Category Archives: cybersecurity

Report: Applications and critical data vulnerable to attack

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Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more According to a report by Synopsys, 97% of software and systems targets tested during 2020 were found to contain a vulnerability. Furthermore, 30% of the targets had high-risk […]

Report: Cybersecurity recruitment, training misses the mark

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Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more As the massive shortage of security talent and skills continues, sub-par recruitment processes and outdated training for cybersecurity professionals are exacerbating the problem, according to a new survey. If […]

Report: 56% of workers admit they’ve accidentally deleted cloud data

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Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more New research from Veritas Technologies highlights the damage that workplace blame cultures are having on the success of enterprise cloud adoption. Not only did 56% of those surveyed […]

Report: 60% of orgs hit by ransomware-as-a-service attacks in the past 18 months

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According to a new report from U.K.-based cybersecurity company Sophos, ransomware-as-a-service attacks became more popular in the past 18 months. Of the hundreds of ransomware attacks Sophos investigated during that time, nearly 60% were perpetrated by ransomware-as-a-service groups. Such attacks, where one group builds the malicious code and sells it to another group to use in […]

Why enterprise patch management pains are cybercriminals’ gain

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The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Enterprises that procrastinate about implementing software patch management give cybercriminals more time to weaponize new endpoint attack strategies. A clear majority (71%) of IT and security professionals see patching as overly complex, cumbersome, and time-consuming. In addition, 57% of those […]

Report: 91% of all bait attacks conducted over Gmail

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According to a report from Barracuda, 35% of organizations were targeted and had an average of three employee email accounts impacted by bait attacks; also, 91% of all bait attacks were conducted over Gmail. Bait attacks (also known as reconnaissance attacks) are a class of threats utilized by malicious actors looking to gather information from […]

Report: 90% of IT execs are embracing SASE migrations

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According to an extensive analysis conducted by Avant Analytics, a research arm of the IT distribution firm Avant, 90% of IT leaders stated they were at the very least likely to incrementally introduce secure access service edge (SASE) migrations into their current framework in 2021. As IT leaders look to outfit their infrastructure with solutions […]

Report: 47% of IT security pros want better penetration testing

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According to a recent survey by Cobalt, 74% of IT security professionals believe their organizations would test their systems more frequently if the traditional penetration testing (or “pentesting”) process was more efficient or required less management. Cybersecurity vulnerabilities are going undetected because pentesting hasn’t made its way to the 21st century — and this is […]

Report: 77% of companies lost revenue due to bot attacks

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According to Kasada’s “2021 State of Bot Migration report,” most companies (83%) surveyed experienced at least one bot attack in the last year, resulting in loss of revenue and increased operational costs. Of those, 77% lost 6% or more of their revenue due to bot attacks, and 39% reported a revenue loss of 10% or […]

Report: Privileged access management still absent in 80% of organizations

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Nearly 80% of organizations have not implemented — or have only partially implemented — a privileged access management solution. As organizations become increasingly internet-reliant and networked technical environments, they are faced with defending against evolving ransomware attacks. Early ransomware attacks primarily targeted organizational data; however, attacks are progressively overtaking systems and networks, which is especially […]