Nine in 10 IT security professionals say their companies can improve their reputations by better protecting data, according to a Bitdefender survey. CISOs and their teams also admit a weak posture could have the opposite effect, as seen in countless headlines in recent years that have sullied corporate images following security breaches.
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Cyber security executives and teams—and for that matter organizations as a whole—could certainly use some good news when it comes to risk assessment, and perhaps a recent report provides just that.
With all the recent emphasis on cyber security and the seemingly endless reports about how the focus on prioritizing data protection has risen to the board and C-suite levels, many organizations apparently are still struggling to defend themselves properly against the growing array of attacks.
The Society of Actuaries (SOA), the world's largest actuarial professional organization, recently released its annual survey of emerging risks in conjunction with other partner organizations. The good news for security programs is that cyber risk for the first time in five years was not ranked at the top of the list. The bad news is that cyber security is still a formidable challenge for organizations.
We’ve been hearing a lot about the cyber security skills shortage for several years now, and a recent study documents just how severe the shortage is and the impact it is having on many organizations.
Could blockchain play a major role in cyber security and risk management efforts at organizations? The jury is still out. But it’s clear that blockchain—defined as a “single version of the truth” made possible by an immutable and secure time-stamped ledger—continues to garner interest among businesses in a variety of industries.
One of the biggest concerns and challenges in cyber security is knowing who has access to which data and applications within an enterprise at any given time. This has become all the more complex for IT and security management with the growth in cloud services and the increased use of mobile devices, which create many more points of access within organizations.
The Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT represent a massive new cyber security challenge for many organizations, vastly expanding the potential attack surface because of the greatly increased number of end point devices in use.
Cyber security breaches can come from a wide variety of sources: Hackers out to exploit vulnerabilities and make money or wreak havoc; nation states looking to gain an economic advantage; competitors aiming to steal intellectual property; and disgruntled employees plotting to cause damage at their companies—to name a few.
The healthcare sector has to store increasing quantities of personally identifiable and sensitive information, making it one of the most attractive targets for data theft. However, according to EY’s Global Information Security Survey 2018-2019, the sector’s awareness of cyber risks is growing, and many organizations are determined to put stronger protections in place.
Organizations and consumers alike are eagerly anticipating the arrival of 5G, the latest generation of cellular mobile communications. But perhaps IT and security executives need to be thinking about the potential security implications.
We’re hearing more and more about edge computing, and it will likely continue to be a focal point within IT as the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain momentum. A key question for organizations looking to the edge: What are the cyber security implications?