Companies will face a shortage of 1.8 million qualified information security personnel by 2022, according to a survey by Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. and ISC2.
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A third of Fortune 100 boards currently include a director who is a CIO. According to unpublished Korn Ferry data, cited by Harvard Business Review, the number of CIOs serving on Fortune 100 boards has increased 74% in the past two years.
Worldwide spending on information security is expected to reach $90 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.6 percent over 2016, and to top $113 billion by 2020, according to advisory firm Gartner. Spending on enhancing detection and response capabilities will likely be a key priority for security buyers through 2020.
Some 96 percent of IT professionals expect an increase in attacks on the security of industrial IoT (IIoT), a recent survey shows.
The hits to the healthcare industry keep on coming. While the number of overall data breaches tracked by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) hit a record in 2016, with 1,093, which is a 40 percent increase over the previous record in 2015 of 780 breaches – It’s healthcare that continues to grow the most.
The good news for Internet entertainment, news and search site Yahoo Inc. is that Verizon Communications Inc. is still interested in acquiring the company following its disclosure of massive data breaches. The bad news is that the value of the deal has dropped precipitously after the security incidents became public knowledge.
When it comes to the business of information security, and the big technology trends that will likely shape the year ahead, the RSA Conference is perhaps the most important event of the year. And with a record attendance of more than 43,000, this year was no exception.
Some 12 percent of companies in Germany were breached in the past year, and most IT decision makers don’t know how their company was breached, according to a Bitdefender survey of 100 German respondents.
When it comes to shadow IT, government can face just as much of a challenge as the typical enterprise. Last week, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the General Services Administration (GSA) published a report which found that GSA’s Office of 18F had “routinely disregarded and circumvented fundamental security policies and guidelines.”
Companies that offer goods and services to EU citizens will have to intensify their focus on privacy issues when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in April 2018, according to a report by consultancy firm PwC.
Among the hottest trends in data center technology today is the growth of hyperconvergence, an IT infrastructure framework in which virtualized computing, networking and storage components are tightly integrated within a data center.
The global public cloud services market is expected to grow by 18 percent in 2017 comparted to 2016, totaling $246.8 billion this year, from $209.2 billion last year, according to Gartner.