Forcepoint has signed a definitive agreement to acquire fellow security vendor Bitglass.
GUEST OPINION: Why are CIOs and IT organisations prioritising investment in cloud infrastructure? The answer is simple: to better support virtual workforces, supply chains and partners.
GUEST OPINION: Bitglass founder and CEO Nat Kausik has warned that the SolarWinds attack illustrates how crucial it is to break free from single vendor security infrastructure such as Microsoft, and why it is essential to stack security tech infrastructure to mitigate against attacks.
Even as organisations continue to adopt cloud technologies, the need for secure access to on-premises resources endures.
Securing the remote workforce has become a critical, yet unexpected, priority for thousands of organisations forced to close their offices and workplaces in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Organisations in Australia are forecast to spend about A$5.1 billion on information security and risk management in 2021, about 7.3% more than in 2020, the technology analyst firm Gartner says, adding that global spend is likely to be about US$150.4 billion, a rise of 12.4%.
Imagine you just bought a brand new car featuring all the latest bells and whistles. You're itching to take advantage of speed camera detection and try out the heated seat backs and armrests. Unfortunately, when you try to turn your car on, nothing happens. If the vehicle doesn't work, then what's the point of having it and all its exciting features?
"Organisations are still struggling with the rapid move to the cloud," McAfee MVision Cloud Asia Pacific regional director Joel Camissar told iTWire, but taking a data-centric view to protecting information makes it easier.
A new set of services will help protect applications running on the next generation of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Cloud access security broker provider Netskope has raised US$231.4 million in funding, but says its goals are not to be acquired but to be a key long-term cyber-security player.
In an ever evolving threat landscape, new strategies are required to stay one step ahead of both the bad guys and competitors in the war to win data security for customers – without inhibiting end-user productivity.
"The credit card is mightier than the firewall," says Netskope's Scott Hogrefe, referencing the ease in which conventional IT departments can be short-circuited, staff signing up for cloud-based services as and when needed.
Security in the cloud is one of biggest challenges faced by enterprises adopting cloud apps – especially with popular business apps like Office 365 or Salesforce where all kinds of sensitive company data will be stored and shared.
ANALYSIS We all know that the majority of “breaches” are caused by human error, intentional or not. We also know that passwords are among the weakest form of access management.
If you are interested in the impact of shadow IT — using consumer grade apps — on enterprise security and their readiness to comply with the pending European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), then read on.
With an average of 915 cloud apps used per enterprise, cloud-connected apps have become a threat vector for businesses of all sizes, with Netskope letting you take control of it once and for all.
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