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Category: Network security


Network security

SSDP amplification attacks rose 639%

January 22, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The Nexusguard Q3 2018 Threat Report has revealed the emergence of an extremely stealthy DDoS attack pattern targeting communications service providers (CSPs). This new vector exploits the large attack surface of ASN-level (autonomous system number) CSPs by spreading tiny attack […]


Cloud security, Network security

Shadow IT, IaaS & the Security Imperative

January 22, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Organizations must strengthen their security posture in cloud environments. That means considering five critical elements about their infrastructure, especially when it operates as an IaaS. Shadow IT, the use of technology outside the IT purview, is becoming a tacitly approved […]


Network security

Cybercrime could cost companies trillions over the next five years

January 21, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Companies globally could incur $5.2 trillion in additional costs and lost revenue over the next five years due to cyberattacks, as dependency on complex internet-enabled business models outpaces the ability to introduce adequate safeguards that protect critical assets, according to […]


Network security, Security

Rate of Cybersecurity Venture Funding Not Sustainable, Investors Say

January 18, 2019

Via: Security Week

Venture capital firm Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV) considers itself a part of the overall security industry. “First and foremost we are cyber operators,” it states on its website. “We advance cybersecurity through expert investment in synergistic teams and technology solving […]


Network security

Millions of Oklahoma Gov Files Exposed by Wide-Open Server

January 17, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Millions of sensitive files on a storage server belonging to the Oklahoma Department of Securities were left exposed for a week – including credentials, internal docs and personal data stretching back decades. Researchers at UpGuard who discovered the data leak […]


Network security

Encryption is key to protecting information as it travels outside the network

January 17, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

A new Vera report reveals stark numbers behind the mounting toll of data breaches triggered by cybercrime and accidents. One of the most recognized and mandated security controls, installed encryption tools protect just four percent of breached files. Meanwhile, compliance-focused […]


Network security

The costs of cyberattacks increased 52% to $1.1 million

January 16, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Radware has released its 2018-2019 Global Application and Network Security Report, in which survey respondents estimate the average cost of a cyberattack at $1.1M. For those organizations that calculate (versus estimate) the cost of an attack, that number increases to […]


Network security

Stay Ahead of the Growing Security Analytics Market With These Best Practices

January 16, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

As breach rates climb and threat actors continue to evolve their techniques, many IT security teams are turning to new tools in the fight against corporate cybercrime. The proliferation of internet of things (IoT) devices, network services and other technologies […]


Network security

90% of companies face significant obstacles with digital transformation

January 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Nearly eight in 10 (79 percent) companies are in the process of digital transformation, but the vast majority, 90 percent, are facing significant obstacles to success. The new AppDirect Digital Economy Report finds that the most common challenges include investing […]


Application security, Network security

43% of businesses are still running Windows 7, security threats remain

January 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

With one year to go until Microsoft ends support for its ten-year-old operating system Windows 7, as many as 43% of enterprises are still running the outdated platform. Kollective’s research found that nearly a fifth (17%) of IT departments don’t […]