OSINT, or open source intelligence, is the practice of collecting information from published or otherwise publicly available sources. OSINT operations, whether practiced by IT security pros, malicious hackers, or state-sanctioned intelligence operatives, use advanced techniques to search through the vast haystack of visible data to find the needles they’re looking for to achieve their goals—and…

While digital transformation is understood to be critical, its rapid adoption, as seen with cloud providers, IoT and shadow IT, is creating significant cyber risk for most organizations. Today, these vulnerabilities are only exacerbated by misalignment between IT security professionals and the C-suite. The research by CyberGRX and Ponemon Institute surveyed 900 IT security professionals…

The majority of companies (77 percent) continue to use or plan to use automation in the next three years, according to a Ponemon Institute and DomainTools survey. The biggest takeaway in this year’s study is that 51 percent of respondents now believe that automation will decrease headcount in the IT security function, an increase from…

83% of IT security professionals feel more overworked going into 2020 than they were at the beginning of 2019, and 82% said their teams were understaffed, according to a Tripwire survey. Hard to find skilled security staff The strain on cybersecurity teams is exacerbated by the inability to find experienced staff, and 85% acknowledged it…

Ransomware attacks on organizations are likely to continue unabated in the near term if the results of a new survey by Proofpoint are any indication. The security vendor recently polled 600 IT security professionals from around the world on trends related to phishing and other email-borne threats. The results showed that 33% — or nearly…

Two years ago, digital transformations had kicked into high gear, with new processes and product development moving ahead at breakneck speed. As IT and business fast-tracked initiatives like agile and DevOps to improve speed to market, security considerations were often left in the dust. At the time, Gartner predicted that 60% of digital businesses would…

Sisyphus could be the official mascot of security operations. Sixty-three percent of respondents to a recent ESG survey of 406 IT and cybersecurity professionals say that security operations is more difficult today than it was 2 years ago. Why? 41% of survey respondents point to the rapidly evolving and changing threat landscape, which is forcing…

On Christmas Eve, snow will fall, Yule logs will blaze, visions of sugarplums will dance in children’s heads, and in the eyes of zero-trust experts, countless security breaches will happen in homes around the world. Zero-trust security has blanketed IT like the snow Bing Crosby sang about. Based on the idea of maintaining strict access…