Report: Phishing attacks on the rise, executives and IT workers most likely to fall victim

Phishing attacks are on the rise, and employees at all levels of the enterprise are falling victim, according to Intermedia’s 2017 Data Vulnerability Report, released on Wednesday. Entry-level employees—commonly blamed for cyber breaches—are not the only ones at fault. Read more about the new Intermedia’s 2017 Data Vulnerability Report which reveals that one in five office worker […]

14 Percent of Office Workers Aren’t Sure What Phishing Is

A recent Intermedia survey of more than 1,000 U.S. office workers found that 14 percent of respondents either don’t know what phishing is or aren’t confident in their ability to identify a phishing email, and 21 percent have fallen victim to a phishing attack. Read about the new report by Intermedia which reveals that 14 […]

Report: Employees Outpace Fraudsters as Source of Cybersecurity Threats

Malware infections and data breaches are trending upward. In its “State of Malware Report,” security company Malwarebytes detected nearly 1 billion malware payloads in 2016, with ransomware taking the lion’s share and accounting for 66 percent of all attacks. Read more about the new “State of Malware Report” report by Malwarebytes which reveals that there […]

Reactive Security Strategy Poses Significant Challenge for CISOs

Today at Singapore International Cyber Week, F5 Networks released a comprehensive report on the evolving nature of the CISO role and the IT security approaches organizations around the world are taking in today’s constantly shifting threat landscape. Read about the new report by F5 Networks which reveals that although CISOs have varying degrees of influence […]

Report: Average enterprise data breach cost rises to $1.3M

The cost of a data breach for enterprises in North America increased this year, according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, released Tuesday. The total impact of a data breach now amounts to $1.3 million for large companies—up from $1.2 million in 2016, the report found. Read about the new report […]

Phishing: These are the days of the week when you’re most at risk

Companies face different security threats depending on the day of the week, with fraud and phishing peaking mid-week and more malicious code detected on a Monday. A report from security company eSentire found the biggest number of security threats are detected on weekdays, largely because that is when workers are at their desks and opening emails. […]

Insider Threats Account for Nearly 75 Percent of Security Breach Incidents

CISOs and their teams have suspected it for years, but new security breach research showed that nearly three-quarters of incidents are due to insider threats. Read more about the survey at  annual Black Hat security conference which revealed that 84 percent respondent said that cyberattacks  happened due to human error on Security Intelligence.

Cybersecurity and cloud are top IT concerns for Canadian organizations

Intrusion prevention and ransomware are key areas of focus for Canadian organizations, according to a new survey by CDW Canada, while at the same time they are following through with their cloud strategies. Read about the new survey by CDW Canada which reveals that 39 percent of respondents cited intrusion prevention as a top priority, while […]

Threat Intelligence Strategies Suffer from Data Overload

While 86% of organizations believe threat intelligence is valuable to their security mission, many of them struggle with an overwhelming amount of threat data and a lack of staff expertise to make the most of their threat intelligence programs. Read more about the new report by Ponemon Institute, which found that 80% of North American organizations […]

Verizon Shares 2 Cyber Threats Hurting Small Businesses

The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) shined a spotlight on SMB vulnerabilities earlier this year, noting that 61 percent of cyber-attack victims last year were businesses of fewer than 1,000 employees. Another study shows that one in three SMBS suffered a ransomware attack last year. Read about the two top threats to small and […]