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.

How three digital banks have been targeted in account takeover scams – and how to avoid it

Financial services companies have always been primary targets for scammers, with account takeover the ultimate prize. If successful, phishing scams reward attackers with sensitive data they can use for financial gain, identity theft, or brand damage.

With this in mind, Segasec monitored several prominent digital banks between October 17 and November 5. The research uncovered hundreds of dangerous URLs and many live...

By Elad Schulman, 26 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Malware, Security.

Allison Cerra, CMO, McAfee: On education and mindfulness in removing cybersecurity complexity

If you’re going to write a playbook around cybersecurity best practice, as a leading executive of one of the major security companies, then it may be a wise idea to deal with any skeletons in the cupboard before dispensing the pellets of wisdom.

Thankfully Allison Cerra, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at McAfee, does so in her new book with integrity, grace, and no little wit.

In April 2017, as

By James Bourne, 25 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, CIO, Data & Analytics, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

Apple notes continued enterprise presence as Salesforce partnership goes up a gear

Last September, Apple and Salesforce announced a strategic partnership to bring the latter onto native iOS as well as developing new mobile apps. As the cavalcade of Dreamforce news and speakers rolled on earlier this week, one of the more interesting sessions was a fireside chat between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Salesforce...

By James Bourne, 21 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Are we doing enough to secure our digital business? Why automation is the answer

To nobody’s shock, security shortcomings exist everywhere. Take senior IT leaders and the customers they serve. These customers believe IT leaders have taken every security precaution possible, yet any knowledgeable IT professional can look at their setup and see gaps. Unfortunately, the disparity between perceived protection and actual exposure also exists at the enterprise level.

By Yoni Leitersdorf, 19 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Security.

Lack of communication between CEO and CISOs put organisations at risk of cyberattacks, says Australian study

The latest research report from Unisys has revealed a major persisting issue between two members of the C-suite that could put organisations at greater risk of cyber-attacks.

The study, which surveyed 88 CEOs and 54 CISOs from Australian small-to-medium businesses, found that many CEOs still see cyber-security in tactical terms and thus failing to integrate safeguard essential digital assets into their strategic planning.

By Enterprise CIO, 14 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Employees, Security.

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.

Gartner CIO survey: EMEA organisations getting to grips with digital but remain vulnerable

Gartner’s recent annual global survey of CIOs has revealed that though organisations in the EMEA region have adopted digitalisation, they remain vulnerable to prevailing business conditions.

According to the survey, CIOs must assist their organisations acquire the abilities required to win when the next turn arrives, as year 2020 is likely to be more volatile than 2019.

Andy...

By Enterprise CIO, 06 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Research.

Companies need to disclose their cybersecurity risk to attract investors, study finds

When one company experiences a cybersecurity breach, other companies in the same field become less attractive to investors. Yet new research argues that if organisations are open about their efforts, then a brighter picture emerges.

The research, from the North Carolina State University and involving 120 non-professional investors, found organisations that are open about their cybersecurity risk management do well than their peers...

By Enterprise CIO, 04 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, 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.

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.

How open source can be utilised to boost your enterprise agility

Size and the ability to scale bring great competitive advantages, but the companies best poised for success are those that can adapt quickly and easily. Technology is accelerating faster than ever before. Customer expectations are drastically changing. Employee preferences are evolving.

These converging factors mean that digital transformation is more than just a buzzword that business leaders can bandy about, rather, it’s an

By Bart Copeland, 10 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

How automation will impact the future of IT skills

In casual conversation, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are talked about as if they’re interchangeable, but this doesn’t reflect reality. Automated processes serve the sole function of automating specific tasks without human intervention. AI, on the other hand, is the simulation of actual human intelligence to work on tasks independently.

Despite the clear distinction between AI and automation, a...

By Sascha Giese, 30 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Cloud , Data & Analytics, Productivity.

Enterprises need comprehensive data strategies – but few are getting it right today

Another day, another disconnect in enterprise land: according to a new study, while two thirds of organisations believe a comprehensive data strategy is a requirement for meeting business objectives, only a third say their current capabilities are able to do so.

The study, from Harvard Business Review and Cloudera titled ‘Critical Success Factors to Achieve a Better Enterprise Data Strategy in Multi-Cloud...

By James Bourne, 17 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility.

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.