The GDPR: Adding Teeth to Data Privacy

Data breaches and related identity theft have reached epidemic proportion. According to a recent global survey by KPMG International, for example, more than half (55%) of consumers said they had abandoned online purchases due to privacy concerns. Read more about the new survey by KPMG International which reveals that 55% of consumers said they had […]

14 million US businesses are at risk of a hacker threat

Large corporations spend hundreds of thousands, often millions, of dollars oncybersecurity, but when it comes to small businesses, many owners aren’t spending enough. Read about the new survey by CNBC/SurveyMonkey which reveals that onnly 2 percent of the small-business owners surveyed in the Small Business Survey said they view the threat of a cyberattack as the […]

Hackers Say Privileged User Credentials Favorite Way to Get Your Data

One third of hackers said that a privileged access account is the easiest way to steal your data, according to a survey conducted by Thycotic at this year’s Black Hat conference. I’m surprised it was only a third of hackers who said this, considering that once you have someone’s credentials, you pretty much have the […]

IT Leaders Still Believe Perimeter Security Can Keep Hackers Out

IT decision makers are dangerously over-confident in the ability of perimeter security to keep key assets safe from hackers, with UK professionals even more self-assured than the global average, according to new data from Gemalto. Read about the new report by Gemalto which reveals that out of 1000 respondents worldwide, 94% felt their perimeter security […]

Users Overshare Sensitive Enterprise Data

When it comes to keeping confidential data locked down, it turns out that even employees trained in cybersecurity best practices still don’t always know how to protect sensitive information, according to the Dell End-User Security Survey 2017 released today. Read about the latest Dell End-User Security Survey 2017 released today which reveals that nearly half of the […]

1 in 3 people don’t practise proper cybersecurity: Survey

Most people agree that everyone has a role to play in cybersecurity. Yet, many still admitted to poor cybersecurity practises such as sharing passwords with others, among other bad habits. These were some of the findings of an online survey by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) which was released on Wednesday. Read about the […]

One in three cybersecurity job openings go begging, survey finds

If you’re a hiring manager, you know how many resumes come flooding in every time a job is posted. That’s why the resume-screening process is now automated to keyword searches, just to help sift through the volumes of documents. Read about the new survey by ISACA which reveals that contrary to popular belief, one in […]

How to get fired in 2017: Have a security breach

There are many reasons why IT professionals can be fired, but six out of the top nine are related to security, said a survey released this morning.For example, having a tech investment that leads to a security breach was considered a fireable offense by 39 percent of organizations, according to Osterman Research, which conducted the […]

Businesses responsible for data breaches, despite consumer awareness

According to the 9,000 consumers surveyed in Australia, Benelux, France, Germany, Russia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States, 70 per cent of the responsibility for protecting and securing customer data lies with companies and only 30 per cent of the responsibility with themselves. Read about the new Gemalto survey which reveals […]

Security strategies for IoT top the CSO agenda

Nearly half of companies surveyed are investing in a security strategy for the internet of things (IoT), according to the PwC Global State of Information Security report. The report found that security strategies are becoming more nuanced and considered, with more thought going into sophisticated measures. The survey measured over 10,000 participants in 133 countries. Read […]