Wednesday August 12, 2020

No foggy thinking in the cloud

Spending on IT security continues to grow, but as vulnerabilities are discovered at an ever-increasing rate, many businesses are still failing to cover the basics, writes Jason Walsh

10th March, 2019
John Ryan, chief executive of security provider Zinopy: ‘You need to have a perception of risk. A lot of organisations think only in terms of the next big thing: what will attack us next?’

Of all the aspects of enterprise IT that have been outsourced to service providers, none makes more sense than security. For small and medium businesses, cybersecurity is a mysterious and arcane art, and for large enterprises its complexity is impossible to exaggerate.

In addition, the global shortage of IT security staff has created a salary bonanza that makes experts hard to hire and even harder to hold onto.

IT departments still bear the ultimate responsibility,...

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