FBI: Internet-fueled theft, fraud, and exploitation reaches cost of $2.7 billion

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The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published its fifth annual Internet Crime Report last month. The report, based on information gleaned from 351,936 complaints of suspected Internet crime, found more than $2.7 billion in Internet-fueled theft, fraud and exploitation for 2018. According to the report, email scams wrought the highest level of financial losses […]

Global enterprise security spending to hit $103 billion this year

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The pace of enterprise information security spending on hardware, software, and services is expected to grow 9.4 percent this year over 2017, according to a recently released forecast from the market research firm IDC. According to IDC, that pace of growth, which is considerably higher than the pace of technology growth overall, is expected to […]

Majority of organizations still report a lack of cyber security budget

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Despite years of widespread data breaches and increased regulatory demands, 75 percent of respondents to a recent survey do not believe that they have an adequate information security budget. Additionally, attackers continue to successfully use compromised credentials in attacks, and while 93 percent of organizations surveyed are aware of the vulnerability and attack technique — […]

Current job market for IT pros looks promising

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Concerns about an economic slowdown notwithstanding, this year promises to be a good one if you’re an IT professional, according to an annual report by Spiceworks. In its 2019 State of IT Careers report, the network for IT professionals surveyed 1,000 tech professionals in businesses across North America and Europe. “The results show that as IT pros […]

Study: Hospitals dramatically increase ad spend following data breaches

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Determining the actual cost of a data breach is difficult and often leads to heated discussions in security circles. How do you determine how many customers who left (following a breach) wouldn’t have left anyway? Perhaps they already were upset with the organization for some other reason. How do you know if a sales decline […]

Estar al día en ciberseguridad: una estrategia para elegir las defensas más eficaces

Intentar estar al día de las últimas amenazas de ciberseguridad es una tarea ardua. Los especialistas en seguridad disponen literalmente de cientos de fuentes a las que acudir, pero no ofrecen demasiada información sobre cómo ordenarlas e identificar los recursos necesarios para construir y poner en marcha gradualmente un entorno de trabajo seguro. Para estar […]

Gartner afferma che il cloud rimane il principale rischio delle aziende emergenti

Nonostante abbiano fatto grandi passi avanti nelle organizzazioni e rappresentando ciò che Gartner chiama nuove opportunità, le aziende ancora considerano il cloud computing come un rischio emergente, secondo l’ultimo rapporto trimestrale sui rischi emergenti di Gartner. I 110 alti dirigenti in materia di rischio, servizio di revisione, finanza e compliance presso le grandi organizzazioni globali […]

¿Somos honestos con nuestras contraseñas?

El tema de las contraseñas siempre desata una discusión interesante. Aunque todos sabemos que no son una solución demasiado buena, aún recurrimos a ellas y no encontramos una alternativa mejor. La web PCMag.com se propuso hace muy poco buscar respuestas a este tema y encuestó a 2.500 consumidores en EE.UU. Los resultados fueron tan extraños […]

Staying current on cybersecurity threats: A strategy for identifying the most effective resources

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Trying to stay up to date on emerging cybersecurity threats is a real chore.  There are literally hundreds of sources security professionals can tap into but not a lot of information on how to sort through them and identify the resources that will complement your schedule and work environment. To stay current about the harmful […]

Are we honest about our password habits?

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Passwords are always an interesting discussion. While we all are aware that passwords aren’t quite good enough, we’ve yet to turn to any alternatives that are as convenient. PCMag.com recently set out to get some answers when it comes to passwords, and so they surveyed 2,500 U.S. consumers to get a sense of their password […]