A data breach cost $3.6M on average in 2017: 6 things to know

The average cost to recover from a data breach was $3.6 million in 2017, according to AT&T’s cybersecurity insights report. AT&T surveyed 700 people in IT management roles from around the world for its report, “Mind the Gap: Cybersecurity’s Big Disconnect.” Read about the new Mind the Gap: Cybersecurity’s Big Disconnect report by AT&T which reveals that […]

More data records were lost or stolen in the first half of 2017 than all of 2016

This October marked the 14th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a series of events created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Read about the CSO’s latest Breach Level Index which reveals that 918 data […]

Biggest 2017 data breaches and what we can learn from them

Read Twain Taylor’s article about biggest data breaches in 2017 and lessons they have for businesses on Techgenix Blog : As bad as 2016 was for cybersecurity, 2017 data breaches might just set a record for online crime. Technology is a sword that cuts both ways, and as security methods develop so do the threats they’ve […]

How artificial intelligence is becoming a key weapon in the cyber security war

In the last 12 months, 60% of Australian organisations experienced a ransomware attack. This is according to Telstra’s Cyber Security Report 2017, which also found that ransomware was the number one type of malware downloaded in the Asia Pacific region during 2017. Read about the new Telstra’s Cyber Security Report 2017 which reveals that 60 percent […]

Healthcare Accounted for 26 Percent of Cybersecurity Incidents in Q2 2017

McAfee, Inc., a computer security software company, recently released its McAfee Labs Threats Report assessing reported attacks across industries, and reveals growth trends in malware, ransomware, mobile malware, and other threats in the second quarter of 2017. Read about the newMcAfee Labs Threats Report which reveals that nearly 26 percent of cyber attacks in 2nd […]

Watch these top 4 cybersecurity trends in 2017

Read Charles Cooper list the top four cyber security trends in 2017 on CSO Online : When it comes to cybersecurity, this much is guaranteed: security practitioners face a busy year. Cyberattacks set a record in 2016 and the threat environment is going to get even more dangerous in 2017. Here are four themes to […]

Watch these top 4 cybersecurity trends in 2017

Read Charles Cooper list top four cyber security trends for 2017 on CSO Online : When it comes to cybersecurity, this much is guaranteed: security practitioners face a busy year. Cyberattacks set a record in 2016 and the threat environment is going to get even more dangerous in 2017. Here are four themes to watch for […]

The 5 top cybersecurity threats for 2017

Read David Weldon list the top five cyber security threats to businesses in 2017 on Information Management : Cyber attacks and data breaches are on the rise this year, thanks in large part to the proliferation of affordable, customizable and accessible tools for cyber criminals. Quite simply, it is becoming easier all the time to […]

Accenture Security identifies top cybersecurity threats of 2017

Hackers are increasing their capabilities due to the proliferation of affordable, customizable and accessible tools available for their use, says a new report by IDefense, part of Accenture Security. Read more about the new report by IDefense of Accenture Security which identifies ransomware and hacking as top cyber threats for 2017 on Insurance Journal.

2017 Data Breaches Total Continues Climb, Up 24% Year Over Year

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is that there have been 917 data breaches recorded this year through August 16 and that nearly 17 million records have been exposed since the beginning of the year. The incident total is 24% higher than at the same time last year. Read about the […]