17 Sep 2019

Only 15% of organizations can recover from a severe data loss within an hour

Just 15% of organizations are confident they could bounce back from a serious data loss incident within an hour, while 40% would need at least one day to achieve this, and 25% would need days or weeks, a new survey by StorageCraft reveals. According to the report, 80% of businesses

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12 Sep 2019

IT pros worry about humans but invest in data and cloud security

In a recent Canon survey, IT professionals indicated that the top security threats to businesses are malicious insiders (30%), human error (25%), and compromised devices (21%). Respondents said the best ways of protecting companies against these threats are data security, network security, and user authentication & ID management. The human factor

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12 Sep 2019

Most consumers will refuse to work with enterprises that won’t keep their data secure

More than half of US citizens either have experienced a cyberattack in which hackers accessed their data, or know someone who experienced this, according to a new IBM survey conducted by The Harris Poll. The study shows that consumers are increasingly frustrated with how companies handle their data, with 84%

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10 Sep 2019

70% of educational orgs don’t have an appropriate cloud security budget

A new report by Netwrix shows that even though one in three educational organizations suffered a cloud breach last year, only 12% increased their security budgets this year. According to IT professionals, 7 in 10 organizations in the education sector have insufficient budgets for securing their cloud environments, and virtually

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09 Sep 2019

Should social media organizations be subject to strict privacy regulation?

Four out of five (80%) IT security professionals believe that governments should introduce new security and privacy legislation, and they feel this is particularly true for legislation dealing with the data collection and storage practices of social media companies. However, the vast majority (82%) of respondents said that lawmakers have

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06 Sep 2019

New Technique Makes Passwords 14M Percent Harder to Crack, Nonprofit Claims

Security researchers at Tide, an Australian nonprofit, say they have developed a new method for securing login credentials that makes it almost infinitely more difficult to crack passwords using automated attacks such as dictionary attacks relying on lists of common usernames and passwords. The technique involves breaking up encrypted passwords

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04 Sep 2019

What To Do About Quantum Uncertainty

The term quantum uncertainty refers to the unique property of not being able to know the direction and speed of a particle at the same time. However if you were in Washington DC area this summer quantum uncertainty could also describe the confusion of defining the quantum threat to national security and countermeasures to contain it. We imagine there may be quite a bit of quantum uncertainty in your business as well. In this post we bring a bit of clarity to this uncertainty and provide recommendations for both business strategists and government policy makers that can help prepare you for a quantum world. 

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03 Sep 2019

China’s Social Credit System Raises Data Security Fears

Companies doing business in China should review their compliance efforts as well as risks to their data in the context of China’s Corporate Social Credit System (SCS), a new study[pdf] by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China concludes. The Corporate SCS is a new system that will mandate companies

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03 Sep 2019

Cardholders still dropping the ball when it comes to basic ID theft prevention

A new survey by CompareCards shows that 40% of American cardholders put themselves at risk of identity theft in the past month by providing their full Social Security number in an online form. Despite this, 95% of people said they are at least a little hesitant to submit personal information

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03 Sep 2019

China’s Red-Hot Face-Swapping App Provokes Privacy Concern

Once again, a popular mobile app for generating deepfakes, i.e. images or videos doctored by artificial intelligence (AI), has prompted a major privacy backlash. Since last weekend, Chinese face-swap app Zao has taken China’s iOS store by storm. The app can generate deepfakes of scenes from popular movies and TV-shows

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