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Survey: Only Half of Organizations Believe They Can Stop Cyber Attacks

CyberArk Report Also Finds Agility and Automation Initiatives May Lead to ‘Credential Creep’ and Increased Privilege-Related Risk According to a new global survey from CyberArk, 50 percent of organizations believe attackers can infiltrate their networks each time they try. As organizations increase investments in automation and agility, a general lack of awareness about the existence of privileged credentials – across DevOps, robotic process automation (RPA) and in the cloud – is compounding risk. New @CyberArk survey…

eSentire Report: Volume of UK Cyber Attacks Increased by Over 140 Percent in 2018

UK Employees are Better at Preventing Phishing and Malware Incidents Than Their Global Counterparts eSentire, Inc., the global leader in Managed Detection and Response (MDR), announced the release of its UK Threat Intelligence Spotlight, an inaugural report that details the unique threat landscape that small and medium enterprises must contend with in the United Kingdom (UK). Over the last two years, eSentire's European business has grown by over 90 percent, with the bulk of its expansion coming from customers within…

3 Rules for Communicating Post-Crisis, Cyber Attack 101 

Listen up… a cyber-attack is likely to happen to your organization. The majority of attacks to date have focused on organizations that have large databases or a point of sale system. According to a recent Heritage Foundation report, major breaches in 2016 occurred in organizations across all verticals including Yahoo, the U.S. Treasury Department, Oracle, The Wendy’s Organization, Banner Health, Citibank, and even the Office of Homeland Security (FBI). And then there was the breach in 2017 releasing 198 million US voter…

Is Business Ready for an Extinction-level Event? Deloitte Poll Reports Destructive Cyberattacks as Top Cyber Risk

Key takeaways In an era of technological transformation and cyber everywhere, the attack surface is exponentially growing as cyber criminals attack operational systems and backup capabilities simultaneously in highly sophisticated ways leading to enterprise-wide destructive cyberattacks. Majority of C-suite and executive poll respondents (64.6%) report that the growing threat of destructive cyberattacks is one of the top cyber risks at their organization. It's time for…

Bots on Mobile Devices Fuel Holiday Shopping Cyberattacks

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions released an analysis looking at transactions and cyberattacks that occurred between Wednesday, November 27, 2019 through Tuesday, December 3, 2019 (Black Friday week). The data was acquired from the LexisNexis® Digital Identity Network®, a crowdsourced intelligence network comprised of data from approximately 38 billion global transactions each year including logins, payments and new account creations. The Black Friday week data analysis offers the industry a first look at trends shaping this…

The Cyberthreat Handbook: Thales and Verint Release Their “Who’s Who” of Cyberattackers

In our hyperconnected world, threat intelligence is crucial to our ability to better detect and prevent cyberattacks. This is the purpose of The Cyberthreat Handbook produced by Thales and Verint to provide insights into the most significant groups of cyberattackers through detailed rating cards Powered by the cutting-edge technologies and products of Thales and Verint, the two companies are pleased to present The Cyberthreat Handbook, a report of unprecedented scope designed to provide a classification and basis for…

CybeReady Commended by Frost & Sullivan for Boosting Organisations’ Resilience to Phishing Attacks

Cybeready Employs Autonomous Training to Deliver Personalised Simulations to Employees and Changes the Way They Respond to Phishing Attacks Based on its recent analysis of the European security awareness training market, Frost & Sullivan recognises CybeReady with the 2019 European Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award. Its data science driven approach to cyber awareness training improves employees' resilience by an average of 5x, and decreases the ratio of serial clickers by an average of 10x. Its…

23% of Global Domains Targeted by Cyber-Attacks, Says MarkMonitor

Brands Taking Siloed Approach to Domain Security and Management Almost one-quarter of brands have had their domain targeted by cyber criminals. This is according to the latest global research report released by MarkMonitor, a world leader in enterprize brand protection. The report also highlighted that 62% of brands reported that cybercrime impacted their business in the last year. Almost half of the sample believes brand infringement has increased over the last year, while 46% said that cyber threats influenced the…

1 in 4 Employees Have Experienced a Cyber-Attack or Data Breach

New research by 247meeting has uncovered worrying lapses in workplace security, with senior management often being the biggest culprits. A quarter of senior managers have experienced a stranger on a conference call 26% of employees with access to customer data haven’t been trained on GDPR Over a third of employees don’t know where their security policy is saved Almost half of employees admit to using technology tools to communicate at work without them being password protected Despite the huge potential…

Stellar Cyber Rolls Out Entity Behavior Analytics App

New EBA App Delivers Unified View of All Assets and Their Risk Levels Security provider Stellar Cyber, with the first Open-XDR security platform, today announced the latest addition to its Starlight platform’s built-in App Store, a new Entity Behavior Analytics app. This new app dynamically discovers and constantly tracks entities (or assets). It provides a unified view of all assets across networks, endpoints and cloud environments by assigning a risk score to each asset based on observed security events and related risk…

CyberScout Announces Brand Ambassador PGA Player Brett Quigley

Champion golfer will represent the CyberScout brand in the U.S. CyberScout, a global leader in identity theft resolution, data defense and employee benefits services, announced that PGA Tour Champions player Brett Quigley, the 2020 Morocco Champions winner, will serve as brand ambassador. Quigley secured his victory in his second start on the Champions Tour, ensuring his playing privileges through the end of 2021. The PGA Tour Champions winner will display the CyberScout brand on his apparel as well as participate in…

Experian Unveils Groundbreaking Innovation to Predict Cyber Risk for Businesses

Breakthrough insights combined with data improves the underwriting process for cybersecurity policies In a move designed to predict the risk of cyber-attacks on businesses, Experian unveiled its new cybersecurity risk model – a groundbreaking innovation that combines Experian's robust collection of financial and business data to optimize the insurance industry's cyber underwriting solutions. This new cybersecurity risk model could improve the underwriting process for cybersecurity policies and identify areas where…

Ad Threat Attacks Are Evolving: How Your Strategy Needs to Shift

In the era of digital transformation, every company needs a CISO. In the ongoing war against ad threat attacks, there’s good news and bad news. The good news: Between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday in 2019, the rate of digital ads containing lower-risk malvertising declined to .07 percent compared to 1.25 percent in 2018. The bad news: More than 60 percent of holiday ad threat attacks were far more malicious exploits. Now more than ever, publishers and advertisers must remain vigilant to combat online security threats that…

Cybercriminals Find Cover in the Cloud: New Netskope Research Finds 44% of Threats are Cloud-Enabled

Netskope Cloud and Threat Report reveals cloud-enabled threats are on the rise and sensitive data is moving between cloud apps Netskope, the leading security cloud, announced the release of the February 2020 Netskope Cloud and Threat Report, which analyzes the most interesting trends on enterprise cloud service and app usage, web and cloud-enabled threats, and cloud data migrations and transfers. Based on anonymized data from millions of global users, the report found that 44% of malicious threats are cloud-enabled,…

New Research from Arkose Labs Shows Human-Driven Fraud Attacks are on the Rise

Data Reveals a Surge in Sweatshop-Powered Fraud Alongside Attack Spikes on Online Gaming and Social Media Platforms Arkose Labs, providers of online fraud prevention technology combining risk assessments and sophisticated enforcement challenges, today announced the release of its Q1 2020 Fraud and Abuse Report. The most notable trend this quarter was a major spike in human-driven attacks – which rose 90% compared to six months previously. Changing attack patterns were felt across geographies and industries, at a time of the…

WISeKey’s Global Cybersecurity to Protect People’s Privacy and Critical Infrastructures

The Recent Hack of Ring Video Doorbells Illustrates How Vulnerable Connected Devices Are in an Internet of Things (IoT) World. People’s Privacy and Critical Equipment Are Exposed to Hackers. Wisekey’s Combined Digital Security Solutions Protect People’s and Objects’ Identity WISeKey International Holding Ltd., a leading global cybersecurity and IoT company, announced today the release of a consistent cybersecurity combined offer to secure access to connected objects. This solution sits on WISeKey’s three fundamental value…

Grammy Bites: 9,000 Users Attacked by Malware Disguised as Billie Eilish in Nigeria

Kaspersky found 30,982 malicious files that used the names of artists or their tracks in order to spread malware Cybercriminals are actively abusing the names of artists and songs nominated for a Grammy 2020 award, in order to spread malware. Kaspersky protection technologies detected a 39% rise in attacks (attempts to download or run malicious files) under the guise of nominees’ work in 2019, compared to 2018. Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Post Malone were attackers’ favorites, with these nominees’ names used most…

8 Cybersecurity Risks in Android’s VoIP Components

A team of Chinese researchers has recently revealed the findings of a ground-breaking investigation into Android’s voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) components. The team from OPPO ZIWU Cyber Security Lab, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Singapore Management University, found no fewer than eight vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals minded to exploit those vulnerabilities could do any of the following: Transfer calls without the recipient’s knowledge Spoof caller IDs Crash VoIP devices Run malicious code…

Mastercard Acquires RiskRecon to Enhance Cybersecurity Capabilities

Mastercard announced an agreement to acquire RiskRecon, a leading provider of artificial intelligence and data analytics solutions to support companies in protecting their cyber systems and infrastructure. In a rapidly evolving digital world, cybercrime is a pertinent threat to business. Large-scale data breaches and ransomware attacks place billions of records at risk each year, jeopardizing consumer trust. Marketing Technology News: Where Do Marketing Teams Fail with Customer Experience Efforts? “The innovations…

Kaspersky Research Finds Cybercriminals Stealing Guests’ Credit Card Data From Hotels Worldwide

Kaspersky’s research of the RevengeHotels campaign has confirmed that over 20 hotels in Latin America, Europe and Asia have fallen victim to targeted malware attacks. As a result, travelers’ credit card data, which is stored in a hotel administration systems including those received from online travel agencies (OTAs), is at risk of being stolen and sold to cybercriminals worldwide. The RevengeHotels campaign includes different groups using traditional Remote Access Trojans (RATs) to infect businesses in the hospitality…