Company officials who neglect email security -- a corporation’s greatest cyber vulnerability -- would fare extremely poorly if they brought the same approach to the poker table, according to new research that draws parallels between cybersecurity and the infamous high-stakes game.
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The disparity of technologies that enterprises use to secure their IT infrastructures don’t provide a complete, real-time view of cybersecurity risk, a Forrester survey reveals. The research also shows the abundance of deployed tools leads to a false sense of confidence.
A new study that explores how chief information security officers (CISOs) perceive the state of their profession carries some surprising findings. In a stark contrast with past year studies, “experiencing a data breach” now paints CISOs as more experienced and thus more apt to defend the organization from cyber threats.
IT security experts fear that payouts from insurers may be fueling ransomware attacks as more and more critical infrastructures across the United States fall victim to ransomware operators.
Consumers across the globe are seriously concerned about the data security practices of the companies they do business with, and would take their money elsewhere after a data breach, according to a new study.
Schools are increasingly deploying a “cloud-first” strategy but they can’t keep up with the cyber risks associated with their expanding attack surface, according to a new study. If the recent spate of ransomware attacks on U.S. school districts is any indication, the education sector is in dire need of skilled cybersecurity staff.
More than a year after the European Union enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), half of businesses in the United Kingdom are still not fully compliant. Around 52% stand to incur big penalties from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), in case they misuse personally identifiable information of EU residents.
Cybercriminals often exploit flaws in unpatched systems to breach an organization, as in the 2017 WannaCry contagion and the massive 2018 Equifax incident. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that businesses big and small list patch management as a key pain point. And, according to a recent survey, small and medium-sized businesses are particularly susceptible to data breaches that use this attack avenue.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and federal partners have arrested 281 alleged cybercriminals across nine countries, dismantling one of the biggest international business email compromise (BEC) operations.
Cybersecurity has become a board room imperative, with almost half of corporate boards across the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand now actively discussing cybersecurity strategy, new research shows.
Legislators need to impose stricter cybersecurity laws as cyber-attacks continue to increase. However, the vast majority of cybersecurity professionals attending this year’s Black Hat conference in Las Vegas agreed that elected officials aren’t capable of crafting effective security regulation.
Ransomware operators have developed a taste for state and local governments across the United States this year, with almost two thirds of ransomware attacks in 2019 directed at government organizations.