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University of San Diego Picks Cloud-First Security

The university turns to cloud-based privileged account management to improve efficiency and security, while saving costs and IT staff time.

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Cyber-Criminals Found a Home on Social Media Sites

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 »

Concerns About Data Security Slow Cloud Adoption

Security concerns about critical data, applications and systems in the cloud continue to deter faster adoption of cloud services, according to a new report. "Today, perceived security risks are the single biggest factor holding back faster adoption of cloud computing," the report says. Ransomware and lateral threats are expected to become more prevalent with new attack vectors. All the same,... Read More »

N. American Businesses Suffered the Most Breaches

North American businesses experienced the most data breaches in the world last year, according to a new study. In addition, data protection is the main concern of most businesses, and the greatest threat continues to be human error. Smartphones are the number-one IT security challenge. The report also found many areas of improvement in businesses' perceived readiness for certain types of... Read More »

Deep Insecurities: Things Just Keep Getting Worse

Ninety-three percent of companies' security operation centers admit they're not keeping up with the volume of threat alerts and incidents, putting them at risk.

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Security and Privacy Concerns Dog the Cloud

Security and privacy of data and systems in the cloud remain a top worry for the majority of IT professionals worldwide, according to a new survey. Furthermore, unauthorized access, malware and DoS attacks are the top three cloud security concerns today. The survey, "Netwrix 2nd Annual Cloud Security Survey,"... Read More »

Companies Are Ill-Prepared for Cyber-Attacks

A recent survey reveals that most organizations are not prepared for outsider attacks, data vulnerability, insider sabotage, user errors and phishing. It also explores security concerns when migrating to the cloud and reports that IT-decision-makers fear for their jobs. The report, "Virtualization Brings New Security Challenges for Large Companies," was based on a survey conducted by iSense... Read More »

How to Protect Your Business Against Cyber-Threats

With well-funded hackers becoming even more technically astute, long-trusted cyber-security methods are no longer enough to protect an organization's intellectual property, business data, and private employee and customer information. Hackers can change exploit tactics and IP addresses, and can even mutate malware, thereby out-performing traditional cyber-security methods. In fact, more than... Read More »

11 Cyber-Security Predictions for 2017

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, "Read More »

Why IT Security Will Remain a Top Priority in 2017

A significant number of CIOs, along with other C-suite executives and managers, reported that their technology budget will see major increases this year, according to a recent survey from Mondo. The accompanying "2017 Tech Trends and Talent" report indicates that cyber-security is at the top of... Read More »

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