The speed of cloud business initiatives is hampering organizations’ ability to secure and manage hybrid environments, with security personnel often not included. The 2019 State of Hybrid Cloud Security survey by FireMon revealed 60% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that this was happening in their organizations. Additional key findings include: Only 56% of…

Social media-enabled cybercrime is generating at least $3.25B in global revenue annually, according to an extensive six-month academic study undertaken by Dr. Mike McGuire, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Surrey. Key insights One in five organizations have been infected with malware distributed via social media Reports of cybercrime involving social media grew…

Increased security measures and awareness are driving cybercriminals to alter their techniques in search of a better return on investment (ROI). As a result, two major shifts occured, including decreased reliance on malware and a decline in ransomware, as criminals increased their use of other cybercrime techniques with the potential for greater ROI, according to…

Each year, Bitglass analyzes data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ “Wall of Shame,” a database containing information about breaches of protected health information (PHI) that affected 500 or more individuals. In 2019’s report, the latest data is compared to that of previous years, revealing key trends and cybersecurity challenges facing the…

Cybercriminals are looking for ways to use trusted devices to gain control of Internet of Things (IoT) devices via password cracking and exploiting other vulnerabilities, such as through the exploitation via voice assistants, according to the latest Mobile Threat Report unveiled by McAfee. With over 25 million voice assistants in use across the world, these…

83 percent of security professionals believe that employees have accidentally exposed customer or business sensitive data at their organization. Accidental data breaches are often compounded by an organizational failure to encrypt data prior to it being shared – both internally and externally – putting their organizations at risk of non-compliance with major data privacy regulations,…

Cybercrime continues to evolve and become more sophisticated. AI and machine learning are leveraged by many criminal organizations to help them better understand how to improve their attacks and they are now targeting specific industry verticals, organizations and even individuals. Increases in the frequency of ransomware, phishing and crypto jacking attacks were experienced by businesses…

To identify top threats, the Dtex researchers collected and analyzed information from work-issued endpoints across more than 300,000 user accounts. Proprietary, cloud and personal accounts such as email were included in the total. Assessed organizations spanned multiple industries across North America, Europe (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific Region (APAC). The results are available in the…

The security hole, tracked as CVE-2019-6340, is caused by the lack of proper data sanitization in some field types, which, in some cases, can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code, Drupal developers said. The issue was discovered by Samuel Mortenson of the Drupal Security Team. Exploitation of CVE-2019-6340 is possible if the core…