The results of a global Infoblox survey on the state of network security at higher education institutions reveals that 81 percent of IT professionals believe securing campus networks has become more challenging in the last two years. The report titled “Defending Networks at Higher Learning Institutions – Heroes Needed” surveyed over 600 students, IT professionals…

ThousandEyes has found that 68 percent of the top 50 companies on the Global Fortune 500 rankings are not adequately prepared for the next major attack on the DNS. Additionally, researchers found similar vulnerability among 44 percent of the top 25 SaaS providers, as well as 72% of the FTSE 100 companies. “Because Digital Experience…

Despite ever increasing investments in security technologies, data breaches and cyber incidents are increasing at a relentless rate, and the problem is projected to keep getting worse. Industry research shows that attacks from ransomware, data compromise, malicious email and credential theft more than doubled to 160,000 incidents per year, with unreported incidents likely bringing the…

High-profile security breaches and changing regulations have raised consumer concerns and pressured businesses, establishing 2018 as a landmark year in the data economy. Original research from Oxford Economics highlights several challenges faced by businesses as they adjust to changing regulations and consumer uncertainty, including a resounding lack of trust — just 8% of consumers strongly…

Based on trends in the first half of 2018, Webroot found that cybercriminals are shifting to increasingly sophisticated and targeted means of attack while also expanding their money making endeavors, as shown by the uptick in cryptojacking and cryptomining. There has been a massive shift from ransomware to cryptomining Malware in general, including ransomware and…

According to a new CrowdStrike report, the technology, professional services, and hospitality sectors were targeted most often by cyber adversaries. The actors used a variety of novel tactics, demonstrating particular creativity and perseverance in defense-evasion and credential-access TTPs such as the use of Windows Internal tool, Active Directory Explorer, for one-time credential dumping. Notable percentages…

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), which means it’s time to talk about passwords for the umpteenth time. Why beat this dead horse again? Because just about everyone still uses passwords, and even the most recent password security recommendations do not make them any stronger. This year, the recommendation was eight characters —…

Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC (Continuous) 2019.008.20071, Acrobat 2017 and Reader DC 2017 (Classic 2017) 2017.011.30105, and Acrobat DC and Reader DC (Classic 2015) 2015.006.30456 patch a total of 85 flaws. The list includes 22 out-of-bounds write issues, 7 heap overflows, 7 use-after-free bugs, 3 type confusion issues, one double-free bug, 3 buffer errors,…