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FEATURE ARTICLES

Network availability and security: predictions for 2022
Kelly Ahuja, CEO at Versa Networks, looks ahead to 2022 and how organizations will develop the way that ICT networks are managed and provisioned to ensure better availability and security.
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Does your exec board only offer lip service to cyber security and resilience?
There are increasing calls for organizational boards to take a strategic lead when it comes to cyber security and resilience. Yuval Baron explains why having the C-suite onboard is important and what true executive buy in looks like.
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The 2022 emerging threat landscape: cyber security
In the first of a series of Continuity Central articles looking ahead to 2022 and the changing threats that organizations may face, cyber security experts from DigiCert make a series of predictions.
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The cloud: are you sure you have fully assessed the risks?
Cloud usage is becoming increasingly widespread across organizations of all sizes; but at the same time cybercriminals are also paying a lot of attention to the opportunities that cloud offers them. Tony Beveridge highlights some potential cloud risks you may not have thought of…
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Understanding who's who in the cyber zoo...
Cyber security risks keeps changing and developing. Who do you really need to be concerned about? Pascal Geenens, director of threat intelligence at Radware, provides a helpful summary of who’s who in the cyber threat landscape.
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Eliminating weak links in the chain of high availability
This article by Dave Bermingham will dig beneath the surface of application high availability, looking at the cloud servers, storage, network, and other related infrastructure components to help readers identify and eliminate weak links in the chain that ensures high availability.
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NEWS ARTICLES

Financial organizations putting resilience at risk through inadequate IT spending
Despite the dramatic upheaval that firms and their IT environments have faced over the last two years, new survey data from ITRS Group shows that the financial services industry is still making sacrifices on critical IT spend in favour of short-term budget priorities.
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Study looks at the issue of ransomware attacks during weekends and holidays
Cybereason has published a global study of 1,200+ security professionals at organizations that have previously suffered a successful ransomware attack on a holiday or weekend.
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Infrastructure and operations leaders must shift their focus to adaptive resilience says Gartner
In a world where constant change is becoming routine, Gartner says that infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must shift their traditional focus from efficiency to one of adaptive resilience.
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Ipsos MORI survey looks at board views of cyber risks, resilience, and incident response
An Ipsos MORI survey on behalf of the UK government, has looked at the views of ‘Captains of Industry’ when it comes to cyber risks, resilience, and incident response.
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DDoS attacks: IT infrastructure providers targeted with ‘carpet bombing’ in Q3 2021
Link11 has released Q3 data from its network on the development of DDoS threats. The number of attacks remains at a very high level in Q3 2021.
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State of Cyber Resilience: more than half of large organizations not effectively defending against cyber attacks
55 percent of large companies are not effectively stopping cyber attacks, finding and fixing breaches quickly, or reducing the impact of breaches, according to a new research study from Accenture.
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Seven key recommendations for improving cyber resilience leadership
A new report from KPMG ‘From enforcer to influencer: Shaping tomorrow’s security team’ is calling on business leaders to ensure cyber security specialists are part of the C-suite decision making process, with digitization at the heart of their future growth strategies.
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Ransomware attacks continued to surge in Q3 2021
SonicWall recorded a 148 percent increase in global ransomware attacks through the third quarter of 2021. With 470 million ransomware attacks logged by the company this year to date, 2021 will be the most costly and dangerous year on record.
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Supply chain cyber attacks expected to increase in 2022
Check Point Software has released its cyber security predictions for 2022, detailing the key challenges that it expects organizations will face over the next year.
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Survey highlights long recovery times associated with ransomware
Osirium Technologies plc has shared findings from the latest Osirium Ransomware Index which highlights that ransomware recoveries are taking a week or more in many impacted organizations. Across the 1001 UK IT managers surveyed, 39 percent estimated it would take a week for their business to recover from an attack – with 47 percent admitting it could take a month or more.
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• UK

Perfect storm of cyber security risks threatens the hybrid workplace says report
HP Inc. has released its latest HP Wolf Security report: ‘Out of Sight & Out of Mind’, a comprehensive global study highlighting how the rise of hybrid work is changing user behavior / behaviour and creating new cyber security challenges for IT departments.
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