Last year, both good guys and bad guys achieved gains: Security professionals successfully fought off malware, but cyber-criminals benefited from an explosion in ransomware, according to the "2017 SonicWall Annual Threat Report." Ending a trend, the volume of unique malware samples... Read More »
The vast majority of organizations have experienced a significant internet disruption within the last 12 months, according to a recent survey from Dyn. The accompanying report, the "Internet Disruption Study," indicates that the most common causes for these... Read More »
A statistical analysis forecasts that there will be 300 billion passwords for humans and machines by 2020, increasing the global attack surface for cyber-criminals. Of these passwords, 100 billion will be used by humans and 200 billion by machines. Between now and then, the password attack surface will grow by an order of magnitude, the report says. Social media is largely to blame,... Read More »
The number of members in fraud-related groups on social media platforms has increased 70 percent in the past six months, according to a new study. It states that social media is a breeding ground for cyber-crime and is attracting fraudsters because these platforms are free, easy to use and offer global reach. According to RSA, which conducted the report, "2017 Global Fraud and Cybercrime... Read More »
A new forecast predicts that automated malware attacks will have a devastating effect on the internet of things (IoT). It also predicts the rise of the Shadownet (IoT botnets that can't be seen or measured using conventional tools), cloud poisoning, more growth of Ransomware as a Service, and attacks on smart buildings. The report, "
Most organizations are still using network monitoring solutions that aren't very effective in predicting network performance issues and/or outages, according to a recent survey from Veriflow. The accompanying report, "Network Complexity, Change and Human Factors are Failing the Business," indicates that, in many... Read More »
It's a good time to be a CIO: Top organizational influencers are increasingly viewing IT leaders as essential contributors to critical business strategies. The potential for innovation seems limitless, and tech budgets are on the rise for the year ahead, according to a recent survey and 2017... Read More »