CIO&Leader

Ransomware, malicious spam, mobile malware and other threats to consumers evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to Bitdefender’s 2020 Consumer Threat Landscape Report, which...
Apr 09, 2021
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Khizar Mohammed Momin has been appointed as CTO at Indian School Finance Company. Previously, he was VP & Head - IT at Toyota Financial Services India. Earlier, he was associated with several...
Apr 08, 2021
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In 2020, the most common incidents that financial organizations suffered regarding data in the cloud were phishing attacks (reported by 26%), targeted attacks on cloud infrastructure (22%) and...
Apr 08, 2021
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Cybercriminals increasingly often use legitimate services such as Google Forms and Telegram to obtain user data stolen during phishing attacks, according to Group-IB. Alternative ways to obtain data...
Apr 08, 2021
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IT spending in India is projected to total USD 93 billion in 2021, an increase of 7.3% from 2020, according to Gartner. The growth in India will be lower than the global average, as worldwide IT...
Apr 08, 2021
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Manoj Kumar has been appointed as Group CIO at Oman-based Ray International Group. He moves from APL Apollo Group where he was CIO. Earlier, he had served in serveral leadership and managerial...
Apr 07, 2021
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IT security budgets are spiralling out of control as organizations adapt to the Everywhere Workplace, according to Ivanti’s study. Almost all CISOs (92%) highlighted the need to deploy additional...
Apr 07, 2021
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99% of security professionals report challenges with the security of their IoT and IIoT devices, and 95% are concerned about risks associated with these connected devices, according to a Tripwire-...
Apr 06, 2021
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Despite cyberattacks increasing, cybersecurity budgets have remained stagnant and executive teams continue to underestimate the level of damage threats can do to organizations, according to Sophos’...
Apr 05, 2021
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Data-stealing ransomware attacks, information harvesting malware, and supply chain attacks are among the critical threats to organizations, according to F-Secure’s study. One of the most notable...
Apr 01, 2021
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Most (61%) manufacturers have experienced cybersecurity incidents in their smart factories and are struggling to deploy the technology needed to effectively manage cyber risk, according to Trend...
Mar 31, 2021
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More than 80% of global IT decision-makers have already adopted, or plan to adopt or expand, cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) initiatives over the next two years, according to a study...
Mar 31, 2021
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There is a dangerous disconnect between the need for organizations to keep their data protected and the ineffective investments they’ve made trying to reach that goal, according to Acronis’ survey....
Mar 30, 2021
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Worldwide spend on data center hardware and software grew by 4% from 2019, thanks to a 22% jump in spending on public cloud infrastructure, which pushed it to an all-time high, according to final...
Mar 30, 2021
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The pandemic-driven shift to remote work has significantly changed how companies are investing in identity and access management capabilities and Zero Trust security, according to a new survey from ...
Mar 30, 2021
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Security and risk management leaders must address eight top trends to enable rapid reinvention in their organization, as COVID-19 accelerates digital business transformation and challenges...
Mar 23, 2021
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Data protection challenges are undermining organizations’ abilities to execute Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives globally, according to Veeam’s 2021 Data Protection Report. The study found that...
Mar 19, 2021
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Ransomware is one of the top threats in cybersecurity, according to Palo Alto Network’s 2021 Ransomware Threat Report, which highlights the latest insights on the top ransomware variants, ransomware...
Mar 19, 2021
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Enterprise information security and risk management end user spending in India is on pace to total USD 2.08 billion in 2021, an increase of 9.5% from 2020, according to the latest forecast from...
Mar 18, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic forced the healthcare industry to rapidly adopt telehealth, which has left it vulnerable to cyberattacks as the industry had little or no time to ensure all the necessary...
Mar 16, 2021
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There is an acceleration of digital transformation within the financial services industry, with half of the respondents of a Nutanix survey reporting that COVID-19 caused them to increase their...
Mar 10, 2021
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Piramal Glass, Asia’s largest specialty glass manufacturer, has successfully kicked off its first cross-border trade digitization program using blockchain. The company is prioritizing the technology...
Mar 03, 2021
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The majority of all malware is now delivered via cloud applications, underscoring how attackers increasingly abuse popular cloud services to evade legacy security defenses putting enterprise data...
Mar 02, 2021
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95% of IT leaders say that client and company data is at risk on email, according to Egress’ 2021 Data Loss Prevention Report. In addition, an overwhelming 83% of organizations have suffered data...
Mar 01, 2021
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Worldwide government IT spending will total USD 483 billion in 2021, an increase of 5.1% from 2020, according to Gartner. “Government organizations continue to be challenged with the appropriate...
Feb 24, 2021
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There is an increased adoption of managed infrastructure services and the emergence of new cloud watering hole attacks, according to Accurics’ Cloud Cyber Resilience Report, which highlights security...
Feb 23, 2021
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Supply chain attacks, ransomware, data extortion and nation-state threats are proving to be more prolific than ever, according to Crowdstrike’s 2021 Global Threat Report. The report highlights unique...
Feb 23, 2021
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A majority of businesses see state-led and sponsored cyberattacks as a major threat. They are concerned about catastrophic reputational and financial consequences and call for greater international...
Feb 23, 2021
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Organizations are leveraging multi-cloud, cloud-native, and edge technologies to drive business growth and innovation, according to Turbonomic’s 2021 State of Multi-cloud Report. The report surveyed...
Feb 22, 2021
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The pandemic accelerated both the threat of fraud and the response to it, with corporate and banking alignment on defensive automation, according to Bottomline & Strategic Treasurer’s 2021...
Feb 19, 2021
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The increasing importance of emotional intelligence and other skills required to work with different stakeholders are placing new demands on Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). However, it’s...
Feb 18, 2021
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There is a 154% increase in the number of attacks between 2019 and 2020, with growth in ransom-related DDoS (RDDoS) attacks and a rise in use of existing attack vectors, including web applications,...
Feb 15, 2021
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Thanks to cyber attacks making regular headlines in the news, it’s no secret that massive data breaches are a significant threat to organizations. However, a recent F-Secure report highlights the...
Feb 12, 2021
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Bob Carver, Principal - Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence and Analytics at Verizon is the top cybersecurity influencer on Twitter during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020, according to an analysis of...
Feb 11, 2021
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Security spending in critical infrastructure has been little impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, save for some reshuffling on where that spend is most needed. The effect has been mostly in increased...
Feb 11, 2021
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In 2020, the most common incidents that government agencies experienced in the cloud were phishing (reported by 39% of organizations), accidental data leakage (24%) and targeted attacks on the...
Feb 10, 2021
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Infrastructure software revenue in India will total USD 4.6 billion in 2021, a 12% increase from 2020, according to Gartner. “In 2021, Indian CIOs will continue to focus on maintaining business...
Feb 10, 2021
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In 2020, every second fraudulent transaction in the finance industry was an account takeover, according to Kaspersky. According to anonymized statistics of events detected by Kaspersky Fraud...
Feb 09, 2021
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A significant number of companies have updated their security strategies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Pro-Vigil’s survey. These updates coincide with 20% of survey respondents...
Feb 08, 2021
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As the pandemic continues and schools experience renewed closures or pursue a hybrid model of learning (in-person and remote), the educational sector continues to attract the attention of...
Feb 08, 2021
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Global healthcare organizations (HCOs) have accelerated their spending on cloud migration, but many may be over-estimating their ability to protect these environments, according to Trend Micro’s...
Feb 05, 2021
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In a rapidly changing business environment, the role of the CISO has hugely expanded in its scope and responsibilities, according to BT Security’s global survey, which canvassed the opinions of over...
Feb 05, 2021
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Universally, IT professionals advised that using a VPN created a number of problems for their organization. Topping the list, 62% of respondents cited inadequate security as their number one VPN pain...
Feb 04, 2021
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Organizations are vulnerable to ransomware propagating throughout the remote network and large-scale breaches are having major impact businesses – essentially grinding operations to a halt, according...
Feb 04, 2021
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The overall cybersecurity posture has remained strong due to greater investments in security automation technologies and reliance on managed security service providers (MSSPs), potentially paving the...
Feb 03, 2021
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Q4 enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure services were just over USD 37 billion, USD 4 billion higher than the previous quarter and up 35% from the fourth quarter of 2019, according to Synergy...
Feb 03, 2021
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Biometrics will authenticate over USD 3 trillion of payment transactions in 2025, from just USD 404 billion in 2020, according to Juniper Research’s study, titled Mobile Payment Security: Key...
Feb 02, 2021
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In response to the lockdown and social distancing measures enacted to combat the spread of COVID-19, healthcare providers have increasingly adopted the use of remote technologies. According to...
Feb 02, 2021
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Cloud computing has been around for quite some time now, yet its real power to transform enterprise IT has yet not been fully unleashed. COVID crisis has been a serious reminder to design IT systems...
Feb 02, 2021
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There is enhanced importance of privacy protections during the pandemic and increasing benefits for businesses that adopt strong privacy measures, according to Cisco’s 2021 Data Privacy Benchmark...
Feb 01, 2021
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