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Managing security budgets for peak performance

Gartner, a world-leading research and advisory company, has forecasted worldwide security and risk management spending growth to slow but remain positive in 2020. Worldwide spending on information security and risk management technology and services will continue to grow through 2020, although at a lower rate than previously forecast, according to Gartner. Information security spending is […]


IT heads in Saudi Arabia see a challenge in gaining end-to-end network visibility

IT and security teams in Saudi Arabia underestimate the power of the network despite it driving Digital Transformation. Given the increasing strategic focus on the network for delivering connectivity, intrinsic security, and app delivery, more than two thirds (68%) of Saudi Arabian IT heads believe it is really challenging to gain end-to-end visibility of their […]


Experts discuss how business leaders have adapted security budgets to manage operations

Gartner has forecasted worldwide security and risk management spending growth to slow but remain positive in 2020. Worldwide spending on information security and risk management technology and services will continue to grow through 2020, although at a lower rate than previously forecast, according to Gartner. Information security spending is expected to grow 2.4% to reach […]


New virtual cyber school gives teens chance to try out as cybersecurity agents from home

Young people are being encouraged to join online classes to develop problem-solving and cyberskills. We hear from experts in the field. Thousands of young people are being offered the chance to join a virtual cybersecurity school as part of plans to make sure the country develops the next generation of professional cyberdefenders. At a time when schools […]


AI can’t answer every security problem but it’s still a must-have

There is little doubt that the increasing sophistication of cyberattacks has resulted in the need to adopt new approaches. Dr Alex Tarter, CTO at Thales Cyber and Consulting, discusses whether Artificial Intelligence has a key role to play in the battle against cybercriminals. How have cyberattack techniques of recent years become increasingly difficult to detect? […]


‘Cyber risks are becoming more complex and challenging’

The rate at which digital technology is evolving and disrupting traditional business models, cyber risks seem to evolve even faster. John McLoughlin, cybersecurity expert and CEO at J2 Software, tells Intelligent CIO that business leaders are now clearly recognising the critical nature of cyber threats and starting to identify and embrace best practices to mitigate […]


What can organisations do to prevent the rise of phishing attacks?

We asked a number of industry experts what advice they have for organisations in the battle to prevent the rise of phishing attacks. Here is what they had to say. Jurgen Sorton, Senior Product Manager for Security at Vox   Phishing attacks are on the rise and show no signs of slowing down. According to the […]


Why is a diverse workforce so important in cybersecurity?

The IT security industry is still failing to attract workers beyond a highly limited demographic, the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) has warned. Unless it can embrace greater diversity – in gender, age, ethnicity, disabilities and experience – it will face a stagnating workforce and be unable to keep up with a rapidly expanding […]


Cisco expert on securing passwords and evaporating the cloud dream

Recent research shows that some of the traditional threats and concerns such as denial of service and Cloud Service Providers data loss have over the last few years been addressed by industry and were now rated so low they have been excluded from the top ten threats to your cloud dream. Corien Vermaak, Cyber Security […]


How far can a poor cybersecurity approach determine a company’s reputation?

BitSight, the Standard in Security Ratings, has announced the availability of a new study that evaluates how executives understand and effectively measure their cybersecurity performance and adequately communicate it to the board, senior executives, customers and critical stakeholders. The September 2019 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of BitSight titled, Better Security And Business […]


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