Phishing remained a preferred attack vector in 2018, with hackers ramping up their efforts by 250% between January and December. Phishing attack methods have also evolved in recent times, as bad actors are forced to bypass increasingly efficient anti-phishing tools and techniques.
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In 2018, companies struggled to mitigate large-scale attacks and data breaches, but apparently too little action has been taken to improve defenses in 2019. Businesses are trying to be proactive. They have increased cybersecurity budgets and invested in resources, including in qualified IT staff. So why are they, financial services specifically, still falling for social engineering scams and malware attacks? What hampers efforts to safeguard their networks?
To say that modern-day IT infrastructure is diverse is an understatement. Today’s enterprise datacenter is a hodgepodge of legacy systems, software-defined on-premises infrastructure and a mix of clouds. In fact, organizations have an average of 4.8 clouds each, according to the RightScale® 2018 State of the Cloud Report. And the 2017 Forrester® Global Business Technographics® Infrastructure Survey shows 36% of businesses use 6 clouds or more!
The healthcare industry has been a major target for bad actors in recent years, who have inflicted heavy financial losses, reputational damage and risking patient health. Administrators have responded by bolstering cybersecurity budgets, security solution deployments, and awareness training. But much more needs to be done to stay on top of this constant threat, experts believe.
If you’re running a company you might like to imagine that all of your staff are happy in their positions, feeling fulfilled by the career opportunities that you have provided to them, and content imagining a future where they will always be working for your firm.
There’s no shortage of research in the cybersecurity sector. Players in this vertical relentlessly keep tabs on the trends, both positive and negative, to better understand cybercriminals’ mindset and deploy adequate defenses. One recent study reveals that businesses in all industries most fear their staff – both the negligent worker and the potentially nefarious employee.
Despite ever-stricter regulations, businesses across the world are increasingly exposing company data by irresponsibly using unsecured public cloud services and applications, new research shows.
Network Traffic Analytics is a new category of security solution designed to improve visibility into threat-related activity and reduce the dwell time of advanced attacks.
Despite knowing better, many organizations cave into attackers’ demands, paying ransomware operators whatever they ask for in exchange for the decryption keys to their locked data.
A cyber-incident inflicts damage beyond just downtime and recovery costs. A breach can spell disaster for a company’s image, leading to devaluation, lost business, high turnover, and even bankruptcy in extreme cases. However, a breach isn’t the only cyber-threat lurking in the business sector.