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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04 Jul 2019

More Than Half of SMB Devices Run Outdated Operating Systems

New research by Alert Logic highlights common issues putting small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) at risk of cyberattacks. The survey found that two in three (66%) SMBs still rely on operating systems that are no longer supported or will cease to be supported within the next 6 months (Windows 7

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03 Jul 2019

Americans Want to Protect Their Information, but Don’t Know How: Survey

A new YouGov survey exposes a ‘gap between responsibility and action’ when it comes to people’s attitude toward cybersecurity. The report shows that while about 2 out of 3 (66%) Americans feel they are doing everything in their power to protect themselves from cybercrime, and 62% indicate that they ought

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03 Jul 2019

D-Link Settles FTC Lawsuit, Promises to Enhance Device Security

As the result of a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Taiwanese tech giant D-Link will have to implement a comprehensive program to ensure the security of the routers, smart cameras and other Internet-of-things (IoT) devices produced by the firm. The FTC sued D-Link in 2017, arguing that

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02 Jul 2019

Cyber Sensemaking – Essential Observations for the Next Five Years

Distilling over 25 years working in the fields of cybersecurity and cyberconflict across a multitude of domains including government, corporate, think tank, and academic this article serves as a foundational distillation of observations that can be applied in any organization. In Part Two of the series, we will look at lessons learned and actions that can be executed by management teams to help manage cyber risk.

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01 Jul 2019

What is and what is not working for security operations teams in securing cloud data

A new report by Delta Risk sheds light on the challenges faced by companies as part of their efforts to migrate IT operations to the cloud. The survey highlights data loss and leakage (64%) as the top cloud security concern for organizations and shows that a majority of companies (54%)

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27 Jun 2019

Healthcare industry falls far behind in SecOps resources

New Siemplify research indicates that the vast majority of healthcare organizations are relying on only a handful of employees to protect them from cyber threats. A mere 14% of healthcare organizations have security operations (SecOps) teams counting at least 10 members. This is far fewer than in other vulnerable industries.

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27 Jun 2019

1 in 10 open source components downloaded in 2018 had a known security vulnerability

A new report by Sonatype looks at the security implications of the growing demand for open source software (OSS). The study shows that the number of security breaches stemming from vulnerabilities in OSS has risen by 71% over the past five years, with almost one in four (24%) of organizations

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25 Jun 2019

You don’t just acquire a company, but also its cybersecurity posture

A new Forescout survey highlights the importance of cybersecurity assessments in M&A as a way of preventing companies from ‘buying a breach.’ A majority of organizations (53%) have seen an M&A deal being brought into question due to a major cybersecurity issue or incident. Moreover, 62% of firms acknowledge that

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25 Jun 2019

Ethics and Compliance Programs Growing More Mature

New research by NAVEX Global shows that a majority of organizations with basic ethics and compliance programs view them as an insurance policy or a necessary evil (52%) instead of as a key element in their overall approach to risk management (48%). The survey also found that companies that have

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