Worldwide security spending to hit $96bn in 2018, says Gartner

Global security spending will hit $96.3 billion in 2018 at an increase of 8% from this year, according to the latest figures from Gartner.

The analyst firm puts security spending for 2018 into five buckets; security services, which comprises the majority (60%) of the overall market, followed by infrastructure protection (18.1% market share at $17.5bn), network security equipment (12.1% share at $11.7bn), consumer security software (4.9%, $4.7bn) and identity access management (4.9%, $4.7bn).

To give an...

By James Bourne, 11 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Identity, Security.

Get on board with biometrics and your organisation will be better trusted

A majority of consumers would be more likely to trust organisations if they were to use biometrics for authentication, according to a new study from Unisys.

The study, which polled more than 3,500 consumers across seven countries in Europe, found more than two thirds (68%) would trust biometric-friendly organisations more than others. 63% of respondents believe that biometrics are more secure than traditional PIN and password methods, with 57% there adding fingerprint scanning was the most secure form of...

By James Bourne, 06 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

How the CIO role is expanding through digital business – and why the time is right for change now

The role of the CIO is changing as organisations’ technical roadmaps and priorities change with it. It’s something we are all more than aware of – and a new report from Gartner focuses on how CIOs in India are adapting to the challenge.

The figures, which come from the analyst firm’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey, show that for CIOs in India, optimising enterprise operational excellence, tracking business value of IT, and business cost optimisation are their biggest priorities.

In terms of...

By James Bourne, 29 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Employees, Security.

Cybersecurity for digital transformation: A guide

Digital transformation is all about change, agility, connectivity and meeting today’s users’ expectations. And no matter what industry you’re in, it will play a huge role in the future of your business.

In the eyes of many, though, cybersecurity stands in the way of all this. But it’s still an essential part of your strategy. So, looking forward, you need to ensure you have robust policies in place. As well as a full understanding of cybersecurity’s role in the digital...

By Tim Isaac, 28 November 2017, 1 comment. Categories: App Platforms, Authentication, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

DDoS attack attempts continue to rise – with unsecure IoT devices the culprit

Organisations faced on average 237 DDoS attack attempts during the third quarter of 2017, equating to eight per day.

That is the primary finding from a new study by security provider Corero Network Security, with the figure marking an increase of 35% in monthly attack attempts compared to the previous quarter. The statistics are taken from DDoS attack attempts against Corero customers.

Explaining the reasons behind the increase in frequency of these attacks, Ashley Stephenson, CEO at Corero, said: “The...

By James Bourne, 23 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Security.

How enterprise mobility will influence healthcare in 2018

Medical facilities are constantly pushing the envelope when it comes to innovation and new technology. So, it should come as little surprise that the healthcare industry is one of the largest global adopters of enterprise mobility—93% of healthcare professionals use a mobile device for work every day.

As the holiday season approaches and a large portion of the healthcare industry enters 2018 planning mode, however, each organisation needs to...

By MOBI, 23 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Gemalto’s new platform aims to safeguard enterprise data any time, anywhere

Security provider Gemalto has launched a centralised cloud-based services platform to help enterprises safeguard data, meet compliance mandates, and secure crucial information any time and from anywhere.

According to the company, SafeNet Data Protection On Demand helps resolve issues related to cost and complexity of shielding data by providing a single data security-as-a-service platform. The platform can easily integrate with the existing IT systems, DevOps tools and cloud services to protect wherever data...

By Enterprise CIO, 06 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, Identity, IoT, Security.

New research shows how companies are struggling with keeping Office up to date

Windows 10 may be getting solid adoption in the enterprise – but the same cannot be said of Microsoft Office’s latest iteration.

According to a new study from Spiceworks, more than two thirds (68%) of the more than 1,150 IT professionals across the US, UK and Canada surveyed said they were still operating Microsoft Office 2007 in some capacity, even after the product officially reached its end of life.

Just under half (46%) of respondents - who of course may have more than one product in their...

By James Bourne, 06 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Microsoft, Productivity, Security.

The growing complexity of enterprise mobile: Three trends complicating business use

While several factors are pushing up mobile’s ‘high degree of difficulty’, a look at three pivotal trends explains the reasons why. These trends, each of which is having an exponential impact on mobile’s complexity, are converging to complicate enterprise mobile on a grand scale.

Consider these three hallmarks of today’s enterprise use of mobility:

  • Multitude of user devices and device types
  • Breakneck speed of OS and app changes
  • Users’ sky-high expectations of support

Proliferation of mobile devices and...

By Stratix, 03 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

One in four companies only use passwords as BYOD defence, research finds

Here’s a worrying security statistic in research released today by Bitglass: one quarter of organisations use passwords only for BYOD security.

The research, which took its cue from more than 200 IT and security professionals surveyed at a recent Gartner conference, found that external sharing was the leading cloud security concern for those polled, cited by 45%. Other security scares include malware protection (40%) and unmanaged device access (40%).

For those who do use multi-factor authentication to...

By James Bourne, 02 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, BYOD, Identity, Privacy, Security.