While the use of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) for IT security may not be new, the extent to which data-driven analytics can detect and thwart nefarious activities is still in its infancy.

As we’ve recently discussed here on BriefingsDirect, an expanding universe of interdependent application programming interfaces (APIs) forms a new and complex threat vector that strikes at the heart of digital business.

How will ML and AI form the next best security solution for APIs across their dynamic and often uncharted use in myriad apps and services? Stay with us now as we answer that question by exploring how advanced big data analytics forms a powerful and comprehensive means to track, understand, and model safe APIs use.

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To learn how AI makes APIs secure and more resilient across their life cycles and ecosystems, BriefingsDirect welcomes Ravi Guntur, Head of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at Traceable.ai. The interview is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The burgeoning use of application programming interfaces (APIs) across cloud-native computing and digital business ecosystems has accelerated rapidly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enterprises have had to scramble to develop and procure across new digital supply chains and via unproven business-to-business processes.Companies have also extended their business perimeters to include home workers as well as to reach more purely online end-users and customers.

In doing so, they may have given short shrift to protecting against the cybersecurity vulnerabilities inherent in the expanding use of APIs. The cascading digitization of business and commerce has unfortunately lead to an increase in cyber fraud and data manipulation.

Stay with us for Part 2 in our series where BriefingsDirect explores how APIs, microservices, and cloud-native computing require new levels of defense and resiliency.

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To learn more about the latest innovations for making APIs more understood, trusted, and robust, we welcome Jyoti Bansal, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Traceable.ai. The interview is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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Thinking of IT security as a fortress or a moat around your compute assets has given way to a more realistic and pervasive posture.

Such a cybersecurity perimeter, it turns out, was only an illusion. A far more effective extended-enterprise strategy protects business assets and processes wherever they are -- and wherever they might reach.

As businesses align to new approaches such as zero trust and behavior-modeling to secure their data applications, infrastructure, and networks, there’s a new, rapidly expanding digital domain that needs such pervasive and innovative protection.

The next BriefingsDirect security trends discussion explores how application programming interfaces (APIs), microservices, and cloud-native computing form a new frontier for cybersecurity vulnerabilities -- as well as opportunities for innovative defenses and resilience.

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To learn more about why your expanding use of APIs may be the new weak link in your digital business ecosystem, please welcome Jyoti Bansal, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Traceable.ai. The interview is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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As businesses plan for a future where more of their workforce can be located just about anywhere, how should they rethink hiring, training, and talent optimization? This major theme for 2021 and beyond poses major adjustments for both workers and savvy business leaders.

The next BriefingsDirect modern workplace strategies discussion explores how a global business process outsourcing leader has shown how distributed employees working from a “Cloud Campus”are improving productivity and their end users’ experience.

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To learn more about best practices and advantageous outcomes from a broadly dispersed digital workforce, we are now joined by José Güereque, Executive Vice President of Infrastructure and Nearshore Chief Information Officer at Teleperformance SE in Monterrey, Mexico; Lance Brown, Executive Vice President Global Network, Telecom, and Architecture at Teleperformance, and Tim Minahan, Executive Vice President of Business Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer at Citrix. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The clear and present danger facing businesses and governments from cybersecurity threats has only grown more clear and ever-present in 2021.

As the threats from runaway ransomware attacks and state-sponsored backdoor access to networks deepen, too many businesses have a false sense of quick recovery using traditional business continuity and backup measures.

That’s because the criminals are increasingly compromising vulnerable backup systems and data first -- before they attack. As a result, visions of flipping a switch to get back to a ready state may be a dangerous illusion that keeps leaders under a false sense of business as usual.

The next BriefingsDirect security strategies discussion explores new ways of protecting backups first and foremost so that cyber recovery becomes an indispensable tool in any IT and business security arsenal. We will now uncover how Unisys and Dell Technologies are elevating what was data redundancy to protect against natural disasters into something much more resilient and powerful. 

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To learn more about the latest in rapid cyber recovery strategies and technologies, please welcome Andrew Peters, Director of Global Business Development for Security at Unisys, and David Finley, Director of Information Assurance and Security in the Data Protection Division at Dell Technologies. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The tumultuous shift over the past year to nearly all-digital and frequently at-home work has amounted to a rapid-fire experiment in human adaptability.

While there are many successful aspects to the home-exodus experiment, as with all disruption to human behavior, there are also some significant and highly personal downsides.

The next BriefingsDirect work-from-home strategies discussion explores the current state of employee well-being and examines how new pressures and complexity from distance working may need new forms of employer support, too.

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To learn more about coping in an age of unprecedented change in blended work and home life, we’re now joined by Carolina Milanesi, Principal Analyst at Creative Strategies and founder at The Heart of Tech; Amy Haworth, Senior Director, Employee Experience at Citrix, and Ray Wolf, Chief Executive Officer at A2K Partners. The panel discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect Voice of Innovation discussion explores how services and support for enterprise IT have entered a new era.

For IT technology providers, the timing of the news couldn’t be better. That's because those now consuming tech support are demanding higher-order value -- such as improved worker productivity from hybrid services delivered across many remote locations.

At the same time, the underlying technologies and intelligence to enhance traditional help desk support are blossoming to deliver proactive -- and even consultative -- enhancements.

Stay with us here to examine how Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Pointnext Services has developed new solutions to satisfy those enhanced expectations for the next era of IT support. HPE’s new generation of readily-at-hand IT expertise, augmented remote services, and ongoing product-use guidance together propel businesses to exploit their digital domains -- better than ever.

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Here to share the Pointnext vision for the future of advanced IT operational services are Gerry Nolan, Director of Operational Services Portfolio at HPE Pointnext Services, and Rob Brothers, Program Vice President, Datacenter and Support Services, at IDC. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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Now that hybrid work models have been the norm for a year, what’s the long-term impact on worker productivity? Will the pandemic-induced shift to work from anywhere agility translate into increased employee benefits -- and better business outcomes -- over time?

The next BriefingsDirect workspace innovation discussion explores how a bellwether UK accounting services firm has shown how consistent, secure, and efficient digital work experiences lead to heightened team collaboration and creative new workflows.

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To learn more about the ways that distributed work models fuel innovation, please welcome our guests, Chris Madden, Director of IT and Operations for Kreston Reeves, LLP in the UK, and Tim Minahan, Executive Vice President of Business Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer at Citrix. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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Cyber attacks are on the rise, harming brands and supply chains while fomenting consumer and employee distrust -- as well as leading to costly interruptions and service blackouts.

At the same time, more remote workers and extended-enterprise processes due to the pandemic demand higher levels of security across all kinds of business workflows.

Stay with us now as the next BriefingsDirect discussion explores why comprehensive cloud security solutions need to go beyond on-premises threat detection and remediation to significantly strengthen extended digital business workflows.

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To learn more about ways to shrink the attack surface and dynamically isolate process security breaches, please join Karl Klaessig, Director of Product Marketing for Security Operations, at ServiceNow, and E.G. Pearson, Security Architect at Unisys. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solution.

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The next edition of the BriefingsDirect Voice of Innovation video podcast series explores new and innovative paths for businesses to attain digital transformation.

Even as a vast majority of companies profess to be seeking digital business transformation, few proven standards or broadly accepted methods stand out as the best paths to take.

And now, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for bold initiatives to make customer engagement and experience optimization an increasingly data-driven and wholly digital affair. 

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Stay with us here to welcome a panel of experts as they detail a multi-step series of “Moments” that guide organizations on their transformations. Here to share the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) view on helping businesses effectively innovate for a new era of pervasive digital business are our panelists:

      --Craig Partridge, Senior Director Worldwide, Digital Advisory and Transformation Practice Lead, at HPE Pointnext Services;

      --Yara Schuetz, Global Digital Advisor at HPE Pointnext Services;

      --Aviviere Telang, Global Digital Advisor at HPE Pointnext Services;

      --Christian Reichenbach, Global Digital Advisor at HPE Pointnext Services, and

      --Amos Ferrari, Global Digital Advisor at HPE Pointnext Services.

The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect data strategy insights discussion explores the payoffs when enterprises overcome the hurdles of disjointed storage to obtain global data access.

By leveraging the latest in container and storage server technologies, the holy grail of inclusive, comprehensive, and actionable storage can be obtained. And such access extends across all deployment models – from hybrid cloud, to software-as-a-service (SaaS), to distributed data centers, and edge.

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Stay with us here to examine the role that comprehensive data storage plays in delivering the rapid insights businesses need for digital business transformation with our guest, Denis Kennelly, General Manager, IBM Storage. The interview is conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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This BriefingsDirect Data Strategies Insights discussion series, Part 2, explores the latest technologies and products delivering common data services across today’s hybrid cloud, distributed data centers, and burgeoning edge landscapes.

New advances in storage technologies, standards, and methods have changed the game when it comes to overcoming the obstacles businesses too often face when seeking pervasive analytics across their systems and services.

Stay with us now as we examine how IBM Storage is leveraging containers and the latest storage advances to deliver inclusive, comprehensive, and actionable storage. 

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To learn more about the future of storage strategies that accelerate digital transformation, please welcome Denis Kennelly, General Manager, IBM Storage. The interview is conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect data strategies insights discussion explores how consistent and global storage models can best propel pervasive analytics and support digital business transformation.

Decades of disparate and uncoordinated storage solutions have hindered enterprises’ ability to gain common data services across today’s hybrid cloud, distributed data centers, and burgeoning edge landscapes.

Yet only a comprehensive data storage model that includes all platforms, data types, and deployment architectures will deliver the rapid insights that businesses need.

Stay with us to examine how IBM Storage is leveraging containers and the latest storage advances to deliver the holy grail of inclusive, comprehensive, and actionable storage.

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To learn more about the future promise of the storage strategies that accelerate digital transformation, please welcome Denis Kennelly, General Manager, IBM Storage. The interview is conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect digital business innovation discussion explores the growing importance of contingent workforces

As more businesses look to external workforces and services to satisfy their skills and information technology (IT) needs, the ability to manage those workers and services is lagging.

Even as upward of 42 percent of workforce spend is now going to external workforces, many organizations lack visibility into the nature of that spend. As a result, they can’t manage the productivity, nor the risk.

Stay with us now as we hear from a contingent workforce expert at Capgemini on managing the processes that best procure and support talent and skills agility.

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To learn more about making the most of a diversified portfolio of workers, please join me in welcoming Andreas Hettwer, Vice President and Group Procurement Category Director at Capgemini in Berlin. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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