SecureWorks provides an early warning system for evolving cyber threats, enabling organisations to prevent, detect, rapidly respond to and predict cyber attacks. Combining unparalleled visibility into the global threat landscape and powered by the Counter Threat Platform — our advanced data analytics and insights engine —SecureWorks minimises risk and delivers actionable, intelligence driven security solutions for clients around the world.
Cybercriminals can be goal-driven and patient, and they often have a singular focus, plenty of time and access to vast, modern technical resources. Both organized and forum-based criminals are working constantly to find innovative and efficient ways to steal information and money with the lowest risk to their personal freedom. If we wish to stay “one step ahead” of the threats detailed in this report, awareness of online criminal threats, techniques and markets is our best defense.
Achieving and maintaining a high level of information security requires information security professionals with robust skills as well as organisational, technical and operational capabilities. The gap between intent and ability to be secure is evident in our sample of UK large enterprises. Deficient companies will only close that gap when they acquire the necessary capabilities. Some of these capabilities can be purchased as information security tools or application solutions, but it is more prudent for an organisation to consider acquiring these capabilities through a service arrangement with a dedicated security services partner.
Despite long-standing concerns captured in a myriad of surveys, security in the cloud has progressed to a more practical and achievable level.
The cloud represents a shared security responsibility model whereby that responsibility is split between the Cloud Service Provider and the cloud customer. For organisations moving some or all of their applications and data to the cloud, acceptance of this model clears the way to more thoughtful consideration for how security can and should be architected — from the ground up. As a result, IT and IT Security leaders now have a much clearer trajectory to support their business operations in the cloud in a secure manner.
Finding a strategic partnership with a trusted security expert that can assist you in all the aspects of information security is vital. SecureWorks is a market leader in security that can close the security gap in organisations by evaluating security maturity across an enterprise, help define security strategies and implement and manage security program plans. We are a true strategic partner that can help a CISO embed security at all levels of the organisation.
The SecureWorks Security and Risk Consulting practice provides expertise and analysis to help you enhance your security posture, reduce your risk, facilitate compliance and improve your operational efficiency.
Technical Tests are designed to cover specific services. Each security test has its own objectives and acceptable levels of risk. There is not an individual technique that provides a comprehensive picture of an organisation’s security when executed alone. A qualified third party can work with you to determine what combination of techniques you should use to evaluate your security posture and controls to begin to determine where you may be vulnerable.
GDPR will pose different challenges to each organisation. Understanding and acting on the implications for your own organisation is vital. That means taking a risk-based approach to ensure that you are doing what you need to do to manage your own specific risks to personal information.
While virtually all organisations will have to implement changes to become GDPR compliant, some will be able to take partial advantage of existing compliance to other security mandates and frameworks, such as ISO 27001 and PCI by extending those measures to protection of personal data. Even so, further work will be required to comply with GDPR, both with regards to security and its other aspects.
Cisco commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Cisco TrustSec software-defined segmentation. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Cisco on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with TrustSec, Forrester interviewed four customers that had deployed TrustSec. The TrustSec software-defined segmentation solution simplifies the provisioning and management of highly secure access to network services and applications. Unlike access control mechanisms that work on network topology, TrustSec policies use logical grouping. Highly secure access is consistently maintained even as resources are moved in mobile and virtualized networks. A more detailed description of TrustSec is available on the Cisco TrustSec Overview page in this document.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Aug 30, 2017
In today’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world more than a few IT
managers have lost sleep over the thought of an employee device, loaded
with sensitive company data, falling into the wrong hands. Lookout
commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a national survey of IT
managers in the Fall of 2013 that uncovered substantial security concerns
related to mobile devices, especially around malware and data loss.
Ultimately, the survey revealed that IT managers do not believe existing
security solutions can adequately address the mobile security challenges
faced by businesses today.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
When Aviva plc, a multinational insurance provider group, acquired Friends Provident
International (FPI), it needed to replace FPI’s costly proprietary imaging and bond management
workflow system. With help from Red Hat Consulting, Aviva Asia Pte. Ltd. created and launched
a new application based on Red Hat JBoss Middleware within a tight six-month time frame. With
this new solution, Aviva has reduced costs by replacing proprietary licensing fees with Red Hat’s
flexible, cost-effective subscription pricing model. In addition, hosting the new application locally
on-premise has improved response times for end users, helping Aviva bring new services to
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
Learn how one organization with Polycom voice devices and Microsoft Office 365 realized a 109% risk-adjusted ROI and benefits of $1.6M over three years.
By deploying Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365, an engineering firm was able to realize:
$1.6M in total risk-adjusted benefits
$1M in incremental revenue with more billable hours
$537k in improved productivity
$74k in phone purchase and installation cost savings
$14k in employee relocation cost savings
Learn more about the business benefits and cost savings attributed to Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365.
The Total Economic Impact Of Polycom Solutions For Microsoft Office 365, a commissioned September 2016 study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Polycom and Microsoft.
As a business owner, you’re used to wearing several hats. However, you don’t always have the time or expertise needed for those various roles. So what do you do when you need help but don’t have the
resources to bring on a full-time team member? The answer could lie in temporary consulting.
If the role you’re struggling with most is in the information technology (IT) department, bring in an IT consultant to solve important technological problems and/or implement new systems. Hiring a temporary IT consultant to work on specific tasks can be more time
and cost efficient than hiring a full-time IT employee. Here’s how to find the right IT consultant.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 15, 2017
Red Hat commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate cloud migration strategies of organizations by surveying 272 respondents and doing 4 interviews with cloud migrators at enterprises all over the world. Private cloud is still very much in the mix for enterprises actively migrating existing workloads to the public cloud. Read this paper to learn about their migration methods weighing criteria like cost and performance optimization, flexibility, speed, and methods for mitigating disruption.
Application modernization is a powerful method for extending the life and improving the business value of a company's critical application assets. It provides an attractive and cost effective alternative to application development, enabling companies to defer investment in replacement initiatives without compromising business support.
This paper can help you achieve successful legacy modernization projects. It presents practical steps for starting application modernization projects and describes the benefits of three high payback strategies. It also reviews the criteria for evaluating a variety of modernization tools.
Most Companies Have an Issue with Talent Acquisition and Retention. This can be overcome by working with the right Staffing Company who will understand your need and work at a reasonable cost tailored to fit your budget.
Learn how a deep understanding of touchpoints - and the ways they drive customers closer to you (or farther away) - can improve acquisition, retention and loyalty, create better customer experiences, strengthen relationships and boost your bottom line. (Plus 5 steps for leveraging touchpoints to profit from better customer relationships.)
See how the landscape of customer experience is being altered forever, as touchpoints continue to drive shifts in distribution, feedback and marketing channel control. In this whitepaper, you'll learn how making your touchpoints stronger, faster and smarter today will mean increased profits and stronger market positions tomorrow. (Plus 7 specific steps any company can take to improve customer experience today.)
In April 2016, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate how enterprises are taking advantage of IoT, how IoT fits into broader digital transformation initiatives, and the role of immediate insights in realizing the benefits that IoT can deliver.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
Led by experienced technology consultants, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage Transformation Workshop Service provides a highly interactive, meaningful half day-long session with a customer's IT, business, and executive stakeholders. Using a series of high-quality (slide-free) discussion panels, HPE TS Consulting will facilitate an exploration of data management transformation journey to business-aligned visions, aligning your specific situation and HPE’s experiences over evolutionary trends in Data Management, Transformation to All Flash and End to End Data Protection. HPE consultants will also lead discussions on the potential implications that a data management transformation may present to IT, your storage and backup staff, and your business.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
Accelerate your journey to an all-flash data center with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage Consulting solutions.
Slash costs and double performance with HPE 3PAR StoreServ All-flash arrays. Now you no longer need to choose which apps to take to flash; take them all and you won’t regret it. We deliver maximum performance, highest availability, Tier-1 data services, ease of management, and robust data protection at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) on the market when you engage with HPE Storage Consulting to provide an end-to-end all-flash solution.
In January 2015, Cisco commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment enterprises may realize by deploying Cisco TrustSec. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Cisco TrustSec on their organizations.
Published By: Pentaho
Published Date: Nov 04, 2015
Amid unprecedented data growth, how are businesses optimizing their data environments to ensure data governance while creating analytic value? How do they ensure the delivery of trusted and governed data as they integrate data from a variety of sources?
If providing appropriately governed data across all your data sources is a concern, or if the delivery of consistent, accurate, and trusted analytic insights with the best blended data is important to you, then don’t miss “Delivering Governed Data For Analytics At Scale,” an August 2015 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Pentaho.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: May 04, 2017
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Office 365. The purpose of this study is to provide readers at large organizations (more than 1,000 users) with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Office 365 on their organizations.