Cloud computing ranks as the top risk concern for executives in risk, audit, finance and compliance, according to the latest survey by Gartner. In Gartner’s latest quarterly Emerging Risks Report, 110 senior executives in risk, audit, finance and compliance at large global organizations identified cloud computing as the top concern for the second consecutive quarter….

You take time with your staff to regularly review what they should do in a fire (where are the exits? Don’t use the elevator. Where is the muster point? Is the fire department called automatically, or will someone have to call when they are safely out of the building? Who is responsible for doing a…

Fake emails targeting Office 365 users via malicious links inserted into SharePoint documents are the latest trick phishers employ to bypass the platform’s built-in security, Avanan researchers warn. The cloud security company says that the phishing attack was leveraged against some 10% of its Office 365 customers in the past two weeks and they believe…

The idea that organizations should be doing more to protect the personal data they hold about individuals has been gaining ground in recent years. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sparked a scramble to operationalize data management and security. If you thought that it was a one-off, then the incoming California Consumer Privacy…

Oracle informed customers late on Friday that its Database product is affected by a critical vulnerability. Patches have been released and users have been advised to install them as soon as possible. The security hole, tracked as CVE-2018-3110 with a CVSS score of 9.9, affects Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 and 12.2.0.1 on Windows. Version 12.1.0.2 on…

The massive rise in popularity of social platforms has led to a huge upswing in social media scams — putting a growing pool of users at risk. Facebook had 2.23 billion monthly active users as of the second quarter of 2018, while photo-sharing site Instagram hit 1 billion monthly active users by June 2018, according…

There were seven times more distributed denial (DDoS) attacks larger than 300 Gbps (gigabit per second) observed during the first six months of 2018 compared to the first half of 2017, NETSCOUT Arbor reveals. According to the security company’s latest threat intelligence report, the number of large DDoS attacks jumped from 7 to 47 year-over-year…