07 Nov 2019

Cloud Covers Up Insider Threats

68% of businesses feel moderately (47%), very (16%) or extremely (5%) vulnerable to insider threats, and only 42% say their efforts to monitor, detect and respond to these threats are effective (31%) or very effective (11%), a new report by Gurucul and Cybersecurity Insiders shows. A majority (53%) of firms

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06 Nov 2019

Who is responsible for Active Directory security within your organization?

A new study by Alsid and YouGov found that 36% of organizations believe that when the current threat landscape is taken into account, their cybersecurity posture is weaker than it was 5 years ago. Despite that, 72% of companies say they are ready to handle a major ransomware attack. The

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06 Nov 2019

Experts: Don’t reboot your computer after you’ve been infected with ransomware

Users who fall victim to ransomware should not to reboot their computers because this could make the infection worse under some conditions, Coveware CEO & Co-Founder Bill Siegel warns. Siegel explained that during the process of locating and encrypting data on an infected system, the ransomware executable sometimes “trips, or

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05 Nov 2019

Cybersecurity Executives Say Cost of Security Reasonable: Survey

A majority (57%) of IT security decision makers across the globe think that cybersecurity solutions are reasonably priced considering the value they provide, a new survey by FireEye indicates. In addition, a quarter (25%) of respondents said cybersecurity is inexpensive, while only 18% consider it to be expensive. In the

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05 Nov 2019

Critical Remote Code Execution Flaw Found in Open Source rConfig Utility

A security researcher has discovered two remote code execution vulnerabilities, one of which is deemed critical, in the open-source network configuration tool rConfig that thousands of network engineers are using to snapshots of more than 7 million network devices. The critical flaw, tracked as CVE-2019-16662, makes it possible for a

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05 Nov 2019

Microsoft Security Setting Ironically Increases Risks for Office for Mac Users

A critical security flaw in Microsoft Office for Mac puts users at risk of remote attacks, researchers with Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) have discovered. The flaw affects various Office for Mac versions, including Office 2016 and Office 2019. Ironically, the issue impacts users who have configured Microsoft

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04 Nov 2019

People are the very first element in a pragmatic cybersecurity strategy

A new survey by Avertium shows that as many as 39% of organizations are under-prepared to respond to a data breach, and about three in four are having difficulty dealing with the rising number of increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, as well as the growing complexity of the cyber tech stack.

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31 Oct 2019

Why cloud apps could be your biggest security worry

A new report by Securonix shows that about one in four organizations suffered more than 5 insider attacks in the last 12 months, and 70% believe that these attacks are increasingly common. According 4 in 10 infosec pros, cloud storage is more vulnerable to insider threats than any other element

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30 Oct 2019

Cybersecurity Trumps Political, Reputational Concerns for Companies

29% of risk managers consider cybersecurity the no. 1 threat to their organization, a higher number than for any other risk category, a recent survey by ISACA shows. Cybersecurity was followed at a distance by reputational risks (15%) and financial risks (13%). Many risk managers fear that they are failing

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29 Oct 2019

Most decision makers expect AI and 5G to impact their cybersecurity strategy

83% of organizations believe 5G will lead to challenges in terms of cybersecurity, which implies that companies may be put at risk as a result of the new technology, a recent survey by Information Risk Management (IRM) found. Companies are concerned about 5G because vulnerabilities in the technology “appear to

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