CEOs Fear Becoming the Next Big Breach According to WSJ Intelligence and Forcepoint Survey

May 20, 2020

  • The C-Suite Report: The Current and Future State of Cybersecurity sponsored by Forcepoint reveals less than half of CEOs believe their business has an ongoing cybersecurity strategy in place
  • Geographic location influences how business and security leaders prioritize security for customer data versus organizational IP
  • Enterprises use more than 50 security vendors on average with 62% reporting they want even more

AUSTIN, Texas – May 19, 2020

Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint, in partnership with WSJ Intelligence, today revealed The C-Suite Report: The Current and Future State of Cybersecurity featuring new research on global business leaders’ cybersecurity priorities as well as growing disparities in how CEOs and CISOs view the most effective cybersecurity path forward.

The global survey of 200 CEOs and CISOs from across industries including Healthcare, Finance and Retail, among others, uncovered prominent cybersecurity stressors and areas of disconnect for business and security leaders, including the lack of an ongoing cybersecurity strategy for less than half of all CEO respondents. The research also identified disparities between geographic regions on data protection as well as a digital transformation dichotomy battle between increased risk and increased technology capability.

Key findings from The C-Suite Report: The Current and Future State of Cybersecurity:

  • Most leaders (76%) are losing sleep over the prospect of becoming the next headline-grabbing security breach
  • This is despite a high percentage (87%) believing that their security team is consistently ahead of cybersecurity threats
  • This disparity is compounded by a belief that senior leadership is cyber-aware and data-literate (89%) and focused on cybersecurity as a top organizational priority (93%)
  • Cybersecurity strategies are seen by 85% of executives as a major driver for digital transformation, yet 66% recognize the increased organizational exposure to cyber threats because of digitization
  • Only 46% of leaders regularly review their cybersecurity strategies

When more than 89% of leaders believe their teams are more cyber-aware than ever, it’s not surprising to hear executives are losing sleep over their cybersecurity posture today because they know the stakes to their business are so high,” said Nicolas Fischbach, Global CTO at Forcepoint. “At a time when cybersecurity is more strategic to business growth than ever before, it is time senior business and security leaders reassess their cybersecurity strategy to one that enables them to move left of breach. Leader companies understand that behavior-based technologies are the modern cybersecurity path forward and those that get cybersecurity right today will see this be a key competitive differentiator for their business in the years ahead.”

Disparities Between CEOs, CISOs and Global Geographies

The C-Suite Report: The Current and Future State of Cybersecurity research spotlights the disparity in how enterprises across global geographies prioritize key elements of security. Protecting customer data is a resounding priority for leaders in the US (62%) and Europe (64%), while in Asia 61% of leaders will prioritize protecting organizational IP over customer data. Factors influencing these results may be due in part to differing regulatory approaches to data and privacy protection as well as recent legislative decisions in the U.S. and Europe, such as GDPR and CCPA.

There is also a clear divide between CEOs and CISOs in how they identify the right cybersecurity path forward for their business. CEOs prefer to be proactive and risk-focused (58%), prioritizing maintenance of business stability above all. While more than half of CISOs (54%) embrace a more reactive, incident-driven approach to mitigating today’s dynamic cybersecurity threat landscape.

The research also found that, despite claiming vendor fatigue, enterprises use more than 50 security vendors on average with 62% reporting they want even more. However, as more enterprises begin to embrace the cost savings and benefits of converged networking and security capabilities found in the emerging Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) security architecture approach the need for dozens of security vendors will abate over time.

Fischbach continued, “Companies leading on the cybersecurity front today are realistic about the risks they face and are prepared to prioritize security to protect the lifeblood of their business – which is customer data and organizational IP. And with today’s new way of working, getting this right within a remote work reality has never been more critical. Now is the time for all business and security leaders to recognize the business continuity actions they take now will determine whether they simply survive or thrive in today’s new business reality.”

About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is the global cybersecurity leader for user and data protection. Forcepoint’s behavior-based solutions adapt to risk in real-time and are delivered through a converged security platform that protects network users and cloud access, prevents confidential data from leaving the corporate network, and eliminates breaches caused by insiders. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint creates safe, trusted environments for thousands of enterprise and government customers and their employees in more than 150 countries.

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About The C-Suite Report: The Current and Future State of Cybersecurity

Based on an online quantitative survey of 200 CEOs and 100 CISOs, conducted by WSJ Intelligence and sponsored by Forcepoint. Respondents from the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, representing industries including Life Sciences, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Finance, Transportation, Retail, Energy and Telecom, with an average company revenue of $10.4 billion. In field: November 6-26, 2019.

About WSJ Intelligence

WSJ Intelligence, a unit of The Wall Street Journal’s advertising department, conducts bespoke and secondary research for brands and client brands of The Wall Street Journal | Barron’s Group. Through rigorous analysis, WSJ Intelligence provides insights that are relevant, timely, and reliable. The Wall Street Journal news organization was not involved in the creation of this content.

Additional Resources

Watch the Webinar: The C-Suite Report: The Current and Future State of Cybersecurity with WSJ Intelligence and Forcepoint

Arcserve and Sophos Deepen Alliance to Unveil Fully Integrated Cyber and Data Protection for On-Premises, Cloud, and SaaS Workloads

May 19, 2020

  • New integration eliminates the need for disparate solutions by tightly integrating AI-powered cybersecurity with award-winning backup and disaster recovery to protect backups from cyberattacks and data loss
  • Alliance extends the protection of backups to cloud and SaaS data with Arcserve Cloud Backup for Office 365 and Arcserve UDP Cloud Hybrid Secured by Sophos

Minneapolis, MN/New Delhi, India – May 19, 2020 – Arcserve, LLC, the world’s most experienced data and ransomware protection provider, today announced an expansion of its alliance with Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, to introduce industry-first cyber and data protection for infrastructures with on-premises, cloud, and SaaS-based workloads. This continued collaboration eliminates the complexity of discrete cybersecurity and data protection with the first solution suite to combine anti-ransomware and other threat prevention technologies with immutable backup and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities for protection from cyberattacks, major disasters, human error, or other unplanned outages. New cloud and SaaS solutions include Arcserve Cloud Backup for Office 365 and Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) Cloud Hybrid Secured by Sophos.

According to a recent survey of 2,000 consumers commissioned by Arcserve, nearly 60% would likely avoid doing business with an organization that experienced a cyberattack in the past year. That, coupled with the fact that Cybersecurity Ventures has predicted the global cost of ransomware to reach $20 billion by 2021, means enterprises must be more vigilant in mitigating both the short and long-term financial consequences that follow a cyberattack.

There is an incredible need to integrate security and data protection solutions, especially as we continue to see cybercriminals evolve their tactics and more aggressively target backup data,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director at IDC. “The integration of these technologies by Arcserve is very timely in helping provide businesses with tools to close security gaps and prevent data loss.”

Arcserve Solutions Secured by Sophos

Arcserve Solutions Secured by Sophos leverage AI-powered system protection with deep learning technology that detects both known and unknown malware without relying on signatures, exploit prevention, and anti-ransomware capabilities. They also prevent data loss and downtime with agentless and agent-based backup, DR onsite or to public and private clouds, local and remote virtual standby, AES encryption, role-based access control, and SLA reporting. This industry-leading alliance was first launched with Arcserve Appliances Secured by Sophos, and will now also include:

  • Arcserve Cloud Backup for Office 365 Secured by Sophos: Protects Microsoft Office 365 data from intentional or unintentional deletion, programmatic issues and external security threats with cloud-to-cloud backup for Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Online. Powered by Arcserve UDP and Sophos Intercept X Advanced for Server, it provides cyber protection, policy-based management, quick restore to Office 365, and granular recovery with egress included.
  • Arcserve UDP Cloud Hybrid Secured by Sophos: Protects cloud-based workloads to enable cohesive cloud security, protection, and retention strategies. Offered as a fully managed service extension to Arcserve UDP software and appliances, it provides cyber protection, policy-based management, RPO and SLA validation, application-level recovery, and failover and failback to public and private clouds with egress included.

Both solutions are available as an annual subscription.

The future of protecting businesses is through the power of integration. Given the alarming escalation of ransomware attacks globally, it’s no longer realistic to silo cybersecurity and data protection strategies and prevent the negative consequences from cyberattacks,” said Oussama El-Hilali, CTO at Arcserve. “We continue to expand our alliance with Sophos to introduce solutions that will do more than backup and manage data; taking it a step further with capabilities necessary to withstand any threat. Ultimately, adopting a proactive and multi-tiered approach to ransomware will be what sets cyber ready businesses apart from those that, quite simply, are not.”

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About Arcserve

Arcserve provides exceptional solutions to protect the priceless digital assets of organizations in need of full scale, comprehensive data protection. Established in 1983, Arcserve is the world’s most experienced provider of business continuity solutions that safeguard multi-generational IT infrastructures with applications and systems in any location, on premises and in the cloud. Organizations in over 150 countries around the world rely on Arcserve’s highly efficient, integrated technologies and expertise to eliminate the risk of data loss and extended downtime while reducing the cost and complexity of backing up and restoring data by up to 50 percent. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with locations around the world. Explore more at and follow @Arcserve on Twitter.

About Sophos

As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyber threats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-powered solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cyberattack techniques, including ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, active-adversary breaches, phishing, and more. Sophos Central, a cloud-native management platform, integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of next-generation products, including the Intercept X endpoint solution and the XG next-generation firewall, into a single “synchronized security” system accessible through a set of APIs. Sophos has been driving a transition to next-generation cybersecurity, leveraging advanced capabilities in cloud, machine learning, APIs, automation, managed threat response, and more, to deliver enterprise-grade protection to any size organization. Sophos sells its products and services exclusively through a global channel of more than 53,000 partners and managed service providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at

ATEN Serial Console Server for Easy Management and Comprehensive Control of Data Centers

May 11, 2020

  • Designed to maximize IT productivity, provide scalability, and reduce operational costs.
  • TLS 1.2 data encryption and third-party authentication & authorization assures administrators with security for easy and high-level secure access

BENGALURU, India – May 11, 2020 – ATEN, the leading provider of AV/IT connectivity and management solutions, recently unveiled the ATEN 16, 32 -Port Serial Console Server for Data Centers. It is designed to render convenient installation, secure serial device access, easy management, and comprehensive control of data centers. The device supports Cisco pin-outs and auto-sensing DTE/DCE function which provides a direct connection to Cisco network switches (and other compatible devices) without rollover cables, for more time-saving IT infrastructure deployment.

The ATEN Serial Console Server is a secure remote access and control solution for any serial device. The new generations of Serial Console Servers integrate cutting Features edge technologies with secure enterprise communications. Available in 8, 16, 32 -port models, the serial console server offers both in-band and out-of-band remote serial console access to servers and network devices.” said Vital Salunke, PSM – IT at ATEN. The ATEN Serial Console Server is time-saving and even save money by allowing administrators to manage their data centers from practically anywhere – minimizing travel and Mean Time to Repair costs, ensuring the highest availability for data center services possible.”

The device comes with comprehensive features and various security technologies such as TLS 1.2 data encryption, RSA 2048-bit certificates, configurable user permissions for port access and control, third-party authentication and authorization, IP/MAC address filter, and FIPS 140-2 certified cryptography, the device assures administrators the security for easy and high-level access. It also supports online detection of connected serial devices (including terminal blocks) for device status monitoring and an email notification alert will pop up to the administrator when connected devices are offline. It helps to maximize IT productivity, provide scalability, and reduce operational costs. The serial console server meets the needs of demanding applications in industrial control, data acquisition, environment monitoring, and remote facility & equipment management. It transforms the capabilities of legacy serial devices to take advantage of the TCP/IP network to allow remote access, configuration, and management of the serial devices from anywhere in the world over the Internet. Additionally, it is a completely secure remote access and control solution. Multiple operational modes are available to administrators including Console Management, Console Management Direct, Real COM Port, TCP Server/Client, UDP Server/Client, and Virtual Modem. The device comes with one unit of SN9116CO Serial Console Server, Power Cord, Mounting Kit, Lok-U-Plug, Lok-U-Plug Installation Tool, Foot Pad Set of 4 pieces and a user Instructions.


Connection 16
Connectors Serial: 16 x RJ-45 Female
LAN Ports: 1 x RJ-45 Female
Power:   1 x IEC60320/C14
Switches Reset: 1 x Recessed Pushbutton
Power: 1 x Rocker Switch
LEDs Serial: 16 (Green)
10/100/1000 Mbps: 1 (Red / Orange / Green)
Power: 1 (Blue)
Maximum Input Power Rating 100-240V~, 1A, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption AC110V:10.9W:51BTU


Environmental Operating Temperature: 0 – 40˚C
Storage Temperature: -20 ~ 60˚C
Humidity: 0 – 80% RH, Non-condensing
Physical Properties Housing: Metal
Weight   3.16 kg (6.96lb)
Dimensions (L x W x H): 43.72 x 21.76 x 4.40 cm(17.21 x 8.57 x 1.73 in.)
For some of rack mounts products, please note that the standard physical dimensions of WxDxH are expressed using a LxWxH format.

Price, Availability and Warranty

ATENSerial Console Server comes with a warranty of 3 years and is readily available for purchase through ATEN’s channel of distribution and reseller partners across India.

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About ATEN India

ATEN India is the liaison office of ATEN International Co., Ltd., the leading provider of AV/IT connectivity and management solutions. Offering integrated KVM, Professional Audiovisual, and Intelligent Power solutions, ATEN products connect, manage, and optimize electronics in corporate, government, industrial, educational, and retail environments. ATEN has 579+ issued international patents and a global R&D team that produces a constant stream of innovative solutions, resulting in a comprehensive portfolio of products available worldwide. ATEN recently won the “2019 HR Asia’s best employer Award” (best companies to Work for in Asia 2019) awards.

At the forefront of the seamless integration of A/V with IT, ATEN’s advanced ability to quickly develop customized solutions in KVM, Pro AV, PDU, USB, and data communication lines allows the company to build products that connect, manage, and optimize products based on customer need. ATEN’s comprehensive portfolio of innovative, reliable products is available worldwide, with local India support. For more information, visit: and follow ATEN India on LinkedIn. Twitter and Facebook.

NetRack acquires UL certification for its NRSs Series Seismic Racks

May 11, 2020

BENGALURU, India – May 11, 2020 – NetRack, a leading solution provider for data centers and end-to-end IT server racks, today announced that it has acquired the UL certification for its NRSs series product line. NRSs (seismic) Series are ultra-rigid racks for high-density applications in data centers & server rooms, specially designed for the seismic zones.

As per National Building Code 2016 Edition (NBC 2016) considering the operability of essential facilities such as hospitals, airports, emergency response centers, data centers, and buildings vital to national defense, along with the building, Non-Structural Components also should be seismically isolated. Since the racks are the major passive component for hosting IT equipment, it has to be Seismic proof.

DC industry is evolving, and more research and development is being put to bring forth cutting edge DC technology. To keep up with the growing DC demands NetRack ensures that it follows the globally recognized safety and compliance standards to stay on top. UL is a world-recognized leader in product safety testing and certification. UL testing makes sure that all components used meet the necessary criteria, while ensuring that products are constructed correctly for the highest safety.

Quality and safety standards have been a top priority for NetRack. We have always maintained compliance with globally recognized safety standards. For acquiring UL certification NetRack has agreed to rigorous examination, testing, and follow-up surveillance of our manufacturing process and procedures while maintaining compliance with nationally recognized safety standards. The certification guarantees the safety and reliability of the products and also aids in ensuring brand loyalty and long-term business success,” said Mr. Ravi Raj, Brand Head, Director, Sales & Support at NetRack

Seismic racks are high-quality rigid racks with robust design for earthquake-prone regions. Now the NRSs series racks are manufactured out of steel sheet, punched, formed, welded and powder coated with highest quality standards under stringent ISO 9001 | ISO 14001 | ISO 27001 | ISO 45001, Manufacturing & Quality management system has an added advantage of having the highest safety standards of being UL certified. NetRack’s NRSs Series is available in 36RU ~ 47RU variants with 1000 & 1200 depth configurations, 600 & 800 Width configurations. During seismic activity the building will take the major seismic vibration and small frequencies would be passed onto Non Structural Components like racks, these racks should be in position to withstand those minor frequencies. NRSs has various Brazing options to meet the Seismic Zone requirements.

NRSs Series are rigid racks suitable for Severs, Networking, AV, Telecom, Broadcasting, and lab application. NetRack offers a variety of products that deal with the modern concerns of organizations, including cooling arrangements, heat dissipation, cable management, and also effective power consumption. The entire product portfolio can be customized based on customers’ requirements. The product range of NetRack is UL certified, environment-friendly and follows all the international guidelines for product manufacturing.

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About NetRack

NetRack Enclosures foresees itself as a single-window solutions provider for all data, network, and server related concerns. NetRack’s mission is to deliver time-bound quality products that are superiorly designed and precision-engineered to perfection, to help the customers overcome their constraints while enabling scalability and increased performance at a reduced cost. NetRack guarantees to offer its clients good customer support services for problem-solving and better relations.

Improved customer relations, employee welfare, and transformation at all levels to achieve more than what they have achieved so far. The company wishes to upgrade itself through research and development of newer technologies for enhanced performance, scalability and cost-effective products to cut costs to the customer.

Visit to know more about data center solutions and end-to-end IT server racks.

Eightfold and EdCast Team Up to Deliver AI-Powered Personalized Career Planning and Corporate Learning

May 8, 2020

AI leaders’ partner to offer employers and employees integrated reskilling and upskilling based on personalized needs

NOIDA, India/MOUNTAIN VIEW, California – May 8, 2020 –®, the inventor of the Talent Intelligence Platform™, the first AI solution for enterprise talent needs, today announced a partnership with EdCast, the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud company, to offer personalized career planning options and recommendations for skills development. The joint solution empowers employees to develop their own career paths and related skills to help them achieve their selected goals.

The skills people need to pursue their career goals have never changed more quickly, but not enough employees have access to the right training or insights into their own career potential,” said Ashutosh Garg, Co-Founder and CEO of Eightfold. With our mission of helping everyone find the right career path for them, partnering with EdCast helps us provide the right training for every employee to reach their career aspirations.”

In response to trending needs, including reskilling, self-service, and remote capability, the two organizations integrated their solutions so their enterprise customers can provide personalized career paths and learning opportunities to their employees.

As EdCast helps its enterprise customers meet changing demands related to virtual learning and distributed workforces, we’ve seen how important talent management is to companies and their employees,” says Karl Mehta, CEO and Founder of EdCast. “The integration of our Learning Experience Platform with Eightfold’s Talent Intelligence Platform offers a seamless talent and knowledge management solution to help enterprises invest more effectively in their employees.”

The partnership integrates Eightfold’s Talent Intelligence Platform, a solution that uses deep-learning algorithms to provide career planning recommendations for each employee, with EdCast’s Learning Experience Platform, which uses AI to identify and curate learning content within an organization, organizing it based on many factors including skills and certifications. The joint solution gives employees the ability to discover the skills they should gain for their short-term and long-term goals and access the content that will help them develop those skills.

The Eightfold and EdCast partnership addresses critical needs within the modern workforce:

  • Defined career path: According to the Eightfold Talent Intelligence and Management Report 2019-2020, 68 per cent of surveyed U.S. employees say their employers don’t fully recognize their potential, and 64 per cent of employees said they would be more motivated if they had a clearer career path. Yet, 75 per cent of their CHROs and CEOs in the U.S. say internal mobility is a key focus. According to the study, most businesses haven’t delivered successfully on their desire to provide mobility for their employees, providing a gap that Eightfold and EdCast can fill.
  • Personalized corporate education: The growth in distributed work, more than just remote work, is a trend of many years that is now accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees need access to relevant information at the right time, at their own pace, and in a self-service manner.
  • Lifelong training: In order to upskill and reskill, employees need training not only when they onboard, but also throughout their career at a given company and beyond. Distributed organizations typically face challenges in employee development, especially during an era of remote-first working.

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About Eightfold®, delivers the Talent Intelligence Platform™, the most effective way for companies to retain top performers, upskill and reskill the workforce, recruit top talent efficiently, and reach diversity goals. Eightfold’s deep learning artificial intelligence platform empowers enterprises to turn talent management into a competitive advantage. Built by top engineers out of Facebook, Google and other leading technology companies, Eightfold is based in Noida and Mountain View, California. Recently, Eightfold published its first book, What’s Next for You: The Eightfold Path to Transforming the Way We Hire and Manage Talent. In April 2020, Eightfold launched Talent Exchange, a place to help all companies and individuals impacted by COVID-19 to flatten the unemployment curve. For more information, visit

About EdCast

EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise, including work teams that are more remote and highly distributed than ever before. Its award-winning platform is used internationally by Global 2000 companies and large government organizations, including NASSCOM and World Economic Forum, to solve the discovery and curation problems across all external and internal knowledge sources for all employees, wherever they are located. EdCast’s offerings include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP), the EdCast Marketplace, and MyGuide’s in-app guides, intelligence, and automation for business processes and workflows. For additional information, visit or follow on Twitter @EdCast.

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