15 Jul 2019

Threatlist: 68% of Overwhelmed IT Managers Can’t Keep Up with Cyberattacks

According to an extensive Sophos survey conducted among 3,100 IT decision-makers across 12 countries, many companies continue to suffer cyberattacks “despite good intentions and behaviors.” In fact, 68% of the firms in the survey were at the receiving end of a cyberattack last year. Yet 91% of the targeted firms

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15 Jul 2019

Organizations expect to boost their cybersecurity investments by 34%

A joint report by ESI ThoughtLab, Willis Towers Watson and various other cybersecurity and risk management firms shows that the average company lost $4.7 million due to cyberattacks in the previous fiscal year. The study also found that organizations across the globe intend to increase cybersecurity spending by 34% in the

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15 Jul 2019

New LastPass study finds 92% of businesses experience identity challenges

A new LastPass study[pdf] carried out by Vanson Bourne reveals that 92% of IT/security professionals are struggling with one or more identity management challenges, with 47% pointing to ease of use with security as the top challenge. The vast majority of respondents said that shortcomings in identity management have put

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10 Jul 2019

“Cloud Apps Make Us Targets” Say 49% of Companies

IT decision makers believe the most likely reasons their organization may suffer a cyberattack are insecure infrastructure including Internet-of-things (IoT) devices (54%), web portals (50%) and cloud applications (49%), a recent survey by Thales found. The research also indicates that companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of a CISO. In

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09 Jul 2019

Cyber Sensemaking Part Two: Management Lessons Learned and Essential Actions

In Part Two of this series on Cyber Sensemaking, OODA CEO Matt Devost steps through the top management lessons learned and actions that can be taking to drive your cyber risk management program. 

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09 Jul 2019

US Coast Guard Issues Cybersecurity Warnings for Commercial Vessels

The US Coast Guard is urging commercial vessels to implement best cybersecurity practices in order to protect internal networks and control systems. The warning mentions a February incident in which a vessel was infected with malware that “significantly degraded the functionality of the onboard computer system.” The Coast Guard explains

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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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08 Jul 2019

Most organizations plan to adopt new authentication solutions within two years

A new MobileIron survey identifies a combination of mobile device authentication with biometric-based access as the best method for replacing passwords. The report also underscores the need for organization to get rid of passwords, since 90% of companies in the survey were put at risk last year as the result

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08 Jul 2019

Don’t forget about WannaCry: Hospitals are still at risk of cyberattack

Two years after the WannaCry ransomware worm infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the globe within a few days, hospitals in the United Kingdom remain vulnerable to cyberattacks, a new report by the Imperial College London warns. The WannaCry outbreak cost the National Health Service (NHS) over $100 million

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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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