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…

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…

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…

Financial institutions are in a fully-fledged war against data breaches. And rightly so – the finance sector is a frequent target of ransomware, phishing, and other malicious attacks. Sensitive communications are particularly vulnerable, with thousands getting leaked every year. Yet at the same time, championing email security in the finance sector may seem like a…

The basics of cyber security are still not being practized regularly and new cyber security risks are emerging as more and more untested technologies are integrated within the critical infrastructures upon which society depends, according to Applied Risk. “We’re seeing rapid proliferation of new and untested technologies finding their way into Operational Technology (OT) that…

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…