NIKSUN Lends Expertise to New Report Calling for Revolutionary Approach to Cyber Security

Published on: 09-08-2016

Princeton, NJ, Sept. 08, 2016 - NIKSUN Inc., the world leader in developing real-time and forensics-based cyber security and network performance monitoring solutions, announced today the joint release of the first 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual - Practical Handbook and Reference Guide for the Working Cyber Security Professional. NIKSUN is part of an industry collective of 48 of the nation’s foremost cyber security vendors participating in the report, which was published by The Amoroso Group (TAG Cyber) following in-depth industry research and analysis.

“We are proud to have been part of the TAG Cyber project, and we fully agree that the modern enterprise needs to completely rethink their approach to stopping advanced attacks,” said Dr. Parag Pruthi, CEO of NIKSUN, whose expert guidance and cyber security insights are featured in Volume 2: Cyber Security Industry Luminary Interviews - Vendor interviews notes with leading security professionals with Distinguished Vendor Principals of this 3-volume report.

The report details a new urgency for how America’s commercial, financial and utility sectors respond to escalating and increasingly complex cyber attacks. It includes a comprehensive analysis of the cyber security industry with specific insights from C-level executives and thought leaders. Dr. Edward G. Amoroso, former chief security officer of AT&T and author of six books on cyber security, spearheaded writing and researching the report.

“The NIKSUN team could not have been more helpful in providing practical insights into the performance and capacity issues that must be addressed in modern enterprise cyber security solutions,” said Dr. Ed Amoroso.

The 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual has been written for information security and technology professionals in all industries with a special focus on U.S. infrastructure companies, including energy, telecommunications, manufacturing, health care and utilities. The report will be available at no cost to all users as a free download on NIKSUN’s website and TAG Cyber’s website.

The handbook is centered around a revolutionary new approach to cyber security that calls on tech leaders of the largest and most important American enterprises to radically transform existing infrastructure to disperse data across multiple platforms, offload sensitive information into secure cloud-based solutions and reload systems, policies and personnel to better position them to effectively defend against cyber attacks that are not only likely, but occurring at an increasingly alarming rate.

The report includes three volumes:

  • Volume 1: TAG Cyber Security Fifty Controls details the fifty primary control areas required for CISO teams to be effective in this new era of cyber security. These areas include traditional controls such as firewall platforms and two-factor authentication along with non-traditional controls such as security recruiting and security R&D. For each control area, an extensive list of supporting vendors is included to help jumpstart local source selection.
  • Volume 2: Interviews with Distinguished Vendor Principals includes in-depth conversations with the thought leaders and distinguished vendor principals. It offers a brief digest of the expert guidance and cyber security insights offered by these industry authorities during the research stages of this report.
  • Volume 3: TAG Cyber Security Vendor Listings serves as a reference guide to the cyber security industry. This comprehensive review includes nearly 1,400 vendors this year, with an additional 500 vendors to be incorporated into the 2018 report.

About TAG Cyber, LLC
The Amoroso Group (TAG Cyber) is a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting and media services company. Led by Edward Amoroso, industry veteran and former chief security officer for AT&T, TAG Cyber supports hundreds of companies around the world by providing a roadmap for identifying, preventing and eliminating cyber attacks on their systems and data.

About NIKSUN, Inc.
NIKSUN is the recognized worldwide leader in making the Unknown Known. The company develops a highly scalable array of real time and forensics-based cyber security and network performance management solutions for government & intelligence agencies, service providers, financial services companies, and large enterprises such as retailers and manufacturers. NIKSUN's award-winning appliances deliver unprecedented flexibility and packet capture power. The company's patented real-time analysis and recording technology is the industry's most comprehensive solution for secure and reliable network infrastructure and services. NIKSUN, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, has sales offices and distributors throughout the US, Europe, the Mid East and Asia-Pacific.

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