Less than two months before the European Union enforces its stringent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), businesses are rushing to achieve compliance, procedurally and technologically.
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Ransomware attacks are moving away from the consumer space and into business-critical systems, encrypting entire databases and servers, commanding bigger ransom requests and inflicting more damage than ever, according to an analysis of data from 67 organizations.
Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) have historically chafed at budget constraints, with some pushing the envelope and bringing the case for stronger cyber defenses to the board room. New research indicates that executive decision-makers want InfoSec costs linked to business value and return on investment (ROI), and it’s CISOs who can deliver a compelling narrative to their peers that typically achieve this goal.
One of the hottest topics in the business world these days is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union’s endeavor to create a unified framework that governs how data collectors and processors safeguard the privacy of their users and build walls that cybercriminals can’t penetrate.
In 2017, Gartner found organizations were gravely underprepared for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). More than half of companies affected will not be in full compliance when the regulation takes effect in May 2018, the group said.
Mobility is central to today’s business environment, enabling workers to bring their own devices and connect from remote locations to the company network. However, this practice opens the door to hackers, and CIOs in the United States and Europe are well aware of this.
Ransomware, the prolific malware that locks down computer files until the victim pays to regain access, remains the fastest-growing cyber threat, targeting users from the regular Joe to entire corporate networks.
An increase in cyber threats and a failure to learn from past incidents place the security of data, infrastructure and assets at risk, according to a new threat landscape report.
Following a unanimous warning from the intelligence community about growing cyber threats, cybersecurity professionals agree that a catastrophic data breach to their organization is inevitable. Worse still, most IT execs fear the world could be on the brink of cyber warfare.
A deluge of new studies points the finger at CEOs taking stabs in the dark – rather than informed decisions – when it comes to cybersecurity investments.
As bad actors continue to hone their skills and governments keep raising the penalty for getting breached, large organizations across the globe seem to be doing little to mitigate the risks associated with cybercrime – despite knowing better for years.
Keeping senior leadership abreast of security strengths and vulnerabilities has become a top priority, according to financial sector Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). And direct communication with the CEO has become imperative, as strong cyber defenses require increasingly rapid decision-making.