Back in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) launched in Europe, and if nothing else, preparation for its taking effect has made clear that privacy and security are intertwined concepts. Data privacy - and the unprecedented breaches in data protection and exploitation of private data we’ve seen - has become more than just talk. And more importantly, perhaps, cybersecurity has become a concern for everyone in a company - not just the domain of IT professionals who specialize in (or maybe don’t even specialize in) security. Security - and by extension - safeguarding privacy - has become the concern of senior executives and corporate boards as well, given the severe and far-reaching consequences of data breaches in the post-GDPR era.
It’s a given that almost every day, a new cybersecurity threat will make its way into the news. With more specialized and targeted attacks launching on a near-constant basis, security - and vigilance about it - remains high atop most companies’ priorities. The pace at which security threats arise isn’t slowing down any time soon.
Since the dawn of the computer age, we have lived in both admiration and fear of hackers. The popular TV series, Mr Robot, is a popular culture paean to the hacker culture - which, along with a kind of networked-mayhem theme has long been “inspiring imaginations” (not necessarily a good thing).
All this year, Varnish Software has been celebrating the ten-year anniversary of Varnish Cache. One of the best traits of Varnish Cache is its flexibility - and throughout its decade of existence, we have been consistently surprised by the creative ways our users have deployed Varnish. To capture and share with the entire community some of these use cases, we launched the Varnish Awards. We invited Varnish users to submit their stories in two categories, innovation and value, and then empaneled a group of judges to choose the best of the best. The value category award winner will be announced shortly - stay tuned. The winners in each category will share their stories on September 22 at the Varnish Summit in Los Angeles.