WannaCry Makes Me Want to Cry!

As I read about the WannaCry ransomware attack, my brain is racing with thoughts about the causes and effects of this global incident. Here’s my two cents: To read the complete article, CLICK HERE

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The Rise of Enterprise-class Cybersecurity Vendors

When I’m asked to explain what’s happening with enterprise cybersecurity technology, I often use an analogy from the business software market in the 1990s. Back then, application vendors tended to specialize in one area – PeopleSoft owned HR, Baan offered manufacturing apps, JD Edwards played in finance, etc. Around 1995, companies began replacing these departmental applications with enterprise-class ERP solutions from Oracle and SAP. The objective? Centralize all business data into a common repository that could anchor the business and be updated and used for various departmental functions and business processes in real-time. Yes, the ERP journey was a bit painful but the transition resulted in a steady increase in business productivity, enhanced efficiency, and better decision making. To read the complete article, CLICK...

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Toward Enterprise Security Technology Integration

Last week, I posted a blog about the move toward cybersecurity vendor and technology consolidation along with a growing emphasis on technology integration in the enterprise. Here’s some additional data that reinforces these conclusions. As part of a recent ESG research project, 176 cybersecurity and IT professionals were presented with several statements and asked whether they agreed or disagreed with each one. Here are the results: To read the complete article, CLICK...

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Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Impact on Technology Innovation

I continue to research and write about the ongoing global cybersecurity skills shortage. For example, ESG research indicates that 45% of organizations report a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills today, more than any other area within IT. Want more?  Here are a few tidbits from last year’s research project done in conjunction with the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). In a survey of 437 cybersecurity professionals and ISSA members: 29% of cybersecurity professionals say that the global cybersecurity skills shortage has had a significant impact on their organization. Another 40% say that the global cybersecurity skills shortage has impacted their organization somewhat. To read the complete article, CLICK...

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Cybersecurity Remains an Elusive Business Priority

I’ve been remiss by not blogging earlier this year about ESG’s annual IT spending intentions research. The year 2017 continues to follow a pattern—cybersecurity is a high business and IT priority for most organizations. Based upon a global survey of 641 IT and cybersecurity professionals, the ESG research reveals: To read the complete article, CLICK...

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