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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08 Apr 2019

CIOs and CISOs hold off on crucial updates due to potential impact on business operations

A new Tanium survey reveals that organizations may not adopt critical updates if these could interfere with business operations. According to the research, the vast majority (81%) of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) have declined to install a security patch or other type of critical

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05 Apr 2019

85% of organizations fail to meet even basic PAM security hygiene

A new Thyotic survey highlights how companies are putting themselves at risk through poor management of their privileged accounts. The good news is that 78% of firms have incorporated privileged access management (PAM) into their cybersecurity strategy. However, in 85% of cases, organizations have so far failed to achieve “even

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04 Apr 2019

Why insider security threats are on the rise and so difficult to detect

Insider attacks are on the rise according to almost 3 in 4 (73%) IT pros that participated in a new Bitglass survey. In last year’s survey, only a small majority (56%) of respondents said the same. Almost 60% of companies actually suffered a security incident caused by an insider in

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03 Apr 2019

Half of Cyber-Attacks Involve the Supply Chain

A new Carbon Black study confirms the rise of supply chain attacks. The report found that about half of cyber-attacks involve “island hopping” techniques that are used to indirectly target high-value companies by infecting their supply chain partners. Island hopping is most common in the financial (47%) manufacturing (42%) and

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