03 Apr 2019

How companies are dealing with the security threats of an evolving remote workforce

A new report by Okta shows that while 63% of companies plan to expend their remote workforce, many of them are aware that doing so will involve risks, with 43% of firms stating that security concerns are the primary reason they are not hiring more contractors and 39% labeling fully

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03 Apr 2019

Current and emerging third-party cyber risk management approaches and challenges

A new joint study by BitSight and Center for Financial Professionals (CeFPro) looks at how organizations are dealing with third-party cyber risks. According to the report, virtually all organizations (97%) are very concerned about third-party risks, while almost 80% consider poor cybersecurity practices by a vendor to be a dealbreaker.

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02 Apr 2019

90% of companies interested in crowdsourced security programs

A new report by Bugcrowd highlights the increasing popularity of crowdsourced cybersecurity programs that reward white hat hackers for reporting bugs and security vulnerabilities. Faced with a rapidly changing threat landscape and limited security budgets, 90% of organizations either make use of crowdsourced cybersecurity or are interested in making it

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29 Mar 2019

Employee mistakes and system errors are a larger threat to data security than hackers or insiders

The findings of a new study by nCipher Security and the Ponemon Institute imply that companies are more worried about security incidents resulting from errors than is true for intentional malicious acts. In response to a question that allowed for multiple answers, 54% of respondents identified staff error as the

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29 Mar 2019

Enterprises fear disruption to business critical applications, yet don’t prioritize securing them

A new CyberArk report exposes various inconsistencies in how organizations approach cybersecurity. The survey found that even though 61% of firms believe that downtime affecting critical applications like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) apps would have severe consequences, only around 30% of businesses prioritize the security

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28 Mar 2019

3 security threats businesses need to prepare for by 2021

A new study by Information Security Forum projects that due to technological developments and digital transformation, organizations will be exposed to the following three main categories of cyberthreats by 2021: Threats related to the proliferation of Internet-connected devices that make up the Internet of things (IoT). Digital cold war, in

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27 Mar 2019

Geopolitical Issues Affect How Two-Thirds of Cybersecurity Professionals Do Business

New research by Tripwire highlights how geopolitical considerations impact the business practices of cybersecurity experts. According to the survey, international cybersecurity concerns prompted two out three respondents to alter the location from which they operate and whom they do business with. Two-thirds of respondents believe that countries are not paying

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27 Mar 2019

Top 5 barriers to AI security adoption

A recent study by SANS Institute and Cylance shows that many cybersecurity professionals believe AI is not yet mature and safe enough to be implemented for security. Survey respondents identified the following 7 risks of such implementation: Loss of privacy as a result of AI consuming data Over-reliance on one

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27 Mar 2019

Small Businesses Turn to Managed Service Providers for Security

A new report by Continuum shows not only that small- to midsized businesses (SMBs) increasingly understand that their cyber defenses are falling short, but also that many smaller firms are willing to spend more on managed services if these offer better security. A whopping 90% of SMBs would think about

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26 Mar 2019

Remote Workers Threaten 1 in 3 Organizations

A new OpenVPN survey provides insights into the risks and benefits of remote working. According to the study, 90% of IT leaders acknowledge that remote workers put the organization at risk and a majority (54%) thinks that the risks posed by remote workers are higher than for onsite staff. However,

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