09 Jul 2019

NSA Isn’t Always Following Its Own Cybersecurity Policies, Watchdog Says

A new report by the Inspector General of the US National Security Agency (NSA) shows that the agency doesn’t always follow internal policies that are meant to protect the highly sensitive information it collects and processes. The various internal audits and investigations making up the report show that between October 2018 and

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08 Jul 2019

One in 10 IT Pros Would Steal Data if Leaving a Job

One in ten IT experts would attempt to take whatever information they could get their hands on before leaving their job, a new Gurucul survey shows. Furthermore, 15% respondents said that would make sure to delete certain files and change certain passwords. The report highlights the difficulty of detecting insider

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05 Jul 2019

Over Half of Employees Don’t Adhere to Email Security Protocols

A new survey by Barracuda Networks shows that the vast majority (87%) of decision makers believe email threats will rise in the coming year. However, companies are ill-prepared to defend against these threats. In fact, 94% of respondents acknowledged that email remains the weakest link in their cyber defenses. In

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21 Jun 2019

Desjardins, Canada’s largest credit union, announces security breach

A recent security breach at Desjardins, the largest credit union in Canada and one of the world’s biggest banks, highlights how insiders can put organizations and their data at risk. Last week, Quebec police informed the bank that one of its employees had taken advantage of their access to a

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17 Jun 2019

Human error still the cause of many data breaches

A new survey by Shred-it shows that data breaches are very often the result of human error. The majority of C-suite executives (53%) and more than a quarter of Small Business Owners (SBOs) (28%) point to human error or accidental loss by an external vendor/source as the cause of data

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06 Jun 2019

How privileged insiders threaten the security of global organizations

Almost two out of three IT organizations suspect that they suffered a direct or indirect breach in the past year due to abused or misused employee access (64%) or because a third party vendor got hacked (62%), new research by BeyondTrust shows. The report also highlights the prevalence of poor

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04 Jun 2019

Millennials are twice as likely to ignore office IT rules

A new survey by Snow Software highlights how employees are putting companies at risk by failing to follow IT regulations. The report singles out millennials as the worst offenders, as 81% of them admitted to ignoring IT guidelines by making use of unapproved apps on work devices, thereby putting their

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30 May 2019

Majority of CISOs plan to ask for an increase in cybersecurity investment

New research by the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) shows that in the face of growing cyber threats, almost 3 in 4 (73%) CISOs in the finance sector will request their CFO to expand the cybersecurity budget in the coming year. Currently, the majority of organizations (56%)

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30 May 2019

25% of Workers Would Give Away Data for £1000

A new Deep Secure survey underlines how a lack of loyalty among employees can undermine the data protection efforts of companies in the age of GDPR. According to the research, one in four employees would agree to provide threat actors with sensitive company data for the price of £1,000 (around

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02 May 2019

Why human error is still the top cybersecurity risk for organizations

A new Oracle report[pdf] shows that even though C-Suite executives and policy makers consider human error to be the top threat to their firm, most companies are reluctant to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions that can effectively mitigate risk related to human error. Only 38% of executives

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