It’s time to solve the education sector’s cybersecurity crisis

  • There were a record 160 publicly-disclosed security incidents in the education sector (K-12) during the summer months of 2019, exceeding the total number of incidents reported in all of 2018 by 30%
  • 47% of K-12 organisations are making cybersecurity their primary investment, yet 74% do not use encryption
  • 93% of K-12 organisations rely on native client/patch management tools that have a 56% failure rate, with 9% of client/patch management failures never recovered

These and many other fascinating insights are from 

By Louis Columbus, 18 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Employees, Security.

10 ways AI and machine learning are improving endpoint security

  • Gartner predicts $137.4 billion will be spent on information security and risk management in 2019, increasing to $175.5bn in 2023, reaching a CAGR of 9.1%. Cloud security, data security, and infrastructure protection are the fastest-growing areas of security spending through 2023.
  • 69% of enterprise executives believe artificial intelligence (AI) will be necessary to respond to cyberattacks with the majority of telecom companies (80%) saying they are counting on AI to help identify...

By Louis Columbus, 07 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Authentication, Security.

Three ways IT can mitigate DNS security threats: A guide

You may think your domain name system is secure. But have you peeked under the hood recently? If you have, you may have seen the metaphorical tangle of wires and junk clogging up the system and quickly backed away, hoping that nothing will catch fire.

The DNS is the complex, interdependent addressing system that directs users to every aspect of your organisation’s digital experience. Executives tend to...

By Peter La Mantia, 04 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Authentication, CIO, Data Loss, Security.

Organisations still trying to find sweet spot between innovation and security focus, argues CompTIA

It is a question which organisations continue to ponder: what is the right balance between innovation and security? A new report from CompTIA argues that companies are working to balance both sides of the coin – but with issues along the way.

The report, ‘Cybersecurity for Digital Operations’ which is based on a survey of 500 US businesses, found almost half (45%) of organisations polled were...

By James Bourne, 19 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data Loss, IoT, Security.

Case study: Why ERP solutions for the food industry must do more than ensure compliance

ERP functionality should help solve the challenges that many different types of food businesses face. It must ensure high quality, resource-efficient production and distribution, providing product innovation that has profitability potential while helping a business stay up to date with the latest customer demands. This is how food companies can meet food safety regulations, reduce waste and gain flexibility in terms of the ingredients and raw materials they source.

By Simon Noakes, 11 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Security.

Why manufacturing supply chains need Zero Trust security

  • According to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, manufacturing has been experiencing an increase in financially motivated breaches in the past couple of years, whereby most breaches involve Phishing and the use of stolen credentials.
  • 50% of manufacturers report experiencing a breach over the last 12 months, 11% of which were severe according to Sikich’s 5th Manufacturing and Distribution Survey, 2019.
  • Manufacturing’s most commonly data compromised includes credentials (49%),...

By Louis Columbus, 06 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Security.

The top 10 most popular cybersecurity certifications in 2019: A guide

  • IT decision-makers (ITDMs) report that cybersecurity is the hardest area to find qualified talent, followed by cloud computing skills
  • 56% of ITDMs report that certified personnel closes organisational skills gaps.
  • 48% of ITDMs report that certifications boost productivity
  • 44% of ITDM report that certifications help meet client requirements

Knowing which cybersecurity certifications are in the greatest demand is invaluable in planning a career in the field. I asked Global Knowledge, the...

By Louis Columbus, 05 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Security.

One in five CISOs reports directly to the CEO today as organisations focus more on IoT and cloud

The latest study from Wipro has found that one in five CISOs are now reporting directly to the CEO, with cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) strategies increasingly on the radar.

Wipro’s latest study, titled “2019 State of Cybersecurity Report”, is based on three months of primary and secondary research, including surveys of security leadership, operational analysts, and 211 global organisations across 27...

By Enterprise CIO, 04 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Research, Security.

Mobile identity is the new security perimeter: How enterprises need to secure their mobile worlds

  • 86% of enterprise executives say that mobile threats are growing faster than any other according to Verizon’s Mobile Security Index 2019 and 67% of enterprise execs are less confident about the security of their mobile devices compared to other IT assets.
  • Mobile devices are hackers’ favorite platform to target, with over 905,000 malware packages installed in Q1 of this year alone and over 5.3 million in 2018, 

By Louis Columbus, 03 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, CIO, Employees, Identity, Security.