PIOLINK participated in a security seminar, Security Days Spring 2018, from last March 7 to March 9 at KITTE of JP Tower, Tokyo, Japan.
Security Days Spring is an annual security conference which takes place during February and March in Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, and Tokyo. This year, more than ten thousand people attended during the three-day event in Tokyo.
PIOLINK demonstrated and introduced TiFRONT Cloud Security Switch, and a sales manager from the Japan branch gave presentations during sessions. The topic was “Internal Security Which Can Be Managed in the Network”. During the sessions, he notified the importance of countermeasures against internal network threats such as ransomware, with the details on various types of internal threats as well as their spreading methods, and proposed countermeasures for the security at the network level. He also suggested solutions after pointing out the complex management and security problems that IT managers face.
During this event, it was obvious that more people had become aware of the necessity of countermeasures for internal network security. Especially, the audience agreed that the “shadow IT” problems (e.g. systems’ becoming out of control because of mobile devices, IoT, and clouds) were emerging. Unauthorized IT devices and applications can cause gaps on the security, and uncontrolled networks and user devices can become vulnerable to attacks which bypass firewalls.
The participants responded positively to TiFRONT Cloud Security Switch with various questions at the booth.