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A framework first approach for cybersecurity

Andrew Hollister, CISO at LogRhythm, discusses the findings of the company’s recent report, produced in association with Ponemon Institute – covering the current threat landscape, the need for clear communications between the CISO and the CEO/board level executives, and the importance of using a security framework to help build an optimised, end-to-end and resilient cybersecurity infrastructure.

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The importance of third party validation when it comes to cybersecurity

John Parlee, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Park Place Technologies, discusses the importance of being able to demonstrate to customers, and employees, that your company recognises the importance of IT security, through a combination of standards, Zero Trust and, increasingly, cyber insurance.

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Security automation makes increasing sense

Leon Ward, VP of Product Management, ThreatQuotient, shares some early findings of the company’s ‘The State of Cybersecurity Automation 2022’ research report, which finds a dramatic increase in security automation activity, as well as highlighting the importance of managing expectations when it comes to implementation versus outcomes.

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Data sovereignty policies – public cloud or hybrid approach?

Paul Speciale, Chief Marketing Officer at Scality, discusses the results of the company’s recent data sovereignty survey, which found that, while the vast majority of companies have policies in place or have plans to do so, there’s a difference of opinion when it comes to relying on the public cloud alone or taking a hybrid approach when it comes to implementation.

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Cyber resilience – a better way to address cybersecurity?

Eric Herzog, CMO at Infinidat, suggests that organisations will have better success with their cybersecurity strategies if they embrace the wider, comprehensive idea of cyber resilience, with data protection and storage backup and recovery having a major role to play.

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OpenTDF Project promises data sharing security in a digital world

Matt Howard, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Virtru, provides some great insights into the Trusted Data Format (TDF) and explains why the time is right to launch the OpenTDF Project – giving the developer community the opportunity to address the many security complexities of the digital data ecosystem.

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Cybersecurity - distribution with a difference • Brigantia Partners

Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia Partners Limited, outlines the company’s unique approach to Value Added Distribution as it focuses on both consolidating and expanding its highly successful cybersecurity solutions portfolio, and its key vendor and Channel partner relationships.

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SDC Channel Summit promises valuable MSP insights

Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

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Understanding and addressing Active Directory security issues

Mickey Bresman, Co-Founder and CEO and Ran Harel, Senior Security Product Manager, both at Semperis, discuss the findings of the company’s recent Microsoft Active Directory security survey, and also explain how the Semperis Purple Knight security assessment tool not only highlights AD security gaps, but also provides recommended fixes.

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Are you ready for a ransomware attack? - Huntsman Security

Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management at Huntsman Security, discusses the importance of carrying out a ransomware readiness assessment to discover any potentially costly security gaps within an organisation’s IT infrastructure. The company’s recently launched SmartCheck for Ransomware is designed to help companies fortify their cyber risk management.

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Sustainability becoming a major Channel focus

Michael O’Hara, Group Managing Director of DataSolutions, a distributor of transformational IT solutions, talks through the results of the company’s Channel sustainability stock-take survey, revealing how companies are losing out on contracts if they can’t demonstrate their environmental credentials, how the Channel is beginning to address its sustainability responsibilities and highlights the success of DataSolutions’ Techies Go Green initiative.

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Apple devices in the security spotlight - Addigy interview

Addigy’s Founder and CEO, Jason Dettbarn, explains how Apple devices are attracting increasing levels of security attacks, and what measures the company takes to counter these threats, as well as outlining how Addigy can help its customers to be confident and secure when using its Apple-based solutions.

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Partnerships the way forward for Channel security?

David Ellis, Vice President, Security and Mobility Solutions, Tech Data EMEA, talks through the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as digital transformation and, in particular, the rapid hybrid workplace evolution, place ever greater emphasis on the need for cybersecurity to be front and centre in almost any technology solution.

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Data management addresses storage and security challenges

Spectra Logic’s Vice President of Product Management and Solutions, David Feller, shares the company’s own experience of dealing with a ransomware attack, explaining how this has shaped the development of recently launched attack-hardened, hybrid, multi-cloud data management and storage solutions.

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Alliance seeks to standardise Extended Detection + Response

DW talks to Gorka Sadowski, Chief Strategy Officer at Exabeam, about the recent launch of the XDR Alliance, which aims to bring together competitive and complementary vendors to work together on some common cybersecurity objectives, with end users the main beneficiaries.

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News

Gigamon, the leading deep observability company, has welcomed Jon Kane as Channel & Alliances Director EMEA. The appointment is a key strategic hire as the organisation continues to help channel partners enhance customers’ security posture with deep observability and solutions that will accelerate digital transformation initiatives, generate ROI, provide solution flexibility and visibility enhancements.
New Nokia R&D centre to develop technology to power 5G communications and lay the foundations for 6G networks.
Civo has published its Kubernetes State of Play report for 2022, finding that the majority of organizations are now using the technology.
Google Cloud will support Kingfisher’s digital ambitions with a range of solutions, from infrastructure to data analytics.

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