13 Jun 2019

Healthcare organizations lack money, tools, talent to address biggest cybersecurity threats

A new CynergisTek survey identifies poorly secured Internet of things (IoT) devices as the top concern for half of healthcare decision makers. Other major concerns are medical device security and third-party risk. The research also found that one in three medical organizations do not have a proper security strategy for

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11 Jun 2019

How human bias impacts cybersecurity decision making

A new study by Forcepoint shows how the decisions of cybersecurity professionals can be influenced by six universal unconscious human biases. The author, Dr Margaret Cunningham, believes that “in cybersecurity, understanding and overcoming security-related perceptual and decision-making biases is critical, as biases impact resource allocation and threat analysis.” The six

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07 Jun 2019

5 security problems that annoy CIOs and CISOs the most

A new Exabeam study found that organizations are increasingly performing incident response (IR) and threat hunting. Currently, 86% of companies are engaged in IR, compared to 65% last year. Threat hunting happens in two out of three (67%) firms, while this was true for only about half (51%) last year.

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07 Jun 2019

Global communications service providers struggling to fend off growing number of DDoS attacks

A new report by A10 Networks highlights the growing threat of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to global communications service providers. The study found that even though a majority (54%) of providers expect the DDoS threat to rise, less than three in ten (29%) believe they can effectively respond to these

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06 Jun 2019

How privileged insiders threaten the security of global organizations

Almost two out of three IT organizations suspect that they suffered a direct or indirect breach in the past year due to abused or misused employee access (64%) or because a third party vendor got hacked (62%), new research by BeyondTrust shows. The report also highlights the prevalence of poor

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05 Jun 2019

Dark data exceeds 50%, creating major security blind spot for organizations: Veritas Study

A new Veritas study highlights how companies are putting themselves at risk by failing to properly classify data, including essential data. The research found that over half (52%) of the data stored by the average organization is untagged ‘dark data’ over which the company has little to no visibility. Dark

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04 Jun 2019

You’re probably over-confident about your defences or under-prepared for a breach

Many Internet users seem over-confident when it comes to their ability to protect themselves from cybercriminals, a new report by Palo Alto Networks and YouGov shows. More than two out of three (68%) respondents said they are doing everything possible to stay safe online. This confidence was shared by three

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04 Jun 2019

How organizations are managing vulnerability risks

New research by Tripwire shows that 27% of companies around the globe have experienced a security breach caused by their failure to patch vulnerabilities affecting their systems. The survey also found that many organizations have a hard time keeping track of all the devices and applications on their networks. While

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04 Jun 2019

Millennials are twice as likely to ignore office IT rules

A new survey by Snow Software highlights how employees are putting companies at risk by failing to follow IT regulations. The report singles out millennials as the worst offenders, as 81% of them admitted to ignoring IT guidelines by making use of unapproved apps on work devices, thereby putting their

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03 Jun 2019

Confusion Reigns as C-Suite Bemoans Lack of Security Resources

A new report by Nominet found that 90% of US and UK C-level executives think they lack important resources that could help them battle against cyber threats. Organizations often do not have sufficient advanced technology (59%), an adequate budget (44%) or enough skilled employees (41%) to optimize their cyber defenses.

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