Mimecast released the Threat Intelligence Report: Black Hat U.S.A. Edition 2020, which presents insights gleaned from the analysis of 195 billion emails processed by Mimecast for its customers from January through June 2020. Of those, 92 billion (47%) were flagged as malicious or spam and rejected. Main trends Two main trends ran throughout the analysis:…

The cybersecurity skills crisis continues to worsen for the fourth year in a row and has impacted 70 percent of organizations, as revealed in a global study of cybersecurity professionals by ISSA and ESG. Cybersecurity profession crisis The top ramifications of the skills shortage for organizations (or cybersecurity teams) include an increasing workload, unfilled open…

While most enterprises are committed to modernizing their application software portfolios, there are still myriad challenges to overcome and improvements to be made, according to a survey conducted by Hanover Research. According to the report, application development functions have a full agenda for the next 12 months, with the majority seeking improvements in speed, quality…

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…

A new study incorporates analysis of anonymized data from more than 5 million unmanaged, IoT, and IoMT devices in Ordr customer deployments across a variety of verticals including healthcare, life sciences, retail and manufacturing, between June 2019 and June 2020. Unmanaged devices Researchers identified real-world risks across a diverse set of connected devices, reaffirming the…

Senior executives reported concerns around renewed outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic as their top emerging risk in the second quarter of 2020, according to Gartner. Gartner surveyed 131 senior executives across industries and geographies on the top concerns facing their businesses with results showing that the second wave of COVID-19 topped executives’ concerns, even as…

38 percent of businesses have scaled infrastructure to meet new levels of demand during the lockdown period (March-June), highlighting how the pandemic has accelerated businesses’ digital transformation plans, according to Aptum. The findings also demonstrate that organizations that adopted cloud technologies prior to the pandemic have been best positioned to deal with the unprecedented crisis,…

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…

Applications are a gateway to valuable data, so it’s no wonder they are one of attackers’ preferred targets. And since modern applications aren’t a monolithic whole but consist of many separate components “glued together” over networks, attackers have at their disposal many “doors” through which they can attempt access to the data. Easy targets will…