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The high risk of data loss associated with employees

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The security threat from insiders is growing. Consider the most recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR), which found that 20% of cybersecurity incidents and 15% of data breaches investigated within the Verizon DBIR originated from people within the organization. According to Verizon’s DBIR analysis, the top motivators behind insider attacks were financial gain (48%) […]

Three key ways continuous delivery improves your security posture

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Continuous delivery yields a host of IT and operational benefits, including proven competitive advantages like faster deployment times, responses to customer feedback, and bug fixes.  But one aspect that tends not to make it on the marquee list of benefits — and should probably be headlining it — is security. It’s really quite simple — […]

Ransomware attacks show no signs of slowing

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Ransomware attacks are showing no signs of letting up. In fact, recent research shows how these attacks are flourishing. The findings are based on more than 230,000 ransomware attack submissions, between April 1 and September 30, 2019, to antivirus firm Emsisoft and ransomware information site ID Ransomware. ID Ransomware is a site that enables anyone […]

Survey: There’s a divide between cyber security concerns and cyber security actions

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When it comes to cyber security, U.S. businesses and citizens alike have plenty of concerns, but they may not know how to mitigate them. That observation is based on the third annual Cyber Report from property and casualty insurer Chubb (pdf), which found that eight in 10 Americans continue to be concerned about a cyber […]

Cybersecurity jobs are getting more complicated (and harder to fill)

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Ever since networks began connecting enterprise computer systems, organizations have needed workers who understood cybersecurity. Indeed, people with network and systems security expertise usually have been well-paid and in high demand. As far as technology career paths go, security is one of the best. But as with any technology-related position in the digital era, change […]

Targeting the vulnerable: Cyberattacks on healthcare IoT devices

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Connected devices are revolutionizing healthcare, allowing providers to examine patients remotely, to gather vital-sign data through wearables in real time, and to advance medical research by collectively generating massive data sets. Unfortunately, the healthcare industry’s embrace of the Internet of Things (IoT) has made it a main target of cybercriminals. In a recent global survey […]

2019 could be a record-breaking year for data breaches

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According to Risk Based Security’s 2019 Midyear Quickview Data Breach Report, there have been 3,813 separate data breaches reported through June — exposing about 4.1 billion records. That’s a 54% increase in data breaches and 52% increase in exposed records over the same period in 2018. Of the organizations that suffered a breach and could […]

The three key principles of a digital security strategy

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Digital transformation represents the greatest opportunity for the enterprise in the 21st century. CEOs across the globe have digital innovation on their agenda as they seek to deliver innovative new business models, create new digital customer experiences, and optimize and automate their processes to enhance business performance. BUT…digital technologies and the rapid pace of change […]

Is your enterprise vulnerable to ‘deepfake’ technology? (The answer is yes)

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You get an audio message from your CEO urgently requesting a money transfer. Or the VP of marketing leaves a voice message asking you to immediately send that file containing the company’s product launch schedule to an ultra-secure email address because she’s presenting to the board of directors in 20 minutes. Are you going to […]

Data breach costs continue to soar

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Propelled by rising amounts of data, business process digitization and regulatory fines, organizations’ data breach costs are expected to soar from $3 trillion annually to more than $5 trillion by 2024, according to a recent report from Juniper Research. Interestingly, the report, The Future of Cybercrime and Security: Threat Analysis, Impact Assessment and Migration Strategies […]