Half of infosec professionals in a recent Bitdefender study revealed that their organization doesn’t have a contingency plan in place, or didn’t know if they did, for a situation like COVID-19 or a similar scenario.
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Most IT professionals say employees are allowed to use personal devices for work. And while the use of personal devices at work is growing rapidly, many are unprepared to balance productivity with security, new data shows.
Organizations with a dedicated security operations center (SOC) know how much it helps combating cyber threats. 72% of IT security practitioners in organizations with a SOC categorize the unit as “essential” or “very important” to their organization’s cybersecurity strategy. However, 60% of SOC team members are considering changing careers or quitting due to stress.
Given enough time, employees – especially those working remotely – will click on a link to a potentially dangerous website. But how much time? According to recent data, less than an hour.
New data shows a sharp increase in monthly business email compromise (BEC) attacks focused on invoice or payment fraud.
An optimistic new report by the World Economic Forum predicts businesses will prioritize security in a bid to ensure longer-term success. The reason? A rapid increase in cyberattacks and pressures escalating from changes prompted by COVID-19.
Rapid changes to how businesses operate offer excellent opportunities for malicious actors to access corporate networks. Infosec professionals report that phishing and whaling attacks taking advantage of unwary employees have risen during the pandemic. At the same time, IT departments are deploying new technologies to support remote work without consulting those on the receiving end, potentially fueling bad actors’ malicious campaigns against businesses.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 80% of Americans had worked from home either rarely or not at all. Now, more than half are doing so, with no new security policies to help guide them, according to an IBM survey conducted by Morning Consult.
The vast majority of security operations centers (SOCs) are confident in their ability to counter cyber threats, yet few of their frontline workers can aptly track mean time to detection, while organizations still struggle with SOC staff shortages, new research shows.
Even though the number of DDoS attacks decreased over 2019, their complexity and size increased significantly, according to new research from the National Scrubbing Center against DDoS attacks.
The increasing number of sophisticated cyber threats is set to increase demand for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solutions from the business sector, according to a new forecast by Frost & Sullivan.
The general public is becoming increasingly well-educated about cyber-attacks and ransomware in particular – so much so that consumers are becoming unforgiving of businesses that don't take security seriously. And when they look for someone to blame, they often point the finger at the highest ranks in the organization.