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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

Imply has recently launched the Polaris cloud database service. Imply’s Vice President of Product Marketing, David Wang, puts the launch in context as he details the company’s Project Shapeshift work around Apache Druid, going on to explain how today’s analytics opportunities require the very latest and best database solutions.
Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management at Huntsman Security, discusses the importance of carrying out a ransomware readiness assessment to discover any potentially costly security gaps within an organisation’s IT infrastructure. The company’s recently launched SmartCheck for Ransomware is designed to help companies fortify their cyber risk management.
Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.
The coming together of Arcserve and StorageCraft means an expanded solutions portfolio, offering both simplification and agility to Channel partners, designed to provide end users with a comprehensive approach to the backup and recovery challenges of the digital world. SDC Channel talks to Arcserve’s Vice President Sales, EMEA, Richard Massey and Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Florian Malecki.

Expert Opinions

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