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Despite Cloud Popularity, Enterprises Still Struggle with Compliance and Security

May 18 by George V. Hulme

As we’ve covered in depth here over the past few years, enterprises have moved to cloud in a big way, with the estimated size of the cloud computing market to have been $130 billion globally in 2017. But those organizations who have made the move, especially when it involves sensitive or

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What's So Scary About GDPR?

May 15 by Ericka Chickowski

We're at less than a month before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations go live and global readiness still lags considerably. Companies around the world are in varying states of compliance, with a fair number of organizations out there that still haven't even stepped up to the start line of their GDPR compliance journey.

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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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Data Breach Disclosure Is Still Taking Too Long, Report Reveals as GDPR Looms

May 10 by Graham Cluley

The accepted wisdom in the field of cybersecurity is that things are getting worse, and that more businesses are losing control of more data than ever before.

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Ransomware Attacks Emerge as Key Cyber Security Threat, Verizon Report Says

May 09 by Bogdan Botezatu

Ransomware attacks have emerged as a key cyber security threat for global organizations, according to the recently released 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon.

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Enterprises Slack at Security Patching at Their Own Peril

May 08 by George V. Hulme

It’s perhaps one of the most well-known and understood foundations of enterprise security – finding and patching outdated software with software updates. However, a newly released survey from cloud IT services provider ServiceNow, Today’s State of Vulnerability Response: Patch Work Demands Attention, found that there is still much work that must be done within the enterprise to close the window of vulnerability, that time between when an application vulnerability becomes known and it is remedied.

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How Much GDPR Risk Is Hiding in Your Data?

May 07 by George V. Hulme

How much risk is hiding in your in the data in your enterprise?

Probably quite a bit.

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Half of CISOs Admit Being Breached; Business Interruptions, the Main Concern

May 04 by Razvan Muresan

A recent Bitdefender survey of 1,050 chief information security officers found while half the respondents admitted their company was breached in the last year one in six who did so still couldn’t identify how the attack happened.

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Think Automation and AI Will Help Close Your Cybersecurity Skills Gap?

May 03 by George V. Hulme

Do you think automation and AI/machine learning will help your organization close its internal skills gap? A recent study from the Ponemon Institute found otherwise — at least for now. According to the Ponemon Institute study (funded by security vendor DomainTools) also found that the cybersecurity professional skills shortage will increase as automation technologies increase.

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MSPs Must Prepare for New Cyber Attacks

May 02 by Liviu Arsene

The main goal of MSPs is to help businesses grow by ensuring agility, scalability, and security. This means MSPS need to constantly learn and adapt to sophisticated threats, and deliver a full complement of security services and technologies that address individual risks for each company. Consequently, MSPs need to stay on-par with security trends and pay close attention to both threats and cutting-edge technologies that can mitigate them.

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Seven Winning DevSecOps Metrics Security Should Track

May 01 by Ericka Chickowski

Last week's DevOps Connect event at RSA Conference brought together some of the leading minds in the DevOps and AppSec communities to discuss DevSecOps. Given the audience, a lot of the discussions focused on awareness themes for security folks still wrapping their heads around the idea of embedding their people into cross-functional DevOps teams. But each year these DevOps confabs at RSAC, the security audience grows savvier in continuous delivery principles, and the programming is trending more toward the real nuts and bolts of instituting DevSecOps.

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Are You Ready for GDPR Compliance? Many Organizations Are Not

Apr 30 by Bogdan Botezatu

The deadline for one of the most highly publicized and impactful data privacy regulations in the world is approaching, and many companies are still not prepared.

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