The risks presented by ransomware and cyber extortion events have likely found a place in your own security team’s discussions, and rightfully so. Ransomware attacks have proliferated in the last decade. The numbers are staggering if not overwhelming, and make it abundantly clear that ransomware attacks are not a threat that any organization, however big…

Kovrr and SANS Institute released their joint survey that reveals enterprise motivation and impact of cyber risk quantification (CRQ) in the modern cybersecurity landscape. CRQ helps businesses evaluate the potential financial impact of cyber events on an organization and is becoming an increasingly critical part of risk management programs. The survey found that over 75%…

As the cyber attack surface continues to rapidly expand, enterprises need a security solution that can help organizations to better understand, communicate, and mitigate cyber risk across their entire IT ecosystem. And with many offerings on the market, choosing the right product can be challenging. CISOs can make a more informed decision by leveraging the…

Common Sense Media released a report examining kids’ privacy trends and practices of hundreds of popular technology companies and products over the last five years. The report is the culmination of evaluating privacy policy data from 200 of the most popular companies and products aimed at children and students. The report finds some improvements for…

Cyentia Institute and RiskRecon released a research that quantifies how a multi-party data breach impacts many organizations in today’s interconnected digital world. The study is based on an analysis of 897 multi-party breaches involving three or more interrelated companies. The impact of multi-party data breach events 897 multi-party data breach incidents, also referred to as…

Ransomware has never been more prevalent — or profitable — than it is right now. What started as the exclusive domain of highly skilled and opportunistic bad actors has evolved into an underground industry in which virtually anyone can get their hands on pre-built tool kits and plans to launch ransomware attacks at an alarming pace. Many…

Before the recent pandemic, many executives began appreciating the risks and opportunities associated with cybersecurity. A 2019 survey on cybersecurity priorities from Optiv Security found that 96% of CISOs are taking “a more strategic approach to cybersecurity,” and many were even willing to slow business development to account for cybersecurity-related risks. This was great news…

Despite the uncertainties of the last year, the transformation of the transportation sector forged ahead, dominated by the prevailing trend of CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electrified) technologies. Despite small setbacks caused by COVID-19 that impacted the automotive industry at large, analysts predict electric vehicle (EV) demand will continue on its upward trajectory in 2021, driven…

2020 has ended with a stunning display of nation-state cyber capabilities. The Kremlin’s SVR shocked the cybersecurity industry and U.S. government with its intrusions into FireEye and the U.S. Office of the Treasury by way of SolarWinds, revealing only traces of its long-term, sophisticated campaigns. These breaches are reminders that no organization is immune to…

In 2020, cybersecurity became a business problem for every industry, as well as the U.S. government. According to a new report by the Aspen Cybersecurity Group, there are several opportunities for the new presidential administration to increase cybersecurity efforts and awareness to create a more resilient digital infrastructure. Organizations like the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security…