WINNING THE CYBER BATTLE
Security Advisor Middle East|June - July 2020
WINNING THE CYBER BATTLE
RAWAD DARWICH, REGIONAL SALES MANAGER, FIDELIS CYBERSECURITY, EXPLAINS WHY IT’S TIME TO RE-IMAGINE THE SECURITY STACK.
Rawad Darwich

Data security is still the number one IT concern for businesses worldwide. A research carried out by ThoughtWorks in 2019 revealed that 33 percent of UKbusiness leaders said that ‘data safety and cyber risk’ was a bigger concern than the challenges of Brexit. Roll on six months and those concerns have increased exponentially as millions of people are now working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. The story is the same for businesses in many countries across the globe and to address this, CIOs and CDOs are consistently ‘adding’ bolt-on security measures.

As new threats emerge, organisations add to their security stack by bolting on more cybersecurity tools. Combine the fact that many of the security ‘solutions’ are from different vendors with the problem of under-utilisation, not only are there a range of capabilities that are redundant but the organisation’s entire security measures are complex and offer little to no benefits. Here’s a fact from

Fidelis Security’s latest survey: less than seven percent of respondents were using their full security stack. Now that’s a worrying statistic.

The negative impact of too many security layers

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