09 Oct 2019

76 percent of US businesses have experienced a cyberattack in the past year

In the past 12 months, two-thirds (66%) of small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have suffered a cyberattack, according to a new report by the Ponemon Institute and Keeper Security. The finding underscores a broader trend of growing cyber incidents at SMBs over the last 3 years. Last year, 63% of

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01 Oct 2019

Senate Passes Bill Aimed At Combating Ransomware Attacks

The United States Senate recently approved the “DHS Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act,” which aims to help local governments and private companies fight ransomware infections and other cyberattacks by enabling the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to set up “incident response teams” that can assist organizations under attack.

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27 Sep 2019

Responding to email-based attacks takes over three hours, on average

Companies need 212 minutes on average to remediate a single email-based cyberattack, and 11% of firms need more than 6 hours to achieve this, a recent study by Barracuda Networks found. Since the average firm responds to about five email attacks every day, security teams spend over 17 hours each

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31 Jul 2019

53% of enterprises have no idea if their security tools are working

A new report by AttackIQ shows that a majority of organizations (53%) are not sure to what extend the security tools they use actually work, and an ever bigger number of firms (63%) have noticed security tools falsely reporting that they stopped an attack. While most firms plan to increase security

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07 Jun 2019

5 security problems that annoy CIOs and CISOs the most

A new Exabeam study found that organizations are increasingly performing incident response (IR) and threat hunting. Currently, 86% of companies are engaged in IR, compared to 65% last year. Threat hunting happens in two out of three (67%) firms, while this was true for only about half (51%) last year.

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12 Apr 2019

77% of orgs lack a cybersecurity incident response plan

A new study by IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute exposes major shortcomings in cyber resilience among organizations. The report found that more than 3 out of 4 (77%) companies lack a properly and consistently implemented cybersecurity incident response strategy. A majority of firms (54%) do not regularly test their

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08 Apr 2019

Insights gained from working on more than 750 cybersecurity incidents

A new report by BakerHostetler provides information on various threats and security trends based on 750 potential security incidents that occurred in 2018. The study points to phishing as the most common cause for security incident, which is unsurprising. A more striking finding is that about one in four security

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25 Mar 2019

What worries you the most when responding to a cybersecurity incident?

According to a new NTT Security survey, only 41% of companies believe they would be able to get back to ‘business as usual’ within 24 hours after suffering a security incident. While almost two-thirds (64%) of companies say that threat mitigation would be their central focus within those first 24

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07 Mar 2019

Organizations still ignoring a large piece of their cybersecurity defense

A new survey by BAE Systems sheds light on the incident response capabilities and readiness of small and large organizations. The research found that 71% of cybersecurity breaches involve phishing, which indicates how human error is putting organizations at risk. Two out of three organizations (67%) are dealing with 1

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