What is security compliance?
One of the few industries in the world that will never see budget cuts is security. As the world grows even more complex and connected, our valuable information is increasingly exposed to malicious actors around the world. However, there are experts around the world working behind the scenes to fight the good fight, thwarting the hackers with ingenious new technologies such as the self-healing BIOS, self-encrypting drives and pre-boot authentication. But while these guardians are feverishly battling on our behalf, all too often we turn out to be our own worst enemy. Cutting corners, clicking suspect dodgy links and downloading untrustworthy materials-we honestly do bring it on ourselves.
Cybersecurity is now a game of attack, no defense. It's said that the best defense is a good offense. This is particularly true in cybersecurity, where the average cost of a security breach in the U.S. is more thatn 200$ per compromised item, according to a 2017 Ponemon Study. Considering how many data items can be at risk in the event of a breach, this could rack up quite a hefty bill. The need for proactive, rather than reactive security hasn't gone unnoticed. Gartner predicts global IT security spending to balloon from $90 billion in 2017, to $113 billion in 2020. Here's how businesses can stay one step ahead in a landscape of constantly evolving threats.
Network security worries have long kept the C-suite awake at night. What challenges do businesses face and how can executives overcome them?
WannaCry ransomware made global headlines recently as it infiltrated thousands of SMBs as well as larger operations like telcos, schools and hospitals, including some large-scale victims like the UK’s National Health Service.
Network security offerings clearly haven't fixed the endpoint security challenge. The problems come on multiple fronts, which calls for a blended solution.
Work practices have undergone a revolution in the digital age. Networked devices and more mobility have blurred the line between work and home as vast numbers of people perform their jobs across multiple platforms, often far from the office.
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It's quite likely you use several devices, such as a smartphone and a laptop or desktop PC, to run your business. Each device, however, represents an access point for threats like viruses and malware. Endpoint security aims to secure these network 'endpoints' so that suspicious online activities are blocked at the point of entry.