With cloud adoption becoming a reality for companies, most admit having experienced cloud security incidents - 59% reported incidents related to unwanted external sharing and 47% reported incidents involving access from unauthorized devices, a survey shows.
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As the cloud’s popularity grows, so does the risk to sensitive data. More than half of companies in a recent survey do not have a proactive approach for compliance with privacy and security regulations for data in cloud environments, yet cloud computing is considered a priority to their organizations’ operations.
Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $81.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 7.9 percent over 2015, according to Gartner’s recent forecast.
Despite obvious supply chain differences between organizations in different industries, IT architects should consider their generic similarities when integrating various solutions. Quite often, the complexity of the supply chain depends on the entities working together – manufacturers, logistic providers, repackages, retail stores – meaning that security and infrastructures become complex and cumbersome to manage.
Since almost two-thirds of managers surveyed by Gartner say IT risk management data influences decisions at the board level, boards started to admit the importance of their direct involvement once a breach is found and business results are at risk. However, since decisions on the incident response plan have to be fast, board members need to see the big picture and ask the proper questions.
Open source supply chain automation vendor Sonatype released its State of the Software Supply Chain Report this week. Sonatype assembled a significant amount of data on the use of open source software in development environments from 3,000 organizations across 25,000 applications.
As if it’s not bad enough that security breaches are constantly in the news and the sophistication of attacks is growing, the cost of intrusions continues to rise. Perhaps the only positive to draw from that development is that it increases the argument for more stringent security programs.
The cloud will most commonly be used in a hybrid manner by 2020, according to a Gartner report, emphasizing that operating entirely off the cloud will largely disappear by the end of the decade.
Since nothing that’s being executed in raw memory is encrypted – just scrambled – APTs that try to execute malicious code on a machine will be intercepted by HVI long before they actually compromise the operating system. In fact, as soon as the malicious code, even delivered via zero-day exploit, tries to execute in the VMs memory, the introspection engine will immediately “see” the malicious action and the code that was trying to be executed.
Recent cybersecurity incidents have left organizations and companies struggling to implement the necessary resources to minimize IT risks, regardless of how much security budgets have increased. More than 71 percent of organizations fear zero-day attacks and strongly believe they’re the most serious threats, and over 74 percent believe that it’s likely and very likely that their organization will be hit by an APT (Advanced Persistent Threat).
Organizations are continually striving to make their data centers more energy efficient, while at the same time ensuring high performance and strong security. This can be a challenge for CIOs and data center administrators—to say the least. But it’s an important goal in a business environment that calls for efficient IT operations, rapid response to end-user and customer demand for processing and the protection of critical information resources against intrusions.
Corporate security leaps ahead with centralized scanning for endpoints, Exchange security, seamless deployment