Intelligent CIO North America Issue 3 - Page 15

NEWS

Gigamon expands international footprint with new R & D location in Canada

Gigamon , a worldwide leader in network visibility , analytics , threat detection and response , has announced plans to expand its international footprint with the addition of its fourth tech hub in Ottawa , Canada .

Gigamon will tap into the city ’ s deep tech expertise to build out a world-class Research and Development ( R & D ) team in the coming months with the goal of an office opening in 2021 .
“ When reviewing potential expansion opportunities in North America , we considered a number of attractive options . In the end , Ottawa ’ s diverse workforce and bustling tech community made it the clear choice ,” said Shane Buckley , President and Chief Operating Officer at Gigamon .
Ottawa , Canada ’ s national capital , is well known for its highly skilled tech workforce , with a strong focus on candidates with Software-asa-Service and cloud expertise .
Vic Fedeli , Ontario ’ s Minister of Economic Development , Job Creation and Trade , said : “ This is a testament to the impressive talent , dynamic business climate and vibrant culture of innovation in the province .”
The announcement further supports a long-term trend of sustained growth for the city ’ s vibrant tech sector , especially as a center for R & D .
Initial hiring opportunities in Ottawa will predominately be for software engineers , with a focus on Cloud and SaaS skill sets .

Trend Micro study finds 39 % of employees access corporate data on personal devices

Trend Micro , a leader in cloud security , has released survey results that show smart home devices and their apps represent a major weak link in the corporate cybersecurity chain as the lines between work and home life increasingly blur .

Trend Micro ’ s Head in the Clouds study surveyed more than 13,000 remote workers across 27 countries to find out more about the habits of distributed workforces during the pandemic . It revealed that 39 % of workers use personal devices to access corporate data , often via services and applications hosted in the cloud . These personal smartphones , tablets and laptops may be less secure than corporate equivalents and exposed to vulnerable IoT apps and gadgets on the home network . More than one third ( 36 %) of remote workers surveyed do not have basic password protection on all personal devices , for example .
Dr Linda K . Kaye , a Cyberpsychology Expert said : “ The fact that so many remote workers use personal devices for accessing corporate data and services suggests that there may be a lack of awareness about the security risks associated with this . Tailored cybersecurity training which recognises the diversity of different users and their levels of awareness and attitudes around risks would be beneficial to help mitigate any security threats which may derive from these issues .” www . intelligentcio . com INTELLIGENTCIO
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