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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 […]


Network security

77% of orgs lack a cybersecurity incident response plan

April 12, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

How prepared are organizations when it comes to withstanding and recovering from a cyberattack? The fourth annual benchmark study on Cyber Resilience by IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute showed that 77 percent of them are still do not have […]


Network security

6 Essential Skills Cybersecurity Pros Need to Develop in 2019

April 3, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

It’s definitely a job seeker’s’ market out there in the cybersecurity employment pool. According to an about-to-be released report from ISSA and ESG, 74% of organizations today have been impacted by the cybersecurity skills shortage. Meantime, a report released last […]


Network security

What Security Threats of the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Cybersecurity

March 21, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

Remember the Love Bug virus? Security veterans will remember that, nearly 20 years ago, the computer worm also known as ILOVEYOU spread like wildfire across email systems and networks because we believed it was a legitimate email from someone we […]


Network security

Comcast acquires BluVector, developer of AI-powered cybersecurity technology

March 6, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Comcast announced it has acquired BluVector, a company that uses advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide cybersecurity protection to companies and government agencies. With a proprietary machine-learning engine, BluVector detects, analyzes, and contains a wide range of sophisticated […]


Network security

Enterprise attitudes to cybersecurity: Strategies to balance risk and business acceleration

March 4, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

IT decision makers are facing major challenges between dynamic adversaries, significant legislation and regulation requirements, business digital transformation needs, and a rapidly growing array of technology solutions. Ideally, business requirements would be the key motivator for an organization’s approach to […]