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Breaches and Compromises Stepped Up in Q1 and Q2

Yet another study shows that organizations are failing to deploy adequate security tools and processes to prevent data breaches, many of which are caused by accidental loss or exposure of data. The report notes that even relatively small numbers of breaches can result in enormous losses of data records. The Gemalto study, "Read More »

Ransomware Damages to Rise to $6 Billion in 2017

Ransomware is the fastest growing security threat, yet most companies are unprepared to deal with it, says a new study. Companies and government agencies are overwhelmed by frequent, severe attacks, according to "2017 Ransomware Report," commissioned by Cybersecurity Insiders and conducted by... Read More »

Filling Cyber-Security Jobs in Government Is Vital

A main challenge for public sector agencies is ensuring they have skilled security pros who understand the importance of deploying digital technologies securely.

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White & Black Hats Point Out Security Blind Spots

The majority of white hat and black hat hackers said phishing is the best data exfiltration strategy because human error and ignorance will always be exploitable, according to a new study from Bitglass, "Data Games: Security Blind Spots According to Experts." Malware and ransomware ranked second. The hackers also... Read More »

Phishing Prevails Despite Investments in Security

Despite their investments in security technology, most organizations have been subjected to phishing attacks, and they continue to worry about email-related threats, according to a new survey report, "Phishing Response Trends," which was commissioned by PhishMe. Only slightly more than half of the survey respondents... Read More »

How Large Companies Tackle Cyber-Security

Large companies grapple with employees' disdain for strict cyber-security policy enforcement and invest in communicating and training personnel rather than strictly enforcing their policies, according to a new survey, "How Large Businesses Approach Cyber-Security in... Read More »

Best Security Approach: Layers and Trained Staff

A new report, the "2017 Global Threat Intelligence Report" from NTT Communications, calls for organizations to acknowledge people as a key part of any security program. That includes hiring and retaining skilled security professionals and using technology and automation to maximize their... Read More »

Many Companies Don't Use DMARC to Fight Phishing

The vast majority of Fortune 500 companies are "woefully unprotected against phishing," according to a new research report, "Agari Global DMARC Adoption Report: Open Season for Phishers." Those organizations and their customers remain vulnerable to domain spoofing and phishing attacks that impersonate their corporate email... Read More »

DevSecOps Transforms the Dana Foundation

This endowment-based organization, which is dedicated to neuroscience research and also operates a publishing arm, achieves big gains with a DevSecOps approach.

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Web Apps Are the Most Vulnerable to Breaches

Is the cloud more—or less—secure than on-premises data centers? The "2017 Cloud Security Report," a study from Alert Logic, found 51 percent more security incidents per customer in on-premises installations than in public clouds. However, the report pointed out that more incidents do not... Read More »

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