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UK business leaders more worried about ransomware than economic uncertainty

Survey findings have revealed UK business leaders’ growing anxiety about dealing with ransomware and the psychological, human and financial damage the attacks are causing. Surging cyberattacks have significantly elevated UK business leaders’ anxiety about ransomware, with 43% ranking it as more of a concern than all other critical macroeconomic and business challenges, a new local […]

Younger consumers 7x more likely to exercise their data rights, new Cisco survey shows 

Cisco’s 2023 Consumer Privacy Report explores 2,600 consumers’ perceptions of data privacy and the impact of AI in that context. It uncovers the younger generation’s interest in taking action to protect their privacy and the want for the government to take a leadership role in protecting privacy. Cisco has published its 2023 Consumer Privacy Survey, […]

Cybersecurity should be more than a technology issue

Rafi Brenner, Vice President, Information Security, Fortinet, tells us that for too long cybersecurity has been treated as a mere technology issue. “It’s not,” he says. “Cybersecurity must be seen as an enterprise risk-management imperative.” Cybercrime tactics such as phishing and social engineering, commonly used to infect critical systems with malware or ransomware, have reached […]

New report shows 95% of CISOs, CSOs and CIOs fear identity-related threats 

Omada A/S (Omada), a global leader in Identity Governance and Administration (IGA), has released its State of Identity Governance Report 2024, examining the IT and business leaders’ perspectives on identity threats and solution choices. As Digital Transformation and hybrid work converge, identity and access management procedures have become more complex. A successful approach to identity governance […]

Netskope Threat Labs reveals Google apps are primary conduits for malware delivery in retail sector 

Netskope Threat Labs has released a report warning the retail sector to be vigilant that, unlike other industries where Microsoft OneDrive is both the most popular app used and the most popular app for malware downloads, Google apps are the main conduit for malware in retail.   While OneDrive is the most popular app used in […]

New Genetec research shows cybersecurity concerns continue to rise among physical security professionals 

New research conducted by Genetec (‘Genetec’), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, has revealed that cybersecurity remains a key concern for physical security experts. Based on insights from over 5,500 physical security leaders from around the world, the research shows that while organisations are putting in place new […]

Research shows nearly half of all data breaches originate in the cloud 

Illumio, the Zero Trust Segmentation company, has released the Cloud Security Index: Redefine Cloud Security with Zero Trust Segmentation, that presents the findings of global research into the current state of cloud security, the impact of cloud breaches and why traditional cloud security technologies fail to keep organisations secure in the cloud.    Vanson Bourne, an […]

Sophos report reveals telemetry gaps in 42% of cyberattack cases

Sophos, a global leader in Cybersecurity-as-a-Service, has released its Active Adversary Report for Security Practitioners, which found that telemetry logs were missing in nearly 42% of the attack cases studied. In 82% of these cases, cybercriminals disabled or wiped out the telemetry to hide their tracks. The report covers Incident Response (IR) cases that Sophos […]

ThreatX data reveals 97% of consumers predict cyberattacks will get worse

New research released from ThreatX, a leading API and application protection platform, revealed that the vast majority of consumers are concerned that cyberattacks will increase or remain consistent over the coming year (97%) and become more sophisticated (69%), outpacing the ability of cyber defences to protect against these threats. Only 13% reported feeling that they […]

Threat Predictions for 2024: Chained AI and CaaS operations give attackers more ‘easy’ buttons than ever

Derek Manky, Chief Security Strategist and VP of Global Threat Intelligence at FortiGuard Labs, discusses new threat trends to watch out for in 2024 and beyond.   With the growth of Cybercrime-as-a-Service (CaaS) operations and the advent of generative AI, threat actors have more ‘easy’ buttons at their fingertips to assist with carrying out attacks than […]

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