20 Mar 2019

Half of organizations lack the security talent needed to remain secure

A new Trend Micro study underscores the risks of the global cybersecurity talent gap for organizations. According to the research, almost half of all organizations do not have enough IT security experts on the payroll to protect themselves against cyber attacks. Two out of three (69%) organizations think that artificial

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18 Mar 2019

Current phishing defense strategies and execution are not hitting the mark

New research by ISACA and Terranova Security shows that only about 63% of organizations are properly keeping track of the effectiveness of their strategies for informing employees about phishing and preventing them from falling for this type of attack. The study also found that only a small majority of companies

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12 Mar 2019

IT managers can’t ignore endpoints because most cyberattacks start there

New research by Sophos shows that cyberattacks are rarely discovered on endpoints, even though that is where many cyberattacks start. The survey found that while 37% of cyberattacks on mid-sized organizations are discovered on servers and another 37% on networks, a mere 17% are detected on endpoints and only 10%

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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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06 Mar 2019

The public sector is a cyberattack magnet, manual processes are to blame

New research[PDF] by Tenable and Ponemon shows that a whopping 88% of organizations in the public sector experienced at least one damaging cyberattack over the past two years, while 62% of organizations where targeted at least twice. The top concern for 2 out of 3 (65%) public sector organizations is

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06 Mar 2019

Attack traffic increased by 32 percent in 2018

F-Secure observed a 32% increase in attack traffic last year compared to 2017, and the second half of 2018 saw four times more attack traffic than the first half. Moreover, the security company found that 22% of its client organizations completely failed to detect attacks against their networks and many

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05 Mar 2019

Employees are the biggest risk to enterprise mobile device security, report says

According to Verizon’s new Mobile Security report, 83% of organizations believe mobile threats puts them at risk in 2018, with 81% saying that their employees where their biggest risk factor in the context of mobile security. The study also found that 67% of organizations believe their cyber security posture is

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05 Mar 2019

Experian: More Than a Third of Companies are Unprepared to Respond to a Data Breach

New research by Experian shows that companies are still falling short when it comes to cyber security disaster preparedness. The study found that just over one-third of business executives (36%) believes their organization is ready to respond to a data breach involving business confidential information and intellectual property, even though

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01 Mar 2019

40% of malicious URLs were found on good domains

A new Webroot report provides valuable insights into the threat landscape. The report contains various striking findings, including the fact that 2 out of 5 (40%) malicious URLs can be found on otherwise benign web pages, which indicates that cybercriminals often succeed in injecting legitimate websites with bad links and

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27 Feb 2019

74% Of Data Breaches Start With Privileged Credential Abuse

A new Centrify survey shows that privileged access credential abuse is a major threat, yet organizations are doing a poor job in terms of managing privileged access and securing privileged credentials. That research found that 74% of data breaches involved privileged access credential abuse. However, less than half (48%) of

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