Research from Computing conducted in the last few months shows that 72 percent of enterprises are already on Office 365, with most of the remainder planning to adopt, or currently actively evaluating. Use of Lync, SharePoint, and OneDrive are not far behind email: Microsoft have become the dominant force in cloud based productivity.

However, whilst enterprises clearly love having their favourite collaboration tools freed from the desktop by the Cloud, more than half aren’t confident security is adequate, and 70 per cent are on versions, which - according to Gartner - have known security issues, and come with a health warning suggesting enterprises use third party tech to plug the holes.

In 2017 there was an epidemic of well-reported attacks as first WannaCry, and then Petya made the headlines, taking down systems not just in the under-protected NHS but across the globe – all with one, single, common denominator: email. A short Google search shows that email is the attack point in the vast majority of breaches – somewhere between 60 and 90 per cent - our research shows spending on what is clearly the most critical vulnerability is long behind its impact.

So what can organisations do to protect against the most prevalent attacks? Why does email security not get the funding it arguably so clearly merits? What can enterprises do to ensure their collaboration is secure – so they can carry on using the tools they want – but without the clear risks of breach?

Join us as our expert panel discusses our exclusive research findings, how enterprises are tackling the shortfall, and learn best practise for secure email and collaboration.

For more information please visit the relevant websites:

Threat Protection and Compliance for Office 365 from Proofpoint

Essential Security Rules For Microsoft Office 365 from Nick's own website



Adenike Cosgrove

Cybersecurity Strategy EMEA, Proofpoint

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Adenike Cosgrove is the Cybersecurity Strategist for EMEA at Proofpoint. Before joining Proofpoint, Adenike was the lead EMEA Senior Advisor to security and risk professionals at Forrester Research, helping clients with their information and cyber security strategies. Prior to her role at Forrester, she was Service Head for Canalys' Enterprise Security services, producing analytical reports on a wide range of topics within enterprise security and vendor channel management.Close


Graeme Burton

Group News Editor, Computing

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He has 15 years of experience in news and magazine journalism, and has edited such titles as Trade & Forfaiting Review, Inside Knowledge and Managing Information & Documents.


Peter Gothard

Technology Analyst Incisive Media Business Technology

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Peter is a Technology Analyst at Incisive Media, carrying out CIO-level IT industry research by running end user and wider industry focus groups, producing white papers and reports, and delivering seminars and keynotes on these findings. Previously, Peter was a journalist and editor at Computing, V3 and The Inquirer for five years, specialising in big data and analytics, cloud technology, endpoint IT and government digital policy.Close



Nick Ioannou

Head of IT, Ratcliffe Groves Partnership

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Nick Ioannou is an IT professional, blogger, author and public speaker on cloud and security issues, with over 20 years’ corporate experience, including 15 years using cloud/hosted software as a service (SaaS) systems. As an early adopter of cloud systems, including BPOS, the first iteration of Office 365, he has been paying for the privilege of bug testing them ever since, going through the pain points and making sure others don’t have too. He started blogging in 2012 on free IT resources ( currently with over 400+ posts. Author of Internet Security Fundamentals and contributing author of two Managing Cybersecurity Risk books by Legend Business Books.Close



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