Category: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has taken the forefront on the global stage, and it’s more important than ever for companies to protect their sensitive data. Challenges such as bring your own device (BYOD), shadow IT, and social engineering further complicate the everyday cyberthreat. Look here for the latest news and best practices that can help you reduce your organization’s risk.

‘The Enemy of the Day’: Ransomware Attacks Have Affected Over One-Third of Organizations

A new International Data Corp. (IDC) survey found that more than one-third of organizations worldwide have experienced a ransomware attack or breach that blocked access to systems or data in the previous 12 months. And for those that fell victim to ransomware, it is not uncommon to have experienced multiple ransomware events.

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Study: Physical Security Threats at Businesses Reach ‘Unsettling’ Pace Amid Intelligence Failures

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue, companies embrace hybrid work, employees return to the office, and the U.S. opens up, violence and physical threats to businesses are occurring at an unsettling, record-high pace. Furthermore, intelligence failures regularly occur at large U.S. companies, resulting in physical threats or harm and impacting business continuity.

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Regaining Control of Enterprise Security in a Cloud Environment

As enterprises respond to the acceleration of remote working, hybrid cloud adoption continues to increase—but security remains a persistent blocker. Marcella Arthur, Vice President of Global Marketing at Unbound Security, looks at how emerging approaches to key management are enabling enterprises to rethink and assert control over their cloud strategies.

IBM Study: Every Data Breach Costs Companies Over $4.2M on Average

IBM Security announced the results of a global study which found that data breaches now cost surveyed companies $4.24 million per incident on average—the highest cost in the 17-year history of the report. Based on in-depth analysis of real-world data breaches experienced by over 500 organizations, IBM said the study suggests that security incidents became more costly […]

Security Product Roundup from ISC West 2021

Were you at the ISC West 2021 (International Security Conference & Exposition) trade show? Held July 19–21 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, the industry event had a lot to offer. As with many trade shows, there were great people for networking; insightful sessions; cool swag to grab; vital coffee setups; and, of […]

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U.N. Security Council Debates Cyberthreats Amid ‘Explosive’ Growth of Digital Technologies

On June 29, the United Nations Security Council held its first-ever open debate on maintaining peace and security in cyberspace. During the event, U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu said the “explosive” growth of digital technologies around the world is opening new potential domains for conflict and the ability of both State and […]

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U.S. Reps Introduce the American Cybersecurity Literacy Act

U.S. Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Marc Veasey (D-TX), and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) recently introduced H.R. 4055, the American Cybersecurity Literacy Act. According to the lawmakers, this bipartisan legislation would require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to establish a cybersecurity literacy campaign to increase knowledge and awareness of cybersecurity risks […]

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9 Online Threats to Your Business in 2021

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technological adoption (think: WFH and virtual schooling and all the new tools you’ve had to learn), it has also exposed cyber vulnerabilities for businesses worldwide.  According to Microsoft, globally, attacks jumped from less than 80 million in February 2020 to a high of nearly 120 million in April and […]

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SCOTUS Limits Scope of Cybersecurity Law

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a ruling interpreting the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a 1986 federal statute that imposes civil and criminal liability for unauthorized computer access. In short, the Court decided that as long as an individual is authorized to access a computer and data, he doesn’t violate […]

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Study: COVID Shift to Remote Work Led 80% of Organizations to Boost Focus on Identity Security

The Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), a nonprofit that provides vendor-neutral resources to help organizations reduce the risk of a breach by combining identity and security strategies, has released a study titled, “2021 Trends in Securing Digital Identities,” based on an online survey of over 500 IT decision makers. The report examines the impact that the […]