Cybersecurity teams continue to struggle with hiring and retention, and very little improvement has been achieved in these areas since last year, according to ISACA. Understaffed and lacking diversity ISACA’s 2020 State of Cybersecurity survey report, unveiled at RSA Conference 2020, finds that enterprises are short-staffed, have difficulty identifying enough qualified talent and don’t believe…

IT security practitioners are aware of good habits when it comes to strong authentication and password management, yet often fail to implement them due to poor usability or inconvenience, according to Yubico and Ponemon Institute. The conclusion is that IT security practitioners and individuals are both engaging in risky password and authentication practices, yet expectation…

Cybersecurity has emerged as the top focus of upstream oil and gas companies’ digital investments, according to a report from Accenture. The report is based on a global survey of 255 industry professionals, including C-suite executives, functional leaders and engineers. Increased investments in cybersecurity When respondents were asked which digital technologies their organizations are investing…

Many organizations are starting to realize the benefits of increased scale and velocity of application deployment in their businesses, according to F5 Networks. This value, however, can bring significant complexity as organizations maintain legacy infrastructure while increasingly relying on multiple public and private clouds, implement modern application architectures, and face an evolving and sophisticated threat…

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…

Palo Alto Networks released research showing how vulnerabilities in the development of cloud infrastructure are creating significant security risks. The Unit 42 Cloud Threat Report: Spring 2020 investigates why cloud misconfigurations happen so frequently. It finds that as organizations move to automate more of their cloud infrastructure build processes, they are adopting and creating new…

Despite higher levels of investment in advanced cybersecurity technologies over the past three years, less than one-fifth of organizations are effectively stopping cyberattacks and finding and fixing breaches fast enough to lower the impact, according to a report from Accenture. Based on a survey of more than 4,600 enterprise security practitioners around the globe, the…

Organizations are not making progress in reducing their endpoint security risk, especially against new and unknown threats, a Ponemon Institute study reveals. 68% IT security professionals say their company experienced one or more endpoint attacks that compromised data assets or IT infrastructure in 2019, an increase from 54% of respondents in 2017. Zero-day attacks continue…