Weathering the Storm


Sujith Vasudevan, Managing EditorCyber attackers have thrived worldwide, including in Russia, in the aftermath of the pandemic. The advanced digital economy and widespread adoption of technology in the workplace made the country’s existing cyber vulnerabilities irresistible to attackers. The conflict with and subsequent military action against Ukraine further brought Russia to the epicenter of cyber-attacks worldwide. After the war began, at one point, even Russia’s housing ministry website was hacked, with an internet search for the site leading to a ‘Glory to Ukraine’ sign in Ukrainian. Moscow even warned the West about cyber-attacks against its infrastructure with direct military confrontation.

With a dynamically growing technology landscape, sufficing the constant need to digitally transform organizations, especially while the hybrid work culture prevails, and ensuring cyber security has only become more arduous; to say, nothing of the business realm’s need to transform digitally and constantly improve customer experience. Unfortunately, it’s a perfect milieu for cyber-attackers to thrive. 

It’s no rocket science that, regardless of the size of your business, there is always the sword of Damocles hanging over you. It would be best if you built a safer atmosphere around your business by securing the services of cybersecurity specialists. As phishing or social engineering attacks, ransomware, and DDoS attacks continue to pose more significant threats to businesses, cybersecurity solutions providers must aggressively watch the segment’s dynamic trends to stay ahead of the threats. From Extended Detection and Response (XDR) to Security Process Automation, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA), and Cyber Insurance, the solutions providers have a number of trends that drives the market. It’s quite evident that times are tough for CEOs worldwide, to say nothing of the business leaders in Russia. But many of them have shown the competitive spirit to keep weathering the storm. This issue is dedicated to them. 

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