Despite cybersecurity concerns, many consumers don’t protect themselves

Despite awareness of the need for cybersecurity, many consumers are not taking proactive steps to keep their personal information protected from identity theft. With the increased volume of attacks and breaches, 61% of consumers surveyed claimed that they are more worried about cybersecurity today than they were five years ago. Recent McAfee research reveals that 33% […]

Security pros waste 10 hours a week due to inefficient systems

Process and software inefficiencies play a major role in slowing down an organization’s ability to detect and respond to cyber threats, according to LogRhythm. Over one-third of IT decision makers say their teams spend at least three hours a day on tasks that could be handled by better software. Additionally, the majority think the average cybersecurity […]

Incident Response: Your Last Line of Cybersecurity Defence

In 2018, no executive that reads the papers can be unaware of the cybersecurity risks facing their organisation. With the size and frequency of data breaches increasing, companies should be prepared to handle one when it happens. The best way to cope with a security incident is to hit the ground running. A well-structured, efficient […]

New Year’s resolutions for CISOs

Most people have a few New Year’s resolutions — lose some weight, exercise more, spend more time with the family, etc. Based upon ESG research and many discussions with cybersecurity professionals, security leaders must move closer to the business, improve staff productivity and modernize security technology infrastructure in the next year. Read the full list […]

Cybersecurity past to predict the future

As part of the recently published research report from ESG and the information systems security association (ISSA) titled, The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals, 343 infosec pros were asked to identify the cybersecurity actions their organizations have taken over the past few years. Read the list of top responses by infosec pros about their organizations’ cybersecurity past, […]

Businesses Fail in Risk Modeling and Management: Report

Poor risk management leads to a slippery slope of weak prioritization, wasted resources, and unaddressed security issues. Most businesses don’t know how to quantify and manage risk, and their failures lead to repeating the same security problems and facing new, major ones. All this comes from the FAIR Institute, a nonprofit focused on advancing risk […]

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 […]