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Why Security Should Be Intrinsic to Your IT Infrastructure

Cybersecurity continues to be an area of concern for organisations all over the world. As remote working becomes the “new normal”, ensuring employee security inside as well as outside the confines of the office is a prerogative that businesses must-have, especially with reports showing an increase in cybercrime involving remote workers.

According to Deloitte’s latest “Cyber Smart” report, a business somewhere in the world falls victim to a ransomware attack every 14 seconds and the cost of a typical cyber attack has risen by 72% over the last five years. In the Asia Pacific region, almost half (45%) of businesses have experienced some kind of security attack in the past 12 months, while 63% have experienced some form of business interruption due to a security breach.

These numbers highlight the fact that the attack surface in APAC is growing rapidly due to successful digital transformation initiatives. However, being prepared for attacks by investing in cybersecurity is not just good sense; it’s also an economic opportunity.

Based on the company’s experience working with businesses in a wide variety of industries over the years, VMware believes that organisations should take an intrinsic approach to cybersecurity across four key control points, namely the workload, network, workspace and the cloud. This will enable them to better secure their distributed workforce, networks and workloads, regardless of whether they are located on-prem or in public and private clouds.
Following last year’s acquisition of Carbon Black, security will be an integral topic of discussion at VMworld 2020, with a learning track dedicated towards helping businesses build up their security intrinsically.

The sessions in VMworld will be headed by VMware experts, including Greg Lavender (Senior Vice President and CTO), Jason Needham (Senior Director of Product Management) and Patrick Morley (Senior Vice President and GM of Security Business Unit), centred on securing the four control points:

  • Workload Security – How companies can protect workloads from advanced threats by embedding security in the hypervisor and using automated threat monitoring and response to ensure applications remain secure.
  • Network Security – Ways to secure network traffic through methods such as segmentation, advanced threat detection and increased application visibility.
  • Workspace Security – Best practices to secure the digital workspace and utilise cloud-native tools that can keep emerging threats at bay through intelligent system hardening and behavioural prevention.
  • Cloud Security – Strategies to obtain real-time visibility into security configurations and threats to keep pace with the dynamic nature of the cloud as well as avoid risky misconfigurations known to cause security breaches.

By attending the sessions, you’ll be able to learn new ways to utilise the tools you already have at your disposal, as well as unify your security and IT teams to better identify risk, prevent, detect and respond to threats more effectively than ever before.

Most importantly, only by putting security first and foremost can your organisation reap the full economic benefits of digital and unlock its capabilities to grow in revenue and innovate.

To find more about how your organisation can have an intrinsic approach to cybersecurity, VMworld 2020 will be happening from 30th September to 1st October 2020. Click here to register.

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