17 Oct 2019

Executives are not actively engaged in ensuring the effectiveness of cybersecurity strategy

A recent survey by AttackIQ and Ponemon Institute found that in most companies, the board of directors and the C-suite is not actively involved in the firm’s cybersecurity efforts. 63% of the questioned IT and IT security professionals indicated that the IT security decision makers in their organization do not regularly

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16 Oct 2019

How seriously are businesses taking their PKI security?

A new report by AppViewX reveals various common shortcomings in terms of public key infrastructure (PKI) management. Almost half (48%) of organizations are still using only passwords to protect their private keys and 5% even stored private keys in unsecured documents. Just 41% used encryption for extra security. Furthermore, 30% of

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15 Oct 2019

Most expect the risk of privileged user abuse to increase

A new study by Sila and Ponemon Institute found that 62% companies provide employees with user privileges they do not actually need in order to do their job. Moreover, 70% of North Americans believe that as a result of these shortcomings in privileged access management (PAM), employees in their organization

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15 Oct 2019

AI development has major security, privacy and ethical blind spots

A recent survey by O’Reilly sheds light on common risk blind spots of artificial intelligence (AI)/Machine learning (ML) developers. The most glaring oversight is security, with nearly three in four (73%) respondents acknowledging that they do not test their models for security flaws during development. Other issues that are commonly

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14 Oct 2019

Consumers concerned about connected home privacy, still few implement safety practices

35% of US citizens are worried that threat actors may be able to obtain authorized access to their home network by hacking into smart devices, a new ESET survey found. Despite these concerns, just 20% of respondents try to find out how data is collected, stored and shared by smart

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14 Oct 2019

Mississippi Shows Flagrant Disregard for Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity posture of Mississippi state entities, including agencies, boards, commissions and universities, tends to be incredibly poor, the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) discovered during a recent audit. Out of the 125 entities included in the audit, a mere 53 had implemented a cybersecurity policy, while 11 entities

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11 Oct 2019

ICS cybersecurity investment should be a priority in protecting operations from disruption

A new Tripwire study reveals that the overwhelming majority (93%) of ICS security professionals are worried about disruptive cyberattacks impacting business operations or resulting in downtime of customer-facing services. 77% of companies have invested in ICS cybersecurity in the last 2 years in order to mitigate these threats. However, about

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11 Oct 2019

AppSec ‘Spaghetti on the Wall’ Tool Strategy Undermining Security

In order to mitigate application security risk, organizations often use a ‘spaghetti on the wall’ approach, meaning that they use lots of different tools and hope for the best, a new Radware report indicates. The most common AppSec solutions are Web Application Firewalls (WAFs, used by 75% of firms), cloud WAF services

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09 Oct 2019

76 percent of US businesses have experienced a cyberattack in the past year

In the past 12 months, two-thirds (66%) of small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have suffered a cyberattack, according to a new report by the Ponemon Institute and Keeper Security. The finding underscores a broader trend of growing cyber incidents at SMBs over the last 3 years. Last year, 63% of

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09 Oct 2019

57% of Businesses Use Multi-Factor Auth (MFA), Says LastPass

A new survey by LastPass shows that a majority (57%) of organizations have adopted multi-factor authentication (MFA), which is  a 12% increase compared to last year. The vast majority (95%) of employees who use MFA, rely on a software-based solution, which typically provides less security than hardware solutions (4%) and

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