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RingCentral is born in the cloud and dedicated to empowering global organizations with the essential capability to connect anytime, anywhere, and on any device, with voice, video, team messaging, online meetings, and contact centre solutions. It’s the flexibility today’s always-on and on-demand work culture requires and is supported with robust security and reliability.
The rapid transformations taking place in business communications are the focus of UC Expo 2017—Europe’s largest unified communications and collaboration event. We’re excited to join the community of innovators and over 5,500 attendees that want to explore the cloud, mobility, customer service, video, networks, and collaboration.
Our Senior Vice President of Operations, Curtis Peterson, will be giving a presentation on internet security that comes at a crucial time, given the rash of attacks in the last year.
It’s Past Time to Restructure the Internet for Better Security
Wednesday, 17th May at 13:40–14:10
Recent mass internet attacks have highlighted how easy it is to take down large parts of the commercial internet by targeting Domain Name Servers (DNS). They have also exposed a fundamental security flaw of the internet: a packet-based architecture that is more than 30 years old and that makes it way too easy for adversaries to map and attack foundational services like DNS, as well as specific websites and cloud services. With so many businesses and other organizations relying on the internet for their essential functions, it’s past time we beefed up our internet security by graduating to a flow-based networking architecture.
Curtis will share his thoughts on why today’s aged internet security is no match for modern security demands, and how we can fix it, including:
- Why we’ve outgrown packet-based architecture in the current cloud-based environment
- The mechanics of how a flow-based networking architecture offers better security, including how it detects and shuts down suspicious activity
- Why a transition to flow-based networking is within our reach and isn’t as challenging as you may think
- Concrete steps that could be taken to transition to the more secure architecture needed
Curtis Peterson, Senior Vice President of Operations, RingCentral
Curtis Peterson has more than 20 years’ experience managing information technology and carrier-scale data and packet voice communication networks. At companies ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, Curtis has managed teams responsible for engineering, project management, operations, data security, network security, data center, Carrier Operations, and Internet backbone design and operation. Peterson has built world-class teams that can develop highly scalable networks while directing systems with ever-increasing compliance and security requirements in heavily regulated industries. Curtis has been a pioneer in VoIP services in the business communications space and has been developing, launching and operating Class 4 VoIP and customer facing hosted PBX systems since 2002. Currently, he serves as the SVP of Operations at RingCentral, a leading cloud communications platform for businesses in the U.S., Canada and the UK.
We look forward to meeting you at the show and demonstrating the benefits of RingCentral. Contact us and we can help you register for the show and set up a time to give you a review of our services and offerings, that usually only takes about thirty minutes.
Originally published May 09, 2017, updated Aug 10, 2020