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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 […]


Privacy protection

France watchdog fines Google with $57 million under the EU GDPR

January 22, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

The French data protection watchdog CNIL announced a fine of 50 million euros ($57 million) for US search giant Google under GDPR. “On 21 January 2019, the CNIL’s restricted committee imposed a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against the […]


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 […]


Vulnerabilities

Unpatched Cisco critical flaw CVE-2018-15439 exposes small Business Networks to hack

January 21, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Unpatched critical flaw CVE-2018-15439 could be exploited by a remote, unauthenticated attacker to gain full control over the device. Cisco Small Business Switch software is affected by a critical and unpatched vulnerability (CVE-2018-15439) that could be exploited by a remote, […]


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 […]


Cloud security, Vulnerabilities

Hack Allows Escape of Play-with-Docker Containers

January 15, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers hacked the Docker test platform called Play-with-Docker, allowing them to access data and manipulate any test Docker containers running on the host system. The proof-of-concept hack does not impact production Docker instances, according to CyberArk researchers that developed the […]


Cloud security

Most organizations are migrating data for ERP apps to the cloud

January 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

According to a Cloud Security Alliance survey, 69 percent of organizations are migrating data for popular ERP applications to the cloud, moving to major cloud infrastructure-as-a-service providers, with the overwhelming majority, almost 90 percent, stating that these applications are business-critical. […]