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73% of CISOs Stockpile Cryptocurrency to Pay Cybercriminals if Attacked

Jul 31 by Filip Truta

Despite spending billions on preventing data loss, the C-suite is demonstrating a stark disconnect between business policy and personal behavior. Many admit to stealing intellectual property (IP) from a former employer, while others are taking hacker attacks as such a certainty that they are literally stockpiling crypto-cash to pay off hackers in the event of a breach.

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Top 4 Things MSPs Must Do in a Security Breach

Jul 30 by Liviu Arsene

Data breaches have become the new norm, presenting a major security concern for organizations, as both customer personal data and a company’s intellectual property have become high value targets for cybercriminals.

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FTC Seeks Stronger Cybersecurity Enforcement Powers

Jul 27 by George V. Hulme

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants increased power and regulatory authority, including the ability to enforce civil penalties, when it comes to data security.

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Enterprises and Governments Trust Hacker-Powered Security to Identify Unique Critical Vulnerabilities

Jul 27 by Luana Pascu

Data breaches not only cost companies millions, but they also inflict reputational damage, customer turnover and operational costs. The average cost of a data breach has risen 6.4% to a global average of $3.86 million this year, according to research from the Ponemon Institute.

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5 Cryptojacking Consequences CISOs Can't Ignore

Jul 26 by Ericka Chickowski

The rising tide of criminal schemes to steal compute cycles for mining cryptocurrency has reached a high-water mark. This month researchers report that cryptojacking malware and attacks have overtaken ransomware as the number one malware threat online today.

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UK Enterprises Concerned Voice-Activated Devices Could Easily Leak Data, Affecting GDPR Compliance

Jul 25 by Luana Pascu

With speech recognition and voice-activated personal assistants slowly making their move into the corporate world, companies will have to adjust their security and digital strategies, infrastructure and customer interactions.

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More Organizations Are Adopting Biometrics for Security—But Barriers Still Remain

Jul 24 by Bogdan Botezatu

For years, biometrics technology has been discussed as a possible solution for more effectively controlling access to systems and networks. But the technology has often been deemed to be too expensive for many organizations and too invasive for end users—and as a result adoption has been slower than some might have thought.

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CIO Cybersecurity Strategies Increasingly Rely on ‘Multi-Cloud’

Jul 23 by Filip Truta

Enterprises are progressively moving their workloads to multiple cloud (multi-cloud) providers, migrating their mission-critical applications to an environment that facilitates performance, management and scalability. This novel strategy shifts focus away from cutting costs and towards increased performance and security, while enabling organizations to stay innovative and competitive, new data shows.

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As Cloud, Cybersecurity Grow More Complex, Enterprises Lean On AI

Jul 20 by George V. Hulme

A recent report from P&S Market Research pegs the growth in the cybersecurity artificial intelligence market at 36 percent annually from 2017 through 2023, when it expects the cybersecurity artificial intelligence market to reach $18 billion.

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Businesses Seek to Please Customers Before Regulators in Drive for GDPR Compliance

Jul 19 by Filip Truta

2018 will be remembered by many in the corporate world as the year the GDPR kicked in. Every organization covered by the EU’s new regulation had a year’s heads up to ensure conformity, yet few today are 100% compliant. However, new data suggests a few good reasons behind businesses’ extra diligence in their approach to this pressing issue.

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Business Email Compromise Scams Have Netted $12.5 Billion, Says FBI

Jul 18 by Graham Cluley

The FBI is once again warning businesses of the serious dangers posed by business email compromise (BEC) scams, saying that losses globally have risen by 136% since December 2016.

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CISO Responsibilities Growing Faster than Their Ability to Address Them

Jul 17 by Filip Truta

The past few years have seen IT chiefs take on more and more duties towards achieving cyber resilience for their organizations. Little do their higher-ups know that different ranks across the company must now shoulder those responsibilities to accomplish this mission. And if recent studies are any indication, CIOs and CISOs still have a ways to go to persuade their peers to make cybersecurity a key part of the business program.

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Building a DevSecOps Culture

Jul 16 by George V. Hulme

Talk to any enterprise that has embraced DevOps and are trying to ensure security is adequately integrated into the organization and they'll likely say the challenge is twofold: tools and culture. Moreover, the most difficult of those two is culture.

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Five Reasons Enterprises Aren't Getting the Most Out of Security Automation

Jul 13 by Ericka Chickowski

Automation is enterprise cybersecurity's biggest buzzword as organizations seek to keep pace with a threat landscape that grows more frenetic by the hour. But as automation spending skyrockets, many enterprises are finding that they're not getting the most out of their investment.

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Bitdefender 2018 Mid-year Cybersecurity Review

Jul 12 by Liviu Arsene

While we’ve just passed the halfway mark of 2018, data breaches and new threats have been plaguing businesses and organizations, exposing the data of millions of users worldwide. Apart from known and increasingly sophisticated threats, such as ransomware, the hype around cryptocurrency has led to the emergence of cryptojackers, a new problem organizations need to deal with.

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CIO Roles Grow More Strategic As Cloud Migration and Data Security Become Industry Standards

Jul 12 by Luana Pascu

The topic of cybersecurity is rapidly moving up the agenda of CIOs.

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An Emerging Alliance: IT, Security, and Compliance

Jul 11 by Razvan Muresan

Cyber security and regulatory compliance are becoming increasingly intertwined, which is forcing organizations to rethink how they manage corporate risk.

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Cybersecurity Is A Crucial Objective; Not All C-Level Execs Know That

Jul 10 by Luana Pascu

It’s common knowledge that cyberattacks will escalate, so upper management has to develop an understanding of the threat landscape, the different types of attacks and what it all involves. Right now, the Trump administration is working on an executive order to clearly establish the duties of agency chief information officers.

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Serverless Computing Security Risks

Jul 09 by George V. Hulme

Serverless computing is taking off. By some estimates, many enterprises that are using public cloud have embraced serverless computing. As TheNewStack’s Lawrence Hecht wrote, “After digging in, we found that the survey says 70 percent of enterprises have migrated a significant number of workloads to the public cloud. Among this group, 39 percent of using serverless, 40 percent are using containers and 34 percent are using container orchestration.”

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Six Tips for Security Leaders Looking to ‘Elevate their Standing’

Jul 06 by Filip Truta

Research giant Gartner is out with a report documenting six emerging trends that IT security leaders should keep on their radar in 2018 and beyond. The findings could easily serve as pro tips for security leaders looking to gain a foothold in their organization’s decision-making process.

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Internet Crime in 2017 Dealt $1.4 Billion in Losses, FBI Says

Jul 05 by Filip Truta

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its latest Internet Crime Report highlighting the most common attack avenues for bad actors, as well as some important statistics to keep in mind in 2018 and beyond.

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CISOs Place Improved Threat Detection while Boosting Performance as Top Benefits of Security Suites

Jul 04 by Razvan Muresan

As 250,000 new malicious programs and an increasing number of tailor-made threats try to wreak havoc on corporate IT infrastructures each day, CISOs face a seemingly impossible challenge: to add better protection while remaining fast and flexible in tackling modern threats.

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Healthcare Finally Embracing Cloud in Real Numbers

Jul 03 by George V. Hulme

The time for the healthcare industry to embrace cloud computing has been long. But it’s finally here, according to a recent survey conducted around HIMSS18 (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) of Members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

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NotPetya Ransomware Still Costing Industries Millions in Recovery

Jul 02 by Filip Truta

Mere months after the NotPetya ransomware contagion, victims were already reporting more than $1 billion in damages across countries and verticals. And the costs associated with the attack are apparently still climbing.

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