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37% of IT Managers See Failure to Install Updates as the Biggest Security Threat of 2018

Aug 31 by Filip Truta

Outdated software is now a bigger threat than weak passwords, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and unsecured USB sticks, according to a new study.

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Organizations Are Unrealistic, Overconfident about Their Cybersecurity Skills

Aug 30 by Luana Pascu

Cyberattacks are on the rise, with the most significant malicious activity so far detected in the finance, professional and information sectors, followed by manufacturing, according to Rapid7. Despite the increasing number of data breaches in critical sectors, there are discrepancies in how C-level executives perceive cybersecurity and the threat landscape, depending on their industry and home country.

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Researchers Find Power Grid, IoT Device Security a Dangerous Mix

Aug 29 by George V. Hulme

Smart connected appliances, should they be commandeered by attackers for use in a botnet, could result in everything from local power outages to severe wide-scale blackouts a team of Princeton University researchers contended at the USENIX Security Symposium.

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77% of Businesses Have Experienced Cyber Attack in the Past 12 Months

Aug 28 by Filip Truta

The vast majority of businesses think data protection is important or mission-critical for digital and IT transformation projects, but they lack the technological provisions to provide good data protection assurance.

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Diminished Data Privacy, Customer Doubt Could Affect Corporate Business Models, Monetization

Aug 27 by Luana Pascu

Many companies have based their business models on collecting facts and statistics from their customers, accumulating big data which they analyze to improve not only customer experience, but also marketing, sales and product strategies. Or so they claim. The popularity of social media and digital operations have made it easier for businesses to gather reams of personal information, including emails, browsing history, habits, location, political beliefs and pretty much any other behavioral detail.

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Critical National Infrastructures on the Radar; British MPs Say Attack Is Imminent

Aug 24 by Luana Pascu

Critical national infrastructures such as the energy sector, public transportation, commercial facilities, government and defense, and medical services, among others, have been under attack in recent years, following a large volume of security vulnerabilities and a lack of encryption.

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Google Warns Businesses of Government-backed Phishing Attacks

Aug 23 by Graham Cluley

Phishing isn’t a new problem, but that fact alone doesn’t mean that it’s an easy one for companies to protect against.

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NHS Security Systems, Data Protection Questioned after Repeated Patient Record Losses

Aug 22 by Filip Truta

A new study by the Parliament Street think tank has revealed that the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) lost nearly 10,000 patient records between 2017 and 2018. After facing the ‘biggest ransomware’ offensive in history, NHS trusts lost hundreds of thousands of additional documents.

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DDoS Attack Volume Rose 50% in Q2 2018

Aug 21 by Filip Truta

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks aimed at disruption remain a massive problem for businesses big and small, despite the shutdown of the Webstresser DDoS-for-hire service. Attackers are also increasingly striking outside of normal business hours, researchers have found.

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Bitdefender Investigates Advanced Cyberattacks on Financial Institutions, Warns That Hackers Target Eastern European and Russian Banks

Bitdefender has recently investigated a series of advanced cyberattacks aimed at financial institutions, designed to covertly exfiltrate massive amounts of money in coordinated strikes.

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Gartner: Cloud-Smitten Companies Facing “Unpredictable” Cybersecurity Threats

Aug 20 by Filip Truta

Cloud computing enables the much-needed speed and agility demanded in our digital economy era. Embracing the cloud can generate significant cost savings as well as new revenue streams. However, the cloud-first mindset may be sending digital businesses down a dangerous path.

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Companies to Spend $124 Billion in 2019 on Cybersecurity, Gartner Says

Aug 17 by Razvan Muresan

Total spending on information security products and services will reach more than $114 billion globally in 2018, an increase of 12.4% from last year, according to advisory company Gartner.

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