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Digital security for digital growth at Carbery Group

By Chris Baker

Digital transformation was helping organisations to drive greater business agility and profits even before the pandemic. But the past few months have highlighted just how important cloud-based technologies can be to business success. Such investments, however, also require a keen focus on cybersecurity.

Carbery Group CIO Anthony O’Callaghan was well aware of this as he developed a strategy for growth built on comprehensive protection of his firm’s digital assets. That’s where Trend Micro came in.

A significant stack
Digital transformation offers firms like the Cork-based global nutrition and dairy company fantastic opportunities to get closer to customers and streamline internal processes. But building out cloud-based infrastructure also expands the digital attack surface. O’Callaghan’s efforts were further complicated by the fact that Carbery Group’s 750 staff are dispersed across 10 global locations, including the UK, Italy, US, Brazil, and Thailand.   

He was therefore looking for a proven provider that could offer end-to-end protection across cloud, network and endpoint layers, while taking the strain off a fairly small in-house IT team. The result was investments in a “significant stack” of offerings:

Apex One for endpoint protection through a single agent.

Cloud App Security for online email (Office 365/Gmail) and collaboration security

Deep Discovery Inspector for advanced network security.

Trend Micro Cloud One – Workload Protection to secure data centres, cloud, and containers.

Managed XDR (MDR) for outsourced threat detection and response.

Up and running
To get the most out of the products, including round-the-clock, ongoing security assessments and recommendations, O’Callaghan also chose our Premium Support Program (PSP). The combined value of Trend Micro’s decades of expertise in cybersecurity and feature-rich product set has delivered Carbery Group exactly what it needed. That is: peace-of-mind that any new digital growth initiatives can accelerate to top speed without impacting cyber risk levels.

To find out more, read the full story here.

Securing DevOps for a new post-pandemic digital age

by Bharat Mistry

UK organisations are at the cutting edge in digital adoption, especially those in certain industries like fintech. But although their efforts are delivering undoubted benefits to customers, employees and shareholders, they also expand the potential attack surface. One key example is applications, which are a vital part of any digital innovation drive, but may introduce new vulnerabilities lurking in shared open source code.

This makes it increasingly important for IT and digital managers to focus on code-level risks and bugs, not only in the deployed environment but throughout the application development lifecycle.

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Could a traditional security mindset imperil cloud-based digital transformation?

By Gurmail Singh

Cloud computing is transforming organisations across the globe, making them more nimble, cost efficient and responsive to market demands. But security remains a perennial barrier. Unfortunately, outdated notions around how security should look in the cloud may be creating a false impression that migration is inherently more risky than keeping data on-premises. In fact, cloud-ready solutions exist to provide an environment as secure if not more so than traditional ones.

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Channel Partner Management in a Rapidly Changing World

By Camilla Currin

When the news first came through about lockdown, my heart sank. How was I going to maintain sales engagement and momentum with partners, especially the ones I’d only recently taken on and did not know well? Navigating these personal relationships, from sales floor to boardroom, is challenging at the best of times. In many ways, the weeks and months that followed proved my initial feelings both right and wrong. 

On the one hand I was right to be nervous: the role of the Channel Account Manager (CAM) has been impacted significantly by pandemic-related events over the past few months. However, with the right approach, the right team and the right product set behind you, it is possible to pivot to success amidst unprecedented change.

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