Security

Increased phishing attacks, monetary gain and supply chain attacks have emerged as the key trends that characterised cybercrime for most of 2020, according to a new report from Keysight Technologies...
Apr 23, 2021
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Spending on security hardware, services, and software in APeJ is expected to reach USD 23.1 billion in 2021 – an increase of 12.6% over the previous year, according to IDC’s Worldwide Security...
Apr 22, 2021
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Phishing activity increased significantly in the first few months of 2020, taking advantage of pandemic-induced product shortages and increased usage of streaming services, according to OpenText’s...
Apr 22, 2021
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Enterprises see protecting customer personal information as the top reason to encrypt data, and yet report actually encrypting customer data at a far lower rate, according to Entrust’s 2021 Global...
Apr 20, 2021
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There are two malicious spam campaigns that began in January, 2021, according to Sophos’ new research, titled BazarLoader Deploys A Pair of Novel Spam Vectors. The first targeted remote working...
Apr 19, 2021
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In 2020, there was highest percentage of bad bot traffic (25.6%), while traffic from humans fell by 5.7%, according to Imperva Research Labs’ 2021 Bad Bot Report. More than 40% of all web traffic...
Apr 19, 2021
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Open source software provides the foundation for the vast majority of applications across all industries, according to Synopsys’ 2021 Open Source Security & Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report. The...
Apr 16, 2021
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Malicious users seem to have understood that adapting some of the tricks used by advance persistent threat (APT) groups works well in achieving a wide variety of their goals, such as using ransomware...
Apr 16, 2021
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The move to mass remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic saw the mobile attack surface expand dramatically, resulting in 97% of organizations facing mobile threats from several attack vectors,...
Apr 14, 2021
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The demand for Digital Innovation (DI), driven by shifting markets, evolving consumer expectations, and digital competition, has done far more than just transform networks. It has completely changed...
Apr 14, 2021
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In Q4, McAfee Labs observed an average of 648 threats per minute, an increase of 60 threats per minute (10%) over Q3. The two quarters also saw COVID-19-related cyber-attack detections increase by...
Apr 13, 2021
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While the percentage of ICS computers on which malicious objects were blocked had declined since the second half of 2019, this number again started to rise in the second half of 2020. Globally, the...
Apr 12, 2021
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Ransomware, malicious spam, mobile malware and other threats to consumers evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to Bitdefender’s 2020 Consumer Threat Landscape Report, which...
Apr 09, 2021
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In 2020, the most common incidents that financial organizations suffered regarding data in the cloud were phishing attacks (reported by 26%), targeted attacks on cloud infrastructure (22%) and...
Apr 08, 2021
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Cybercriminals increasingly often use legitimate services such as Google Forms and Telegram to obtain user data stolen during phishing attacks, according to Group-IB. Alternative ways to obtain data...
Apr 08, 2021
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IT security budgets are spiralling out of control as organizations adapt to the Everywhere Workplace, according to Ivanti’s study. Almost all CISOs (92%) highlighted the need to deploy additional...
Apr 07, 2021
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Cyber-attackers and fraudsters are upping their game by leveraging modern-day digital tools to target enterprises and employees to carry out fierce cyber-attacks. As reported by Google's Threat...
Apr 07, 2021
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99% of security professionals report challenges with the security of their IoT and IIoT devices, and 95% are concerned about risks associated with these connected devices, according to a Tripwire-...
Apr 06, 2021
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Despite cyberattacks increasing, cybersecurity budgets have remained stagnant and executive teams continue to underestimate the level of damage threats can do to organizations, according to Sophos’...
Apr 05, 2021
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Data-stealing ransomware attacks, information harvesting malware, and supply chain attacks are among the critical threats to organizations, according to F-Secure’s study. One of the most notable...
Apr 01, 2021
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Most (61%) manufacturers have experienced cybersecurity incidents in their smart factories and are struggling to deploy the technology needed to effectively manage cyber risk, according to Trend...
Mar 31, 2021
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More than 80% of global IT decision-makers have already adopted, or plan to adopt or expand, cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) initiatives over the next two years, according to a study...
Mar 31, 2021
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There is a dangerous disconnect between the need for organizations to keep their data protected and the ineffective investments they’ve made trying to reach that goal, according to Acronis’ survey....
Mar 30, 2021
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The pandemic-driven shift to remote work has significantly changed how companies are investing in identity and access management capabilities and Zero Trust security, according to a new survey from ...
Mar 30, 2021
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Security and risk management leaders must address eight top trends to enable rapid reinvention in their organization, as COVID-19 accelerates digital business transformation and challenges...
Mar 23, 2021
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Ransomware is one of the top threats in cybersecurity, according to Palo Alto Network’s 2021 Ransomware Threat Report, which highlights the latest insights on the top ransomware variants, ransomware...
Mar 19, 2021
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Enterprise information security and risk management end user spending in India is on pace to total USD 2.08 billion in 2021, an increase of 9.5% from 2020, according to the latest forecast from...
Mar 18, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic forced the healthcare industry to rapidly adopt telehealth, which has left it vulnerable to cyberattacks as the industry had little or no time to ensure all the necessary...
Mar 16, 2021
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The buzz around 5G is reaching a fevered pitch – barely a day goes by where it isn’t in the news. We have heard about the data capacity and speed increases, lower latency, and lower power consumption...
Mar 11, 2021
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The majority of all malware is now delivered via cloud applications, underscoring how attackers increasingly abuse popular cloud services to evade legacy security defenses putting enterprise data...
Mar 02, 2021
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95% of IT leaders say that client and company data is at risk on email, according to Egress’ 2021 Data Loss Prevention Report. In addition, an overwhelming 83% of organizations have suffered data...
Mar 01, 2021
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability of technology to think and act like a human and is being utilized to help fight off potential cyberattacks. Employing AI and Machine Learning (ML) to...
Feb 25, 2021
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There is an increased adoption of managed infrastructure services and the emergence of new cloud watering hole attacks, according to Accurics’ Cloud Cyber Resilience Report, which highlights security...
Feb 23, 2021
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Supply chain attacks, ransomware, data extortion and nation-state threats are proving to be more prolific than ever, according to Crowdstrike’s 2021 Global Threat Report. The report highlights unique...
Feb 23, 2021
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A majority of businesses see state-led and sponsored cyberattacks as a major threat. They are concerned about catastrophic reputational and financial consequences and call for greater international...
Feb 23, 2021
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The pandemic accelerated both the threat of fraud and the response to it, with corporate and banking alignment on defensive automation, according to Bottomline & Strategic Treasurer’s 2021...
Feb 19, 2021
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The increasing importance of emotional intelligence and other skills required to work with different stakeholders are placing new demands on Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). However, it’s...
Feb 18, 2021
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There is a 154% increase in the number of attacks between 2019 and 2020, with growth in ransom-related DDoS (RDDoS) attacks and a rise in use of existing attack vectors, including web applications,...
Feb 15, 2021
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Thanks to cyber attacks making regular headlines in the news, it’s no secret that massive data breaches are a significant threat to organizations. However, a recent F-Secure report highlights the...
Feb 12, 2021
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Bob Carver, Principal - Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence and Analytics at Verizon is the top cybersecurity influencer on Twitter during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020, according to an analysis of...
Feb 11, 2021
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Security spending in critical infrastructure has been little impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, save for some reshuffling on where that spend is most needed. The effect has been mostly in increased...
Feb 11, 2021
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In 2020, the most common incidents that government agencies experienced in the cloud were phishing (reported by 39% of organizations), accidental data leakage (24%) and targeted attacks on the...
Feb 10, 2021
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In 2020, every second fraudulent transaction in the finance industry was an account takeover, according to Kaspersky. According to anonymized statistics of events detected by Kaspersky Fraud...
Feb 09, 2021
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A significant number of companies have updated their security strategies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Pro-Vigil’s survey. These updates coincide with 20% of survey respondents...
Feb 08, 2021
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As the pandemic continues and schools experience renewed closures or pursue a hybrid model of learning (in-person and remote), the educational sector continues to attract the attention of...
Feb 08, 2021
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In a rapidly changing business environment, the role of the CISO has hugely expanded in its scope and responsibilities, according to BT Security’s global survey, which canvassed the opinions of over...
Feb 05, 2021
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Universally, IT professionals advised that using a VPN created a number of problems for their organization. Topping the list, 62% of respondents cited inadequate security as their number one VPN pain...
Feb 04, 2021
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Organizations are vulnerable to ransomware propagating throughout the remote network and large-scale breaches are having major impact businesses – essentially grinding operations to a halt, according...
Feb 04, 2021
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The overall cybersecurity posture has remained strong due to greater investments in security automation technologies and reliance on managed security service providers (MSSPs), potentially paving the...
Feb 03, 2021
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2020 was a very memorable year, largely due to the global COVID-19 pandemic which continues to have rippling effects. Among the ripples are significant shifts in technology usage and a surge in ...
Feb 03, 2021
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