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Shame, confusion among office workers spur record numbers to give in to ransomware

Nov 03 by Filip Truta

Despite considerable efforts to educate employees on ransomware, many organizations still don't know what to do if they fall victim to an attack. According to part 2 of Intermedia's Data Vulnerability Report, a record number of employees and their employers are paying ransom.

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Businesses using GDPR as catalyst to enhance cyber risk management

Oct 17 by Filip Truta

A survey of 1,300 senior executives at companies doing business in the EU reveals that the most-prepared firms are using the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a catalyst to up their game in cyber risk management.

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US businesses invest more in GDPR readiness than UK counterparts; many haven’t even started implementation

Oct 03 by Filip Truta

Despite drafting new legislation to stay on par with the GDPR following Brexit, the United Kingdom is lagging behind the United States in investing to comply with the EU’s looming new data protection law. Both countries, though, are equally unprepared for GDPR, new data shows.

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Most global organizations don’t fully understand the consequences of not complying with GDPR

Sep 29 by Filip Truta

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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Companies to spend close to $100b on cyber security by 2018 – Gartner

Aug 16 by Filip Truta

Organizations worldwide are on track to spend a cumulative $86.4 billion on information security products this year, a 7 percent increase over 2016, Gartner reports. The research firm anticipates that figure will climb to $93 billion in 2018.

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UK drafts Data Protection Bill to stay on par with EU’s GDPR after Brexit

Aug 09 by Filip Truta

Taking a leaf from the EU’s book on data protection, the United Kingdom is preparing to introduce a new law that will see it aligned with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to be on par with the rest of Europe after it is no longer a member of the union.

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Windows users are left troubled in the wake of WannaCry

May 22 by Tsailing Merrem

The #WannaCry ransomware attack has reached over a quarter of a million computers across over 100 countries.  Looking at the “heat map” of attacks it’s obvious that some countries have fared worse than others.

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DevOps Practices Mature as Certificate Security Policies Remain Relaxed

Apr 25 by Liviu Arsene

Cryptographic keys and digital certificates used to uniquely identify machines or applications are vital to businesses that want to guarantee the integrity of in-transit data. However, even businesses with mature DevOps practices sometimes fail to follow practices designed to secure the use and storage of cryptographic keys and digital certificates.

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86 Percent Increase in Data Breaches in 2016 Led to 1.4 Billion Data Record Compromised

Mar 28 by Liviu Arsene

More than 1.4 billion data records are estimated to have been compromised in 2016 as a direct result of data breaches, spawning an 86 percent increase compared to 2015, according to a Gemalto’s Breach Level Index. With organizations continuously being targeted by cybercriminals either with sophisticated advanced threats or through infrastructure vulnerabilities, the main driver behind these attacks is often related to financial gains or gratification.

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Federal Agencies Need to Step Up Cyber Security Efforts

Dec 14 by Bogdan Botezatu

People often complain about how the government spends money inefficiently—and in many cases these criticisms are justified. And when it comes to spending on cyber security solutions, there’s plenty of room for improvement, according to a recent study.

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Must cybersecurity inhibit innovation?

Nov 04 by George V. Hulme

It’s absolutely true that, more often than not, security is a barrier to getting things done. Whether it’s a forgotten password, waiting for resources to be provisioned, or a risk-based decision that requires a new initiative to be delayed because potential risks are too high without some additional mitigation. However, when approached correctly and with some forethought, it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Cloud Spending Spurs Security Spending Increase

Nov 01 by George V. Hulme

As enterprises increasingly embrace cloud computing and cloud services, they must also adjust their cybersecurity spending to reflect the new reality of how they’re using (or not using) their data centers and business-technology systems. The fact that there is a shift in security spending because of so-called digital transformation efforts was made clear in the recently released Global State of Information Security Survey (GSISS) 2017 -- a worldwide study conducted by PwC, as well as CIO and CSO magazines.

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