Complex regulations and sophisticated cyberattacks inflate non-compliance costs

The cost of non-compliance has significantly increased over the past few years, and the issue could grow more serious. 90 percent of organizations believe that compliance with the GDPR would be difficult to achieve, according to a new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute. GDPR is considered by respondents to be the most challenging among other data […]

Researchers’ tool uncovers website breaches

Researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) designed a prototype system to determine if websites were hacked. They conducted their study and monitored over 2,300 sites from January 2015 to February 2017. In the end, the system detected 1 percent, or 19 sites, were compromised, “including what appears to be a plaintext password […]

Automation Could Be Widening the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the cybersecurity skills shortage is now expected to hit 3.5 million positions by 2021 — a huge jump from current estimates of 1 million job openings. To help compensate for the growing shortage of talent, the cybersecurity industry is embracing artificial intelligence and automation to fill the gap. Read why Gary Golomb, Co-Founder & […]

5 mobile security threats you should take seriously in 2018

Mobile security is at the top of every company’s worry list these days — and for good reason: Nearly all workers now routinely access corporate data from smartphones, and that means keeping sensitive info out of the wrong hands is an increasingly intricate puzzle. The stakes, suffice it to say, are higher than ever: The […]

Script-based attacks and overall malware on the rise

Research revealed massive increases in scripting attacks and overall malware attempts against midsize companies throughout Q3 2017. In fact, WatchGuard Technologies found that scripting threats accounted for 68 percent of all malware during the period. The findings reinforce expectations of continued growth of new malware and various attack techniques in the coming months, further emphasizing […]

How Good Privacy Practices Help Protect Your Company Brand

Your brand can be one of your company’s most valuable assets. It can command premium prices, customer loyalty, a faster sales cycle, and an overall healthier bottom line. But unfortunately, even the strongest brands can have difficulty withstanding the impact of a data breach. Consider that the average cost of a single data breach is $3.62 […]

Only 5% of Business Leaders Rethought Security After Equifax

One-third of business leaders have heard about the WannaCry ransomware attack. Less than 5% say the Equifax breach prompted them to rethink their business’ approach to cybersecurity. Both findings, released by Veracode today, indicate a troubling lack of awareness and understanding around major breaches and common security problems. Read more about the Veracode research on DarkReading.

Ransomware Detection 101: Six Best Practices To Prevent Propagation And Minimize Damage

Research shows that, on average, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred daily since January 1, 2016. Ransomware is a type of malware designed to either block access to a victim’s data, or threaten victims with publishing or deleting data, unless a ransom is paid. While the threat vector has been around for years, it’s now becoming […]

How CSOs Can Adapt to the Changing World of Digital Risk

Picture this, a large organization has been hacked, compromising the financial information of millions of people. News headlines detailing similar stories are now frequent, causing the job description of CSO to rapidly expand. In the past, the main responsibility of this role has been managing the physical security of an enterprise. But in today’s dominantly […]

New Spider ransomware threatens to delete your files if you don’t pay within 96 hours

A new form of ransomware has emerged and is being distributed through malicious Office documents, infecting victims with file-encrypting malware. Uncovered by researchers at Netskope, the ‘Spider Virus’ ransomware campaign was first detected on December 10 and is ongoing. Like many ransomware schemes, the attack begins with malicious emails to potential victims. The email subjects and […]