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Ransomware attacks have reached ‘stratospheric’ levels, now accounting for 69% of all attacks involving malware, according to Positive Technologies’ Cybersecurity Threatscape: Q2, 2021. The research...
Sep 27, 2021
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Vineet Jaiswal has been appointed as Deputy CEO - Centre of Excellence (Asset Optimization, Digital Innovation, IT, R&D, Quality) at Vedanta Resources. Previously, he was Chief Digital &...
Sep 25, 2021
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The total number of large data centers operated by hyperscale providers increased to 659 at the end of the second quarter, having more than doubled since mid-2016, according to Synergy Research Group...
Sep 23, 2021
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Organizations' use of cloud is moving to the next level of maturity, spurring adoption of a cross-functional set of services to drive innovation in a digital-first economy. These foundational cloud...
Sep 21, 2021
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The need for businesses to migrate critical workloads to the Cloud and modernize legacy on-premises IT infrastructure, especially post the pandemic, has been accelerating growth in cloud adoption....
Sep 07, 2021
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Samarjeet Singh has been appointed as Business Head - SAP for India, Sri Lanka & Middle East at SoftwareONE. Before this, he was with Mindtree as Global Head of SAP on Cloud, Database &...
Sep 01, 2021
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Worldwide government IT spending will total USD 557.3 billion in 2022, an increase of 6.5% from 2021, according to Gartner. “Governments will continue to accelerate investments in digital...
Aug 31, 2021
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The CPaaS market continues to demonstrate strong market growth, according to Synergy Research Group’s data. This momentum provides a solid foundation for increased development of communication and...
Aug 30, 2021
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There is a magnitude of SaaS data exposure, with 40% of all SaaS assets unmanaged, providing internal, external and public data access, according to DoControl’s report, titled Quantifying the Immense...
Aug 25, 2021
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Engineering trust, accelerating growth and sculpting change are the three overarching trends on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2021 that will drive organizations to explore...
Aug 23, 2021
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Leading data-driven enterprises are leaning into open source software (OSS) — they are four times more likely to have deployed Apache Cassandra, Kubernetes, along with a combination of other select...
Aug 23, 2021
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Vineet Jaiswal has been appointed as Chief Digital & Technology Officer at Vedanta Resources. Previously, he was Group Chief Digital Officer at JSW. Earlier, he was involved in several leadership...
Aug 19, 2021
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India government IT spending is projected to total USD 8.3 billion in 2022, an increase of 8.6% from 2021 according to Gartner. “Digitalization initiatives of Indian government organizations took a...
Aug 19, 2021
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Multi-cloud is overwhelmingly the standard operations model for IT organizations of all sizes, in all regions, and every industry, with 76% of survey respondents stating their organization has...
Aug 16, 2021
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More than one third of organizations worldwide have experienced a ransomware attack or breach that blocked access to systems or data in the previous 12 months, according to IDC’s survey. And for...
Aug 13, 2021
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In the first half of 2021, ransomware attacks skyrocketed, eclipsing the entire volume for 2020 in only six months, according to the mid-year update to the 2021 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report. With...
Aug 12, 2021
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73% of organizations in India report they are likely to experience a data breach that impacts customer data in the next 12 months, according to Trend Micro. The findings come from Trend Micro’s...
Aug 10, 2021
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The number of ‘access-for-sale’ ads on the dark web has increased seven-fold compared with previous years, according to Positive Technologies’ study. As per the study, the cyber-criminal profile is...
Aug 09, 2021
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80% of global organizations report they are likely to experience a data breach that impacts customer data in the next 12 months, according to Trend Micro’s survey. The findings come from Trend Micro'...
Aug 04, 2021
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Consumers in India experienced a relatively high scam encounter rate of 69% in the last 12 months, similar to the 70% rate experienced in 2018, according to Microsoft’s 2021 Global Tech Support Scam...
Aug 03, 2021
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Four new trends in cloud computing are continuing to expand the breadth of cloud offerings and capabilities, accelerating growth across all segments in the public cloud services market, according to...
Aug 02, 2021
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Q2 enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure services reached USD 42 billion, having increased by USD 2.7 billion from the previous quarter and up 39% from the second quarter of 2020, according to...
Jul 30, 2021
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Organizations are moving to the cloud in big numbers to drive competitive strategies and provide richer customer experiences, a shift from earlier adopters that looked to the cloud primarily for...
Jul 29, 2021
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As ransomware continue to top the list of cyberattacks, affected organizations are often faced with the ultimate decision to make, to pay or not to pay the ransom? According to IDC's latest Survey...
Jul 29, 2021
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Data breaches now cost surveyed companies USD 4.24 million per incident on average, according to IBM’s annual Cost of a Data Breach Report. This is the highest cost in the 17-year history of the...
Jul 28, 2021
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As cloud adoption accelerates and the scale of cloud environments grows, engineering and security teams say that risks—and the costs of addressing them—are increasing. The findings are part of the...
Jul 27, 2021
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In Q2, 2021 that saw Microsoft warn of a new Russian Nobelium phishing campaign, the technology giant was again the brand most frequently targeted by cybercriminals, as it was in both Q1, 2021 and Q4...
Jul 26, 2021
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The global shift to remote work has exacerbated the onslaught, sophistication, and impact of phishing attacks, according to Ivanti’s survey. Nearly three-quarters (74%) of respondents said their...
Jul 26, 2021
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The all-pervasive digital shift by APeJ enterprises to attain digital resiliency has helped ICT spending grow by over 7.1% to reach USD 950 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 1.1 Trillion...
Jul 26, 2021
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Building digital trust across the ecosystem has become a defining indicator of a successful digital transformation journey. Enterprises are accelerating their investments in cybersecurity solutions...
Jul 23, 2021
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An overwhelming 97% of Indian companies increased their reliance on cloud solutions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to ManageEngine’s 2021 Digital Readiness Survey. The study also...
Jul 20, 2021
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Enterprises are looking to software-defined networking technologies to cut networking costs, become more agile, better serve customers and better support employee remote working, according to...
Jul 19, 2021
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There is a crucial need for a unified, modern, and simplified approach to security, according to Fastly-ESG study. The study, based on insights from information security and IT professionals...
Jul 19, 2021
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The India software market is estimated to reach USD 7.6 billion by the end of CY21, according to IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker 2H20 (July–December). The India software market was pegged...
Jul 16, 2021
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India IT spending is expected to total USD 92.7 billion in 2021, growing 8% from 2020, according to Gartner. Worldwide IT spending is projected to total USD 4.2 trillion in 2021, an increase of 8.6%...
Jul 15, 2021
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The COVID-19 crisis led most enterprises in APeJ region to prioritize digital infrastructure resiliency investments to ensure long-term business resiliency and success. Public cloud services are...
Jul 14, 2021
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There is a growing priority of threat modeling for applications that companies build, coinciding with a belief that the majority or all of these efforts could be automated, according to Security...
Jul 13, 2021
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The biggest share of detected malicious links between December 2020 and May 2021 were sent via WhatsApp (89.6%), followed by Telegram (5.6%), according to Kaspersky research. Viber is in third place...
Jul 13, 2021
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Gururaj Rao has been appointed EVP & CTO at Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co. He moves from Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services where he served as the VP & CIO. He was with Mahindra...
Jul 09, 2021
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The usage of digital signatures is rising as a result of the increasing need for user authentication and smooth digital transaction management, according to P&S Intelligence. Moreover, the use of...
Jul 06, 2021
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Mohit Gupta is now Group CISO at Motherson Group. Prior to this new role, he was CISO of Motherson Sumi INfotech and Designs, an IT division of Motherson Group. Earlier, he was associated with Espire...
Jul 06, 2021
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A new Monero crypto-miner malware, Crackonosh, has been circulating since at least June 2018 and has yielded over 2 million USD in revenue for its creators from over 222,000 infected systems...
Jul 05, 2021
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As businesses seek technology solutions that help us prepare for a new post-pandemic normal, cloud adoption rates continue to rise. In fact, according to Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) research, 67% of...
Jul 02, 2021
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There is a major gap in security capability among mobile operators, which in many cases is not yet being filled by industry partnerships, according to Trend Micro’s study. In the 5G era, and a...
Jul 01, 2021
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The worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market grew 40.7% in 2020 to total USD 64.3 billion, up from USD 45.7 billion in 2019, according to Gartner. Amazon retained the No. 1 position in the...
Jun 29, 2021
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USB-based threats that can severely impact business operations increased significantly during a disruptive year when the usage of removable media and network connectivity also grew, according to...
Jun 28, 2021
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The first quarter of 2021 saw cyber adversaries shift from low-return, mass-spread ransomware campaigns toward fewer, customized Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) campaigns targeting larger, more...
Jun 24, 2021
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Half of CISOs say their organization’s desire for growth and rapid digitalization is detrimental to data security in the cloud, according to Netwrix’s 2021 Cloud Data Security survey. The top...
Jun 23, 2021
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While most organizations have experienced a cyberattack in the last two years (60%) and spend approximately USD 38 million on security activities, only 7% of security leaders are reporting to the CEO...
Jun 23, 2021
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Increased security challenges during the pandemic offered IT teams a unique opportunity to build their cybersecurity expertise, according to Sophos’ survey. The vast majority of IT teams that faced a...
Jun 22, 2021
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