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Staff members are on the frontline when it comes to cyberattacks against their employers. They’re increasingly seen by hackers as a weak link in the cybersecurity chain. That’s why most threats today come via email, aimed squarely at tricking the recipient into downloading malware, divulging log-ins or making wire transfers to the attacker. We predict cumulative losses…

The threat landscape is getting more dangerous because it’s increasingly easy for malware authors to assemble elements (just in time) and deliver malicious payloads, and the likelihood they’ll get caught is very low.  Moreover, there’s far too much misleading information about cyber threats out there — for example, even though zero day threats receive plenty…

Malware mash-ups hiding in encrypted traffic are boosting attack numbers and increasing the danger to data, according to recent reports. It was good while it lasted. The drop in malware attack attempts seen in 2016 – from 8.19 billion in 2015 to 7.87 billion – is but a fond memory, as 2017 saw more than…

Although it may seem fast-paced and glamorous, the cyber threat landscape is actually more populated with simple, garden-variety attacks than sophisticated and exotic techniques. With free tools and kits, it’s become easier than ever to engage in phishing, cross-site scripting, and other malicious activities. When we imagine all cybercriminals as masterminds using bleeding-edge tools, we…

The Target breach in 2013 may not be the biggest retail breach in history, but for many retailers, it was their watershed moment. Point-of-sale (PoS) terminals were compromised for more than two weeks. 40 million card details and 70 million records of personal information swiped—part of which was “backlist,” historical transaction information dating back to more or less a…

Companies are taking the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) much more seriously than HIPAA and PCI: 99 percent are actively involved in the process to become GDPR-compliant, despite the cost and internal reorganization involved, a new survey that polled 300 C-level security executives has shown. About half (49 percent) are 75 percent of the…

Another year, another increase in the number of mobile threats, vulnerabilities, and outdated mobile devices. So, what gives? If the headlines have you thinking that mobile security is getting worse, you’re not imagining things. We have just published the quarterly Mobile Threat Intelligence Report to dig into the 2017 numbers a bit.  The report is based on…

The speed and scale of cloud computing has provided companies around the globe with more flexibility, lower overhead costs and quicker time to value for a wide variety of applications. While the business value of cloud adoption is undebatable, this rapid transition can leave security teams in the dark and sensitive information exposed.

At first glance, it may seem strange to be asking you where you are in your GDPR journey when enforcement for the regulation begins on May 25 — which is now less than 60 days away. After all, GDPR was approved way back in April 2016, and here at IBM we’ve been talking and blogging…