Examining attitudes towards confidential data

Industry analyst firm Quocirca surveyed 500 IT decision makers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan, examining attitudes towards the value of confidential data including: personally identifiable information (PII), payment card data, intellectual property (IP) and email. Read about the findings of the Quocirca survey on Help Net Security.

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 […]

69 Percent of Financial Services Organizations Do Not Rotate SSH Keys After Employees Leave

According to new research by Venafi, even though SSH keys provide the highest levels of administrative access, they are routinely untracked, unmanaged and poorly secured. For example, 69 percent of respondents from the financial services industry admit they do not actively rotate keys, even when an administrator leaves their organization. The survey said that this […]

Industrial firms fail to adopt basic security measures against hackers

Despite constant data breaches, compromises, and the expensive damage control which follows, the majority of industrial enterprises are failing to protect their businesses according to a new survey by US conglomerate Honeywell. Titled, “Putting Industrial Cyber Security at the Top of the CEO Agenda,” an in-depth poll of 130 industrial companies revealed that almost two-thirds […]

Majority would trust organisations more if they were to use biometrics for authentication

Nearly seven in 10 Europeans (68 percent) said they would trust organisations more if they were to use biometrics for authentication, according to a new Unisys survey which asked consumers their opinion on biometric authentication for access to their online accounts and levels of trust in organisations that manage and store their personal data. The […]

Security and costs holding back those looking to implement IoT projects

According to a survey by Vanson Bourne which looks at attitudes to IoT, including the drivers, barriers, challenges and benefits, 94% of IT professionals from organisations that are undertaking Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives say they need to invest in IoT over the next 12 months in order to stay competitive, but most admit they have encountered barriers to adoption. […]

New Technology Fueling Transformation Across the Security Industry

A Capital One survey found that new technologies are transforming the way that executives view the security industry—from their market outlook, to competition, to future capital needs. The survey, conducted during the recent 2017 Honeywell CONNECT conference, found a high level of industry optimism, with 86 percent of respondents expecting better financial performance, balanced by concerns over […]

Insider threats and the misuse of privileged credentials

IT professionals may understand what their most valuable assets are, but they are still struggling to safeguard IT assets against the unpredictability of human behaviour. Whilst HR and finance departments are the easiest target for social engineering, it is in fact IT staff who pose the biggest insider risk to networks, whether caused by accidental or intentional actions. […]

Poor security habits are the ideal recipe for a breach

A Preempt survey of more than 200 employees (management level or above) from enterprise companies of 1000 or more people, found that businesses are left exposed by employees who have more access to sensitive resources than they should and who follow poor security habits. Read about latest survey by Preempt which reveals that 25 percent of […]

26% of Orgs Would Pay Ransomware After Healthcare Cyberattack

While the majority of healthcare IT and security professionals in the UK and US are confident in their organization’s ability to respond to a healthcare cyberattack, there are still some that are not sure their entity can properly respond, according to a recent survey. Read about the new survey  Infoblox titled Cybersecurity in Healthcare: The […]