September 10, 2021

Industry News: September 6–10 – Role of the vCISO, Remote Work Skills Gap, Rise of Ransomware

Megan Ferringer

Every week we highlight cloud computing and technology news of interest. This week we’re covering what a vCISO is and why an organization may need one, the technical skills gap resulting from remote work, an alarming increase in ransomware attacks, the challenge of increasing cybersecurity budgets and Google’s focus on employee collaboration.

Let’s get started… 

Due to the ongoing cybersecurity talent shortage, more organizations are turning to Virtual Chief Information Security Officers (vCISO) to fill the need for on-demand cybersecurity leadership, expertise and guidance. But what exactly does a vCISO do? And how does an organization know it’s time to consider one? Aaron Boissonnault, Navisite’s Chief Information Security Officer, breaks it all down in Dark Reading here.

Has the rise of remote work led to a technical skills gap for some companies? A new study of more than 600 technology executives and practitioners found just that, with four in 10 reporting increased skills gaps in cybersecurity and cloud computing. What’s being done to overcome these challenges? Find out in CIO Dive here.

Cyberattacks have been occurring at an alarming rate. But just how bad has the issue of ransomware become? New research from one intelligence team indicates that ransomware attacks increased by 288% between January-March 2021 and April-June 2021. Dive into the findings in Help Net Security here.

With malicious attacks on the rise, many Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) are eager to increase their security budgets. But how can cybersecurity executives convince others within their organization that spending the extra money is worth it? Read what several industry experts are saying in ZDNet here.

Google is focusing on employee collaboration, regardless of location. The company has unveiled a number of updates to its Workplace cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools. Learn more about the enhancements in Silicon Angle here.

About Megan Ferringer

Megan is the Content Marketing Manager at Navisite with more than 10 years of experience helping brands discover and tell their stories. From working at a global non-profit organization to boutique marketing agencies in Chicago, she champions the power of storytelling across all industries.