Category: Information Security

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.

The Business Value of Cybersecurity

It is now becoming crystal clear that cybersecurity – beyond good practice and good ethics – is quite simply good business. As a recent Cisco study made clear, cybersecurity will help fuel (and protect) an estimated $5.3trillion in private sector digital Value at Stake in the next 10 years. This is the kind of numbers boards cannot afford to overlook.