82% of IT leaders think their company is at a greater risk of phishing attacks, and 78% believe they are at a greater risk of an insider attack, when employees are working from home, according to a report from Tessian. The research addresses the IT and security challenges companies must overcome to deliver a safe…

Cybersecurity is the number one technology priority for planned digital transformation projects as businesses adapt to a surge in remote working as a result of COVID-19. Cybersecurity: Main focus for planned projects IT leaders also revealed that adapting culture quickly to new ways of working is the number one challenge they need to overcome in…

High volumes of attacks were used to target video game companies and players between 2018 and 2020, an Akamai report reveals. It also notes an uptick in attack traffic that correlates with COVID-19-related lockdowns. In addition, the report examines motivations driving the attacks and steps gamers can take to help protect their personal information, accounts,…

Attackers shifted tactics in Q2 2020, with a 570% increase in bit-and-piece DDoS attacks compared to the same period last year, according to Nexusguard. Perpetrators used bit-and-piece attacks to launch various amplification and elaborate UDP-based attacks to flood target networks with traffic. Analysts witnessed attacks using much smaller sizes—more than 51% of bit-and-piece attacks were…

There’s a growing, organized and increasingly sophisticated pattern of attacks on cloud native infrastructure, according to Aqua Security. While most attacks were aimed at abusing public cloud compute resources for cryptocurrency mining, the methods used open the door for higher-value targets that leverage security gaps in container software supply chains and runtime environments. The report…

SOX & Internal Controls Professionals Group released a survey which measures the costs, execution, challenges and priorities faced by companies that comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). SOX compliance trends “In its fifth year, our survey reflects the broad experience of SOX professionals over time and presents a balanced perspective of the current state of…

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,…

Vendor revenue from sales of IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud environments, including public and private cloud, increased 2.2% in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q20) while investments in traditional, non-cloud, infrastructure plunged 16.3% year over year, according to IDC. Pandemic as the major factor driving infrastructure spending The broadening…