Opinions & Analysis

Ponemon-Tenable Study Find 60% Of Organisations Suffered Two Or More Business-Disrupting Cyber Events In Last 24 Months.

Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today released the Measuring and Managing the Cyber Risks to Business Operations Report, an independent study conducted by Ponemon Institute. It found that 60 percent of organisations globally had suffered two or more business-disrupting cyber events — defined as cyber attacks causing data breaches or significant disruption and downtime to business operations, plant and operational equipment — in the last 24 months. Further, the vast majority of respondents (91...

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Barracuda

by Jason Howells, Director EMEA, Barracuda MSP With new European data regulation being established this year and companies buying each other up left, right and centre, it surely came as no surprise to anyone that cybersecurity and industry consolidation continued to be hot topics for the EMEA IT channel in 2018. While it’s not a very controversial prediction, I really do not expect this to change in the next year or so. But what does...

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By Reuven Harrison, CTO, Tufin The changing face of the firewall In 2019, we will see new cloud solutions providing security for public cloud coming from the traditional firewall vendors, following up on recent acquisitions of public cloud security companies. This trend is twofold. First, it is a response to the increasing shift of enterprises towards the cloud and their need for security in these environments. Second, the firewall vendors are also realizing the potential...

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Security Predictions In 2019 From Lenovo’s UK General Manager, Preben Fjeld.

The Future Of Security With humans often marked as the weakest link in security, 2018 was exasperated by challenges due to the growth of mobility, BYOD, remote working and the gig economy. Looking at the next twelve months, AI is being touted as the pathway to protection; but as with many powerful tools, it can be used for both good and evil, as AI platforms become growingly favoured by cyber criminals too. We expect to...

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4 Reasons Why CISOs Should Adopt Threat Intelligence.

Written by Anthony Perridge, ThreatQuotient For modern organisations operating today data has never been so valuable but, sadly, it is also a valuable commodity for cyber-criminals. The data held within your organisation is now more dynamic than ever and the bad news is, it actually gives hackers multiple entry points to initiate a cyber attack that can have terrible consequences for your organisation. This has led companies to turn to a defence-in-depth approach, implementing multiple...

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Cylance 2019 Predictions.

Terrorist Related-Groups Will Attack Population Centers With Crimeware As A Service: While terrorist-related groups have been tormenting organizations and individuals for years, we anticipate more potentially destructive attacks in 2019. Instead of breaking systems with ransomware, adversaries will leverage new tools to conduct harmful assaults on targeted subjects and organizations. From attacks on data integrity that essentially kill computers to the point of mandatory hardware replacements, to leveraging new technology for physical assaults such as...

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Cybersecurity M&A Driven To New Highs As Businesses Wage War Against Cyberattacks.

The Cybersecurity M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, Hampleton Partners, outlines how high profile hacks, the global digitisation of business and new regulations are driving record transaction volumes and valuations, with 141 completed transactions by October this year, surpassing 2016 and 2017 levels. 2018 has seen nine big ticket deals in excess of $500m from buyers such as Thoma Bravo, Cisco, RELX, AT&T and Francisco Partners, which have generated attention to...

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Next-Generation Firewalls Are The Best Medicines For Your Network.

By Ronald Sens, EMEA Director for A10 Networks As viruses become more sophisticated, malware must be detected all the way down to its DNA. The winter season is peak time for infection and disease across the UK. But the old saying “prevention is better than cure“ is not only relevant to our personal health, but also to our networks and IT systems. In corporate networks, the classic defence against malware and other external attacks is...

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Redseal

Has a sensitive political and business environment in 2018 deflected attention away from security and left UK businesses less prepared for cyberattack? New research* has revealed that UK businesses are looking for greater support from the Government in the ever-growing battle against cybercrime. According to the latest insights from RedSeal, nearly seven in ten (68%) IT bosses say their business has suffered at least one cyberattack in the past year. Almost a third (31%) also...

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2019 Cybersecurity Predictions From SecBI CEO Gilad Peleg.

1. In SaaS, nobody knows you were hacked, leading enterprises to seek better visibility solutions. The model of enterprise software deployed on-premise will gradually disappear as it is replaced by SaaS. Many of the resources once in the hands of corporate, like the database, email server, ERP, CRM and others will all move to the cloud, leaving enterprises vulnerable. SaaS’s greatest advantage is also its greatest weakness. With SaaS, you need much less IT. This...

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