Backdoors inevitably create vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious actors

April 4, 2019

Category: Vulnerabilities

73 percent of IT security professionals believe countries with government-mandated encryption backdoors are more susceptible to nation-state attacks. The Venafi survey on government-mandated encryption backdoors evaluated the opinions of 517 IT security professionals attending the RSA Conference 2019. “This is […]

Less than 20% of IT pros have complete access to critical data in public clouds

March 26, 2019

Companies have low visibility into their public cloud environments, and the tools and data supplied by cloud providers are insufficient. Lack of visibility can result in a variety of problems including the inability to track or diagnose application performance issues, […]

Data breach reports delayed as organizations struggle to achieve GDPR compliance

March 15, 2019

Businesses routinely delayed data breach disclosure and failed to provide important details to the ICO in the year prior to the GDPR’s enactment. On average, businesses waited three weeks after discovery to report a breach to the ICO, while the […]

Network security

Building a modern data registry: Go beyond data classification

April 19, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

For organizations, understanding what data they store and analyze is gaining increasing urgency due to new privacy regulations, from the Global Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (LGPD). But […]

Cloud security, Security

Cloud Security Spend Set to Reach $12.6B by 2023

April 19, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Growth corresponds with a greater reliance on public cloud services. Businesses are expected to spend $12.6 billion on cloud security tools by 2023, up from $5.6 billion in 2018 and with an especially close focus on public cloud native platform […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Ransomware attack knocks Weather Channel off the Air

April 19, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

A cyber attack hit the Weather Channel and forced it off the air for at least 90 minutes. The broadcaster confirmed via Twitter that the incident is the result of a cyber attack, it claims that the problems were caused […]

Network security

Facebook’s latest blunders affected contacts and passwords for millions of users

April 19, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Facebook has a long, long record of privacy fails and data scandals, but even by its standards the latest one is a jaw-dropper: the platform has revealed up to 1.5 million Facebook users might have had their email contacts unknowingly […]