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Closing the Cyber Gap: Business and Security Leaders at Crossroads as Cybercrime Spikes

The accelerating pace of digitalization, fuelled by COVID-19, has led to a record-breaking year for cybercrime.
A new survey reveals a wide perception gap between business executives, who think their companies are cyber resilient, and security leaders, half of whom disagree.
Ransomware attacks were up some 150% in 2021 and more than 80% of experts say it is becoming a threat to public safety
The report’s key insight is that cybersecurity is no longer a sufficient tactic – building resilience needs to be integrated into an organization’s strategy, especially since it can take 10 months to detect a security breach.


Most workers support vaccine and mask mandates for the workplace, global survey finds

If workers had to choose between getting vaccinated or undergoing frequent testing to keep their jobs, six times as many would choose vaccinations
While protective workplace mandates generally enjoy global support, health and workplace-related behaviour and attitudes vary significantly across regions
On average globally, two in three employed adults were working at least partially away from home just prior to the emergence of Omicron

Top 10 Emerging Technologies to Watch in 2021

The 10th anniversary edition of the World Economic Forum’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies report lists new tech trends poised to impact the world in the next three to five years.
Experts convened by the World Economic Forum and Scientific American highlight technological advances that could revolutionize agriculture, health and space.
Self-fertilizing crops, on-demand drug manufacturing, breath-sensing diagnostics and 3D-printed houses are among the list.

Financial Services Study Reveals Emerging Tech-driven Systemic Risks

Rapid technology adoption is giving rise to new risks, as exemplified by increased cyber attacks, operational disruptions and algorithmic biases
Seemingly isolated risks must be addressed before they grow and spread across the ecosystem
The findings compel financial institutions, financial and non-financial technology firms, policy-makers and regulators to work collectively on mitigation approaches

19% of Enterprises Turn to Colocation in Wake of COVID-19

Bulk Infrastructure, the Nordic’s leading provider of ultra-scalable, highly connected, sustainable data centers, teamed with S&P Global’s 451 Research on a Market Intelligence Business Impact Brief, Transition to Versatile Digital Infrastructure Is Key for Success. The key finding of the report is that more enterprises are now using or looking to use third-party data center solutions providers, with many decisions shaped by COVID-19.

More than 60% of College Students Prefer Printed Textbooks for Academic Learning

Today’s college students have grown up in a digital world, so one might expect that most of them would prefer e-textbooks to print on paper, but that’s not the case according to a new survey conducted by Direct Textbook, a free textbook price comparison service. The survey reports that 62% of college students prefer print textbooks to e-textbooks.

Humans And Robots Go To School Together

How robots help to qualify for the workplace of the future

A push to automate is changing the way humans and machines work together. The number of industrial robots installed in factories reached about 3 million units worldwide in 2020 – more than doubling in ten years. The IFR has researched how robotics training shapes current and future workforce education, enhancing skills development for employees.


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