George's Letter: Welcome to Issue 3

November 1, 2017 Emily Davidson

Dear reader,

As we all understand, security has not gotten any easier over the last year as major media outlets report on data leaks, ransomware and other attacks that paralyzed businesses around the world. I have spoken with many clients personally, and came to the realization that there is no simple or single solution that guarantees total security for your business.

When you really think about it, how can there be?

It is no longer enough to throw money at perimeter-fortifying technology in the hopes that it will stop hackers in their tracks. As a matter of fact, adding more technology is only worsening the problem.

According to a recent PWC report, companies have increased their security spend by 24%, yet security incidents have also increased by 38%. This is not surprising given the challenges you’re faced with – whether it be lack of resources, training, compliance, prioritizing new solutions, or dealing with the aftermath of an attack.

IT leaders across North America echoed these challenges with us this summer, when Softchoice hosted its first Security Innovation Executive Forum. Their concerns rang loud and clear: Securing the immediate IT environment is simply not enough. I encourage each client I speak with to truly rethink and modernize how they approach the concept of security, and that conversation has inspired us to develop our first Security Point of View . The Security Point of View serves as a framework that builds a new path to security for our clients to follow.

To help you understand what leaders in the industry are seeing, I am happy to introduce our current edition of the Ultimate Security Guide. In this edition, we interviewed top leaders in IT security to gain a more in-depth understanding of what we are up against. Their insight will challenge you to think about security differently. At least, I hope it will.

I would like to thank all our partners for being part of this journey with us and to you for taking the time again to read this guide.

George Myrtos
Category Lead, Business Development
Softchoice Enterprise Software & Security

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