Companies spend big to defend their networks and assets from cyber threats. Kaspersky Labs has found security budgets within enterprises average around $9 million per year. On top of that, data breaches cost companies millions of dollars. Yet, cheap, relatively easy-to-use off-the-shelf hacking tools make the barrier to entry for cybercriminals incredibly low. Cyber attacks…

The estimated current cybersecurity workforce is 2.8 million professionals, while the amount of additional trained staff needed to close the skills gap is 4.07 million professionals, according to (ISC)2. The data indicates a necessary cybersecurity workforce increase of 145% globally. Cybersecurity workforce skills gap around the world In the UK, the current cybersecurity workforce estimate…

With the perpetually shifting threat landscape, most organizations (over 90%) believe that the cyber threat landscape will stay the same or worsen in 2020, according to FireEye. FireEye surveyed over 800 CISOs and other senior executives across North America, Europe, and Asia to uncover attitudes towards some of cybersecurity’s most prevalent topics. The majority (51%)…

Remember when, three years ago, several Mirai botnets hit DNS provider Dyn and caused part of the Internet to be unreachable for most users in North America and Europe? For a moment there it really seemed that IoT security would become an indisputable necessity. Unfortunately, that did not happen, and security professionals and consumers are…

With an installed base of 44 billion connected devices projected for 2023, the amount of data and information generated and shared will reach zettabytes of data, according to ABI Research. “Much of that data will be sensitive, whether about an individual’s privacy or confidential business information. As such, it presents a lucrative opportunity for threat…

Most cyber attacks start with a social engineering attempt and, most often that not, it takes the form of a phishing email. It’s easy to understand the popularity of this attack vector: phishing campaigns are relatively inexpensive (money- and time-wise), yet successful. Attackers don’t need to create/buy technical exploits that might or might not work…