Vesta released a report which includes an analysis of millions of digital transactions from the first quarter of 2020 through the first quarter of 2021 to track how CNP fraud evolved during that time frame. The overall percentage of global transactions its system identified as being potentially fraudulent ranged from 10 to 13%, with the average value of each fraudulent transaction ranging from $126 to $155. Fraud attempts, however, are not evenly distributed: fraudulent attempts … More →
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81% of U.S.-based IT professionals believe that having remote workers has increased enterprise security challenges, while 74% acknowledge that their company’s use of cloud solutions increased as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a ManageEngine report reveals. The report also found that 96% of U.S. organizations plan to stick with remote work for at least the next two years. Rising to enterprise security challenges The report found that phishing is the most common threat … More →
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87% of network managers, network architects and network engineers say their organizations have increased their investment in NetOps over the past two years, with just 5% saying they have decreased it. 48% of organizations reveal they have increased spending by around 50% or more. That’s according to a survey commissioned by Opengear, which polled respondents across the U.K., U.S., France and Germany. NetOps, which stands for network operations and in its current iteration, NetOps 2.0, … More →
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Working in cyber security is an exciting if humbling experience. It is a discipline where you can never have enough details, best practices, and lessons learned by examining mistakes made by others. Learning from peers has always been paramount. Recently I was fortunate enough to facilitate a fireside chat with Arkadiy Goykhberg, CISO of news media and business services giant DMGT. The challenge: Enterprise Drift due to Ongoing Threats Per Arkadiy, most enterprises look at … More →
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Absolute Software released enhanced geolocation capabilities, enabling enterprise and education organizations to strengthen device and data protections in today’s work and learn-from-anywhere environments, and balance the need for increased security with end user privacy. With users and devices more mobile and distributed than ever before, these enhancements empower IT and security teams to quickly view the locations of their distributed endpoints, even when those endpoints are not GPS-enabled; identify potentially risky or out-of-policy device movement; … More →
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Applications are the cornerstone of our ultra-connected mobile world. Like a Swiss Army knife, they are the ideal tool for organizations to offer online services to their various audiences. However, mobile applications’ time to market is often rushed by urgent business needs and are not conducted as thoroughly as developers want. Pradeo, a pioneer in mobile application security, supports security teams with ready-to-use tools and services that reinforce their DevSecOps approach while saving time throughout … More →
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While 92 percent of people know that using the same password or a variation is a risk, 65 percent still re-use passwords across accounts, drastically increasing the risks to their sensitive information, a LastPass report revealed. While consumers have a solid understanding of proper password security and the actions necessary to minimize risk, they still pick and choose which information they apply that knowledge to, according to the report. Spending more time online, yet lacking … More →
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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but most business leaders and consumers don’t need a special event to remember cybersecurity’s preeminence in today’s turbulent digital landscape. Even so, a little reminder can’t hurt. With the average cost of a data breach surpassing $4 million for the first time and everything from phishing scams to ransomware attacks reaching record highs in frequency and scope, awareness is always just a headline away. That’s why, according to Gartner’s 2021 … More →
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Making the decision to implement a multi-cloud strategy is difficult. From the decision to pursue a multi-cloud journey to defining the requirements to laying the foundation to identifying and deploying applications and services to the multi-cloud environment, the process requires a solid strategy and flawless execution to succeed, say experts at Taos. Rather than simply utilizing multiple clouds, a true multi-cloud environment is designed to have applications and services deployed on disparate resources with an … More →
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74% of organizations attribute recent business-impacting cyberattacks to vulnerabilities in technology put in place during the pandemic. The data is drawn from a study of more than 1,300 security leaders, business executives and remote employees conducted by Forrester Consulting. From cloud services and applications to personal devices and remote access tools, the corporate attack surface exploded in record time. Difficulty managing the plethora of technologies has made enterprises more vulnerable and propelled cyberattacks. Moreover, 80% … More →
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The global transformation of daily life has changed how people everywhere interact with brands. With experiences increasingly online, consumers are less tolerant of frustration and will abandon a brand if they aren’t able to balance convenience and privacy, according to a survey from Ping Identity. “With more options than ever before, businesses now need to integrate their security, privacy and user experience strategies to keep up with modern consumer expectations,” said Richard Bird, chief customer … More →
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Cyentia Institute and RiskRecon released a research that quantifies how a multi-party data breach impacts many organizations in today’s interconnected digital world. The study is based on an analysis of 897 multi-party breaches involving three or more interrelated companies. The impact of multi-party data breach events 897 multi-party data breach incidents, also referred to as ripple events, have been observed since 2008. 147 newly uncovered ripples were observed across the entire data set, with 108 … More →
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Though in early stages, 5G will be adopted considerably faster than 4G based on the current rate experienced in China and South Korea. However, even with faster adoption rates of 5G, 4G will remain the more prevalent cellular technology through 2025. The APAC revenue from 5G is expected to grow from $2.13 billion in 2020 to $13.9 billion in 2025 with a CAGR at 45.5% from 2020 to 2025, according to ResearchAndMarkets. What is driving … More →
One of the frequently touted advantages of using software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions is their maintenance-free and supposedly inherently secure nature. These services are maintained by their providers and users do not have to worry about configuring, troubleshooting, and updating them. Things are not as simple as that, though. SaaS solutions are far from invulnerable and they can become serious cybersecurity problems. While it can be said that securing them is mostly not the responsibility of users, … More →
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Elastic announced expanded Limitless Extended Detection and Response (XDR) capabilities across the Elastic Security solution in its 7.15 release, including new layers of prevention for Windows, macOS and Linux, and host isolation for cloud-native Linux environments. Malicious behavior protection, now generally available, stops advanced threats at the endpoint for Windows, macOS and Linux hosts. Powered by analytics that prevent attack techniques leveraged by known threat actors, malicious behavior protection strengthens existing malware and ransomware preventions … More →
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Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, articles and interviews: A new zero-day is being exploited to compromise Macs (CVE-2021-30869) Another zero-day in Apple’s software (CVE-2021-30869) is being actively exploited by attackers, forcing the company to push out security updates for macOS Catalina and iOS 12. Plug critical VMware vCenter Server flaw before ransomware gangs start exploiting it (CVE-2021-22005) VMware has fixed 19 vulnerabilities affecting VMware vCenter Server and VMware Cloud … More →
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Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) announced that Kevin Brown has joined the company as chief information security officer (CISO). In this role, Brown leads the company’s cybersecurity strategy and oversees critical cybersecurity areas including incident response, disaster recovery, awareness, business resilience, monitoring, remediation, threat intelligence and information governance. Brown reports to Nathan Rogers, SAIC’s chief information officer. Brown has served in cybersecurity-related leadership positions for decades, most recently as vice president and CISO at Boston … More →
Cequence Security announced it has expanded its leadership team with two new executive hires: Mischa Travers as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & General Counsel and Vishal Chauhan as Vice President of Customer Success. In his new role, Travers will head up all things finance and legal, guiding Cequence Security’s financial strategy and paving a path forward for its growth in the API security market. Travers brings over 20 years of experience in finance and legal … More →
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Red Box announces the certification of its compliance recording solution for Microsoft Teams as part of the Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner Certification Programme. Following extensive third-party approved testing, the solution ensures adherence to regulatory requirements with a policy-based compliance recording integration for Microsoft Teams, providing secure capture, transcription, storage, retrieval, archiving and metadata-controlled retention of enterprise-wide communications. “The certification is a powerful endorsement of Red Box’s communication capture capabilities, empowering organizations across a … More →
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5G and AIoT need more speed and more capacity. And PCIe 4.0 delivers, doubling the speed of PCIe 3.0 and providing the much-needed performance boost to keep pace with innovation and industry trends. Not only speed and capacity, but tolerance of wide-range temperature is also crucial. Consumer-grade products aren’t tough enough to withstand the high temperatures of outdoor and industrial settings, so Innodisk is introducing industrial-grade PCIe 4.0 SSDs built to handle those challenging conditions. … More →
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