Five key takeaways from RSA Conference 2020: Cloud SIEM, Zero Trust, API-based security, and more

Bottom line: Passwordless authentication, endpoint security, cloud-native SIEM platforms, and new API-based data security technologies were the most interesting tech developments, while keynotes focusing on election security, industrial control systems’ vulnerabilities and the persistent threat of state-sponsored ransomware dominated panel discussion.

This year’s RSA Conference was held February 24 to 28 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, attracting more than 36,000...

The top 10 cybersecurity companies to watch in 2020: How AI and ML is a key differentiator

Worldwide spending on information security and risk management systems will reach $131bn in 2020, increasing to $174bn in 2022 approximately $50bn will be dedicated to protecting the endpoint according to Gartner’s latest information security and risk management forecastCloud security platform and application sales are predicted to grow from $636m in 2020 to $1.63bn in 2023, attaining a 36.8% CAGR and leading all categories of information and security...

Why cybersecurity needs to focus more on customer endpoints going forward

Cloud-based endpoint protection platforms (EPP) are proliferating across enterprises today as CIOs and CISOs prioritise greater resiliency in their endpoint security strategies going into 2020 Gartner predicts that global information security and risk management end-user spending is forecast to grow at a five-year CAGR of 9.2% to reach $174.5 billion in 2022, with approximately $50bn spent on endpoint security Endpoint security tools are 24% of all IT security spending, and by 2020 global...

How to excel at secured cloud migrations through shared responsibility: A guide

60% of security and IT professionals state that security is the leading challenge with cloud migrations, despite not being clear about who is responsible for securing cloud environments71% understand that controlling privileged access to cloud service administrative accounts is a critical concern, yet only 53% cite secure access to cloud workloads as a key objective of their cloud privileged access management (PAM) strategies

These and many other fascinating insights are from the recent...

The importance of securing multi-cloud manufacturing systems in a Zero Trust world

Private equity firms are snapping up manufacturing companies at a quick pace, setting off a merger and acquisition gold rush, while leaving multi-cloud manufacturing systems unprotected in a Zero Trust world.

Securing the manufacturing gold rush of 2019

The intensity private equity (PE) firms have for acquiring and aggregating manufacturing businesses is creating an abundance of opportunities for cybercriminals to breach the resulting businesses. For example, merging formerly...

What’s new in Gartner’s 2019 hype cycle for AI – and what businesses need to know about

Between 2018 and 2019, organisations that have deployed artificial intelligence (AI) grew from 4% to 14%, according to Gartner’s 2019 CIO Agenda surveyConversational AI remains at the top of corporate agendas spurred by the worldwide success of Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and othersEnterprises are making progress with AI as it grows more widespread, and they’re also making more mistakes that contribute to their accelerating learning curve

These and many other new insights are...

Three reasons why killing passwords will improve your cloud security

87% of enterprises are seeing mobile threats growing the fastest this year, outpacing other threat types, based on Verizon’s Mobile Security Index 2019. 66% of IT professionals say security is their most significant concern in adopting an enterprise cloud computing strategy. Enterprises are predicted to spend $12.6bn on cloud security tools by 2023, up from $5.6B in 2018, according to Forrester.

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How does privileged access security work on AWS and other public clouds?

Bottom line: Amazon’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) centralises identity roles, policies and Config Rules yet doesn’t go far enough to provide a Zero Trust-based approach to Privileged Access Management (PAM) that enterprises need today.

AWS provides a baseline level of support for Identity and Access Management at no charge as part of their AWS instances, as do other public cloud providers. Designed to provide customers with the essentials to support...

How AWS certifications are increasing tech salaries by up to $12k per year

AWS and Google certifications are among the most lucrative in North America, paying average salaries of $129,868 and $147,357 respectivelyCross-certifying on AWS is providing a $12K salary bump to IT professionals who already have Citrix and Red Hat/Linux certifications todayGlobally, four of the five top-paying certifications are in cloud computing

These and many other insights of which certifications provide the highest salaries by region of the world are from the recently...

Capgemini report shows why AI is the future of cybersecurity

61% of enterprises say they cannot detect breach attempts today without the use of AI technologies48% say their budgets for AI in cybersecurity will increase by an average of 29% in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020Breach attempts are proliferating with Cisco reporting that in 2018, they blocked seven trillion threats on behalf of their customers

These and many other insights are from Capgemini’s Reinventing Cybersecurity with Artificial Intelligence Report published this...