Security

“Complexity is the worst enemy of security.” When Bruce Schneier said this about 20 years ago, top cyber threats (nowadays) like phishing or ‘Man in the Middle’ attacks, were at a nascent stage....
Oct 14, 2019
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Indian organizations rely more on automation for cybersecurity, as workloads of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are currently too heavy to take on new responsibilities, according to Cisco...
Oct 11, 2019
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Cyber security is anything but new to the readers of CIO&Leader. It has existed for long as a major agenda item for the CIOs and later, the specialized managers called the Chief Information...
Oct 10, 2019
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93% organizations were concerned about cyberattacks causing operational shutdown or customer-impacting downtime, according to a Tripwire-Dimensional Research survey. In an effort to prepare against...
Oct 09, 2019
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Enterprises which deployed an internal Security Operation Center (SOC) have been able to reduce financial damage from a cyberattack at USD 675,000 -- less than half the average impact cost for all...
Oct 07, 2019
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77% of Fortune 500 organizations make no indication on their websites about who is responsible for their security strategy, according to Bitglass’ latest report, The Cloudfathers: An Analysis of...
Oct 01, 2019
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Internet users in Asia-Pacific want security and privacy guarantees for the Internet of Things (IoT) -- the rapidly expanding network of devices, physical objects, services and applications that...
Sep 30, 2019
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Inefficient incident response to email attacks is costing businesses billions in losses every year. For many organizations, finding, identifying and removing email threats is a slow and manual...
Sep 27, 2019
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Cybercriminals from around the world are actively discussing how to compromise connected devices, and how to leverage these devices for moneymaking schemes, according to Trend Micro’s research,...
Sep 23, 2019
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The number of businesses reporting cyber incidents has gone up from 45% last year to 61% in 2019; not to mention the final cost of these attacks, according to the third Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report...
Sep 16, 2019
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Cybercriminals continue to use socially-engineered attacks across email, cloud applications, and social media to exploit human instincts and lure people to click, according to Proofpoint’s study. The...
Sep 13, 2019
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Small companies are being hit with more data breaches, according to cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky. As per its reports, more than a third (36%) of all of such organizations has been victims of data...
Sep 11, 2019
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There is a surge in fileless attacks designed to disguise malicious activity, according to a Trend Micro study. Detections of this threat alone were up 265% compared to the first half of 2018. Out of...
Sep 09, 2019
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Almost half (48%) of corporate boards and 63% of business leaders of surveyed enterprises are actively involved in cybersecurity strategy discussions, according to Infosys Knowledge Institute (IKI)’s...
Sep 06, 2019
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Annual losses from cyberattacks averaged USD 4.7 million in the last fiscal year—with more than one in 10 firms losing over USD 10 million — according to a new report from The Cybersecurity...
Sep 05, 2019
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Nearly two in five (38%) of enterprises admit that they have lost business due to either a real or perceived lack of security performance within their organization, according to a BitSight study....
Sep 04, 2019
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The healthcare industry is a prime target of hackers. According to Radware’s 2018-2019 Global Application and Network Security Report, healthcare was the second-most attacked industry after the...
Sep 03, 2019
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84% of CISOs believe the risks of cyber attacks will increase and almost a quarter believe the capabilities of attackers are outpacing their ability to defend their organization, according to a...
Sep 02, 2019
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Malicious insiders (30%) and employee error (25%) pose the greatest cybersecurity threats in the workplace, according to Canon’s second annual Office of the Future survey. More than 1,000 IT...
Aug 30, 2019
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Despite automation, the human factor can still put industrial processes at risk: Employee errors or unintentional actions were behind 52% of incidents affecting operational technology and industrial...
Aug 30, 2019
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Businesses are increasing the pace of investment in AI systems to defend against the next generation of cyberattacks, according to Capgemini Research Institute’s Reinventing Cybersecurity with...
Aug 29, 2019
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The global artificial intelligence (AI) in cyber security market was USD 7.1 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach approximately USD 30.9 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of slightly above 23.4% between...
Aug 28, 2019
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Enterprise information security spending in India is on pace to total USD 1.86 billion in 2019, an increase of 12.4% from 2018, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. “The growth of...
Aug 26, 2019
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Among organizations that engage third parties to provide business services, 83% identified third-party risks after conducting due diligence and before recertification, according to Gartner. Gartner’s...
Aug 23, 2019
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Cybercriminals continue to look for new attack opportunities throughout the digital attack surface and are leveraging evasion as well as anti-analysis techniques as they become more sophisticated in...
Aug 20, 2019
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Almost half (49%) of businesses believe cloud apps make them a target for cyber-attacks, according to new research from Thales. Surveying 1,050 IT decision makers globally, Thales’ 2019 Access...
Aug 14, 2019
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When it comes to cybersecurity awareness and practices, CIOs in the banking and financial services industry are at a much higher maturity curve than their peers. Despite their awareness and concerns...
Aug 06, 2019
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50% of all unique organizations impacted by observed phishing domains were from the financial services sector, according to Akamai’s 2019 State of the Internet/Security Financial Services Attack...
Aug 01, 2019
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More than half of organizations (53%) rate their Security Operation Center’s (SOC) ability to gather evidence, investigate and find the source of threats as ineffective, according to a Poneman...
Jul 30, 2019
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While most IT professionals are more confident about their email security systems than they were a year ago, email attacks continue to have a significant impact on businesses, according to key...
Jul 29, 2019
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The need for talented IT professionals remains a top concern for most organizations. According to one recent report, organizations say they currently face skills shortages across a range of IT...
Jul 26, 2019
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Industrial cybersecurity breaches are damaging organizations, impacting the bottom line and company reputation, according to a recent Honeywell survey of business leaders in India. The survey polled...
Jul 25, 2019
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The cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past 5 years and now costs USD 3.92 million on average, according to results of IBM Security’s annual study examining the financial impact of data...
Jul 24, 2019
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While public cloud providers expand their security services to protect their platforms, it is ultimately the customers’ responsibility to secure their data and applications on those platforms. While...
Jul 22, 2019
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CIOs and security teams spend a good number of their work hours managing security. Yet they are challenged with issues, such as a lack of expertise, budget and up-to-date technology. And as a result...
Jul 16, 2019
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IT managers feel overwhelmed by the volume of cyberattack attempts, with most of them admitting that successful hacks of their company networks are becoming the norm, according to a Sophos research...
Jul 15, 2019
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It is important to know ‘your identity’. Every organization wants to know, from the e-retailer to the tax office to the bank. However, there are 2 main issues with this: It is very easy for...
Jul 12, 2019
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Companies are more connected to their customers now than ever before.  After spending billions to digitally transform themselves, organizations have exponentially increased the number of touchpoints...
Jul 09, 2019
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As organizations strive to make their operations more agile in response to dynamic marketplace, they try to connect their Operational Technology (OT) systems to the Information Technology (IT)...
Jul 09, 2019
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There has been a 62% increase in overall malware detections compared to Q4, 2018, according to WatchGuard Technologies’ quarterly Internet Security Report for Q1, 2019. The report also found that...
Jul 01, 2019
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Until recently, the enterprise segment has been slow to incorporate AI as a security measure – the obvious reason being AI itself is still a work in progress and it took a while for CIO/CISOs to cut...
Jun 26, 2019
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Healthcare professionals are mostly concerned about the risks associated with Internet of Things (IoT), medical devices, third-party vendors, and program development/management, according to...
Jun 12, 2019
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The most prevalent types of threat actors and attack vectors of recent years will remain consistent but increase in attack volume in 2019, according to cybersecurity professionals polled in the 2nd...
Jun 11, 2019
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As massive data breaches continue to make international headlines and the Internet is an integral part of our daily lives, consumers are now grasping the risks they face. In a new F-Secure survey, 71...
May 31, 2019
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In recent years, cyber security attacks have increased substantially and companies have to bear phenomenal losses to safeguard themselves from the clutches of security threats. The latest threat...
May 30, 2019
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Kaspersky Lab, a cybersecurity and anti-virus company, has revealed a rise in a specific malware intended to steal money and credentials from people’s bank accounts. 29,841 files of the malware in Q1...
May 24, 2019
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C-level executives, who have access to a company’s most sensitive information, are now the major focus for social engineering attacks, alerts the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report....
May 08, 2019
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The global Internet of Things (IoT) security market size will grow from USD 8.2 billion in 2018 to USD 35.2 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 33.7% during the forecast...
Apr 30, 2019
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The guest gets out of a nice car, swivels a swanky fob of keys on a finger and approaches a well-dressed valet. The smiling attendant takes down a few details and walks off with the car keys. Only to...
Apr 30, 2019
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There is nothing like an unpickable lock. From the wooden pin-locks of ancient Egypt to the modern Yale and Schlage locks; locksmiths have been trying all possible contraptions and creative devices...
Apr 30, 2019
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