It would be difficult to overestimate the impact and importance of Intel’s technology contributions on society.
The company’s engineering expertise is helping secure, power and connect billions of devices and the infrastructure of the smart, connected world. Over time, Intel has changed from a PC-centric company to a data-centric company. The company is developing new products, entering new markets and engaging new customers in innovative ways.
“Data is everything; data is king. It’s powering our business; it’s powering everything,” says Brent Conran, chief information security officer at Intel. “It’s transforming traditional industries and born-in-the-cloud industries. The ability to gain insights from data is the difference between a successful business or one that falls away.”
This greater emphasis and reliance on data required Intel’s Information Security (InfoSec) organization to build and maintain a comprehensive “defense-in-depth” strategy. The team automated prevention and detection tools at many levels — including the perimeter, network, endpoints, applications and data layer — to handle 99% of threats across Intel’s environment.