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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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A GIF Image Could Have Let Hackers Hijack Microsoft Teams at Your Firm

Apr 27 by Graham Cluley

A critical vulnerability has been patched in the Microsoft Teams work collaboration platform after security researchers discovered a way in which hackers could compromise accounts and steal data with something as seemingly harmless as an animated .GIF image.

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Insider Threats Jump 47 Percent, as Incident Costs Reach $11.45 Million, New Study Shows

Apr 27 by Alina Bizga

Amid the turmoil and confusion surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, companies were forced to hastily implement solutions that could allow employees to shift to telework overnight, creating extensive opportunities for bad actors and insider threats to flourish.

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Ransomware Threat Alarmingly High for SMBs as They Place Security on the Back Burner

Nov 19 by Luana Pascu

Small and medium-sized businesses are still a top target for ransomware attacks, and the number of attacks will most likely increase in 2019, according to a recent survey of MSPs. Over half of MSPs confirmed their clients experienced at least one ransomware attack in the first half of the year, while 35 percent said their clients were attacked more than once a day, regardless of their operating system. In fact, the number of ransomware attacks targeting Apple devices has increased five-fold in the past year, the survey found.

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Amazon Hit from Within, Employees Leak Proprietary Data for Profit

Sep 20 by Luana Pascu

Insider threats are nothing to joke about -- they are a real danger to companies worldwide, who often neglect them. In fact, they rank among the top six threats of 2018, according to statistics. A company will spend at least $8 million yearly on insider threats, the Ponemon Institute has found.

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Your Business Should Be More Afraid of Phishing than Malware

Sep 19 by Graham Cluley

The headlines love to talk about sophisticated hacking gangs, exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities to break their way into businesses and steal corporate data.

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146 Billion Records Leaked by 2023, Small Businesses Left Most Vulnerable, Study Says

Aug 15 by Luana Pascu

Enterprises are at risk now more than ever because it seems they keep falling behind on infrastructure security, while hackers are more vigilant and sophisticated in their schemes. Researchers can’t really put their finger on what it is exactly that causes more damage –insider threats, targeted attacks or plain old outdated software, but one thing is certain: by 2023, more than 146 billion records will be leaked following security breaches, according to Juniper Research.

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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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Cybersecurity Is A Crucial Objective; Not All C-Level Execs Know That

Jul 10 by Luana Pascu

It’s common knowledge that cyberattacks will escalate, so upper management has to develop an understanding of the threat landscape, the different types of attacks and what it all involves. Right now, the Trump administration is working on an executive order to clearly establish the duties of agency chief information officers.

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Data Center and Attack Surface Visibility Top Concerns in Cloud Computing, Study Finds

May 31 by Luana Pascu

A few years ago, companies were reluctant to adopt cloud computing because they thought a lack of physical access to the network would deprive them of control over their data. A major shift occurred when they understood that, with suitable configuration and security, cloud computing offers serious benefits.

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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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Changes to Data Breach Notifications in the Air

Mar 14 by George V. Hulme

Ever since the first data breach notification law went into effect July 1, 2003 in California (SB 1386), there has been controversy surrounding what types of data being exposed should trigger data breach notifications, who should be notified, and how quickly they should be notified. In fact, it’s become somewhat of a mess.

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