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89% of security leaders think traditional security approaches are failing in the face of modern threats

Research shows ‘game needs to be changed,’ with security innovation years behind that of the attackers, the board a decade behind security discussions and regulation needing more industry input.

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Lack of automated patch management a remote security risk

73% of organizations lack automated patch management, and 62% experienced incidents involving exploitation of a vulnerability for which a patch was available but had not yet been deployed.

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Dell Technologies and AWS collaborate

Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for AWS provides a fast, easy-to-deploy public cloud vault to help secure, isolate and recover data from a ransomware attack.

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Costs, cyberattacks and compliance - cause for concern

Node4 has released its Mid-Market IT Priorities Report 2021. The independent report reveals that the UK’s Mid-Market IT Leadership expects to see a shortfall in IT spend in 2022. While 52% of IT decision-makers believe their 2021 budget met the ambitions of their team, there seems to be less certainty and confidence about future finances — 61% think their budget will need to increase in 2022, but only 13% expect it to.

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Avast research finds growing security challenges for SMBs

Research from Avast has found that employees in almost a third (31%) of Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in the UK are connecting to the corporate network using personal devices that do not have any security controls in place, according to IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) within SMBs.

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Security and governance among top IT needs

This year, over half of MSPs or their end customers have been attacked by ransomware but only 53% offer backup services.

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Palo Alto Networks shifts left with Prisma Cloud 3.0

Palo Alto Networks has introduced Prisma® Cloud 3.0, said to be the industry’s first integrated platform to shift security left—significantly improving organizations’ entire cloud security posture by reducing security risk at runtime.

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Urgent need for new way to discuss business risk

Trend Micro has published new research revealing that 90% of IT decision makers claim their business would be willing to compromise on cybersecurity in favor of digital transformation, productivity, or other goals. Additionally, 82% have felt pressured to downplay the severity of cyber risks to their board.

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Cyber budgets actually shrank during the pandemic

Cyber consultants call on businesses to act now, or risk budgets shrinking further in ‘real terms’ during 2022 – leading to increased cyber vulnerability.

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Culture divide blocks unified security strategy

State of Industrial Cybersecurity report reveals only 21% of organizations achieved full maturity for ICS/OT cybersecurity and regularly inform the C-suite and board about OT cyber status.

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Thales unveils CipherTrust Intelligent Protection

New solution offers an automated workflow to discover, protect and control your data using encryption and access controls.

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Patch Tuesday update

Chris Goettl, Vice President, Product Management at Ivanti, reports that Microsoft has resolved a total of 55 vulnerabilities (CVE’s) in the November Patch Tuesday release, six of which are rated as Critical.

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The security of IoT devices relies on secure updates and cyber resiliency

To increase the resiliency of IoT devices from cyber-attacks, IoT manufacturers need to have a security-first approach and combine the latest updates and techniques, Sunil Cheruvu, Co-Chair of Trusted Computing Group’s (TCG) Internet of Things Work Group, said recently.

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Alarming jump in phishing attacks

PhishLabs Threat Trends and Intelligence Report show attacks grow 31.5% year-to-date over 2020, with social media attacks continuing to climb; September more than doubles its phishing activity over the same month last year.

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Tanium partners with Deep Instinct

Partnership covers entire endpoint security lifecycle from identification to protection, prevention, response, and recovery.

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Videos

Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Andrew Slater, Practice Director - Cloud, at Node4, discusses the company’s recent Future of Hybrid Cloud report, which finds that the majority of end users are beginning to understand which workloads belong in the public cloud and which don’t. Alongside the development of this ‘traditional’ hybrid approach, Andy highlights the emergence of a new hybrid cloud model, with public cloud provider software being introduced into end users’ own IT environments.
Steve Donovan, atNorth’s recently appointed Chief Development Officer, is looking forward to his new role in growing the company’s data centre footprint and profile across the Nordics and, in time, beyond. He believes that atNorth is ideally placed to meet the ever-increasing demand for sustainability within the data centre industry.
Interview with Emily Nerland, Head of Global Sales at NS1. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.

Expert Opinions

With Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT firmly established, and similar initiatives for Income Tax & Corporation Tax to follow, the tax industry must embrace technology and digitalisation. To ensure compliance with MTD regulations, businesses must have a firm grasp on their data from start to finish – understanding it, knowing where commonalities should exist, and where it flows. Hence, the growing calls within businesses for Tax Technologists, argues Russell Gammon, Chief Solutions Officer at Tax Systems.
By Lee Martin-King, North EMEA Commercial Sales Director, AMD.
The real benefits of cloud are only slowly becoming clear, says database expert Martin Gaffney. But it can’t realise it’s full potential until one last architectural bottleneck is solved--database. By Martin Gaffney, Vice President EMEA at Yugabyte.