Why improving endpoint security needs to be a primary enterprise goal in 2020

Bottom line: Attacking endpoints with AI, bots, and machine learning is gaining momentum with cybercriminals today with no signs of slowing down into 2020, making endpoint security a must-have cybersecurity goal for next year.

Cyberattacks are growing more complex and difficult to prevent now and will accelerate in the future, making endpoint security a top goal in 2020. Cybercriminals are using structured and unstructured machine learning algorithms to hack organisations’ endpoints with increasing frequency....

By Louis Columbus, 11 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Five strategies healthcare providers are using to secure their networks

  • Healthcare records are bestsellers on the Dark Web, ranging in price from $250 to over $1,000 per record
  • The growing, profitable market for Protected Health Information (PHI) is attracting sophisticated cybercriminal syndicates, several of which are state-sponsored
  • Medical fraud is slower to detect and notify, unlike financial fraud (ex. stolen credit cards), contributing to its popularity with cybercriminals globally
  • Cybercriminals prefer PHI data because it’s easy to sell and contains information that is harder to cancel or secure once stolen. Examples include insurance policy...

By Louis Columbus, 08 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Security.

Using AI to secure the modern world – where enterprises are particularly vulnerable

The types of threats that are targeting enterprises are evolving and completely different to what they were a decade ago. Enterprise attacks are no longer executed by “lone wolf” hackers, but instead come from highly sophisticated and professional cybercriminal networks. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can be harnessed by hackers to automatically seek out weaknesses in organisations’ ecosystems. 

By Brian Foster, 07 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

From culture to communication: Why the success of your ITIL initiative depends on many factors

One of the world's most famous (or infamous) structural frameworks for process and communication management is ITIL. ITIL often is used to generate results in a service-oriented organisation. ITIL benefits frequently cited include improved customer and user satisfaction, as well as increased service-orientation for IT staff. ITIL can increase professional standards by implementing best practices for specific processes, reducing costs, and clarifying organisational...

By Ron van Haasteren, 01 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Employee Education, Employees, Marketing.

It’s no longer time to think of ‘digital’ for manufacturing – it’s the new business as usual

The recent Industry 4.0 Exchange held in Derby, brought together digital leaders from some of the UK’s great manufacturing organisations from Astra Zeneca, BAE, Dyson and GlaxoSmithKline to Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce and Toyota. Hosted by the ‘Father of Industry 4.0’, Henrik von Scheel, the event brought together these industry leaders to share and delve into their digital ambitions for manufacturing.

Leading industry...

By Stephen Fox, 31 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Employees, IoT.

Gartner notes upcoming challenges for CEOs – and what CIOs must do to mitigate them

When your organisation has to navigate stormy waters, the CEO will take the brunt of the incoming waves. Yet the CIO can steer a course to safety through technological change. A new report from Gartner assesses three macro-level problems chief executives may face in the coming year – and how CIOs can be able to mitigate them.

The first trend is focused around what Gartner calls ‘reglobalisation’. As...

By James Bourne, 30 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Employees.

As user privacy and MDM become more incompatible – the new guide to BYOD vs company devices

Since the release of the first smartphone in 2007, smart devices have changed the way we communicate, live, work and do business. While greater connectivity has productivity and communication benefits, it also presents new challenges, mostly around how businesses can best manage a fleet of remote devices, and which mobile device management (MDM) solution to choose based on their remote device fleet choice.

Currently, there are...

By Anson Shiong, 29 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

How the CIO can win over the most tech-resistant and tech-reluctant employees

CIOs often face significant hurdles when building new technology or implementing it into their businesses. Budget restrictions, lack of buy-in from management, resistance from employees, or simply not knowing where to start can make success feel impossible. Adopting new technology is necessary for business survival, though.

Many CIOs underestimate the amount of strategy and planning necessary to pull off the...

By Andrey Kudievskiy, 28 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

New report ponders the ‘data-deprived enterprise’ problem – with self-service BI the way to go

Enterprises are continuing to make strategic decisions without sufficient data to back them up, according to a new report – and it is the frontline employees who are more likely to go without.

The 2020 Global State of Enterprise Analytics report, put together by MicroStrategy, surveyed 500 business intelligence (BI) and analytics professionals across five countries and 10 industry segments. 94% of those polled said data...

By James Bourne, 21 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

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.

Oracle report explores how employees have gone from fear to optimism with AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has already changed the relationship between employees and technology – and according to a new study, workers are more likely to trust robots than their managers.

The findings appear in Oracle’s second annual AI at Work study, which polled more than 8,000 employees, managers and HR leaders across 10 countries. 64% of those polled said they would trust a robot more than their manager,...

By James Bourne, 16 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

More than half of workers polled experience mobile issues at least once a month, survey argues

The enterprise mobility market may be considered close to saturation, but plenty of pain points remain, according to a new industry report.

The State of Enterprise Mobility survey, conducted by B2M Solutions, found more than half (51%) of workers polled reported experiencing at least one issue with their mobile devices per month which hindered their ability to do their job.

The study,...

By James Bourne, 03 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Gen Z offering workplaces loyalty with independence – but many employers ‘sailing without a compass’

Generation Z is making its mark in the workplace – yet while some organisations are making progress in acceding to its needs, many are ‘sailing without a compass’, according to a new industry report.

The study from workflow automation platform Nintex, titled ‘The Gen Z Effect on the US Workplace’, aimed to explore the working habits of the most recent generation to enter the workplace and ponder whether...

By James Bourne, 06 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Research.

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.

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.

Alerts are ignored and turnover is high as security teams suffer from incident overload, report says

If everything incident which happens at an organisation is of super-critical importance, then how can the system fully function? Alert overload for security teams is not uncommon, yet a new report from Critical Start encapsulates the issues many personnel face.

The company’s report, ‘The Impact of Security Alert Overload’, polled more than 50 security operations centre (SOC) professionals across enterprise...

By James Bourne, 02 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Collaboration, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Research, Security.

How AI is predicting the future of online fraud detection

Bottom line: Combining supervised and unsupervised machine learning as part of a broader artificial intelligence (AI) fraud detection strategy enables digital businesses to quickly and accurately detect automated and increasingly complex fraud attempts.

Recent research from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

By Louis Columbus, 22 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Authentication, Employees, Security.