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ClearSky Data IT Leadership Survey Finds IT Leaders Embracing Hybrid DR to Manage 40% Annual Growth in Archival Data

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ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand primary storage with built-in offsite backup and DR as a service, today announced the results of its recent survey on the state of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). The findings reflect the experiences of more than 500 senior-level IT leaders. While respondents were enthusiastic about the potential for DRaaS to improve data protection strategies under limited budgets, the majority have no plans to move to a cloud-only approach, making a strong case for hybrid DR.

ClearSky's survey asked leaders in a range of industries where they store their data, how often they test their DR strategies, what level of data growth they expect this year and more. The findings confirm data protection remains a critical concern for enterprise IT leaders, who want efficient ways to protect all their data and remain operational in the event of disasters. However, despite cloud advances, 51 percent of respondents said they have no plans to move to cloud-only approaches. About the same number reported they are deployed in hybrid models today.

US Signal 2018 Security 'Health of Nation' Survey Reveals Organizations Had Increase in Cybersecurity Challenges

Today, US Signal, leading end-to-end IT solutions provider, released the results of its 2018 Security ‘Health of the Nation' survey, revealing that most organizations are still vulnerable to security threats.

The survey revealed that 81 percent of organizations witnessed an increase in cybersecurity challenges in the past year. In addition, 40 percent of respondents experienced at least one security incident in that time period, and 13 percent did not know if they had.

Nearly 120 security experts from a cross-section of organizations including technology, healthcare, education, food services and logistics, offered insights into the security health of their companies via SurveyTown. After 12 months of major hacks like the Equifax breach, the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware outbreaks and the Spectre and Meltdown flaws in Intel chips, the findings reflect this surge in threats and demonstrate a need for stronger investment and education. Respondents' top three security challenges included.

New Cloud Security Report Reveals Rising Cybersecurity Concerns and Lack of Expertise

Crowd Research Partners today released the 2018 Cloud Security Report revealing that security concerns are on the rise, exacerbated by a lack of qualified security staff and outdated security tools - while data breaches are at an all-time high.

Download the complete 2018 Cloud Security Report here.

"While workloads continue to move into the cloud, the study reveals that cloud security concerns are on the rise again, reversing a multi-year trend," said Holger Schulze, CEO of Cybersecurity Insiders and founder of the 400,000-member Information Security Community on LinkedIn which commissioned the study. "With half of organizations predicting a rise in cloud security budgets, protecting today's cloud environments require more and better trained security professionals and innovative, cloud-native security solutions to address the concerns of unauthorized access, data and privacy loss, and compliance in the cloud."

Key takeaways from the report include:

Independent Global Study of Developers and Testing Professionals Reveals Increasing Adoption of Agile, DevOps

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Sauce Labs, Inc., provider of the world’s largest cloud-based platform for continuous testing of web and mobile applications, today announced the results of an independent survey, titled, “Testing Trends in 2018: A Survey of Development and Testing Professionals.” The survey, conducted by Dimensional Research, reveals that agile and DevOps adoption is on the rise, with 91 percent of respondents reporting that they have adopted agile practices and 17 percent reporting that they have fully embraced DevOps. Findings also show that management views automation as critical, with 87 percent reporting that management is on board with automated testing.

The fourth annual “State of Testing” report is designed to better understand current trends related to delivering high-quality web and mobile applications. Findings highlight the vast complexity of software and its testing requirements, as testers now need to consider multiple platforms, devices, browsers, version of operating systems and more. To help developers and testers meet increasing end-user demands, Sauce Labs also announced today its Continuous Testing Cloud to enable users to more effectively deliver high-quality applications faster.

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GDPR Compliance and Fines May Affect Almost 80% of Organizations Surveyed

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HyTrust, Inc., a leader in workload security solutions, announced findings from its latest cloud adoption survey conducted at VMworld 2017. The survey of 323 respondents assessed deployment decisions for cloud infrastructure, containers and workload security along with risk and compliance from cloud deployments. The most significant result was the large number of companies that are not prepared for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance that takes effect in May 2018.

The European Union (EU) regulation for data privacy not only applies to organizations located within the EU, but it will also apply to organizations located outside of EU member nations if they process and hold the personal data of residents within the European Union, regardless of the company's location.

Key findings regarding GDPR:

Druva Releases Annual Enterprise Ransomware Report

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Druva, the leader in cloud data protection and information management, today announced the results of its Annual Ransomware Report. The report reveals ransomware as the great equalizer, a ubiquitous global threat affecting enterprises large and small and devices of all types. With over 800 companies participating, the report uncovered that over 80 percent of respondents reported ransomware attacks are on the rise and that  half of businesses hit by ransomware were attacked multiple times. To combat the increase in these attacks, eight out of ten organizations turn to modern backup solutions as the most effective strategy to minimize costly downtime and crucial data loss.    

Ransomware has quadrupled over the past year, reaching an estimated $1 billion in 2016 with 4,000 attacks occurring per day. As further proven by the recent, widespread attack known as WannaCry, protecting against ransomware is paramount for companies of all sizes and industries. With an increased technological sophistication among attackers, today's IT organizations are becoming more vigilant and proactive to mitigate data damage caused by attacks and fully prepare to swiftly and seamlessly recover from them.

New Intel Security Cloud Report Reveals IT Departments Find It Hard to Keep the Cloud Safe

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Intel Security today announced its second annual cloud security report, "Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky." The report outlines the current state of cloud adoption, the primary concerns with private and public cloud services, security implications, and the evolving impact of Shadow IT of the more than 2,000 IT professionals surveyed.

"The ‘Cloud First' strategy is now well and truly ensconced into the architecture of many organizations across the world," said Raj Samani, EMEA chief technology officer, Intel Security. "The desire to move quickly toward cloud computing appears to be on the agenda for most organizations. This year, the average time before respondents thought their IT budgets would be 80 percent cloud-based was 15 months, indicating that Cloud First for many companies is progressing and remains the objective."

Trust in the Cloud on the Rise

Cloud Storage Scalability Ranks #1 on IT Wish Lists in 2017

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An independent survey commissioned by Zadara Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS), has underscored the IT industry's need for symmetrically scalable cloud storage, that can instantly scale up or down to meet business requirements, as a key challenge to growth in 2017 - and corroborates other recent analyses of IT demands for storage scalability in the coming year.

When asked to share their top strategy for managing their organization's data storage in 2017, one third of IT decision makers responding in Germany, the UK and the US, ranked "having cloud storage that scales up or down according to my organization's needs" as their #1 wish in 2017. Scalability was cited by nearly twice as many as those who selected the next highest response, outranking other mission-critical IT demands. The 2017 wish list unveiled by this research included: