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UK Enterprises to Compete for £70m in Government Cybersecurity Challenge

Jan 31 by Luana Pascu

After 40 percent of UK businesses reported data breaches or security incidents in the past year, the government wants to completely “design out” complex cyber risks and attacks. To achieve this and strengthen national infrastructure and consumer security, officials plan to issue an impressive challenge to enterprises across the UK.

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43% of Enterprises Not Ready to Say Goodbye to Windows 7

Jan 18 by Luana Pascu

2020 will bring the end of Windows 7, following Microsoft’s announcement that it will no longer offer support and updates for the operating system starting January 14, 2020. But companies appear to have had a good run with it and are not yet ready to say goodbye, a Kollective survey of 1,000 US and UK enterprise IT professionals has found.

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Container Security Incidents to Rise in 2019 as Companies Knowingly Deploy Vulnerable Containers

Jan 14 by Luana Pascu

The popularity of container technology has grown fast in software engineering, but 60 percent of organizations suffered at least one container-related security incident in 2018, mostly caused by the advancement of DevOps teams, according to Tripwire’s State of Container Security Report. 71 percent anticipate an increase in container security incidents in 2019, most likely raising the costs of hybrid cloud security.

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US Couldn’t Handle Catastrophic Cyberattack on Power Grid, Government Warns

Dec 18 by Luana Pascu

Key infrastructures are in the crossfire of cyberwarfare. Growing threats and sophisticated nation-state attacks backed by North Korea, China and Russia jeopardize public safety and national security. Which one is the bigger threat?

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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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MSP Networks Actively Targeted by Nation-State APTs, US Government Warns

Oct 06 by Luana Pascu

The US Department of Homeland Security Computer Emergency Readiness Team has just issued a technical alert earlier this week, warning that US companies operating in critical sectors are at risk, as cyberespionage attempts from foreign governments were detected. Key targets include Information Technology (IT), Energy, Healthcare and Public Health, Communications, and Critical Manufacturing. From as early as May 2016, CERT says extensive Advanced Persistent Threat tactics, techniques, and procedures were deployed to infiltrate MSPs (managed service providers) customer networks to steal confidential information and interfere with government and business operations.

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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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Enterprises and Governments Trust Hacker-Powered Security to Identify Unique Critical Vulnerabilities

Jul 27 by Luana Pascu

Data breaches not only cost companies millions, but they also inflict reputational damage, customer turnover and operational costs. The average cost of a data breach has risen 6.4% to a global average of $3.86 million this year, according to research from the Ponemon Institute.

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CIO Roles Grow More Strategic As Cloud Migration and Data Security Become Industry Standards

Jul 12 by Luana Pascu

The topic of cybersecurity is rapidly moving up the agenda of CIOs.

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2018 Is the Worst Year for Corporate Security; Executives Lack Cohesive Security Plan

May 24 by Luana Pascu

Security executives fear cyberattacks will heavily target critical infrastructures in the near future, but they don’t seem to be doing much about enforcing security policies that also cover IoT devices. Despite the major threat they pose, connected devices have so far been overlooked in security policies. It appears that in general, in spite of the increasing awareness of high-profile cyberattacks and threats, enterprises tend to look the other way rather than invest properly in a cybersecurity strategy.

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42 Percent of Security Professionals Ignore Security Warnings

May 14 by Liviu Arsene

Some 42 percent of IT security professionals ignore critical security issues, especially if they don’t know how to fix them (16 percent), according to a recent survey of 155 IT professionals by Oyutpost24.

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Insider Threats Remain #1 Security Headache for Organizations, Research Shows

Apr 27 by Luana Pascu

Businesses cannot come up with a mitigation strategy to efficiently detect, identify and manage insider threats, according to research from the Ponemon Institute, so they risk the loss of critical confidential data and resources, network shutdown and reputational damage. In the past year, 159 organizations from the United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region dealt with 3,269 security breaches caused by insider threats due to plain negligence.  

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