As the cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve at pace and with many organisations moving to the cloud, IT security pros face ever bigger challenges. It’s reported that 65-70% of all security challenges in the cloud arise from common cloud misconfigurations - glitches, gaps or errors that can expose an environment to cyber threats. This is often a result of a company’s rapid move to the cloud, foregoing adequate planning that can leave areas of the tech environment open to attack.
The role of the “Chief Information Officer”, or “CIO” has grown increasingly important in recent years. During a time of rapid digital transformation and growth, companies are relying on their executive leaders to help them navigate a new age. The CIO can help with everything from seeking out new vendors, to setting up crucial software projects.
With the growing complexity and sophistication of modern security threats, organizations must make suitable investments and develop comprehensive strategies to keep their digital assets secure. This is not a new challenge, but the frequency of attacks is certainly on the rise.
The need for security is well understood by almost every business. If data and systems aren’t secure, they could be compromised and important information could end up in the hands of bad actors. The job of security teams is to put in place a secure architecture that defends against all different kinds of threats. However, what compliance is and the need for it isn’t always as clear to businesses.
October is the official month we dedicate to raising awareness around cybersecurity, and this year’s theme asks everyone to “see yourself in cyber,” meaning everyday people are at the heart of keeping our digital world safe. Although the topic of cybersecurity appears complicated and esoteric, each and every one of us can contribute in some way.
User experience (UX) is a vital aspect to the success of every business’s digital marketing campaign. Excellent user experience promotes ease with which consumers can access, find, review, or avail of products and services. APAC businesses can attract and convert user experience into revenue while sustaining competitiveness and survival.
In the last decade, the need for more connectivity has led to more collaborative tools, new digital channels, and more apps than we can count. The future of business and our lives very much lies in the digital world and its experiences.
It’s no secret that businesses must change how they operate in offices all across the world. Numerous difficulties have arisen as a result of the widespread adoption of remote work, including managing diverse teams and ensuring that workers have access to the necessary technologies.
As the Western world continues to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and resultant economic headwinds, cybersecurity is more important than ever.
Attacks are becoming more complex and costly to rectify, especially as the average total cost of a data breach increased by nearly 10% year over year. This year's campaign, ‘Think Before U Click’ #ThinkB4UClick, focuses on the damages that can come from phishing scams and ransomware attacks. Whilst these might be rudimentary concerns for IT teams, it is worth restating that rigorous cyber security requires everyone with access to a company email to remain vigilant.
Cybercrime is a major concern for the financial services industry. Cyberattacks hit financial firms 300 times more than other organizations. Why? Because financial data is valuable, and the opportunity is great. Complex financial IT systems create a vast attack surface.
There’s no denying that the scope, role, and importance of the modern inclusion and diversity (I&D) officer has expanded significantly over the past three years.
With the Great Resignation in full swing, a global survey by PwC suggests one in five workers globally are planning to quit in 2022; 71% cite pay as a key reason and over two-thirds say they are seeking more fulfilment in the workplace. As tech specialists have become increasingly valuable and are looking for new lucrative opportunities, sourcing quality talent remains one of the biggest challenges for CIOs in a tech labour shortage.
This September marks the fourth annual National Insider Threat Awareness month, which highlights the importance of defending against, detecting and mitigating damages from insider threats which roughly account for 22% of security incidents.
Web design has seen a huge evolution in recent years, with accessibility and inclusion front of mind in the offline world impacting a more human side of software development. This means rethinking the approach to design, ensuring that the steps within processes address accessibility issues. Yet some tech companies are stuck in a previous era, before inbuilt product accessibility and their websites remain inaccessible to all users, particularly those with disabilities.
As we come to the end of National Coding Week, it is the perfect time to reflect on the opportunities that the coding world presents, whilst also encouraging us to look ahead to what adventures await.
New Hampshire-based Ian Pitt, CIO at Progress, tells us CIOs have to keep an eye on how the future of work is changing and make sure their organizations are adapting across the board.
Let’s say you have a great web application — it runs well in the browser, but for some reason, the customer wants an app that will be mobile native or desktop native.
September is Insider Threat Awareness Month, a time dedicated to focusing on the solutions and precautionary steps public and private organizations can take to minimize the damage from potential insider threats. However, it must be stated that the majority of insider threat situations do not involve a disgruntled employee. Many small mistakes or accidents can be made that leave organizations in the dark if they are not paying critical attention to their sensitive data and who has access to it.
One of the most challenging conversations for frontend and web developers can be the conversation with the designers. Kathryn Grayson Nanz contends it’s because of a language gap and she aims to change that.