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86 Percent Increase in Data Breaches in 2016 Led to 1.4 Billion Data Record Compromised

Mar 28 by Liviu Arsene

More than 1.4 billion data records are estimated to have been compromised in 2016 as a direct result of data breaches, spawning an 86 percent increase compared to 2015, according to a Gemalto’s Breach Level Index. With organizations continuously being targeted by cybercriminals either with sophisticated advanced threats or through infrastructure vulnerabilities, the main driver behind these attacks is often related to financial gains or gratification.

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Here Come Software-Defined Data Centers - What are the Security Implications?

Mar 27 by Bogdan Botezatu

For many enterprises, the software-defined data canter (SDDC) is the IT infrastructure of the future. And for innovative organizations it’s the data center of the present. Either way, SDDC offers a number of compelling potential benefits compared with traditional data center environments, such as reduced costs and greater agility.

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Ransomware attacks increase 300% in 2016

Mar 24 by Luana Pascu

In 2016, the number of ransomware attacks increased 300 percent from 2015, with over 4,000 attacks detected per day, according to US government statistics. Ransomware is among the worst types of infection, as it not only encrypts network data, but in the end may cost victims all their data – even if they pay the ransom. It should be a priority for all businesses and organizations in 2017.

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Most companies don’t secure confidential docs

Mar 23 by George V. Hulme

A vital, actually a most fundamental, aspect of enterprise security is helping organizations to keep confidential information confidential. This is why security at the data and document level is something to which much more attention should be paid by enterprises. 

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Detecting Attack Techniques Trumps Traditional Endpoint Security

Mar 22 by Deepak Patel

Recent surveys have revealed that 34 percent of companies have been breached in the past 12 months alone, with 74 percent of IT decision makers claiming they have little to no clue as to how the breach occurred.

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Stop shifting the blame onto third parties. That breach is still your firm’s responsibility

Mar 20 by Graham Cluley

If it’s data that your customers gave you that’s breached, it’s your responsibility.

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Shortage of IT security professionals to reach 1.8 million by 2022, survey shows

Mar 17 by Razvan Muresan

Companies will face a shortage of 1.8 million qualified information security personnel by 2022, according to a survey by Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. and ISC2.

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A third of Fortune 100 boards have a director who is a CIO

Mar 16 by Razvan Muresan

A third of Fortune 100 boards currently include a director who is a CIO. According to unpublished Korn Ferry data, cited by Harvard Business Review, the number of CIOs serving on Fortune 100 boards has increased 74% in the past two years.

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Cyber security spending to reach $90 billion in 2017, Gartner says

Mar 15 by Razvan Muresan

Worldwide spending on information security is expected to reach $90 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.6 percent over 2016, and to top $113 billion by 2020, according to advisory firm Gartner. Spending on enhancing detection and response capabilities will likely be a key priority for security buyers through 2020.

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Most IT pros expect an increase in attacks on security of industrial IoT, survey shows

Mar 14 by Razvan Muresan

Some 96 percent of IT professionals expect an increase in attacks on the security of industrial IoT (IIoT), a recent survey shows.

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Healthcare keeps taking the data breach hits

Mar 10 by George V. Hulme

The hits to the healthcare industry keep on coming. While the number of overall data breaches tracked by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) hit a record in 2016, with 1,093, which is a 40 percent increase over the previous record in 2015 of 780 breaches – It’s healthcare that continues to grow the most.

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Epic Yahoo Data Breaches Lead to Big Drop in Value Prior to Planned Acquisition By Verizon

Mar 08 by Razvan Muresan

The good news for Internet entertainment, news and search site Yahoo Inc. is that Verizon Communications Inc. is still interested in acquiring the company following its disclosure of massive data breaches. The bad news is that the value of the deal has dropped precipitously after the security incidents became public knowledge.

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