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Ian Farquhar stories

With an analytical eye on the evolving landscape of cybersecurity, Ian Farquhar pens insightful columns on the challenges and strategies within the industry. His expertise is particularly evident in areas such as Zero Trust frameworks and the importance of deep observability – modern solutions in the incessant battle against cyber threats. Farquhar's work delves into how these paradigms are integral for security teams to effectively shield their networks from cybercriminal incursions.

Farquhar's exploration of the IT realm also uncovers the prevalent issue of blind spots in hybrid cloud security. He interprets survey data to highlight the overconfidence of IT leaders and the consequential risks these blind spots entail. His articles shed light on the dissonance between perceived security and the actual breaches that go unnoticed, stressing the need for heightened vigilance and better visibility in combatting cyber risks.

Furthermore, Farquhar's reportage critically examines the dichotomy between the perceived robustness of current cyber defenses and the stark reality of undetected security breaches. His analysis into the Gigamon reports reveals worrying trends, such as one-third of breaches slipping through the cracks and the persistent danger posed by malicious insiders – considered a vital vector for ransomware attacks by many organisations.

Lastly, Farquhar champions SecOps teams in their endorsement of Zero Trust strategies. He articulates how adhering to a Zero Trust model serves as a potent weapon against the surge in ransomware, thereby underscoring its efficacy in monitoring and neutralising threat actors. His enthusiasm for proactive cybersecurity measures resonates throughout his work, positioning him as a notable voice on issues surrounding enterprise security and cyber resilience.

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Proactively eliminating blind spots in the midst of threat
Mon, 24th Jul 2023
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IT leaders are confident in their hybrid cloud security, but a survey reveals blind spots and a lack of visibility may put them at risk.
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A third of security breaches are going undetected
Tue, 4th Jul 2023
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breach prevention
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hybrid cloud
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A new survey shines a light on global misconceptions around the extent of hybrid cloud blindspots, despite predictions cloud security attacks are on the rise.
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Hybrid cloud security remains challenging as enterprises struggle with zero trust
Thu, 29th Jun 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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hybrid cloud
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Gigamon's Hybrid Cloud Security trends report reveals a gap between perception and reality of cyber security, with one-third of breaches going unnoticed.
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Zero Trust and deep observability: the cybersecurity paradigm
Fri, 23rd Jun 2023
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breach prevention
Security teams who combine Zero Trust and deep observability will be best placed to prevent cybercriminals from infiltrating their network.
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Malicious insiders still a key threat to business security
Thu, 28th Jul 2022
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malware
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ransomware
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cloud services
A new ransomware report from Gigamon has revealed that one in three organisations see malicious insiders as a route for ransomware attacks.
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How zero trust can lead the battle against ransomware
Thu, 26th May 2022
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SecOps teams champion a zero trust strategy to support the fight against the escalating risk of cybercrime and help monitor threat actors across a network.