“Apple has kept CEO Tim Cook’s enterprise security promise and has staked space in one of the few growing sectors of the insurance market, revealing a new enterprise-focused cybersecurity offering brought to market with Cisco, Aon and Allianz,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “This is a big sector. The Fitch ratings agency last year claimed insurers earned $1.35 billion from cyber insurance premiums in 2016, up 35 percent on 2015.”
“The Ponemon Institute claims that over two-thirds of Global 2000 businesses have already experienced a data breach and that up to 3 percent of enterprise devices are affected by malware at any particular time — even though the businesses concerned aren’t necessarily aware of this,” Evans writes. “Already cyber attacks are costing companies $400 billion every year, according to Lloyds.”
“That’s the background in which Apple, Cisco, Aon and Allianze have come together,” Evans writes. “Apple’s big message to the enterprise couldn’t be clearer; it can now claim to be the most secure technology provider for the enterprise…”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple is reclaiming what was always rightfully theirs!
[Apple is] chasing after an outlandish Stevian dream: to take back the computer business from Microsoft… Like all the best fights, this one is personal. Steve Jobs is going to best Bill Gates. This fight is Shakespearean, elemental, and emotional; watching it unfold should be the most fascinating business story of this young millennium. – Jeffrey S. Young and William L. Simon, iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business, 2005
Cisco, Apple, Aon, Allianz introduce a first in cyber risk management – February 5, 2018
Apple has a major new enterprise partner – and Apple just got even stickier – January 25, 2018
Apple hires tech team from data science startup SVDS in enterprise play – January 19, 2018
Apple is getting very, very serious about enterprise IT – January 15, 2018
Mac sales jump highlights purchasing pattern change; ‘great traction in the enterprise market’ seen – November 7, 2017
General Electric to offer Apple Macs to 330,000 employees as company standardizes on iOS for mobile – October 23, 2017
Enterprise use of Apple Macs primed to expand ‘exponentially’ – September 6, 2017
Microsoft’s Windows is doomed – September 1, 2017
Steve Jobs’ plan to take back the personal computing business from Microsoft proceeding apace – December 7, 2009
Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ ultimate goal: ‘to take back the computer business from Microsoft’ – June 16, 2005
Slightly off-topic: I remember many years ago, back in the 1990s, when Apple offered money (I believe it was US $50,000) to anyone who could hack a Mac without having physical access to the Mac. They never paid out on this challenge; it had to due with the fact that Mac OS 9 and earlier had absolutely no command line (like MS-DOS and UNIX do).
So, how big a hammer will it take to clobber Enterprise into moving to the better platform? I personally am a big believer in biznizz inertia. *sigh*