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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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Trend Micro research highlights the importance of securing enterprise credentials

Trend Micro has released new research detailing the murky cybercrime supply chain behind much of the recent surge in ransomware attacks. Demand has increased so much over the past two years that many cybercriminal markets now have their own “Access-as-a-Service” sections.

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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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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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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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Majority of organisations have suffered ransomware attack

“State of Ransomware Readiness: Facing the Reality Gap” finds surveyed organizations are confident in their ransomware preparedness despite consistently being the target of attacks.

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Ransomware - increase in sophistication and volume

The Q3 2021 report revealed a 4.5% increase in CVEs associated with ransomware and a 3.4% increase in ransomware families compared to Q2 2021.

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IT Professionals see 81% increase in cyber threats since global pandemic

“Everything shortage” this holiday season – creating perfect catalyst for cyber threats to supply chain and ecommerce.

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Netscout launches Omnis Cyber Intelligence

Enters the security market with groundbreaking cyber intelligence technology.

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Lack of controls and visibility - a major security risk

80 percent of organisations report employee misuse or abuse of access to business applications.

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CrowdStrike to acquire SecureCircle

CrowdStrike announces acquisition of SecureCircle to enable customers to gain visibility and control of how data is downloaded, used and shared via the endpoint.

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Videos

Interview with Laura Barrowcliff, Head of Strategy at GBG. 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.
Interview with Rebecca Maisey, Client Director at PayByPhone UK. 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.
Cesar Cid de Rivera, INTL VP of Systems Engineering at Commvault, discusses the cybersecurity landscape in depth, as well as outlining Commvault’s Metallic ThreatWise solution, an innovative approach to combatting the bad actors.
Interview with Linda Carroll, Expert Capacity Management at Ensono. 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

By Eric Herzog, CMO, Infinidat.
Lenovo is in the first group of companies to receive net-zero validation from Science Based Targets initiative, making it the first PC and smartphone maker and one of only 139 companies around the world with targets validated by the Net-Zero Standard.
New Okta research finds that perceptions around hybrid work have improved, but security and tech challenges are more prevalent than ever.
By Michael O'Donnell, Data Ecosystem Specialist at Quest.