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Innovations in Security Can Supplement IT Skills Shortage, According to Report by 451 Research and Polyverse

Moving Target Defense can embed security in the IT infrastructure, prevent many of the burdens associated with ‘panic patching.’

BELLEVUE, Wash. and NEW YORK, November 19, 2018-- Increased automation afforded by newer security practices, such as Moving Target Defense, can alleviate the IT skills shortage in enterprise organizations, according to research released today by Polyverse Corporation and 451 Research. The Business Impact Brief is titled Innovations in Security Can Supplement IT Skills Shortage.

Polyverse is the leading cybersecurity company using Moving Target Defense to protect government and enterprise organizations. 451 Research is a leading information technology research and advisory company focusing on technology innovation and market disruption.

The research brief links innovations in security, such as Moving Target Defense, to supplementing the IT skills shortage. Enterprise organizations have a shortage of IT administration and networking skills, led by server/systems administration (43 percent) and DevOps (41 percent), according to a 2018 survey by 451 Research.

“Such skills are the foundation of many practices that may mitigate the overall volume of IT work, such as automated software patching and other tasks to maintain healthy and resilient systems,” the 451 Research Business Impact Brief states. “Increased automation afforded by newer practices allows security teams to embed security into the IT infrastructure, and to explore newer approaches that can result in significant gains in time, skills and resources. One potential area worth exploring is the concept of Moving Target Defense (MTD)...In particular, the intrinsic security of MTD can help reduce many of the burdens of patching.”

“Polyverse MTD transforms software from a static attack surface that is unchanging and vulnerable to one that is diverse, constantly changing and protected,” said Polyverse Founder and CEO Alex Gounares. “As a result, crafted exploits targeting specific memory vulnerabilities do not work, even when the application is left unpatched.”

Polyverse currently supports the entire Linux stack--over 70,000 programs and counting, injecting diversity into the software landscape by randomizing the memory layout of the entire Linux system, without changing performance or IT processes. Polyverse plans to start supporting Windows next year.

The complete brief is available here.

About 451 Research:

451 Research is a leading information technology research and advisory company focusing on technology innovation and market disruption. More than 100 analysts and consultants provide essential insight to more than 1,000 client organizations globally through a combination of syndicated research and data, advisory and go-to-market services, and live events. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, 451 Research is a division of the 451 Group. Learn more and connect with 451 Research on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Polyverse:

Polyverse develops leading-edge cybersecurity technology to build diversity across multiple system dimensions, stopping attacks before they start. Its technology is used by government and security-conscious organizations to mitigate against zero-day memory exploits. It is also embedded into devices, hardware and security solutions to provide the ultimate protection against hackers. Founded in 2015, Polyverse is led by founder and CEO Alex Gounares and brings together top talent from Microsoft, Amazon, Google, among others. CNBC recently named Polyverse as one of the world's top 100 startups.

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