Here’s what keeps your CISO up at night

89.1 percent of all information security leaders are concerned about the rise of digital threats they are experiencing across web, social and mobile channels, according to the 2018 CISO Survey by RiskIQ. Some 1,691 U.S. and U.K. information security leaders across multiple verticals, including enterprise, consulting, government and education, provided insights into their cyber risk […]

Consumers want more IoT regulation

A demand for more regulation may seem counterintuitive in today’s world and yet that’s exactly what consumers who understand IoT technologies want, according to a new study from Market Strategies International. The study identified two distinct groups: the IoT “Haves” and the IoT “Have Nots.” The Haves are defined as people who have worked with IoT technologies […]

What CISOs prioritize in order to improve cybersecurity practices

In a new study by the The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), CISOs weighed in on the most critical cyber-defense methods, frequency of cyber-preparedness reporting to their respective boards of directors as well as the current cyber chain of command within their respective financial organizations. CISOs surveyed were split on their top […]

Most remain dissatisfied with threat intelligence quality and accuracy

While security professionals are increasingly recognizing the importance of threat intelligence, the majority remain dissatisfied with its accuracy and quality, according to a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute. Meanwhile, because many security teams still execute threat investigations solo rather than pooling intelligence, their ability to quickly act on threats is limited. The report found that […]

GDPR: Deadline looms but businesses still aren’t ready

A lack of awareness about the forthcoming introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — a new set of rules from the European Union which aims to simplify data protection laws and provide citizens across all member states with more control over their personal data — has led the UK government to issue a warning over businesses’ […]

Good privacy is good for business, so pay attention

Data privacy concerns are causing significant sales cycle delays for up to 65 percent of businesses worldwide, according to findings in the new Cisco 2018 Privacy Maturity Benchmark Study. The study shows that privacy maturity is connected to lower losses from cyberevents: 74 percent of privacy-immature organizations experienced losses of more than $500,000 last year caused […]

What is the impact and likelihood of global risks?

The World Economic Forum, a not-for-profit foundation that each year gathers participants from around the world to discuss a wide range of global issues, has published its yearly Global Risks Report. Based on the opinions of almost 1,000 global experts and decision-makers, the top 5 global risks in 2018 in terms of likelihood are extreme weather […]

How do you secure the cloud? New data points a way

The march toward the cloud for data and services has many companies rethinking their approach to cyber security. Do they need a cloud security strategy? What is different about a cloud security strategy? Two recent surveys have shed light on how security strategies are changing, and more important, how they should change. Placing more IT […]

Is ethical hacking more lucrative than software engineering?

HackerOne published its 2018 Hacker Report, which examines the geography, demographics, experience, tools used and motivations of nearly 2,000 bug bounty hackers across 100 countries. On average, top earning ethical hackers make up to 2.7 times the median salary of a software engineer in their respective home countries; hackers in India are making as much […]

CISOs More Worried Than Ever About Data Breaches

Chief Information Security Officers are feeling less confident than ever about cyber-risk and data security this year, a new survey from Opus, the leading provider of global compliance and risk management solutions, and data and privacy research leader Ponemon Institute shows. Read about the new survey by Ponemon Institute which reveals that  67% of CISOs believe […]