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Gartner survey finds only 65% of organisations have a dedicated cybersecurity expert to cope with ever-growing cyber threats

Despite 95 percent of CIOs expecting cyberthreats to increase over the next three years, only 65 percent of their organisations currently have a cybersecurity expert, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. The survey also reveals that skills challenges continue to plague organisations that undergo digitalisation, with digital security staffing shortages considered a top inhibitor to innovation. Gartner's 2018 CIO Agenda Survey gathered data from 3,160 CIO respondents in 98 countries and acros...

Gartner projects IoT security spending to reach $1.5 billion in 2018

Internet of Things (IoT)-based attacks are already a reality. A recent CEB, now Gartner, survey found that nearly 20 percent of organisations observed at least one IoT-based attack in the past three years. To protect against those threats Gartner, Inc. forecasts that worldwide spending on IoT security will reach $1.5 billion in 2018, a 28 percent increase from 2017 spending of $1.2 billion. Factors such as Endpoint Security, Gateway Security and Professional Services will be the main drivers o...

Government institutions should utilise VSaaS for an integrated video surveillance system

Video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) is not just for commercial organisations. Federal, state and local governments can also realise benefits from the technology—and use it to deliver an integrated video surveillance system that addresses some of their unique security needs. Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) What is VSaaS? Simply stated, it’s a cloud-based video surveillance solution that is packaged and delivered as a service over the internet. The price varies depending...

Gartner survey shows government CIOs will increase spending on cloud, cybersecurity and analytics in 2018

Cloud solutions, cybersecurity and analytics are the top technologies targeted for new and additional spending by public sector CIOs in 2018, while data centre infrastructure is the most commonly targeted for cost savings, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. Sixteen per cent of government CIOs said they plan to increase spending on business intelligence (BI) and analytics (16 per cent) and data management (6 per cent) in 2018 (see Table 2). 2018 CIO Agenda Survey Gartner's 2018 CIO Agend...

Bitdefender report: 175,000 Internet of Things connected security cameras vulnerable to cyber attacks

Some 175,000 Internet of Things (IoT) connected security cameras are vulnerable to hacks that would allow cybercriminals to enter a user's network, spy on the owner, or become part of a malicious botnet, according to a new report from security provider Bitdefender. Buffer overflow vulnerabilities The cameras are manufactured by Shenzhen Neo Electronics, a Chinese company that provides surveillance and security solutions such as sensors, alarms, and IP cameras. Researchers found several buffer...

BullGuard launches Dojo comprehensive smart home cybersecurity solution

BullGuard, the consumer cybersecurity company announces the official launch of Dojo by BullGuard, the world’s most comprehensive smart home cybersecurity solution. Dojo is the only consumer cybersecurity product built from the ground up as an enterprise-grade, network security service for the smart home. There are billions of connected Internet of Things devices on the market today – from smart alarms, thermostats, baby monitors, smart appliances, lighting, locks and more. Dojo by Bu...

Gartner enlists four vectors transforming the security software market

The security software market is undergoing a dramatic transformation due to four key developments, according to Gartner, Inc. The use of advanced analytics, expanded ecosystems, adoption of software as a service (SaaS) and managed services, and the prospect of punitive regulations are causing enterprises to rethink their security and risk management software requirements and investments. "The overall security market is undergoing a period of disruption due to the rapid transition to cloud-based...

Gartner says detection and response is top security priority for organisations in 2017

All security investments are measured on how they contribute to the shift in mindset Organisations are transforming their security spending strategy in 2017, moving away from prevention-only approaches to focus more on detection and response, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide spending on information security is expected to reach $90 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.6 per cent over 2016, and to top $113 billion by 2020. Spending on enhancing detection and response capabilit...