Top technology trends we’ll see in 2017 (part two)

— Data management, machine learning, and cloud cost models will be top-of-mind for organizations this year. Tech leaders sound off on the other top technology trends that we will see in 2017. Full Story

Top technology trends we’ll see in 2017 (part one)

— From artificial intelligence, to predictive analytics, to ransomware security, to the changing role of the chief data officer, tech leaders sound off on the top technology trends that we will see in 2017. Full Story

HTTPS abusers hide malware in encrypted tunnels to avoid security

— While the number of users and sites that are using encryption is on the rise, this is not all good news for cyber-security as the criminals are following suit. Full Story

Securing flexible working: How remote working can be the perfect fit

— William Culbert, director of solutions engineering at Bomgar explains the importance of security for SMEs when implementing remote working practices. Full Story

Retailers, it’s time to reduce the hacker threat

— From Target, eBay and TalkTalk, to this year’s Oracle data breach, it has become increasingly common for big retailers and brands to be victims of large security incidents. In fact, the retail sector has now overtaken the financial services industry generating the most incident responses following a cyber security breach. These retail responses account for 22 per cent of all those tracked across the 17 verticals that were investigated, according to the annual NTT Global Threat Intelligence Report. Full Story

Securing the Internet of Everything

— The introduction of connected devices is complicating an already incredibly complex security environment for infosec professionals. In just two decades, the enterprise has gone from a controlled scenario of one device per user to a situation in which users may have five or more devices connected to sensitive systems and applications. As the IoT becomes more popular it will soon be impossible to quantify just how many internet-enabled, vulnerable points exist within an organization. Full Story

30% of NHS Trusts Hit by Ransomware

— New research from SentinelOne has revealed that 30% of NHS Trusts have suffered a ransomware attack, potentially placing patient data and lives at risk. In the Freedom of Information study that the firm made to 129 NHS Trusts, responses were received from 94 whilst three refused to answer, stating that their response could harm their commercial interests. One Trust – Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – admitting to suffering an attack 19 times in just 12 months. Full Story

6 things retail CIOs need to keep in mind in 2017

— According to Forrester, U.S. online holiday sales will total more than $100 billion in 2016, a growth of 13 percent since last year. This will result in a major milestone: Shoppers will spend an equal amount online vs. in stores, predicts the 2016 Deloitte holiday shopping survey. As retailers seek to compete in this fast-moving, ever-evolving digital space, as well as use technology to take brick-and-mortar to the next level on the shelves, throughout the supply chain and at the point of sale, CIOs have a great deal on their plate. Full Story

New products of the week 12.19.16

— Key features: Bomgar Remote Support 16.2, the industry’s first HTML5 Web Rep Console, enables IT service desks and customer support centers to access/fix nearly any remote device, running any platform, located anywhere. Full Story

Evolving face of cyber crime: Unsecured vendor access creates the perfect storm

— The evolution of cybercrime is multi-faceted – from targeted spam and phishing attacks, to insider threats and third party vendor access. It’s becoming a knotty network that’s increasingly difficult for CIOs, CISOs, and IT managers in organisations of all sizes to appraise and manage. Full Story

Elizabeth Hulsey | Public Relations Specialist Bomgar Corporation