ICYMI: Operational dangers and the future of cloud security

A week is a long time in cybersecurity, so here’s a round-up of the Cyber Magazine articles that have been starting conversations around the world

A clear and present danger for infrastructure and operations

According to new research, infrastructure and operations (I&O) departments will face challenges this year, including cybersecurity threats and regulatory mandates, while also laying the groundwork for opportunities in unstructured data and artificial intelligence. I&O departments have played a critical role in helping organisations adapt to the pandemic, and global IT research and advisory firm Info-Tech Research Group's new Infrastructure and Operations Priorities 2023 report is designed to help leaders drive digital transformation initiatives and realise long-term opportunities.

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Be part of The Future of Cloud Security in the Middle East

Cyber magazine, in conjunction with Technology magazine and Business Chief, is hosting a roundtable event in Dubai on 9 February to discuss The Future of Cloud Security in the Middle East. The race to adopt cloud has brought with it extra risk, so how are organisations and their security leaders in the region coping with digital transformation? Is enough being done to combat cyber attacks? Is cloud security taken seriously enough, or could more be done?

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Cyber women gather at Denver meeting to mind the gender gap

Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), the nonprofit organisation dedicated to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity, has opened registration for its 10th Annual Conference, to be held this year March 16th-18th at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. The WiCyS Conference is aimed at both professionals and students to share knowledge and experience, network, learn and mentor. Approximately half of the 1,800 expected conference participants are aspiring or underrepresented professionals who will have earned a scholarship to attend- including lodging, subsidised registration and meals - funded by conference sponsors.

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Gen Z and Millennials don’t care if they are “cyberstalked”

Generation Z  and Millennial web users in the United States have a worryingly relaxed attitude to online stalking, a new survey reveals. The survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of Norton reveals over a third of Gen Z (ages 18-25, 34%) and Millennials (ages 26-42, 35%) say they don't care if they are being stalked online by a current or former partner, as long as they are not being stalked in-person. This is more than three times higher than the results reported by older adults - only one in 10 of those over the age of 58 agreed that online stalking was acceptable.

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FinSecOps a team effort in fight against finance cybercrime

Nearly half (48.8%) of C-suite and other executives expect the number and size of cyber events targeting their organisations' accounting and financial data to increase in the year ahead, according to new research from Deloitte. The results emerged in a new Deloitte Centre for Controllership poll. A total of 48.8% said they expected to be targeted, yet just 20.3% of those polled say their organisations' accounting and finance teams work closely and consistently with their cybersecurity team members.

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