Tag: Cybersecurity

Network security

Organizations expect to boost their cybersecurity investments by 34%

July 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Annual losses from cyberattacks averaged $4.7 million in the last fiscal year — with more than one in 10 firms losing over $10 million —according to a new report from ESI ThoughtLab in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson and other […]

Network security

7 Hot Cybersecurity Trends to Be Highlighted at Black Hat

July 8, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Black Hat USA is fast approaching. With the full conference schedule online, now is the time for security pros to dive in and plan out their paths to exploring a wide range of learning opportunities. As with years past, the […]

Network security

House Homeland Security Republicans to introduce slew of cybersecurity bills

June 18, 2019

Via: The Hill

Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee are gearing up to introduce a bevy of bills aimed at enhancing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) cybersecurity capabilities. The bills are the first glimpse into the new “American Security Agenda” that […]

Network security

Black Hat USA Offers Fresh Perspectives on Enterprise Cybersecurity

June 10, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Cybersecurity at the enterprise level is a unique beast, and there’s no better place to meet fellow enterprise security professionals and learn new tricks than Black Hat USA in Las Vegas this August. There’s a whole Enterprise track of Briefings […]

Access control, Security

Security overconfidence and immaturity continue to endanger organizations

May 30, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The majority of organizations are ill-prepared to protect themselves against privileged access abuse, the leading cyber-attack vector, according to Centrify and Techvangelism. Seventy-nine percent of organizations do not have a mature approach to Privileged Access Management (PAM), yet 93% believe […]

Mobile security, Network security

How Cyber-Secure Are Business Travelers? New Report Says Not Very

May 21, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

I travel frequently for business — to industry conferences such as RSA Conference and Black Hat and meeting with clients. Whenever I travel, I bring my work laptop, my personal cellphone enabled with work email and calendar, and, of course, […]

Network security

Equifax has bled $1.4 billion from 2017 breach, so far

May 14, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Nearly two years after suffering a massive data breach, credit bureau Equifax is still bleeding money in settlements and legal fees. Equifax’s latest earnings release tallies the costs associated with its 2017 cybersecurity incident at over $1.4 billion, which includes […]

Network security

What differentiates the strongest cybersecurity programs from the rest

May 6, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Financial institutions spend an average of around $2,300 per full-time employee on cybersecurity annually, reveals a survey released by Deloitte and the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). According to the report, “Pursuing Cybersecurity Maturity at Financial Institutions,” […]

Network security, Security

New Executive Order Aims to Grow Federal Cybersecurity Staff

May 3, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

President Donald Trump this week signed a new executive order (EO) designed to recruit and educate more cybersecurity professionals across both government agencies and the private sector. The EO outlines myriad initiatives supporting its plan to create a larger pool […]

Network security, Security

Attackers are weaponizing more vulnerabilities than ever before

April 23, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

2018 had the most weaponized vulnerabilities ever (177), which represents a 139% increase compared to 2017, according to the RiskSense latest report. In addition, the rate of exploits discovered in the wild before a patch was available was nearly three […]