Around a third of cybersecurity professionals have had personal experience of harassment online (32%) and in-person (35%), according to a study from Respect in Security — a new initiative set up to support victims and encourage coordinated industry action to tackle the problem. Respect in Security engaged Sapio Research to poll 302 industry professionals (male, female and non-binary) across multiple age groups, organisation sizes and levels of seniority. Of those that reported experiencing in-person harassment, … More →
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Boards of directors and executives seem increasingly interested in understanding their companies’ security posture. And why wouldn’t they be? The ransomware threat posed by organized crime groups is considerable, and its impact can be devastating and threaten the entire business. This makes it imperative for boards to ensure the company has taken necessary cybersecurity precautions to resist the threat. Additionally, executives have seen the value of efficient infosec firsthand over the last eighteen months. The … More →
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Asset inventory management is critical to any company’s planning and accounting process. Having an accurate, up-to-date view of every asset (all devices, equipment, vehicles, and properties) that your organization owns means that you can better optimize your inventory, account for the current state, forecast upcoming costs, and protect your assets from cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The challenge? This often requires tracking hundreds or thousands of assets across their full lifecycles—from purchasing and maintenance to retirement. Plus, if … More →
Vade released its Phishers’ Favorites report for H1 2021, which revealed that there has been a major jump in phishing attacks since the start of the year with a 281 percent spike in May and another 284 percent increase in June, for a total of 4.2 billion phishing emails detected by Vade for June alone. For this 6-month window researchers identified Crédit Agricole as the most impersonated brand, with 17,555 unique phishing URLs, followed by … More →
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Venafi announced the findings of a global survey that evaluates the impact of software supply chain attacks like SolarWinds/SUNBURST, CodeCov and Kaseya/REvil on how development organizations are changing their approach to securing software build and delivery environments. The survey evaluated the opinions of over 1,000 information security professionals, developers and executives in the IT and software development industries. Misalignemnt between security and development teams According to the survey, respondents nearly unanimously agree (97%) that the … More →
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Telia Carrier has announced the findings of a report with a perspective on today’s cyber threats from traffic data. The report investigates changes in attack vector, size and frequency, and reveals a staggering 50% increase in peak attack traffic compared to 2019, with a jump to 1.18 Terabytes per Second (TBps) or 887 Mega Packets Per Second (Mpps). In 2020, a staggering 57 Petabits or 14 tera packets of malicious data have been cleaned. During … More →
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