New Survey Shows Hybrid Cloud Confidence

A new survey of executives shows that the vast majority are deploying hybrid cloud architectures for their organization. When queried about the state of their IT security, the breakdown is interesting: Half say it’s healthy, one-quarter have some level of concern, and one-quarter seem to be at best overconfident, at worst delusional. The survey, sponsored […]

Largest inhibitor of cyber insurance market growth? Silent cyber risk

A new study of the UK cyber risk insurance and broker community reveals startling findings. First and foremost, the insurance industry needs to address non-affirmative cyber in a meaningful way. Second, measurement of cyber risk in financial terms is highly deficient among insurance customers and the insurance industry itself. More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of UK […]

70% of Energy Firms Worry About Physical Damage from Cyberattacks

Operational outages and shutdowns and physical injury to employees due to cyberattacks are among the main worries of more than 95% energy and oil & gas firms, a new survey shows. Some 70% worry that cyberattacks could yield catastrophic results, such as explosions, according to the Dimensional Research study conducted on behalf of Tripwire. The report […]

Most US consumers don’t trust companies to keep their data private

While a majority of the US public sees companies’ ability to keep data private as absolutely key, it has little trust in companies to do so. In fact, only 20 percent of them “completely trust” organizations they interact with to maintain the privacy of their data, the results of a recent survey have shown. They […]

GDPR Compliance: For many companies, it might be time to panic

The deadline for complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is rapidly approaching, and many companies still aren’t prepared, according to a newly released study by security research firm Crowd Research Partners. GDPR, a set of rules developed by the European Union (EU) to ensure data protection for individuals within the EU, officially takes effect on May 25, […]

One in 10 C-level execs say GDPR will cost them over $1 million

Companies are taking the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) much more seriously than HIPAA and PCI: 99 percent are actively involved in the process to become GDPR-compliant, despite the cost and internal reorganization involved, a new survey that polled 300 C-level security executives has shown. About half (49 percent) are 75 percent of the […]

Mobile devices boost digital transformation in healthcare, but security issues remain

Many industries are grappling with how to digitize their services, and healthcare is no different. Hospitals have turned to electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR) in recent years to streamline communication between doctors and improve the patient experience. Google and Windows have offered their services to hospitals, and Apple recently added a health […]

Many businesses struggling to meet GDPR deadline

IT decision makers across the U.S., UK, France, and Germany are still missing an opportunity to transform their business through a holistic data management approach that reduces risk and improves business efficiency. For nearly two years, most organizations have lagged in addressing their GDPR compliance, and in some cases are ignoring the issue completely. In doing […]

82% of cyber pros worry employees don’t follow cloud security policies

The shift to the cloud is becoming a business imperative for the majority of companies, as 87% of public and private organizations now have cloud-first initiatives in place, according to a new report from Oracle and KPMG. While the cloud offers benefits such as cost savings and the ability to move faster on certain projects, it also […]

Steps executives are taking to increase security while launching new ways to pay

More than 80 percent of organizations that have been impacted by a data breach have introduced a new security framework and 79 percent have reduced employee access to customer data, according to new benchmark data, “2018 Global Payments Insight Survey: Bill Pay Services,” from ACI Worldwide and Ovum. The benchmark, comprised of responses from executives […]