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Vulnerability assessment, penetration testing or red teaming: which is right for your enterprise?

Red teaming is a service focused on the assessment of a company’s operational security capabilities via conducting a sophisticated attack simulation exercise and evaluating detection and response reaction of defending SOC specialists (blue team). Alexander Zaytsev, Head, Security Assessment, Kaspersky, explains the difference between red teaming and other services including vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. […]


The CISO in 2021: Coping with the not-so-calm after the storm

Keith Bird, Senior Vice President, EMEA, Proofpoint, sheds light on understanding who in an organisation is now most vulnerable to attack, the types of attack they are likely to face – and how everyone, from the CISO to the HR team, has a part to play in keeping those attacks at bay. In the aftermath […]


What it means to be a cybersecurity vendor for enterprise clients: Five key elements

Evgeniya Naumova, VP, Global Sales Network, Kaspersky, on the challenging market conditions and how the cybersecurity vendor is helping its enterprise customers to navigate the security challenges in tough times. The year 2020 was a game changer. All business had to adapt to a new reality and address new challenges. The only question was: how […]


Security is about more than the network

Lynton Lubbe, CS and NGS Business Practice Lead, Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, on Zero Trust and why building a comprehensive security posture is more than just the network. Given the normalisation of a distributed work environment, organisations have had to rethink their approach to cybersecurity. Dealing with an exponential increase in network complexity, managing the myriad […]


A pandemic of cyberattacks

Babur Khan, Technical Marketing Engineer – Enterprise Security, A10 Networks, on the rising incidents of cyberattacks. In the first quarter of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic is still wreaking havoc around the globe. The coronavirus is continuously evolving and presenting new challenges. In addition to the direct effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also saw a […]


Ransomware 2020: A year of many changes

Fady Younes, Cybersecurity Director, Middle East and Africa, Cisco, on why organisations need to be proactive in developing comprehensive security strategies and take the evolving threat landscape serious. 2020 was a turbulent year as the world grappled to cope with the impact of COVID-19 – both on general sense of wellbeing and the critical infrastructures […]


Every day is a new data protection day

Daniel Fried, General Manager and Senior Vice President, EMEA and Worldwide Channels at Veeam, on CIO challenges and the ongoing data protection conundrum for organisations across all industries in the region. The events of 2020 have profoundly changed the way businesses across EMEA work – with millions of employees now working from their home offices, […]


Overcoming ‘work from home’ security challenges: Security beyond the VPN

With IT leaders concerned about the challenges of securing employee’s access to the corporate network, Krupa Srivatsan, Director, Cybersecurity Product Marketing at Infoblox, looks at some rising threats that could be encountered. With the remote working trend on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many IT managers and corporate leaders have naturally been concerned […]


No silver bullet to deal with cyberattacks

Yaniv Hoffman, Vice President Technologies, Radware, tells Intelligent CIO APAC, how the attack surface has expanded in recent times. The pandemic threatening our global economy, has impacted significantly online behavior and the security of businesses and individuals. The massive increase in online activity, plus increased dependency on online services, means that attacks have a greater […]


Subex expert on the cyberthreats facing manufacturers

Attacks on manufacturing organisations can be particularly disruptive and, with the ongoing convergence of IT and OT systems, it’s critical that CIOs take steps to secure their critical infrastructure. Vinod Kumar, CEO, Subex, tells us about the challenges facing manufacturing firms and how they can get ahead of attackers. Can you tell us about some […]


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