‘Stunning’ growth in records exposed in data breaches

The scale of data breaches affecting consumers and companies has been revealed in new research that shows six billion records were compromised in the first half of 2017. There were 2,227 publicly disclosed ‘data compromise events’ to the end of June, which is broadly similar to 2015 and 2016, but the total number of exposed records […]

Botnets stymie growth of Internet of Things

Read Tim Johnson’s article about why botnets stymie the growth of Internet of Things on News Herald : Dr. Herbert Lin, one of the nation’s pre-eminent thinkers on cybersecurity policy, shuns the internet-connected devices that fill some American homes. He will have nothing to do with “smart” refrigerators, hands-free home speakers he can call by name, intelligent […]

Market expansion adds to cybersecurity talent shortage

Read Steve Morgan explains why market growth is ultimately leading to talent shortage on CSO Online : Cybersecurity Ventures recently reported worldwide spending on cyber defense products and services is forecast to exceed $1 trillion for the five-year period from 2017 to 2021 — driven by the dramatic rise in cybercrime, the ransonware epidemic, the […]