Network Security Challenge: Shortage of Skills

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As part of our six-part blog series on network security, we now focus on the next challenge: Shortage of Skills.

The cybersecurity industry is a rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar-plus market, but it’s facing a serious talent shortage. Recent reports from Frost & Sullivan,  (ISC)2 , and Foote Partners highlight  the lack of cybersecurity talent and shortage of skilled technology workers. The reports project that the global cybersecurity workforce will grow to six million by 2019, but there will be more than 1.5 million of the positions unfilled by 2020.

So, what can companies do? Here’s a quick list – and for more on the challenges and opportunities surrounding keeping networks as secure as possible and thwarting cyberattacks, download the full eBook here.

 

  •  Assess workforce strategy
  • Improve outreach and engagement.
  • Build an ecosystem of professionals focused on cybersecurity.
  • Provide an amazing support program for the new hires.
  • Support ongoing learning and skill building.

We will continue our mini blog series on network security – challenges and opportunities, so please stay tuned each week for more!

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Network Security Challenge: Evolving Attack Vectors

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As part of our six-part blog series on network security, let’s focus today on our first challenge: Evolving Attack Vectors

Malicious people and organizations use a variety of methods to attack individuals and enterprises. With each attack more sophisticated than the prior, there are three main types of attack vectors that lead to various types of cybersecurity breaches:

Phishing Attacks A phishing attack occurs when a malicious person(s) attempts to impersonate a legitimate person or corporation through an email that asks the user to provide critical data or information needed to access certain accounts.

SQL Injection Attacks Structured query language (SQL) is a programming language used to deal with back-end databases and applications. If a company web developer creates an application where the user can interact with a database to add information—and does not take proper precautions—attackers can easily perform a “get request” or “select request” function, which dumps the entire database so they can harvest sensitive information.

DDOS Attacks

Distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks impact information availability and occur when a malicious person(s) creates a slew of traffic requests on a website at once in order to crash it or severely cripple it for a set amount of time. Many websites are still not equipped to handle the kind of traffic that attackers can harness using botnets, making these sites highly susceptible to DDOS attacks.

HOW TO PREVENT? 

Training of employees is critical in order to educate and increase awareness on common hacking methods used to put valuable data at risk. Much damage can be prevented with education and ensuring proper prevention systems (such as DDOS protection from web hosting companies) are in place to thwart these kinds of attacks.

Learn more about the challenges and opportunities surrounding keeping networks as secure as possible and thwarting cyberattacks in our new ebook, “Network Security: Challenges and Opportunities for 2017/18,” available for free download here.

We will continue our mini blog series on network security – challenges and opportunities, so please stay tuned each week for more!

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Network Security: Challenges and Opportunities for 2017/18

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Per Gartner*, worldwide spending on information security is expected to reach $90 billion in 2017. The topic of cybersecurity remains one of the hottest in the tech and telecom industries today. A critical issue that spans the world, there remain several challenges, including a shortage of skills and lack of total control. Fortunately, with the focus so strongly on cybersecurity, leaders continue to take the reins in exploring the technologies and techniques needed to successfully confront cyberattacks.

We are excited to introduce to you our newest eBook, “Network Security: Challenges and Opportunities for 2017/18” available for free download here.

In this ebook, we review the challenges and opportunities surrounding keeping networks as secure as possible and thwarting cyberattacks.

As part of our new eBook offering, we will share with you excerpts in a six-part blog series on network security – challenges and opportunities. Stay tuned each week for more!

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*Source: http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3638017

165 Halsey Street: 1.2 Million Square-Feet of Data Center Excellence

165 Halsey Street has been providing tier-1 data center and colocation services for almost two decades. Over the years, some of the largest names in the technology, finance, medical, education, content, and government industries have turned to us for their connectivity needs.

So, what’s our secret? We’ve built one of the finest facilities in the country, strategically located on the outskirts of the New York Metropolitan area in Newark, NJ. Below are some of the key specs that set us apart from other data centers:

Seven Distinct & Redundant Points of Entry

165 Halsey Street offers seven distinct points of entry for fiber. This is critical because it provides an extremely high level of redundancy that safeguard against outages; keeping data center services up-and-running at all times. If a particular fiber line has an outage, there are six other entry points into our building that ensure our data center is connected at all times.

 

 

 


Connectivity

165 Halsey Street is home to more than 60 prominent network operators, allowing you to access the connections you need. What’s more, 165 Halsey Street does not charge “cross-connect” fees, and guarantees a 48-hour turnaround for the implementation of a cross-connect request, allowing customers to get the highest value out of their colocation services.

Take a look at the growing list of networks you can gain access to at 165 Halsey Street.

 

 


Power

Without the appropriate level of power, none of this is possible! 165 Halsey Street draws power from its nine power vaults located securely in the building’s basement. The building offers over 80 mW of power

 

 

 

 


Access

165 Halsey Street was built on a company-wide commitment to provide quality datacenter, telcom and colocation space with a personal touch. The owners of the building also own the colocation business, meaning there is no bureaucracy or “re-tape” to delay customer requests. Our team is available 24/7/365.

Click here to learn more about our remote hands capabilities.

 

 


Security

Last, but far from least, 165 Halsey Street employs an on-duty 24/7/365 security staff. All building perimeter points are secured by state-of-the-art alarm systems and tenants are able to control access to their floors with card key access.

 

 

 

 


But that’s not all! View our infrastructure infographic to learn about our entire data center specs list.

#TEXcited for Telecom Exchange! June 20-21, 2017

In less than one week, Telecom Exchange’s doors will open at Cipriani Wall Street (June 20-21, 2017)! The 165 Halsey Street team will be on hand with an exhibit booth presence to discuss all things data center and colocation services.

Here’s a few quick facts about 165 Halsey Street:

  • We are an SSAE 16-certified carrier neutral colocation facility.
  • There are no MRC cross connect fees in our facility.
  • We grant access to 60+ top-tier networks through our facility.
  • We serve a variety of tenants, including Fortune 500 companies and SMBs across the technology, financial, government, medical, content industries.

If you’re a content provider, network provider, or tech startup in the market for colocation services, we would love to schedule some time to discuss what our 1.2M square-foot data center/colocation/ telecom carrier can do to meet your unique networking needs.

SCHEDULE A MEETING

Telecom Exchange is the award-winning industry networking event dedicated to neutral exhibit space for direct networking and C-level engagement that allows attendees to explore ‘Where Communications & Technology Meet.’ This year’s show is projected to host over 600 attendees, so the 165 Halsey Street team is looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new.

Where Should I Colocate? The Big Apple, or the Garden State?

You’re a business located in or around the New York- New Jersey metropolitan area and you’re trying to determine a location/ provider for colocation services. Chances are, you’ve wondered what the benefits are to colocating within the confines of New York-proper, but have you considered looking into New Jersey-based colocation facilities?

Below is a summary of an article authored by 165 Halsey Street in the Data Center Journal that outlines the benefits of colocating in New Jersey. To read the full argument in favor of New Jersey-based colocation, please click here.

Here are a few short reasons why you should consider New Jersey, in favor of colocating in Manhattan:

Security: New York is one of the busiest cities in the world, making it less secure than less populous areas like those on the outskirts of New York City in Newark, NJ. New York City has been subject to terror attacks in the past and could again be targeted in the future.

Cost of Power: Companies colocating in data centers that are geographically located outside a large city like New York may find that they can save a large amount of money on power. For example, the cost of electricity in the areas that surround New York City is typically 30–50 percent lower than in the Big Apple.

Cost of Doing Business: New Jersey offers a viable alternative for businesses looking to colocate on the outskirts of New York City. Newark is approximately 13 miles from Manhattan and offers a general tax rate of 3.309%, while New York City has a tax rate of between 4.425% and 9.00%, depending on the business segment.*

Reduced Latencies to Key Exchanges: Given the difference in route length between Newark-Mahwah (29.3 miles) and New York City–Mahwah (33.1 miles), a facility located in Newark would have a significant latency advantage over a facility located in New York City when sending/receiving information to the NYSE Euronext facility in Mahwah, NJ.

Accessibility: Although Newark is a “city,” it doesn’t have nearly the traffic issues that New York City suffers. Data centers located in Newark are easily accessible via highway, while getting to a facility located in the heart of Manhattan may involve sitting in hours of bumper-to-bumper traffic. Additionally, the state is easily accessible via world-class seaports and airports.

* Updated NJ tax rates can be found here: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/lpt/gtrgtrEssex1616.pdf

Tech Advancements in 2017: Do You Know What to Expect?

Believe it or not, we’re approaching the halfway mark for 2017! In many ways 2017 has already been a critical year in terms of technological advancement, but there’s still much more to come. Moore’s Law is ever-apparent these days, as everyone strives to make the ultimate pocket sized computer (otherwise known as a mobile phone), companies introduce more sophisticated IoT devices and VR/AR technology creep closer to resembling the experiences you’ve seen in 1980s science fiction movies.

So, the big question is, do you know what to expect in terms of the forecasted tech trends? On top of that, are you taking advantage of colocation services that are equipped to support the devices of tomorrow?

Luckily, the 165 Halsey Street team has authored an eBook, titled, “Technology Advancements in 2017: A Look at Cloud, Peering, IoT & More” that outlines some of the major technological projections for 2017. While every business is different, it’s important to explore the latest technologies to stay empowered, drive new efficiencies, act more quickly and deliver top notch customer service. This eBook explores where new technologies stand and can serve as a guide to steer your business in the right direction.

If you’re interested in our expert opinion on emerging technologies, please click below to download our FREE eBook.

165 Halsey Street Enters the “Blogosphere”

165 Halsey Street has entered the “blogosphere!”

As you may or may not know, 165 Halsey Street is a Newark, NJ based dedicated 1.2 million square foot data center/colocation/telecom carrier hotel offering affordable space, power and interconnection services. As a leading provider of colocation services for the past couple of decades, we will use this blog to comment on our latest news, data center and colocation trends, and much more.

For readers unfamiliar with the 165 Halsey Street brand, we’d like to direct your attention to the below overview video explaining what 165 Halsey Street is all about, the customers we serve and the practices we employ to drive the highest possible customer satisfaction:

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