While shadow IT is often stigmatised as initiated by rogue employees, that is typically far from the case. Most employees who look to use shadow IT have no ill will to harm the enterprise but instead are driven by the functionality of a tool and its ability to provide a competitive advantage.
Qualys a cloud-based security and compliance solutions provider last week announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with NetWatcher, pursuant to which Qualys will acquire certain assets of NetWatcher in a cash transaction.
Gartner forecasts global enterprise security spending to total $96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8% from 2017. Organizations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats and the evolution to a digital business strategy.
This year’s report focuses on the evolution of ransomware from traditional to new applications, the cybersecurity implications of serverless apps, the consumer privacy implications of corporations monitoring consumers in their own homes etc.
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