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Data encryption from ransomware reaches highest level in four years

Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, has released its annual State of Ransomware 2023 report, which found that in 76% of ransomware attacks against surveyed organisations adversaries succeeded in encrypting data. This is the highest rate of data encryption from ransomware since Sophos started issuing the report in 2020. […]

BlackBerry research finds UK manufacturers increasingly wary of nation-state threats

BlackBerry has released the BlackBerry Manufacturing Cybersecurity Study, with a warning that outdated and unsupported legacy operational technologies (OT) are exposing substantial vulnerabilities for UK manufacturers facing escalating threats from nation-state attacks. The survey of 250 manufacturing IT decision-makers across the UK revealed that while many (35%) anticipate an elevated risk of cyberattack in 2023, almost three-quarters […]

Juniper Research study reveals staggering cost of vulnerable software supply chains

A new study from Juniper Research, some of the foremost experts in cybersecurity markets, has found that the total cost of software supply chain cyberattacks to businesses will exceed US$80.6 billion globally by 2026, up from US$45.8 billion in 2023.  This growth of 76% reflects increasing risks from absent software supply chain security processes and […]

Bots are taking over: Automated threats are a growing risk for organisations

Imperva, the cybersecurity leader that protects critical applications, APIs and data, anywhere at scale, has released its 2023 Imperva Bad Bot Report, a global analysis of automated bot traffic across the Internet. In 2022, nearly half (47.4%) of all Internet traffic came from bots, a 5.1% increase over the previous year. The proportion of human traffic (52.6%) […]

Infoblox report reveals 66% of UAE organisations experienced data breaches in the past year

Infoblox commissioned a survey in July/August 2022 through independent research firm, CyberRisk Alliance. The report surveyed IT and cybersecurity decision-makers and influencers from 13 countries — including 100 UAE–based organisations of all sizes. UAE respondents ranged from chief executives and directors to analysts and consultants. They were employed in various industries, with most from manufacturing […]

Research reveals 61% of IT security decision makers think leadership overlooks role of cybersecurity in business success

Delinea, a leading provider of solutions that extend Privileged Access Management (PAM), has announced findings from a global survey revealing the impact of misalignment between the cybersecurity function and wider business. Over 2,000 IT Security Decision Makers (ITSDMs) were polled, including respondents from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Asked about […]

Nearly half of CISOs in the UAE experienced loss of sensitive data in the past 12 months

Proofpoint’s annual Voice of the CISO report has revealed that 75% of CISOs in the UAE believe employees leaving the organisation contributed to a data loss incident, a challenge exacerbated by staff turnover. We take a look at the results of the survey in more detail and grasp an understanding of how CISOs can focus on the right priorities to move their […]

96% of CISOs struggle to get the support required to be resilient against cyberattacks

Trellix has released its latest report, The Mind of the CISO. The research is the result of a survey of global Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) across every major industry and reveals how they work amidst a tumultuous threat landscape, which business functions hold them back and what they need to be successful. “Our research […]

UK IT decision-makers most likely to prioritise AI, finds Colt research

In December 2022, Colt Technology Services surveyed 953 IT decision-makers about their IT priorities for the 12 months from January 2023. The countries in the survey comprised of Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, the UK, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the US. We take a look at the results and how the […]

The healthcare cybersecurity priorities for 2023

Richard Barretto, Chief Information Security Officer, Progress, speaks to us about the priorities healthcare organisations should be addressing in 2023. Cybercriminals are primarily hunting for sensitive data and the healthcare industry is the second most likely sector in the UK to hold personal data about customers, according to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022. While healthcare organisations are […]

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