Ransomware drains billions from the global economy each year and shows no signs of slowing down. However, the highest cost of a ransomware attack is no longer the ransom itself. Today, the bulk of the financial damage consists of downtime, tarnished reputations and regulatory fines.
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New research shows that despite increasing fears around cyber threats, companies in the US and the UK are behind in implementing best practices and technology to lock down and protect passwords.
The very bodies that should set an example in protecting sensitive data are the same ones that are failing to comply with existing standards, new research indicates.
User and service accounts that are inactive and enabled (“ghost users”) are prime targets for penetration and lateral movement, researchers say. But adversaries also have a different breed of user accounts in their crosshairs: accounts with non-expiring passwords.
Most cybersecurity roles are still filled by men and pay disparity is still an issue. However, women now account for 24% of the cybersecurity workforce and are more likely to be promoted to senior positions than men.
A dangerous exploit that has helped criminals carry out several major cyber attacks in the past two years continues to infect vulnerable endpoints, new research indicates.
Ransomware, arguably the most efficient malware used by cybercrooks in recent years, continues to wreak havoc on a global scale, affecting everyone and everything, from regular Internet users to enterprises to critical infrastructures. So why do hackers still win?
Incidents like the attack on Norsk Hydro are expected to grow more common, according to a survey on cybersecurity trends in industries using industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT).
Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing an amendment that would establish criminal liability for negligent executive officers of major corporations.
Most enterprises are aware that business disruption carries heavy costs, but still they fail to prioritize the security of business-critical applications.
It has long been accepted as truth that staff, an organization’s first and last line of defense, is the vulnerability that malicious actors most take advantage of to steal data or deploy malware. But newer studies show an increase in malicious insiders, and one survey indicates that most IT security leaders believe this to be the case in their organization.
Countering internal threats remains one of the biggest challenges for businesses, with a rise in phishing and ransomware attacks, as well as negligent and malicious insiders, new research shows.