25 Apr 2019

Employers should develop cybersecurity protocols and invest more in employee training programs

Organizations are increasingly aware that their employees represent both their biggest asset and a serious security risk. Consequently, 92% of IT leaders believe that in order to protect data, their firms should invest in new solutions that allow them to monitor user activity and spot insider threats. Just under half

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24 Apr 2019

How businesses plan to protect themselves against cyberattacks

A new report[pdf] by Hiscox looks at the cyber readiness of organizations in the US and various European countries. The study found that 61% of firms experienced a cyberattack in the past 12 months, which represents a serious increase over last year, when the number was 45%. According to the

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24 Apr 2019

Nearly half of firms suffer data breaches at hands of vendors

Almost one in two (44%) companies has experienced a disruptive data breach as the result of a third-party vendor getting compromised, recent research by eSentire and Spiceworks shows. 26% of the breaches were the result of human error and stolen passwords, while about half involved malware. Even though third-party agreements

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24 Apr 2019

1 in 4 Workers Are Aware Of Security Guidelines – but Ignore Them

New research by Symphony Communication Services shows that employee awareness of security guidelines does not automatically translate to prudent behavior. In fact, nearly a quarter of employees (24%) do not abide by security guidelines even though they are aware of them. For instance, 27% of staff members connect to networks

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18 Apr 2019

One hundred percent of endpoint security tools eventually fail

New research by Absolute indicates that on average, 2% of endpoint security tools within organizations fail each week and that all such solutions eventually fall short, leaving companies exposed to threats. More and more organizations are finally abandoning the traditional focus on security at the perimeter in favor of a

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12 Apr 2019

77% of orgs lack a cybersecurity incident response plan

A new study by IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute exposes major shortcomings in cyber resilience among organizations. The report found that more than 3 out of 4 (77%) companies lack a properly and consistently implemented cybersecurity incident response strategy. A majority of firms (54%) do not regularly test their

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12 Apr 2019

Half of security pros would rather walk barefoot in a public restroom than use public Wi-Fi

A new Lastline survey looks at the security habits and views of infosec professionals. The report shows not only that security experts avoid connecting to public Wi-Fi networks because these are hard to secure, but also that 45% of respondents would even choose entering a public restroom barefoot over using

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11 Apr 2019

Mainframe security is top priority for 85% of IT pros yet few are adequately protecting their systems

A new study commissioned by Key Resources and carried out by Forrester Consulting shows that even though the vast majority of companies say they understand the immense importance of mainframe security, organizations are not sufficiently acting on this knowledge. According to the survey, 85% of companies consider mainframe security a

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08 Apr 2019

Insights gained from working on more than 750 cybersecurity incidents

A new report by BakerHostetler provides information on various threats and security trends based on 750 potential security incidents that occurred in 2018. The study points to phishing as the most common cause for security incident, which is unsurprising. A more striking finding is that about one in four security

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08 Apr 2019

Industry 4.0 at Risk as Manufacturers Fail to Patch

A new Trend Micro report underscores the poor state of security in the manufacturing sector. The study found that old and outdated operating systems with serious security shortcomings prevail in the industry. Windows 10 is running on a mere 29% of machines in the sector, while 60.2% still run Windows

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