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FEATURE ARTICLES

How IoT and the use of data can help in the return to the new normal
Nick Sacke discusses how Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and the use of data can boost and support industries and the wider economy to unlock more efficient and sustainable production cycles, to help businesses survive in the short term and thrive in the future.
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Why DRaaS usage is expected to grow in 2021
Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is a particularly fast-growing sector of the business continuity and disaster recovery market. Here, Ginger Woolridge explains why this is, looks at the benefits that DraaS brings, and discusses how it is likely to develop in 2021.
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First the sprint, now the marathon: determining vulnerability remediation velocity through risk-based SLAs
Stephen Roostan looks at the concept of remediation velocity and its role in helping organizations gain control over managing technology vulnerabilities.
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Data loss prevention: pairing artificial intelligence with human insight
AI use in cyber security is growing but over-reliance is a mistake says Oliver Paterson. In this article he explains where AI can play an effective part in a cyber protection strategy and where trained human insight is still required.
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The role of tape storage in 2021 and beyond
Tape is far from being yesterday’s storage technology says Rich Gadomski. As well as a continued role in IT resiliency and business continuity it has an emerging role in protection against ransomware and in managing the needs of the digital enterprise.
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NEWS ARTICLES

NIST publishes guidance on cyber supply chain risk management
The US NIST has announced the publication of NISTIR 8276, ‘Key Practices in Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM): Observations from Industry’. This aims to provide digital businesses with a set of Key Practices that can be used to manage cyber security risks associated with their supply chains.
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Risks and benefits of 5G technology outlined in ISACA paper
A new white paper by ISACA, ‘5G Security: Addressing Risk and Threats of Mobile Network Technologies’, has been published which aims to help organizations understand the risks associated with the new technology.
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Survey looks at IT cyber risk management trends
MetricStream has published the results of its global IT Risk and Compliance Survey, in which enterprise security and risk professionals from around the world were surveyed about their top IT cyber risk strategies and concerns.
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How has the pandemic impacted cyber security? Threats increase but organizations keep pace
Siemplify has released new research on ‘The State of Remote Security Operations’. Based on a recent survey of nearly 400 security operations (SecOps) professionals, the report studies how the sudden shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic has affected SecOps pros ability to perform their jobs and the impact on overall security postures.
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Boards will increasingly establish a dedicated cyber security committee says Gartner
By 2025, 40 percent of boards of directors will have a dedicated cyber security committee overseen by a qualified board member, up from less than 10 percent today, according to Gartner, Inc.
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Kaspersky researchers: every fifth victim of Sunburst was from manufacturing industry
The Sunburst backdoor attack, which was publicly announced on December 13th, 2020, is still keeping researchers on edge as they untangle the true scale and the interests of the actor behind this supply chain attack.
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Neustar highlights rise in ransom-related DDoS attacks: extortion demands grew in 2020
Neustar, Inc., has published a new report, ‘Cyber Threats and Trends: Pandemic Style’, detailing the security risks faced by companies as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation.
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Data leakage attacks grew by 93 percent in 2020 shows Imperva research
Imperva researchers monitored an unprecedented 93 percent rise in the exposure of information through online data leakage attacks in 2020 - incidents where data was transmitted from an organization’s corporate network to an external destination, whether accidentally or deliberately, without authorisation.
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