Are Midmarket Companies Becoming Numb to Security Breaches?

Derek ChristopherDerek Christopher, chief information officer at Hines & Associates, weighs in on security risks that midmarket IT leaders face every day and how the Midsize Enterprise Summit helps to alleviate their pain points.

Midmarket IT Security Leaders Gather, Honor Top Suppliers

Too many organizations react to breaches, rather than develop effective proactive measures to combat internal and external threats, according to the experts who gathered at the MES IT Security Summit.

Midmarket IT leaders who focus on security must shift to a proactive posture to succeed. That was the conclusion from the IT security professionals gathered at the first Midsize Enterprise IT Security Summit that took place in late May.

Security Lessons from a Hall of Famer

Candy AlexanderFrom witnessing a hack first-hand to keeping others safe, Candy Alexander has seen it all when it comes to IT security. Here’s what Bob DeMarzo took away from her keynote presentation at the MES IT Security conference.

Three Steps to Prepare Your Midsize Enterprise for a Security Breach

Doug PontiousMES IT Security Board member Doug Pontious breaks down the steps midsize enterprises must take to protect themselves in an attack.

Security must be every employee’s concern. It can’t just be delegated to a single group of employees or a department.

Tracing the Evolution of Viruses from Harmless to Harmful

Terry OrletskyMES IT Security Board member Terry Orletsky has seen first-hand how viruses have grown from pesky nuisances that impacted isolated businesses, to cybersecurity threats that dominate headlines worldwide.

With decades of IT experience under his belt, Terry Orletsky has witnessed the transformation of the security landscape on many different fronts.

Don't Let Cyberinsecurity Cripple Your Bottom Line

Even though most midmarket IT leaders know that cyber attacks will devastate their bottom line, they only devote a minuscule amount of their IT budgets to combating those attacks.

If you’re like most midmarket IT leaders, your company’s infrastructure is your central nervous system. It goes without saying, perhaps, that an attack on that infrastructure would be devastating.

AlienVault CEO Says IT Leaders Must Go On The Offensive To Fight Cyberattacks

In the wake of numerous high-profile cybersecurity attacks against big business and government entities, AlienVault President and CEO Barmak Meftah told hundreds of CIO and IT leaders at the recent Midsize Enterprise Summit Fall conference that a good security defense also needs a good offense.

While the majority of IT leaders spend most of their security budget and staff attention on prevention measures, the reality is that hackers can usually find a way in if they are persistent.

Top Data Security Requirements For The Midmarket

When it comes to IT security, the size of a company does not matter to hackers. Cybersecurity attacks have happened to high profile corporations and government entities just as they have happened to midsize companies. Even IT security firms are not immune to attacks having been hacked in recent years.

Fortinet: Today’s Borderless IT Environment Requires New Cybersecurity Measures

In speaking at the Midwest Enterprise Summit Fall Conference about the state of the IT security industry, Joe Sykora, Vice President of Americas Channels & Enhanced Technologies for cybersecurity security vendor Fortinet, described it as “a new world, with new rules and no compromises.”

During his keynote address on Monday, Sykora talked about the rise in cybersecurity crimes in recent years that have been making news headlines around the world.

For Security Solution Providers, A Crisis-Borne Opportunity

Cybercrime is rising rapidly, but that creates opportunity for security solution providers.. According to a report by Cybersecurity Ventures, the annual costs of fighting cybercrime will grow from $3 trillion in 2015 to $6 trillion by 2021.

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