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Jeff Harris is chief marketing officer (CMO) responsible for Ixia’s brand and global marketing efforts, including product and solutions marketing, corporate marketing, field marketing, corporate communications and partner marketing. He drives Ixia’s corporate positioning, messaging and communications to both internal and external audiences. Jeff has more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience spanning security, wireless networking and semiconductor markets. Jeff received his Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University.

Unavoidable Security And Visibility Challenges For 2018

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from IT-related events over the past year, it’s that our ever-increasing connectivity is creating more risk: of services and applications failing due to IT events, or as a result of cyberattacks; and of sensitive data being breached by malicious parties. So what we can expect to happen in our connected world over the coming year, and how should we prepare for those events to mitigate their impact? Here are my predictions for the security and visibility challenges that lie ahead.  1. IoT Risks Are Here To Stay As the reliance on the IoT grows, so will the strain and ultimately the potential danger associated with hundreds or even thousands of connected devices having the potential to be compromised and turned into bots. These growing risks, and a general l...

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