Fifty-three percent of survey respondents say cyberthreats became fiercer during COVID-19, and 17% say the pandemic disrupted their data security initiatives. These are among findings of a new survey sponsored by HelpSystems. Cary Hudgins analyzes the results and discusses how to put them to work.
Pete Barker was a cybersecurity Digital Loss Prevention practitioner before joining SpyCloud as Director of Fraud & Identity. He saw first-hand the impact of COVID-19 on fraud incidents, which are more automated and broadly targeted. He explains how "COVID changed all the rules" and how defenders can raise their game.
80% of companies will allow employees to work from home or the office. We call this “hybrid work.” This has created a need for secure access services that work consistently across locations so users can work from anywhere, can scale easily without complexity, and can minimize risk of cyber threats like ransomware...
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Over 55% of organizations want to improve time to containment and incident response automation but more than 45%...
In 2020, reports indicated that cyberattacks on the healthcare industry more than doubled from 2019, with
ransomware accounting for 28 percent of all attacks. Unlike previous attacks focused
primarily on providers, the COVID-19 pandemic
exposed vulnerabilities in the entire healthcare sector.
Phishing, ransomware and unauthorized access remain the leading causes of personal data breaches as well as violations of data protection rules, Britain's privacy watchdog reports. The U.K. government has also been caught out by breaches and leaks involving military secrets and CCTV footage from a government building.
How much does it cost to recover from a ransomware attack? For the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, which was hit by the Conti ransomware-wielding gang on Christmas Eve, reported cleanup costs have reached $1.1 million. SEPA is still restoring systems and has refused to pay any ransom.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued multiple alerts over concerns that the rush to use Microsoft 365 and other cloud productivity platforms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may expose organizations to undue risk.
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2020 was a culmination of market shifts that has become a catalyst for the adoption of Identity Governance and Administration (IGA)—from work from home to the implementation of a zero-trust strategy.
In a new survey from Omada and Enterprise Strategy Group, 93% of your peers agree that the COVID-19 outbreak has...
With the explosion of remote business, we are now digitizing many of our documents and processes. Entrust’s Jay Schiavo explains what new mindset this shift requires, what’s needed to ensure document authenticity and integrity.
COVID-19 didn’t spark digital transformation – it accelerated it. And as a result, what used to be cybersecurity’s IAM exceptions are now the rule. It’s a new reality and a new opportunity for the zero trust model, says Dr. Amit Sinha of Zscaler.
Good news in the fight to prevent COVID-19 infections: Researchers report that a digital contact-tracing app rolled out in England and Wales that's designed to keep users' data private and secure is helping to blunt the spread of the pandemic. They urge continuing global uptake of such apps.
Privacy watchdogs in Europe have imposed fines totaling more than $330 million since the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect in May 2018, according to law firm DLA Piper. Over the past year, regulators received 121,000 data breach notifications, up 19% from the year before.
The "remote workforce" of 2020 is gone. Now we're talking about the new, permanent "branch office" - and it comes with its own unique set of cybersecurity concerns, says Derek Manky of FortiGuard Labs. He discusses new social engineering trends and how to respond.
The pandemic only amped up the need for better bandwidth, visibility and centralized management, and all within a budget that will make it possible. Prior to COVID-19, Kumar Ramachandran of Palo Alto Networks declared 2020 the “year of the early majority” for SD-WAN adoption.
Ramachandran, former CEO of...