Security Help Wanted
Cybersecurity remains a chief priority for North American businesses in an age of ransomware and evolving threats, and Gartner research has shown that to be especially true for midsize enterprises whose networks touch an increasing number of mobile, Internet of Things and employee-owned devices.
CIOs who spoke with CRN this week at the Midsize Enterprise Summit, hosted by The Channel Company, echoed that sentiment, saying that security is at the top of their minds when it comes to spending priorities.
"I have one security guy on my team," said the CIO of an APAC-based broadcast company, who asked not to be identified. "We do top-to-bottom services – Level 1, Level 2, Level 3. He does it all. It's really hard for us. I'm trying to take that function and give it to the expert. Management, detection and response services. They are all experts and compliant not just on the infrastructure side, but also the business side."
Speaking to some 50 IT leaders attending MES Monday, HPE Aruba Consulting Systems Engineer Dave Oldenkamp outlined four areas the midmarket needs to consider when looking at network security solutions.