Cybersecurity threats, including ransomware, malware and phishing, continue to grow and evolve, increasing risk for businesses of all sizes and across all industries. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2023 Global Risks Report, cybercrimes rank among the top ten global risks—ahead of the natural resources and debt crises, prolonged economic downturn and the use of weapons of mass destruction. With 91% of respondents in the 2023 Global Cybersecurity Outlook study reporting that a “far-reaching, catastrophic cyber event is at least somewhat likely in the next two years,” organizations need to do more to keep pace with the diverse, ever-changing threat landscapeto better manage cyber risk.
Today’s discussion on sustainability is increasingly prevalent in ongoing dialogues, touching on varied issues from governmental budgeting practices to environmental concerns over global population growth. The state of sustainability is also a hot topic when it comes to cybersecurity as the aging reliance on human-led incident response grows flawed. The rationale for this shift is straightforward:
- Cyberattacks are escalating in frequency, severity, and sophistication.
- Modern business environments necessitate rapid IT responses, with processes required to move at breakneck speeds.
- Regulatory compliance requirements are becoming more stringent and complex.
Investors with significant stock in public companies expect a high level of disclosure on information concerning new market competitors, shifts in product demand, and operational disruptions stemming from either natural disasters or cybersecurity. In catering to this need for transparency, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recognized that cybersecurity incidents also warrant equal attention.
The managed SD-WAN global market was estimated at $7 billion in 2022. It is expected to grow to $19 billion in 2027 for a 22% annual growth rate. While not every organization can benefit from an SD-WAN solution, all organizations do use wireless. The managed Wi-Fi global market that was almost $5 billion in 2022 is expected to grow 21% a year to $12.5 billion in 2027. Managed security tells a similar story as managed VPN and network monitoring is projected to grow to $88.5 billion in 2027.
As customer preferences, business operations, and enterprise competition evolve, IT leaders must ensure their data storage solutions meet customer needs. For that reason, an enhanced security and data recovery strategy is required for thriving in today's fast-paced digital economy. One method to achieve this objective is implementing unified storage, which consolidates all data into a single, scalable platform and mitigates potential threats. This allows businesses to replace ineffective data storage systems and deploy a simplified, efficient solution that minimizes downtime and streamlines operations.
Do you trust your network? Performance may be in an optimal place, and workplace operations are thankful for that. But what about security? ‘Zero Trust’ is a practice every IT leader and decision maker should be educated on as more and more organizations have realized that all attacks don’t originate from the other side of the firewall. Attacks can be launched from anywhere, including within the network itself. Network administrators must always operate under the assumption that their network has already been breached. And sadly, for some reading this article, that may be the case.
It’s been a wild ride the past three years, and our team has learned an awful lot about the transformative power of digital technology and the exploitable vulnerability that it introduces. Here are some examples:
- Password authentication is no longer secure.
- Enterprise users and the devices they work on are under siege by threat actors.
- Bolt-on security is no longer a viable approach to securing our digital devices.
- Internal IT must also focus on innovative solutions, not updates and password resets.
IT professionals understand the significance of a secure IT infrastructure, and one of WEI's longtime partners continues doing their part to help clients with cybersecurity. Dell's next-generation PowerEdge servers implement a seven-pillar approach to cyber resiliency, meeting the U.S. Department of Defense standards for Zero Trust. This ensures thorough verification of every aspect of your IT environment, providing cyber resiliency and safeguarding data against malicious attacks, offering peace of mind for not only your IT team, but the entire organization it supports.
You’re getting ready for the workday, whether it is going to be spent at home or in the work office. You eventually get to your desk and engage with emails, answer IT support tickets, and correspond with colleagues on the group chat. The busy start does not go without your favorite podcast, however. You pop in your ear buds and continue the podcast series that expands on whichever niche topic that interests you. The episode holds your attention just enough to enable easy learning. Whatever the topic is, you are locked in and ready to support your IT team.
Digital transformation has become an essential element of any successful business, requiring creative solutions to stay ahead in the ever-evolving digital landscape. To do this, there must be sustainable digital innovation, as it enables companies to create new products and services, streamlines core operations for efficiency gains, and strengthens customer relationships through improved engagement strategies — all while leveraging data insights and empowering employees.