courtot, Qualys’ chairman and CEO, said during the opening keynote of this year’s Qualys Security Conference.

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No Security without Visibility: QSC16 to Focus on Helping Enterprises Regain Clarity into Their IT Environments

Qualys will hold its flagship conference this week in Las Vegas, where our executives will host customers, partners and industry experts. This year’s main topic will be the urgent need for clarity when securing IT environments.

Cloud computing, mobility, IoT and other technology trends have shaken up enterprise security by extending and blurring the frontiers of traditional network perimeters. As hackers aggressively look for ways to exploit new vulnerabilities created by these shifts, CISOs need a comprehensive, unobstructed, continually updated view of all their IT assets and corresponding vulnerabilities.

Over the course of two days at QSC16, attendees will be able to talk about this and other pressing infosec issues, network, exchange best practices and get the latest technology and product roadmaps from Qualys.

If you’re not able to make it out in person to Las Vegas, you can check out this blog, where we’ll be posting articles about most of the sessions, which include keynotes by industry visionaries, panel discussions, real-world case studies by Qualys customers and partners, as well as product use cases showcasing best practices for the Qualys suite of applications.

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