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Cloud Computing

Combatting Future Security Risks to Cloud Services

We live in an expanding digital universe. Each year zettabytes of data are added to global information asset holdings according to recent analysis by IDC, expanding the potential attack surface for highly organised cyber criminals.
The digital universe increases in complexity continually, requiring cyber security practitioners to address a fundamental problem; how do we ensure this deluge of data is protected to the highest standards in the age of the mega-hack? The proliferation of data breaches during the last decade, including the 2017 Equifax breach which saw 144 million financial records extricated by highly motivated cyber criminals, highlights the limits of defensive cyber security.

What to look out for when hiring a new CISO?

The CISO role has never been more important. The firms that fail at appointing a new CISO are those which rush and push an inexperienced techie in a poorly defined role. Positioning the role accurately in relation to the firm’s objectives around security, thinking it as a senior leadership role, and taking the time to find the right leader are the keys to long-term success.