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89% of security leaders think traditional security approaches are failing in the face of modern threats

Research shows ‘game needs to be changed,’ with security innovation years behind that of the attackers, the board a decade behind security discussions and regulation needing more industry input.

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Costs, cyberattacks and compliance - cause for concern

Node4 has released its Mid-Market IT Priorities Report 2021. The independent report reveals that the UK’s Mid-Market IT Leadership expects to see a shortfall in IT spend in 2022. While 52% of IT decision-makers believe their 2021 budget met the ambitions of their team, there seems to be less certainty and confidence about future finances — 61% think their budget will need to increase in 2022, but only 13% expect it to.

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Avast research finds growing security challenges for SMBs

Research from Avast has found that employees in almost a third (31%) of Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in the UK are connecting to the corporate network using personal devices that do not have any security controls in place, according to IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) within SMBs.

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Urgent need for new way to discuss business risk

Trend Micro has published new research revealing that 90% of IT decision makers claim their business would be willing to compromise on cybersecurity in favor of digital transformation, productivity, or other goals. Additionally, 82% have felt pressured to downplay the severity of cyber risks to their board.

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Cyber budgets actually shrank during the pandemic

Cyber consultants call on businesses to act now, or risk budgets shrinking further in ‘real terms’ during 2022 – leading to increased cyber vulnerability.

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Culture divide blocks unified security strategy

State of Industrial Cybersecurity report reveals only 21% of organizations achieved full maturity for ICS/OT cybersecurity and regularly inform the C-suite and board about OT cyber status.

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Majority of organisations have suffered ransomware attack

“State of Ransomware Readiness: Facing the Reality Gap” finds surveyed organizations are confident in their ransomware preparedness despite consistently being the target of attacks.

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IT Professionals see 81% increase in cyber threats since global pandemic

“Everything shortage” this holiday season – creating perfect catalyst for cyber threats to supply chain and ecommerce.

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Netscout launches Omnis Cyber Intelligence

Enters the security market with groundbreaking cyber intelligence technology.

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Lack of controls and visibility - a major security risk

80 percent of organisations report employee misuse or abuse of access to business applications.

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CrowdStrike to acquire SecureCircle

CrowdStrike announces acquisition of SecureCircle to enable customers to gain visibility and control of how data is downloaded, used and shared via the endpoint.

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The year of ransomware continues

148% surge in global ransomware attacks (470 million) year to date, making 2021 the worst year SonicWall has ever recorded.

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Majority of businesses don’t protect their sensitive data in the cloud

40% of global respondents reveal they dealt with a cloud breach in the last year.

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Only two-fifths of UK IT leaders would feel confident in their ability to respond to a cyber incident today

New research from Rackspace Technology delves into the state of UK businesses’ cybersecurity strategies.

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Videos

Interview with Dr Kiri Addison, Threat Detection and Efficacy Product Manager, Mimecast. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Leon Ward, VP of Product Management, ThreatQuotient, shares some early findings of the company’s ‘The State of Cybersecurity Automation 2022’ research report, which finds a dramatic increase in security automation activity, as well as highlighting the importance of managing expectations when it comes to implementation versus outcomes.
Interview with Samantha Humphries, Head of Security Strategy EMEA, Exabeam. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Ciarán Forde, Segment Leader, Data Centre and IT, Electrical Sector, EMEA, Eaton, discusses the findings of the company’s recent report: The Intersection of Digital Transformation and the Energy Transition, which highlights an apparent gap between digital transformation and energy transition efforts in four power critical sectors, including the data centre industry. Ciaran highlights the progress the industry has made to date, as well as explaining how a new type of digital toolkit can help companies in their quest for truly sustainable operational optimisation.

Expert Opinions

Open Source (OS) is big business. Originally seen as the rebel of the IT industry, today not only does it command the attention of individual developers and small communities of programmers, but also that of large, global companies, organisations which now realise that it makes business sense to embrace this approach.
Flooding the data center with cold supply air, in combination with an appropriate hot aisle containment solution, makes for a cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly facility, as Gordon Johnson, Senior CFD Engineer at Subzero Engineering, explains.
Storage is one of the areas where an IT department can deliver very substantial cost savings, without sacrificing availability, reliability, performance, or cyber resilience. By Richard Bradbury – SVP EMEA & APJ at Infinidat.