The struggle to find security 'talent'

Trustwave and Osterman Research have released results of a new study on cybersecurity resource limitations that quantifies the challenges businesses face around recruitment of IT security talent, identification of the skills sets they require, the level of control they have over their IT security budgets, and other pertinent matters related to IT security management. The study reveals that corporate security demands still outpace the available talent at alarming rates.


Mobile apps and IoT are major security concerns

Despite widespread concern about the security of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, organisations are ill-prepared for the risks they pose, according to a research report issued from Ponemon Institute, IBM Security, and Arxan Technologies, the trusted provider of application attack prevention and self-protection solutions. The “2017 Study on Mobile and Internet of Things Application Security” aims to illustrate practices and opinions among IT and IT security practitioners.












SMEs must better understand the cyber security threat in 2017

The proliferation and use of devices such as personal smart phones and tablets at work, commonly called bring your own device (BYOD), is one the biggest cybersecurity threats faced by SMEs, according to Kevin Timms, COO and co-founder of IT services aggregator, Streamwire. This and a general lack of awareness at the board level are the primary issues that need to be tackled in 2017.













AppGate offers granular access control

Cryptzone has launched the newest version of AppGate, which enables organizations to easily deploy a Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) for granular access control. The release of AppGate 3.0 furthers Cryptzone’s vision for transformational network security – where all network services adopt an identity-centric security model.


Laying the foundation for Intent-Based network security

Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer at Fortinet “The demands of today’s digital economy are driving increasingly complex networks that require highly skilled and rare talent to design, deploy, operate, and most importantly secure. Today’s point products and platform security solutions simply aren’t capable of providing the solution breadth, processing performance, or advanced automation necessary to address these demands. It’s clear that traditional approaches to security are quickly becoming unsustainable. The Fortinet Security Fabric delivers the broad, powerful, and automated security solutions needed to solve today’s challenges while laying the foundation for the self-sufficient, Intent-Based Network Security that will be critical to protect tomorrow’s enterprises.




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