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Most Canadian IT professionals report some security solutions “outdated and inadequate”: study

February 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Most IT professionals in Canada (73%) feel strongly that some of their security solutions are outdated and inadequate, according to the Canadian results of a global study released last week. The Need for a New IT Security Architecture: Global Study

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Cybersecurity, privacy, infrastructure management and emerging technologies rank as top tech challenges: survey

February 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Cybersecurity and privacy issues, along with infrastructure management and emerging technologies, rank as the top technology challenges organizations face today, according to a survey report from global consulting firm Protiviti and ISACA, a global business technology professional association for IT

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Worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 2.7% in 2017: Gartner

January 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Worldwide spending on information technology is projected to total US$3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.7% increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner, a Stamford, Conn.-based IT research and advisory company, noted in a statement on Thursday that the growth

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Organizations starting to show greater openness to enlisting experts to help with cyber security: NICC speaker

October 1, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

VANCOUVER – Cyber attackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated – employing better techniques and targeting information that could prove particularly damaging – but that may be balanced by a greater openness to use expertise and not go it alone, it was

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88% of U.S. state and local government IT professionals concerned about cyberattacks targeting critical city infrastructure: study

September 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Almost nine in 10 state and local government IT professionals in the United States are concerned about cyberattacks targeting critical city infrastructure, according to a study conducted on behalf of Tripwire, Inc., a provider of security, compliance and IT operations

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Shared Services Canada launches consultations on plan to modernize federal IT services

September 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Tuesday that it is launching consultations on “modernizing the digital services it provides to Canadians through secure and reliable information technology.” Judy M. Foote, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced in a

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85% of polled companies victims of phishing scams in 2015, a 13% increase from 2014: Wombat Security

September 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 8 in 10 organizations were victims of phishing scams in 2015, a 13% increase over 2014, according to companies polled recently by Pittsburgh-based information security company Wombat Security Technologies. Wombat Security compiled data from the “millions of phishing

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U.S. companies unnecessarily granting access to more than just privileged users: study

August 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly six in 10 IT operations and security managers in the United States believe their organizations are unnecessarily granting access to individuals beyond their roles or responsibilities, according to a new survey released on Tuesday. The Ponemon Institute survey commissioned

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Cyberattacks costing U.S. businesses US$3.5 million annually, 79% of businesses lack strategies to manage these risks: Ponemon Institute

July 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

External cyberattacks are costing businesses in the United States about US$3.5 million in incurred annual costs, with 79% of polled businesses lacking comprehensive strategies to manage these risks, according to a new Ponemon Institute study sponsored by BrandProtect. Despite acute

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Corporate “no-cloud” policies will be as rare as “no-Internet” policies by 2020: Gartner

June 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

By 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-Internet” policy is today, according to a new report from information technology research and advisory company Gartner, Inc. Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance

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60% of digital businesses will suffer major service failures by 2020 due to inability to manage digital risk: Gartner

June 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Sixty per cent of digital businesses will suffer major service failures by 2020 due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk, according to a special report from Gartner, Inc., an information technology research and advisory company.

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North American organizations experiencing slow shift to public cloud: Softchoice study

May 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Transitioning to public cloud is a slow-moving process for most businesses, according to a new study by Softchoice, a North American IT solutions and managed services provider. Released on Tuesday, the study, titled The State of Cloud Readiness: Transformation and