The most dangerous security flaws continue to expose valuable assets as a result of chasing down vulnerabilities that pose minimal risks, according to 60% of IT security professionals. Four in ten admitted to suffering a breach because of unpatched flaws in their systems.
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A growing divide in breach costs separates businesses that implement advanced security technologies from laggards, according to a new report.
A global study on the financial impact of data breaches revealed this week that cyber incidents cost companies $3.86 million per breach on average, and that compromised employee accounts were the most expensive root cause.
A global survey of IT professionals reveals that the vast majority of organizations lack tools to detect known security threats and close existing security gaps. More than half of IT pros indicated their security program lacks proper executive support.
CISOs who reduce or close their critical IT departments’ skills gaps have the highest probability of minimizing the business impact of cyberattacks – even when budgets and staffing are constrained, according to a SANS Institute study.
Companies that don’t change their perception about data protection are increasing their odds of suffering a data breach by a whopping 80% and, in the event of a breach, will face fines seven times larger than companies with the best scores, according to a new report.
Employees typically access 59 risky URLs per week, or 8.5 per day, according to new data. That’s more than once per hour in an eight-hour workday. Depending on their knowledge of the threat landscape, corporate employees can be as dangerous as an external cyber-attack on the company – especially if those employees are working remotely.
Sensitive data, like personally identifiable information (PII) and credit card information, has never been more at risk, while security is becoming less effective, new research shows.
Over a third of organizations are seeing email-based attacks hit their inbox daily, new data shows. IT professionals now say they need to remediate an email-based attack every day –including suspending compromised email accounts.
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.
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.