09 Oct 2019

Only 1 in 5 enterprises have DMARC records set up with an enforcement policy

A new Valimail report shows that while companies are increasingly adopting the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) protocol for email authentication, which is designed to prevent email spoofing attacks, the vast majority have not configured it properly. In fact, only 17% of email domains using DMARC have an enforcement

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09 Oct 2019

Industry Leaders Throw Weight Behind Interoperability Alliance

In order to promote interoperability and data sharing in the cybersecurity industry, international consortium OASIS has set up the Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA). The initiative was led by IBM Security and McAfee and is also supported by the following 16 vendors: Advanced Cyber Security Corp, Corsa, CrowdStrike, CyberArk, Cybereason, DFLabs,

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04 Oct 2019

How to protect your organization against insider threats

Nearly half (49%) of business executives and 43% of IT decision makers have clicked on a potentially malicious link in an email before verifying that it was safe to do so, according to a new Code42 study[pdf] that highlights the insider threat to companies. In the past year and a

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04 Oct 2019

Being compliant with laws and regulations is not a guarantee against data breaches

A new report[pdf] by Advisera underscores what security consultants have been telling their clients for years: compliance does not guarantee security. The two are closely related however, as 85% of survey respondents agreed. 90% of respondents said that low security awareness among employees due to a lack of relevant training

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02 Oct 2019

Data breaches now cost companies an average of $1.41 million

Data breaches keep getting more expensive for enterprises. In 2017, data breaches at enterprises cost $1.23 million on average per incident, but that number rose to $1.41 million in 2018, a new report by Kaspersky shows. In the first half of 2019, around 4,000 data breaches have taken place, affecting

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02 Oct 2019

Six in 10 Global Firms Hit by a Data Breach

In the last three years, 60% of organizations around the world have experienced a breach, and 36% acknowledge that they may have been compromised without realizing it, a new survey[pdf] by Bitdefender indicates. A majority of firms (58%) are worried about their ability to handle a major cybersecurity incident. The study

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02 Oct 2019

Cyber risks are the top concern among businesses of all sizes

The latest edition of the Travelers Risk Index shows that cyber threats are now the top concern for businesses leaders, regardless of company size. 55% of all survey respondents said they were somewhat or very worried about cyber risk, which was higher than for any other type of risk. Companies

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27 Sep 2019

Responding to email-based attacks takes over three hours, on average

Companies need 212 minutes on average to remediate a single email-based cyberattack, and 11% of firms need more than 6 hours to achieve this, a recent study by Barracuda Networks found. Since the average firm responds to about five email attacks every day, security teams spend over 17 hours each

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27 Sep 2019

75% of execs cite phishing as the most significant security threat to businesses

A new report by CybeReady shows that three in four (75%) executives consider phishing to be the top threat to their organization. A majority (58%) of respondents said that cybersecurity / phishing awareness training is a better way to mitigate the phishing threat than purchasing technology solutions. However, many companies

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26 Sep 2019

Access Rights Not Updated for 45% of Employees Who Change Roles

A new study by Ivanti shows that many firms fail to securely manage network access rights for employees who change jobs within the same organization. 45% of survey respondents said their company failed to strip them of access rights that became unnecessary when they started in a new role. In

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