There’s a global concern about the business impact and risk from rampant and unrestricted data growth, StorageCraft research reveals. It also shows that the IT infrastructures of many organizations are struggling, often failing, to deliver business continuity in the event of severe data outages. A total of 709 qualified individuals completed the research study. All…

In the latest major cloud security foul-up, Capital One suffered a data breach, which affected 100 million people in the United States, and 6 million in Canada. It wasn’t just Capital One caught with their security pants down. We now know hacker Paige A. Thompson stole terabytes of data from more than thirty other companies,…

A new report from Juniper Research found that the cost of data breaches will rise from $3 trillion each year to over $5 trillion in 2024, an average annual growth of 11%. This will primarily be driven by increasing fines for data breaches as regulation tightens, as well as a greater proportion of business lost…

Like rust, risk never sleeps. As mobile devices flood the enterprise (especially for a younger generation of workers), the internet of things (IoT) expands, and cybercriminals grow in both numbers and sophistication, many security professionals think zero trust is the safest approach to defending against constantly evolving network and data security threats. Network vulnerabilities can…

The majority of organizations don’t know if the security tools they deploy are working, and are not confident they can avoid data breaches, according to AttackIQ. AttackIQ released the report based on Ponemon Institute research evaluating the efficacy of enterprise security strategies. Ponemon surveyed 577 IT and IT security practitioners in the United States who…

Data breaches have become a priority in most business’ cybersecurity agenda. The series of breaches that companies experienced in 2018 emphasized what security experts have warned about – that threats are ever present and persistent. Last year, even companies with market capitalizations in the billions of dollars like Under Armor, and Marriott fell victim to…

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,…

Almost half (49%) of businesses believe cloud apps make them a target for cyber attacks, a Thales research reveals. Surveying 1,050 IT decision makers globally, Thales’ 2019 Access Management Index revealed that cloud applications (49%) are listed in the top three reasons an organization might be attacked, just behind unprotected infrastructure such as IoT devices…

Enterprises are struggling to keep up with the rapid expansion of cloud within their businesses, according to Symantec. Surveying 1,250 security decision makers across the globe, Symantec’s Cloud Security Threat Report (CSTR) uncovered insights on the shifting cloud security landscape, finding enterprises have reached a tipping point: more than half (53%) of all enterprise compute…