Security

Phishing attacks have been a leading cause for breaches globally, with 83% of information security (infosec) professionals reported having experienced phishing attacks in 2018, up from 76% in 2017,...
Jan 21, 2020
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Industrial firms, due to increased digitalization, are more exposed to cyberthreats than ever before, according to a Fortinet-Forrester Consulting joint survey. In addition, the lack of collaboration...
Jan 21, 2020
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For the first time ever, Cyber incidents (35% of responses) ranks as the most important business risk in Asia-Pacific in the ninth Allianz Risk Barometer 2020, relegating perennial top peril Business...
Jan 15, 2020
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More than 70% of websites now use SSL encryption. The Google Transparency Report statistics below show a very rapid rise in adoptions of HTTPS for Chrome browser users worldwide. Unfortunately, the...
Jan 09, 2020
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Organizations are getting more confident in their cloud security strategies, according to a recent Barracuda Networks survey of 850 security professionals. As per the survey, over 44% of respondents...
Jan 03, 2020
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The year 2019 witnessed key CISOs moving to different companies or taking up new positions within the same company. Presenting to you a list of 60 such CISOs... December 2019 Amit Jaokar moved to...
Dec 30, 2019
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For the first time in over three years, a mobile trojan has entered the overall top malware listing as well as being the most prevalent mobile threat over the past month, according to Check Point...
Dec 26, 2019
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People-centric threats are causing the most detrimental cybersecurity breaches, which include socially-engineered attacks and human errors, rather than failure of technology or process, according to...
Dec 20, 2019
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The digital transformation journey of Indian organizations’ is getting increasingly hindered by cyberattacks, according to a Forcepoint-Frost & Sullivan Risk & Cybersecurity study. The study...
Dec 18, 2019
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Modern applications are difficult to secure. Whether they are web or mobile, custom developed or SaaS-based, applications are now scattered across different platforms and frameworks. To accelerate...
Dec 12, 2019
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Spending on security hardware, services, and software in Asia/Pacific is expected to reach USD 16.4 billion in 2019, an increase of 20.01% over previous year, according to IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual...
Nov 26, 2019
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Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Counter Threat Intelligence will evolve and this will shift the traditional advantage of the cybercriminal, according to Fortinet’s threat landscape...
Nov 25, 2019
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Reliance on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to combat cybersecurity threats is forecasted to increase by several orders of magnitude over the next five years. A report from P&S Market Research says...
Nov 25, 2019
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Majority (85%) of developers said security is very important to the coding and development process, and 75% said they are worried about the security of these apps, according to WhiteHat Security’s...
Nov 22, 2019
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Organizations will face a growing risk from their cloud and the supply chain, according to Trend Micro’s 2020 predictions report. The growing popularity of cloud and DevOps environments will continue...
Nov 21, 2019
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Fewer than half (47%) of cybersecurity professionals have a plan in place to deal with attacks on their IoT devices and equipment, despite the fact that nine out of ten expressed concerns over future...
Nov 15, 2019
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7.2 billion malware attacks were launched in the first three quarters of 2019 as well as 151.9 million ransomware attacks, marking 15% and 5% year-over-year declines, respectively, according to...
Nov 13, 2019
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Mobile/IoT devices are increasing day-by-day and digital payment industry is also on the peak. IoT and mobile devices has a great impact on human lives, it is penetrating numerous aspects in human...
Nov 11, 2019
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With the perpetually shifting threat landscape, most organizations (over 90%) believe that the cyber threat landscape will stay the same or worsen in 2020, according to FireEye’s Cyber Trendscape...
Nov 05, 2019
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Much has been made about the cybersecurity skills gap, and for good reason. There is a scarcity of cybersecurity professionals worldwide, which makes networks and those who depend on them—which is...
Nov 04, 2019
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By now, the incident of a malware hitting Nuclear Power Corporation of Indian Ltd (NPCIL)’s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) is all across media and social media. The matter has been politicized...
Oct 31, 2019
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Businesses are looking to optimize and accelerate their Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), in order to improve their operational efficiency and gain a competitive edge. Service mesh is the...
Oct 30, 2019
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When it comes to cybersecurity, generally people under the age of 30 and digital natives are far more aware of the potential risks of the online world -- of data breaches, hack attacks, and other...
Oct 25, 2019
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71% of global organizations see the emergence of quantum computers as a large threat to security, according to a new study from DigiCert, the world’s leading provider of TLS/SSL and PKI solutions....
Oct 21, 2019
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Small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) have become a prime target for cyber attackers, with ransomware being the most common cyber threat, according to cybersecurity company, Datto’s latest Global...
Oct 18, 2019
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“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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