The 10 ways asset intelligence improves cybersecurity resiliency and persistence

Bottom line: By securing every endpoint with a persistent connection and the resiliency to autonomously self-heal, CIOs are finding new ways to further improve network security by capitalising on each IT asset's intelligence.

Capturing real-time data from IT assets is how every organisation can grow beyond its existing boundaries with greater security, speed, and trust. Many IT and cybersecurity teams and the CIOs that lead them, and with whom I’ve spoken with, are energised by the opportunity to...

By Louis Columbus, 24 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Identity, Security.

How the future of AI will put new demands on ERP systems – and how to overcome them

Artificial intelligence (AI) will have a significant impact on companies and their business models over the next five years. 85% of CEOs surveyed in PwC’s 22nd Annual Global CEO Survey are convinced of this. But with only 33% having dipped their toe into AI for ‘limited uses’, and fewer...

By Andy Coussins, 21 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Why shadow IT is the cybersecurity threat which keeps giving – and what needs to be done about it

  • More than 5,000 personal devices connect to enterprise networks every day with little or no endpoint security enabled in one of every three companies in the US, UK, and Germany
  • More than 1,000 shadow IoT devices connect to enterprise networks every day in 30% of the U.S., U.K., and German companies
  • 12% of U.K. organisations are seeing more than 10,000 shadow IoT devices connect to their enterprise networks every day
  • Associates most often use shadow IT devices to access social media (39%), followed by downloading apps (24%), games (13%), and films (7%). Hackers, organised crime and...

By Louis Columbus, 09 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Privacy, Security.

Accenture to buy Symantec’s managed cyber services arm – two months after Broadcom close

Updated Jan 9 Accenture is to acquire Symantec’s managed cybersecurity services (MSSP) arm – two months after Broadcom closed a $10.7 billion deal to buy the security provider outright.

The move will look to beef up Accenture Security and aim to make it a leading provider of managed security services. Accenture will secure Symantec’s six operations centres, in the US, the UK, India, Australia, Singapore and Japan,...

By James Bourne, 08 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: M&A, Security.

Insight Partners acquires Armis for $1.1 billion to claim largest enterprise IoT security deal

New York-based private equity firm Insight Partners has acquired California-based enterprise IoT security provider Armis for $1.1 billion (£838.5m).

Armis allows organisations to safely adopt unmanaged and IoT devices throughout their business. As CTO Nadir Izrael puts it: “One of the biggest challenges keeping CIOs and CISOs up at night is how to secure the unmanaged devices proliferating through their businesses, from...

By Enterprise CIO, 07 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, M&A, Security.

Why it’s time for IT to have a proper chat with HR to improve business continuity

In recent years, IT’s role within a business has massively shifted. Long gone are the days of it simply being a backend operation, stuck in the company basement like the IT Crowd in the mid noughties. Now, technology is the driver of change and IT is the hub of a business – and it needs to own that position.

Yet, this change can also bring its own difficulties. There are still ongoing...

By Geoffroy de Lestrange, 06 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Employees, Productivity, Security.

For better or worse: How understanding the pros and cons can give businesses the perfect marriage with SaaS

Subscription-based services are revolutionising the way many of us consume everyday products. From Netflix and Spotify giving instant access to vast libraries of content, to meal kits such as Gousto and Hello Fresh taking the complexity – and up-front effort – out of preparing a meal.

Things are the same in the business realm, where vendors and their customers are embracing software...

By Alex Guillen, 23 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud , Productivity, Security.

How automation will help enterprises overcome the cybersecurity skills gap

There are few verticals that can boast a 0% unemployment rate, but cybersecurity is one of them. There are far more job openings than there are skilled professionals to fill them. This is despite many efforts to train, upskill and reskill people to close this talent gap. With almost three million unfilled cybersecurity positions around the world, the industry needs to come to grips with the serious nature of this skills gap.

The speed at which the threat landscape is...

By Mike Armistead, 06 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

Can serialisation be the future of food industry traceability?

Serialised box tracking has been standard practice in the beef and poultry industries for a long time – and the entire food space may follow suit if serialised tracking becomes a mandatory requirement.

The US has already adopted serialisation regulation in the pharmaceutical market through the Drug Supply Chain Security Act – the FDA acting to introduce carton and case serialisation to combat illegal and...

By Simon Noakes, 03 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Productivity, Security.

The seven signs which mean it’s time to get focused on Zero Trust security

When an experienced hacker can gain access to a company’s accounting and financial systems in 7 minutes or less after obtaining privileged access credentials, according to Ponemon, it’s time to get focused on Zero Trust Security. 2019 is on its way to being a record year for ransomware attacks, which grew 118% in Q1 of this year alone, according to

By Louis Columbus, 02 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data Loss, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.