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Is Your Org Supporting Employee Cybersecurity Skills Growth?

Oct 08 by Ericka Chickowski
  • 65% of IT and security managers say the cybersecurity skills gap has negatively impacted their team's performance
  • Cost and lack of time are cited as the biggest impediments for security pros to improve their skills
  • Most organizations had declining, stagnant, or non-existent security training budgets
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A Quarter of Canadian IT Decision Makers Report Coronavirus-Themed Cyberattacks During Pandemic

Oct 08 by Alina Bizga
  • 25% of Canadian IT decision-makers report they suffered a COVID-19-themed cyberattack
  • IT teams from private and public sectors forced to create in-house policies and cybersecurity trainings for remote workers
  • Only 36% of organizations have informed a regulatory body after suffering a data breach
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37% of Remote Employees Have No Security Restrictions on Corporate Devices

Oct 07 by Filip Truta
  • More than half of organizations have given employees a corporate device for remote work
  • 37% of employees say they are not restricted from activities like visiting unsecured websites, sharing personal information, or downloading unvetted software
  • 54% of users would still visit a website after receiving a warning about potential security risks associated with the site
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Top Managers Increasingly Asked to Sit in on Cybersecurity Meetings

Oct 07 by Filip Truta
  • Eight in 10 organizations report that their cybersecurity practices are improving
  • Executives, directors, business units and outside firms are now directly engaged in conversations and decisions on cybersecurity matters
  • COVID-19 and the shift to remote work have heightened awareness of the need for strong cybersecurity
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Remote or Hybrid Work Is Likely the Future, New Research Finds

Oct 07 by Silviu Stahie
  • Most people want to work exclusive from home
  • Older people value remote work more that the younger generation
  • 35 percent of companies didn’t provide cybersecurity training to employees
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Knowledge Raises Your Organisation’s Abilities

Oct 06 by Andra Cazacu

  • Get up to speed on the key dynamics of the 2020 cyberthreat landscape, including ransomware, phishing and vulnerabilities 
  • Explore the long-term impact of WFH on your cybersecurity posture 
  • Understand key security measures that will strengthen your employee devices  
  • Engage in conversation with our leading cybersecurity experts and guest speakers 
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US Government Seeks to Sanction Companies that Pay Ransomware Operators

Oct 06 by Filip Truta
  • Demand for ransomware payments skyrockets during the pandemic period
  • Companies that pay ransomware actors, including cyber insurance firms, will face potential sanctions for their actions
  • Department of the Treasury says ransomware payments benefit illicit actors and can undermine national security
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You're All Living in Smart Homes. How Did This Happen?

Oct 05 by Silviu Stahie
  • The smart homes are already here and are getting more intelligent by the day
  • IoT security was sacrificed for deployment speed
  • Consumers need to look for ISPs that can protect their cyberhomes
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To Succeed, Security Leaders Must Align Themselves With The Business

Oct 05 by George V. Hulme
  •  Aligning organizational business objectives with security has always been challenging
  • New initiatives are often kicked-off without security being a consideration
  • Analyst firm finds, when security and business objectives are aligned, there are tangible business benefits
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Research Finds 450% Increase in Remote Employees Circumventing Security to Mask Online Habits or Steal Data

Oct 05 by Filip Truta
  • 56% of companies say their remote workers actively bypassed security controls to obfuscate online activity
  • 70% of the incidents included at least one attempt to circumvent a second security control to exfiltrate data without detection
  • 72% of companies surveyed saw data theft attempts by a departing employee wanting to take protected IP with them
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Cybersecurity Takes Top Tech Priority as COVID-19 Spurs Transformation Projects

Oct 03 by Filip Truta
  • Survey of over 600 IT leaders reveals the extent of COVID-19 disruption from a technological standpoint
  • Areas like cybersecurity, network infrastructure and cloud strategy need urgent adaptation for a distributed workforce
  • Cybersecurity is the top technology priority for digital transformation projects
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FBI: 41% of Financial Sector Cyber Attacks Come from Credential Stuffing

Oct 02 by Filip Truta
  • 60 percent of users employ one or more passwords across multiple accounts
  • Cyber criminals exploit user negligence to steal credentials and attempt logins across various sites
  • The increasing prevalence of credential stuffing attacks correlates with an increase in leaked credentials available on the dark web
  • Many reports received by the FBI indicate the use of botnet credential stuffing
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