Security

New Global Study of Financial Sector Shows Deep Concern About Third-Party Cyber Risk, Reveals Major Opportunity to Improve Monitoring and Reporting

London, UK — 2nd April 2019 — BitSight, the Standard in Security Ratings, and the Center for Financial Professionals (CeFPro) today released a joint study shedding light on how financial institutions are addressing challenges associated with third-party cyber risk. Based on a survey of financial services professionals from around the world, the “Third-Party Cyber Risk for Financial Services: Blind Spots, Emerging Issues & Best Practices” report found that managing third-party cyber risk is critical to their businesses, but a lack of continuous monitoring, consistent reporting, and other blind spots are creating challenges that could leave organisations vulnerable to data breaches and other consequences.

CIOs and Employees Differ on Data Ethics, Ownership and Root Causes of Insider Breaches

25th March 2019, London: People-centric data security company Egress today announced the results of its first Insider Data Breach survey, examining the root causes of employee-driven data breaches, their frequency and impact. The research highlights a fundamental gulf between IT leaders and employees over data security and ownership that is undermining attempts to stem the growing tide of insider breach incidents.

Onfido’s Director of Policy, Parker Crockford Named Top 100 Influencer in Identity

FEBRUARY 25, 2019, SAN FRANCISCO: Onfido, the award-winning global identity verification platform, today announced that its Director of Policy, Parker Crockford had been named a 2019 Top 100 Influencer in Identity by One World Identity (OWI), a leading data intelligence company focused on identity, cybersecurity and the data economy.

“The 2019 Top 100 Influencers in Identity is a who’s who of names making a meaningful impact in this important field,” said Travis Jarae, founder and CEO of OWI. “We are proud to recognize the contributions that Parker has made to the identity industry through his work with Onfido.”

Legacy applications pose serious cybersecurity risks to hospitals warns BridgeHead

HIMSS19, Orlando – 12 February 2019: Today sees the launch of a new white paper entitled, “Legacy Applications: A Healthcare Cybersecurity Nightmare” co-authored by clinical and cybersecurity consultancy, AbedGraham, and healthcare data management specialists, BridgeHead Software.

Report: 88% of UK Businesses Surveyed Have Been Breached During the Last 12 Months

Reading, UK, 11th February 2019: Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK), a leader in next-generation endpoint security delivered via the cloud, today released the results of its second UK Threat Report. The research indicates that the UK’s cyber threat environment is intensifying. According to the report, attacks are growing in volume, and the average number of breaches has increased. The report analyses survey results from different vertical sectors, organisation sizes and IT team sizes to build a picture of the modern attack and cyber defence landscape in the UK.

Key survey research findings:

Mac Malware Appears on the WatchGuard Top Ten Malware List for First Time

11 December 2018 – Mac-based malware has appeared on the list of the top ten most common types of malware for the first time in WatchGuard’s quarterly Internet Security Report. The Mac scareware appeared in sixth place in WatchGuard’s latest Q3 2018 report and is primarily delivered by email to trick victims into installing fake cleaning software.

Aqua Container Security Platform Awarded CIS Benchmark Certification

Seattle, WA – 10 Dec. 2018 - KubeCon/CloudNativeCon – Aqua Security announced today that its Aqua Container Security Platform (CSP) has been certified by CIS Benchmarks™ to compare the configuration status of Kubernetes clusters against the consensus-based best practice standards contained in the CIS Kubernetes Benchmark. Organizations that leverage Aqua CSP can now ensure that the configurations of their critical assets align with the CIS Benchmarks consensus-based practice standards.

Only 20% of IBM mainframe customers are embracing multi-factor authentication to protect data and applications Real Wire Mon, 11/26/2018 - 09:30

While 64 per cent of mainframers are aware that multi-factor authentication (MFA) is now available to control access to mainframe applications, only 20 per cent acknowledge their organization is already using it or plans to do so, according to a new survey. Concerns about disrupting applications, lack of mainframe and security skills and resistance from end users are some of the issues holding back adoption. 

The findings come from a new poll of 81 mainframe users conducted by Macro 4, a division of UNICOM® Global, at the annual GSE UK Conference in November 2018.

WatchGuard warns of Vaporworms, Global Internet Disruption and Rogue AI Chatbots for 2019

15 November 2018 – WatchGuard Technologies’ information security predictions for 2019 include the emergence of ’vaporworms’, a new breed of fileless malware with wormlike properties to self-propagate through vulnerable systems, along with a takedown of the internet itself and ransomware targeting utilities and industrial control systems. WatchGuard’s Threat Lab research team developed these predictions based on an analysis of major security and threat trends over the past year.

Top Ten Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

Top Ten Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

1. Increase in crime, espionage and sabotage by rogue nation-states

With the ongoing failure of significant national, international or UN level response and repercussion, nation-state sponsored espionage, cyber-crime and sabotage will continue to expand. Clearly, most organizations are simply not structured to defend against such attacks, which will succeed in penetrating defenses. Cybersecurity teams will need to rely on breach detection techniques.