IT disaster recovery, cloud computing and information security news

IT leaders in the UK and Ireland see a ‘protection gap’ between tolerable data loss and how IT is protecting data

A new report from Veeam Software says that UK and Irish businesses are ‘headed for a data protection emergency’. Nearly eight in ten (79 percent) of IT decision makers and professionals in the countries disclosed gaps between their data dependency, backup frequency, SLAs and ability to get back to productive business

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SaaS data was the target of half of recent ransomware attacks

Odaseva has released the findings of a global survey that shows that organizations are largely unprepared for ransomware attacks on their data stored in SaaS platforms. Attacks on SaaS data are an increasingly common cyber security target, and they succeed in encrypting SaaS data half the time, leaving only half of the victims able to fully recover.

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Majority of companies had a cloud security incident in the last year

Venafi has released the findings of new research that evaluates the complexity of cloud environments and its impact on cyber security. The study found that 81 percent of organizations have experienced a cloud-related security incident over the last 12 months, with almost half (45 percent) suffering at least four incidents.

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Stuck on zero trust? DNS might have an answer

Organizations taking an ‘all or nothing’ zero trust often find that they struggle to implement it effectively, especially when it comes to  application access control. Chris Buijs explains why integrating DNS into the zero trust framework can help.

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