While we’ve just passed the halfway mark of 2018, data breaches and new threats have been plaguing businesses and organizations, exposing the data of millions of users worldwide. Apart from known and increasingly sophisticated threats, such as ransomware, the hype around cryptocurrency has led to the emergence of cryptojackers, a new problem organizations need to deal with.
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The topic of cybersecurity is rapidly moving up the agenda of CIOs.
Cyber security and regulatory compliance are becoming increasingly intertwined, which is forcing organizations to rethink how they manage corporate risk.
It’s common knowledge that cyberattacks will escalate, so upper management has to develop an understanding of the threat landscape, the different types of attacks and what it all involves. Right now, the Trump administration is working on an executive order to clearly establish the duties of agency chief information officers.
Serverless computing is taking off. By some estimates, many enterprises that are using public cloud have embraced serverless computing. As TheNewStack’s Lawrence Hecht wrote, “After digging in, we found that the survey says 70 percent of enterprises have migrated a significant number of workloads to the public cloud. Among this group, 39 percent of using serverless, 40 percent are using containers and 34 percent are using container orchestration.”
Research giant Gartner is out with a report documenting six emerging trends that IT security leaders should keep on their radar in 2018 and beyond. The findings could easily serve as pro tips for security leaders looking to gain a foothold in their organization’s decision-making process.
The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its latest Internet Crime Report highlighting the most common attack avenues for bad actors, as well as some important statistics to keep in mind in 2018 and beyond.
As 250,000 new malicious programs and an increasing number of tailor-made threats try to wreak havoc on corporate IT infrastructures each day, CISOs face a seemingly impossible challenge: to add better protection while remaining fast and flexible in tackling modern threats.
The time for the healthcare industry to embrace cloud computing has been long. But it’s finally here, according to a recent survey conducted around HIMSS18 (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) of Members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
Mere months after the NotPetya ransomware contagion, victims were already reporting more than $1 billion in damages across countries and verticals. And the costs associated with the attack are apparently still climbing.
2018 appears to be the year of regulatory compliance, threatening to hinder all IT initiatives and projects. Whether it’s The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the banking sector’s PSD2 (Revised Payment Service Directive), NIST for federal agencies or the EU’s boogey-man - Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations worldwide are struggling to meet all industry-specific guidelines and recommendations to avoid substantial fines following an incident.
About a year ago, Europe’s largest electrical and telecommunications retailer was hacked, compromising 5.9 million customer cards and 1.2 million personal records. Dixons Carphone claimed it had been unaware of the breach until recently, so no information had been held back from their customers or regulatory bodies.