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Staying secure amid the cyber-skills shortage

Without skilled and trained staff to analyse security threats and keep the organisational infrastructure protected, even the best security tools in the world wouldn't be fully effective, making businesses 'sitting ducks' for cyber-criminals.

Email security: a technological problem with a technological solution

Email fraud can only be solved using technology to improve what is, and always has been, an inherently unsafe communication method says Nick Yarham. Remove threats & halt fraudulent attempts before they reach the end user.

Are SOCs failing? People-centric security is key in attack detection

In order for an organisation to see a clear return on its SOC investment - an investment that can currently see millions spent and effectively nothing gained - it needs to ask where its efforts are best focused says Luke Jennings

Google security veteran warns AI cyber-defences won't help

More talent, less technology is the best strategy for keeping networks safe. Rather than use AI, companies are better off paying a bunch of junior engineers to patch vulnerabilities all day says Heather Adkins.

It's the tools not the talent: the flip side to the cyber skills debate

Technology, which can offer scale, speed and simplicity, needs to be adopted and, importantly, the benefits need to be understood by the board so that time and education is a dedicated part of staff training says Richard Olver.