Eight months to go until the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation takes effect and only 26 percent of government organizations are aware of the impact of GDPR, the lowest of any sector, according to SAS. Privately held companies aren’t much better off.
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As of 2017, a single cyber incident can put a small company out of business, according to new research by Ponemon Institute. The findings confirm Bitdefender’s predictions for 2017 that targeted attacks would increase due to poor security of corporate networks.
With 200 pages telling businesses how to handle customer data come May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Law has inadvertently created a long list of job openings – 75,000 by some estimates – for those who can responsibly juggle big chunks of data.
China’s new cyber-security law, in effect since June 1st, contains vague and onerous language that authorities could invoke to compel security checks, forcibly demand data or to inspect proprietary technology.
Pinch yourself because it’s sometime hard to believe in 2017 – but one of the biggest threats your company faces are old-fashioned and simplistic phishing attacks.
Four in ten companies in the US and the UK experienced five or more significant security incidents in the past year, among most cited external threats being malware, ransomware, and browser lockers (44%), phishing email, web or social (42%), domain infringement or DNS exposure/direct (42%), scams and disingenuous ads (40%), mobile app exposures and unknown or unauthorized rogue company mobile app (37%), and brand abuse and defacement (35%), according to a recent survey conducted by IDG.
Danish IT execs perceive hacktivist entities and competitors as the main interested parties that could target their organisations, according to a recent Bitdefender survey. The study confirms that competitors interested in corporate espionage and foreign state-sponsored attackers come second and third, with 61 percent and 46 percent, respectively.
Among the riskier activities enterprises can undertake are merging with or acquiring other businesses—and not just for the financial considerations involved. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) present a number of cyber security risks that might not even be on the radar screen when merger discussions first begin.
New data from Akamai Technologies reveals that distributed denial of service (DDoS) and web application attacks are on this rise following months of decline, increasing 28% in Q2 2017 from the same period last year.
Some 90 percent of boards of directors in the US address cybersecurity as a serious risk management issue with severe reputation and financial consequences, while only 8 percent haven’t done it so far, according to a recent Bitdefender survey.
Ransomware is a growing threat to any organizations that rely on systems and data; in other words, just about any organization in the world.