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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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Use of High-Risk Apps and Websites Increased 161% Amid Work-from-Home Shift, New Research Shows

Aug 07 by Alina Bizga

The August 2020 edition of the Netskope Cloud and Threat Report highlights a 161% increase in visits to high-risk apps and sites brought on by a 64% remote workforce.

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Untrained and Malicious Users Lead Concerns among IT Professionals in the UK

Jun 30 by Alina Bizga

A new report published by KnowBe4 delves into the top security challenges and issues that IT professionals and UK-based organizations face, including attack types, security initiatives and organizational limits.

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Bad Actors Target Unsecure Databases An Average of 18 Times Per Day, New Research Shows

Jun 16 by Alina Bizga

Many companies accidentally leave their databases exposed on the web, and data breaches or security incidents occur daily. Unsecured and misconfigured servers often lead to data leaks that can become logistical and legal nightmares for companies, leaving the privacy and security of customers or company assets at risk.

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CISOs Latest Dilemma: How to Make the Most Out of Your Endpoint Security Solutions with Understaffed Teams

Apr 04 by Luana Pascu

While digital transformation and the e-commerce bubble in late '90s have reshaped the way companies do business, increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks call for immediate and sometimes overly complex defenses. Security tool vendors have been more than willing to provide an ever expanding array of tools and technologies, many with dubious value.

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Cybersecurity Investment to Shoot Up in Financial Industry in 2019; Top Firms Already Spend $1 Billion

Dec 10 by Luana Pascu

A look back on 2018 shows the financial services industry turned out to be the most at risk, with security incidents and breaches skyrocketing. Top threats to the financial services industry include cloud security and third-party risks, while the most prevalent techniques are DDoS, social engineering, spear-phishing, ransomware and insider threats, according to a Bitdefender white paper.

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DHS, FBI Alert: SamSam Ransomware Zeroes In on Critical Computer Networks in US

Dec 06 by Luana Pascu

An activity alert by the US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI this week warns organizations from multiple industries in critical infrastructures that they are a top target for SamSam ransomware, also known as MSIL/Samas.A, and provides a list of guidelines to help prevent and mitigate these attacks.

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Lack of Political Leadership in UK Jeopardizes Cyber Security of Critical Sectors, Report Says

Nov 23 by Luana Pascu

The lack of political leadership to face targeted attacks is contributing to the poor job the UK is doing on its national security strategy, says a UK government report discussing the cyber security of the nation’s critical national infrastructure.

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Many businesses continue to leave their doors wide open to unsophisticated attackers, research shows

Nov 22 by Filip Truta

New research reveals that cyber-attacks by unsophisticated hackers this year have successfully exploited vulnerabilities that many of the world's famed businesses were already aware of but did nothing to fix.

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Cyber-attacks now cost businesses over $1M on average, can sink small companies

Sep 26 by Filip Truta

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.

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