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Phishing remains a leading concern for organizations worldwide. A new Proofpoint report features analysis of data related to nearly 130 million cybersecurity questions and offers insights into employee knowledge levels across 14 categories, 16 industries, and more than 20 commonly used department classifications. Overall, one in every four questions in the “Identifying Phishing Threats” and…

Information from satellites fuel a great deal of today’s technology, from the intelligence gathering conducted by nation-states, to the global positioning system used for vehicle navigation, to the targeting used by “smart” weapons. Little surprise, then, that cybersecurity and policy experts worry that the relative insecurity of satellite systems open them to attack. In a…

Enterprises are struggling to keep up with the rapid expansion of cloud within their businesses, according to Symantec. Surveying 1,250 security decision makers across the globe, Symantec’s Cloud Security Threat Report (CSTR) uncovered insights on the shifting cloud security landscape, finding enterprises have reached a tipping point: more than half (53%) of all enterprise compute…

Healthcare organizations have high levels of confidence in their cybersecurity preparedness despite most of them using only basic user authentication methods in the face of an increasing number of patient identity theft and fraud instances in the marketplace, according to LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Key survey findings Specifically, the survey results showed: 58% believe that the…

Financial services organizations are increasingly exposed to cyber threats, according to Wandera. The report “​Mobile Security in the Financial Services​,” includes analysis of six months of security data from 225 financial services customers with 50,000 devices collectively under management. Notable findings There were 4.7 million events across the subset of devices analyzed over the 6-month…

32% of healthcare organizations store a wide range of sensitive data in the cloud, including healthcare data and personally identifiable information (PII) of customers and employees, according to Netwrix. In addition, the number of those who are ready to adopt cloud-first approach has increased by 31% since 2018, and the number considering becoming 100% cloud-based…

The financial impact of ransomware rose by 60%, losses from business email compromise (BEC) doubled, and cryptojacking incidents more than tripled, all despite the fact that overall breaches and exposed records were down in 2018, according to Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA). The data shows that cybercriminals are getting better at monetizing their activities,…

Cybersecurity incidents cost an estimated $45 billion in 2018, according to a new report that aggregates data from different types of reported security incidents from around the world. It’s difficult to get a complete picture of the cyber incident landscape, says Jeff Wilbur, technical director of the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA), which today…

Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will more than double over the 2019-2023 forecast period, according to IDC. With a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.3%, public cloud spending will grow from $229 billion in 2019 to nearly $500 billion in 2023. “Adoption of public (shared) cloud services continues to grow…