12 Apr 2019

Why IT pros fear employee error, not hackers, will cause the most breaches

Security analytics firm Gurucul has released a new report on the growing insider threat to organizations. The survey that was conducted among over 650 IT professionals from various countries indicates that nearly 3 out of 4 organizations are vulnerable to insider threats. Companies consider the biggest insider threats to be

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11 Apr 2019

Majority of Hotel Websites Leak Guest Booking Info

By testing over 1,500 hotels in 54 countries, a Symantec researcher discovered that two out of three (67%) hotels inadvertently make hotel reservation information available to third-parties such as advertisers, social media platforms and data aggregators. The leaked data includes things like names, addresses, phone numbers, passport numbers and the

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11 Apr 2019

Mainframe security is top priority for 85% of IT pros yet few are adequately protecting their systems

A new study commissioned by Key Resources and carried out by Forrester Consulting shows that even though the vast majority of companies say they understand the immense importance of mainframe security, organizations are not sufficiently acting on this knowledge. According to the survey, 85% of companies consider mainframe security a

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08 Apr 2019

Half of online banks allow hackers to steal your money

Recent research indicates that financial institutions are tragically falling short in their responsibility to provide customers with secure solutions for online banking and other digital financial services. While a recent study by Aite Group and Arxan Technologies found major security shortcomings in financial apps, Positive Technologies last week released a

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08 Apr 2019

Nine in 10 CNI Providers Damaged by Cyber-Attacks

A new report by the Ponemon Institute and Tenable highlights the growing cyber threat to critical infrastructure. The survey found that a whopping 90% of critical infrastructure providers suffered a cyberattack resulting in a data breach and/or downtime in the last two years, while 62% experienced multiple attacks. About 1

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29 Mar 2019

Employee mistakes and system errors are a larger threat to data security than hackers or insiders

The findings of a new study by nCipher Security and the Ponemon Institute imply that companies are more worried about security incidents resulting from errors than is true for intentional malicious acts. In response to a question that allowed for multiple answers, 54% of respondents identified staff error as the

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28 Mar 2019

3 security threats businesses need to prepare for by 2021

A new study by Information Security Forum projects that due to technological developments and digital transformation, organizations will be exposed to the following three main categories of cyberthreats by 2021: Threats related to the proliferation of Internet-connected devices that make up the Internet of things (IoT). Digital cold war, in

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28 Mar 2019

Study Highlights Need for Safeguards for Drone Use

Researchers with Ben-Gurion University and Fujitsu warn that open-skies policies permitting the use of drones in populated areas put the privacy and security of people at risk, because threat actors can use drones to carry out cyberattacks. The researchers consider the proliferation of drones an inevitability, which makes it all

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27 Mar 2019

Geopolitical Issues Affect How Two-Thirds of Cybersecurity Professionals Do Business

New research by Tripwire highlights how geopolitical considerations impact the business practices of cybersecurity experts. According to the survey, international cybersecurity concerns prompted two out three respondents to alter the location from which they operate and whom they do business with. Two-thirds of respondents believe that countries are not paying

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21 Mar 2019

Insider Threats Pose Biggest Security Risk, Bettercloud Report Reveals

A new report by BetterCloud highlights the massive threat that malicious or negligent insiders pose to organizations. According to the study, a whopping 91% of IT/security experts believe insider threats put their organization at risk, with a small majority of respondents (62%) considering negligent employees to be a bigger threat

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