Posted on Dec 31 2017 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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SMBs face an increased risk of cyber-attack, warn Ponemon and Keeper Security, following research showing that 61% of SMBs experienced a breach in 2017, up from 55% in 2016, and that the quantity of stolen data in an average breach has nearly doubled to 9,350 records, from an average of 5,079 in 2016. According to Ponemon, the average cost of disruption to business operations now exceeds $1,000,000,...

Posted on Dec 30 2017 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Don’t rely on cloud provider for data protection

As more businesses move to a cloud-first mentality, Veritas Technologies warns that many are mistakenly abrogating their responsibility for data protection. A global survey of 1,200 businesses by the multi-cloud data management company shows that 56% of companies operate with a cloud-first mentality when it comes to deploying new applications and managing workloads and that 83% of organisations that...

Posted on Dec 29 2017 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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IT managed services provider CORETX warns that mid-sized businesses are compromising the effectiveness of their cyber security defences by relying on generalists for their day-to-day security management. The warning follows a survey of 100 IT decision makers, which revealed that although 72% have implemented a Security and Information Event Management (SIEM) solution and 83% have replaced their firewall...

Posted on Dec 28 2017 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Nine out of 10 businesses not ready for GDPR

Law firm Blake Morgan has launched a free guide to GDPR compliance, as its survey of UK organisations shows that just one in 10 (13%) has updated their privacy policies to comply with the new regulations. More than one third (39%) of organisations have not yet taken steps to prepare for GDPR. A similar proportion (38%) doubt whether they will be compliant by May 25, 2018, when the new rules come into...

Posted on Dec 27 2017 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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A massive majority of business organisations (96%) and consumers (90%) believe there is a need for government-mandated IoT security regulations. In a Gemalto survey, two thirds of respondents said they feared hackers taking control of their IoT device; 60% worried about their data being leaked; and 54% were concerned that hackers could access their personal information. The survey found that IoT device...

Posted on Dec 26 2017 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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Nearly all UK consumers are now part of the subscription economy thanks to an explosion in the number of businesses offering recurring services. A survey commissioned by Zuora, a SaaS provider of subscription order-to-cash solutions, shows that nine out of ten consumers now choose to subscribe to their favourite stores, brands and services instead of purchasing them on a ‘one-off’ basis – an...

Posted on Dec 25 2017 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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More than half (51%) of businesses plan to increase the size of their field workforces within the next five years, according to a survey of IT professionals by Brother UK. More than one third (37%) say they are investing in mobile scanners and 19% in mobile printers for field workers. www.brother.co.uk/fast-forward ...

Posted on Dec 24 2017 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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If technology were a national economy, it would be the third largest behind the US and China, claims Apptio and Rubin Worldwide in their new report, The State of the Global Technology Economy. This values the technology economy at $6.3 trillion, putting it behind the GDPs of the US and China ($18.6 trillion and $11.2 trillion respectively) but ahead of those of Japan and Germany ($4.9 trillion and...

Posted on Dec 23 2017 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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The Information Security Forum (ISF) has released a GDPR Implementation Guide outlining best practice for introducing a compliance program. The new guide builds on the recently released ISF digest, Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation, which summarises the main requirements of the new legislation and lists the concerns an organisation needs to address to be ready for GDPR. www.securityforum.org ...

Posted on Dec 22 2017 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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UK frms are struggling to fll AI job roles due to a paucity of candidates with the right skills, warns job site Indeed. Its analysis shows that the number of jobs in artifcial intelligence (AI) has risen by 485% in the last three years and that in the last quarter there were 2.3 AI vacancies per applicant with the right qualifcations. Mariano Mamertino, EMEA Economist at Indeed, said: “Employers...