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 […]

Ransomware victims paying up and would do so again: Telstra

Ransomware writers looking for targets to pay up should start looking in the south-west Pacific, according to the third installment of the Telstra Security Report. Surveying 1,252 people, of which 40 percent were in Europe, 23 percent from Australia, and 37 percent from elsewhere in Asia-Pacific, the report said approximately half of businesses paid malware ransoms. […]

How critical infrastructure operators rate their security controls

Indegy revealed that nearly 60 percent of executives at critical infrastructure operators polled in a recent survey said they lack appropriate controls to protect their environments from security threats. As expected, nearly half of all respondents indicated their organizations plan to increase spending for industrial control system (ICS) security measures in the next 12-24 months. “We have […]

How safe is your personal information?

Another day, another data breach. Recent news about cybercriminals obtaining more than 5 million credit card numbers from high-end U.S. retailers joined a series of major hacks and online data breaches. Unfortunately, the frequency of attacks on Americans’ personal information has fostered a feeling of inevitability. In fact, according to results released today from a telephone survey […]

How to close the security update gap

Security patching is hard and patch fatigue is real. So what can be done to make the process more simple, less disruptive, and more likely to be performed in a timely manner? According to the results of a recent survey by ACROS Security, those responsable for it are asking for – among other things – […]

Automation and gamification key to cyber security

Concerted efforts to increase job satisfaction, automation in the security operations centre (SOC) and gamification in the workplace are key to beating cyber criminals, a survey by security firm McAfee shows. This is because in addition to the increased number and complexity of cyber threats, IT security teams are facing challenges in terms of technology investment and finding […]

Most healthcare pros believe their organizations adequately protect patient data

Most of the healthcare professionals polled remain confident regarding their own organization’s cyber security protocols despite apprehensions connected with their own healthcare information and general healthcare infrastructure, according to a Venafi survey querying 122 healthcare professionals at the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas. In fact, seventy-nine percent said they are concerned about the cyber security […]

The current state of USB data protection

Data protection, whether related to personal customer or patient information, is critical across virtually all industries. So how can organizations best protect their most sensitive and confidential information? To answer this question, Apricorn surveyed more than 400 employees in September 2017, ranging in ages from 18 to 65 across numerous industries that included education, finance, […]

Businesses suspect their mobile workers are being hacked

More than half (57%) of organisations suspect their mobile workers have been hacked or caused a mobile security issue in the last 12 months, according to the iPass Mobile Security Report 2018. Overall, 81% of respondents said they had seen Wi-Fi related security incidents in the last 12 months, with cafés and coffee shops (62%) […]