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.
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As Twitter and law enforcement agencies investigate the high profile attack that saw a number of public figures' accounts hacked to spew out a cryptocurrency scam, there is a clear lesson for other businesses to learn.
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.
Imagine a world where routers with vulnerabilities are protected by the software running on them, which doesn't need to be upgraded via firmware images that often arrive late or never at all. It’s a feature that would benefit everyone – consumers, IoT manufacturers, and ISPs - and the scenario is not far-fetched.
Cybersecurity spending will grow by 5.6% year-on-year in 2020, despite the financial problems that all economies face right now. In fact, the entire cybersecurity market will likely grow by 2.5% this year, according to a new report from Canalys.
Attacks targeting healthcare organizations just won’t let up. In early June, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) announced that their IT team identified a limited security breach within a part of the UCSF School of Medicine’s IT environment.
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.
A patchwork of tools, the presence of misconfigured services, and confusion around data security ownership in the cloud has created a crisis of confidence among IT security professionals that will only be fixed by organizations making security part of their business culture.
The media industry is a prime target for credential stuffing attacks, with more than 17 billion incidents reported from January 2018 to December 2019, according to a report from Akamai.
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.
- Windows DNS server remote code execution vulnerability permits full takeover of infected systems
- Wormable exploits can spread via malware between vulnerable computers without user interaction
- SIGRed vulnerability impacts nearly all versions of DNS in Windows Server dating back over 17 years
- Hypervisor Introspection (HVI) prevents zero-day code execution from suspicious memory regions
On July 14, Microsoft published Security Vulnerability CVE-2020-1350 describing a longstanding, broad-based Windows DNS server remote code execution vulnerability whereby Windows Domain Name servers fail to properly handle malformed DNS requests, allowing an attacker to corrupt memory and run arbitrary code in the context of the Local System Account. All Windows servers that are configured as DNS servers are at risk from this critical (CVSS 10) vulnerability—which Microsoft acknowledges dates back at least 17 years—putting directly at risk multiple versions of Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2019 in widespread production worldwide.