Ericom Software announced the introduction of Ericom Application Isolator, a new solution that integrates with existing remote access VPNs and Next Generation Firewalls to secure corporate applications and data from the security risks associated with excessive access rights inside a network. Ericom Application Isolator addresses the security risks created by the broad access rights granted…

As consumers’ concerns about their digital privacy continue to grow and who is responsible for guarding it remains unclear, new research conducted by Ponemon Institute reveals a lack of empowerment consumers feel when it comes to their data privacy. Address privacy risks The research points to a privacy gap between the consumer data protection individuals…

Online voting is likely to shape future election cycles, according to a study from OneLogin. 59% of respondents expect online voting will become a reality within five years. Online voting demographics Though various demographics differ in their opinions about online voting, respondents shared concerns about the possibility of fraud and compromised data security. 49% of…

Joint NCSC-DHS-CISA advisories and a warning from the FBI have recently highlighted activities of nation-state-backed groups targeting organizations focused on COVID-19 research. The goal is to obtain information for their domestic COVID-19 research efforts. Security leaders at research organizations need to better understand the motivations and methods of these attackers. That will allow them to…

Even before lockdowns, there was a steady migration toward more flexible workforce arrangements. Given the new normal of so many more people working from home—on top of a pile of evidence showing that productivity and quality of life typically go up with remote work—it is inevitable that many more companies will continue to offer those…

The rapid increase in cyberattacks and pressures escalating from changes prompted by COVID-19 have shifted consumer behavior. The findings of a report by the World Economic Forum outline core cybersecurity principles and point to how companies and investors must significantly reduce cyber risk to remain competitive. “There is a serious imbalance between the “time to…

Cybercriminals exposed over 5 billion records in 2019, costing over $1.2 trillion to U.S. organizations, according to ForgeRock. Coupled with breaches in 2018 costing over $654 billion, breaches over the last two years have cost U.S. organizations over $1.8 trillion. Healthcare: The most targeted industry Healthcare emerged as the most targeted industry in 2019, accounting…

Engineers from SMU’s Darwin Deason Institute for Cybersecurity have developed software to detect ransomware attacks before attackers can inflict catastrophic damage. Ransomware is crippling cities and businesses all over the world, and the number of ransomware attacks have increased since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Attackers are also threatening to publicly release sensitive data…

Entrust Datacard released the findings of its survey which highlights the critical need to address data security challenges for employees working from home as a result of the pandemic based on responses from 1,000 US full-time professionals. As social distancing mandates took effect in March 2020, employers found themselves in a massive remote work experiment,…

There is a misalignment between data privacy regulation spending and business outcomes, according to Tanium research. Specifically, as businesses spend tens of millions on compliance, over 90 percent have fundamental IT weaknesses that leave them vulnerable and potentially non-compliant. The global study of 750 IT decision makers revealed that organizations have spent on average $70.3…