Magazine Button

Infographics

ServiceNow research shows that security breaches increased in 2019

ServiceNow, a leading digital workflow company making work, work better for people, has released its second sponsored study on cybersecurity vulnerability and patch management, conducted with the Ponemon Institute. The study, Costs and Consequences of Gaps in Vulnerability Response, found that despite a 24% average increase in annual spending on prevention, detection and remediation in […]


Malware variety grows by 13.7% in 2019 due to web skimmers

In 2019, the number of unique malicious objects detected by Kaspersky’s web antivirus solution rose by an eighth, compared to last year – reaching 24,610,126. This growth was mainly influenced by a 187% rise in web skimmer files. Other threats, such as backdoors and banking Trojans detected in-lab, also grew, while the presence of miners […]


Sophos reveals details of Emotet ecosystem

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity solutions, has released an infographic – produced by experts within SophosLabs – describes the infection process and subsequent behaviour commonly displayed by samples in the Emotet malware family. Emotet is routinely among the most problematic and widely distributed malware family that Sophos researchers encounter daily. If there were […]


Kaspersky’s latest APT report showcases most vulnerable META countries

Since the start of 2018, Kaspersky researchers have kept a close eye on the META region for Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks and worked on 29 investigative cases across Africa. These statistics are drawn from Kaspersky’s APT intelligence reporting service, which is populated by Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis team. The team issues detailed reports […]


Thycotic research reveals security pros struggle to quantify what success looks like

The vast majority of IT security professionals work to a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) yet struggle to align these metrics with overall business goals, according to a new study by Thycotic, a provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions for more than 10,000 organisations worldwide. More than four out of five (84%) respondents have KPIs and […]


Mimecast report finds increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA). The quarterly assessment is an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. This quarter’s ESRA report found a significant increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks, emails containing […]


nCipher Security announces new cloud-based HSM service

nCipher Security, an Entrust Datacard company, has announced nShield as a Service, a cloud-based hardware security module (HSM) service that allows organisations to protect sensitive data and applications and helps meet compliance mandates – simply and efficiently, using on-demand cryptography. “Organisations embracing cloud-first strategies require cloud-first encryption,” said Peter Galvin, Vice President of Strategy, nCipher […]


Phishing expert warns employees should not be able to derail operations

A cybersecurity specialist and penetration tester has cautioned businesses against relying on human instinct to defend against phishing attacks. Speaking at a security event in Manchester, Technical Director of cybersecurity firm Secarma, Holly Williams, said:, “Your users shouldn’t be your business’ first or last line of defence. There should be several lines of defence between […]


New RiskIQ report reveals £2.3m is lost to cybercrime every minute

RiskIQ, a global leader in attack surface management, has released its annual ‘Evil Internet Minute‘ report. The company tapped proprietary global intelligence and third-party research to analyse the volume of malicious activity on the Internet, revealing that cybercriminals cost the global economy £2.3 million every minute last year, a total of £1.2 trillion. The data […]


Research reveals payment-card fraud funds terrorism and other crimes

Researchers at Terbium Labs, a leading Dark Web data intelligence company, has released the findings of new research that examines the deeply intertwined nature of payment fraud and transnational crime. Results from the report titled, “The Next Generation of Criminal Financing: How Payment Fraud Funds Transnational Crime,” illustrate the far-reaching effect of payment fraud – […]


Browse our latest issue

Magazine Cover

View Magazine Archive