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The changing role of a CIO during a pandemic

Navigating the IT landscape is currently proving challenging as the future seems uncertain. Ian Pitt, CIO at LogMeIn, discusses the role of a CIO and some of the obstacles they are facing, as well as how they should be adapting and transforming to avoid getting left behind. The last few months have brought in drastic […]

Editor’s Question: How can data centre leaders combat the skills shortage as further outages disrupt the industry?

Uptime Institute has announced the key findings of its 10th annual Global Data Center Survey, the largest and most comprehensive in the data centre industry. The results show a growing sector adapting to rapid change on multiple levels. In almost every area under discussion — outages, resiliency, staffing, workload placement or innovation — there is […]

Building a human firewall to address insider threats

Creating a strong cybersecurity culture is paramount to the smooth running of a company’s operations, particularly as attacks become more advanced. Renee Tarun, Deputy CISO/Vice President Information Security, Fortinet, discusses the steps for how CISOs can establish a baseline for good cyberhygiene and ensure their employees take cybersecurity seriously. During the first half of 2020, […]

Realising the vision of the self-optimising plant – How hybrid models can help to achieve it

Industrial AI solutions are shaping a new autonomous era of self-optimising plants in the refining industry, according to Antonio Pietri, President and CEO, Aspen Technology. We hear how software technology such as Artificial Intelligence, can offer new opportunities for businesses. Today’s refining market is characterised by extreme volatility, fuelled by dramatic fluctuations in oil and […]

Spike in cloud attacks shows businesses were not prepared to work from home

COVID-19 has brought about a work from home culture that is now the norm. Employees have therefore had to adapt and get to grips with the technologies they’re working with. Ryan Trost, CTO and Co-Founder of ThreatQuotient, discusses the importance of investing time and money into giving employees the know-how when transitioning to a new […]

Building an organisation-wide cybersecurity culture requires a radical shift in thinking

Stephen Roostan, VP EMEA at Kenna Security, explains why every question from your CEO is an opportunity to shape the security culture in your organisation, and how adopting a risk-based vulnerability management mindset offers the best opportunity for success. When it comes to an organisation’s data security, what should a CISO’s top priority be, both […]

Ensuring secure data centre operations and avoiding cyberattacks

Alex Tarter, Chief Cyber Consultant and CTO, Thales, and Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director, Vectra, discuss the different variables that contribute to secure operations in the data centre sector, and how effective detection and response can be the difference between a contained security incident or an organisational damaging breach. The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the way […]

Managing competing demands of development velocity and application security

Software tools are constantly offering new ways of working which enable organisations to compete. Patrick Carey, Director of Product Marketing at Synopsys, says that as the shape of software development continues to evolve, so too must the mechanisms to secure it. The first software development team I worked on operated on the follow mantra: Make […]

How security impacts developments in the energy sector

Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee, shares his wealth of knowledge and best practice advice on how organisations can ensure they are protecting their operations and managing risk in the energy supply chain, and how to best detect and avoid breaches. Given its major role in the nation’s infrastructure, what unique challenges does […]

Editor’s question: What are the advantages of using automation technology and how are such capabilities secure?

Intelligent automation will play a critical role in shaping a new, technologically-enabled, post-pandemic future of work, according to new research by Pegasystems, the software company empowering Digital Transformation at some of the world’s leading enterprises. The global study, conducted by research firm, Savanta, surveyed over 3,000 global senior managers and frontline IT staff for their […]

How to fight back against the rise of ransomware

While ransomware attacks are undeniably difficult to avoid, having an effective recovery strategy in place is a step in the right direction. Gijsbert Janssen Van Doorn, Technical Marketing Director at Zerto, tells us that creating a comprehensive cybersecurity and disaster recovery plan is now a ‘must have’ for any organisation focused on minimising the risks […]

Why knowledge is power for CIOs tackling post-COVID IT challenges

Recent events have thrown things up in the air for CIOs, forcing them to reevaluate their operations and take a more mindful business approach. Richard Blanford, Chief Executive, Fordway, discusses where CIOs should invest to ensure profitability and success, while keeping their organisations working effectively in highly challenging circumstances. Six months after implementing home working […]

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