Category Archives: Data

Cybersecurity ROI: Still a tough sell

Panelists at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium agree that selling top management on the value of “something that doesn’t happen” is tricky. How do you convince a company board of directors that there is a return on investment (ROI) for something that doesn’t happen? Read here…

Cyber Security: The World’s Best And Worst Presented With A Well-Designed Infographic

Countries with the best (blue) and worst (red) malware infection rates. It’s no secret that online security is a global problem. Businesses and government agencies are hacked, corporations, hospitals and individuals are held up with ransomware, credit card numbers and passwords are routinely stolen. Cybercrime is ubiquitous and unrelenting. How bad is it? Which countries […]
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The pitfalls of cybersecurity shopping: hype and shoddy products

In a crowded market with many new products, it can be hard to make sure you’re getting what you need There’s a growing threat on the cybersecurity scene that could drain millions from unsuspecting businesses and leave them vulnerable to hacking threats. It isn’t a new strain of ransomware. It’s the cybersecurity industry itself. It’s […]
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Financial Firms Hit with Million Dollar Losses per Cybersecurity Incident

The costs associated with cyberattacks on the financial sector are rising as organizations face increasingly sophisticated threats. New research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International reveals the scale and impact of attacks, with financial firms facing losses of nearly a million dollars ($926,000) on average for each cybersecurity incident they face. The staggering figure is […]
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What You Need To Know Now About Cybersecurity And Social Media

Ten years ago, Facebook claimed 20 million users. Now, that number has blown up to nearly 2 billion. For comparison’s sake, the United States population currently sits around 300 million people. While some of the personal pitfalls associated with social media use are widely known, there are also many potential risks for businesses that are […]
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Cybersecurity’s people problem: More millennials needed

Faced with a growing shortage of workers, the cybersecurity industry needs to figure out how to attract a new wave of talent. Nearly one third of organizations are not able to fill their cybersecurity positions, according to a recent survey by the cybersecurity nonprofit ISACA. For another 25 percent, the process takes six months. The […]
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As cities get smarter, hackers become more dangerous: This could stop them

As governments create smarter cities, they need cybersecurity measures built from the ground up — or they risk costly data breaches which could compromise the privacy of their citizens. In 2016 alone, cyber-crime cost the global economy more than $450 billion and over two billion personal records were stolen, according to the chief executive of […]
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What’s Wrong With America’s Current Approach to Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity has transformed what is actually a people problem with a technology component into its exact opposite. It’s almost impossible these days to avoid media coverage of Russia’s role in hacking the 2016 election. So it was in 2015, when news broke that Chinese hackers had breached the United States Office of Personnel Management. Likewise […]
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Survey: Americans have shallow understanding of cybersecurity

SAN DIEGO — When it comes to cybersecurity, Americans recognize the need for strong passwords and know that public Wi-Fi hotspots aren’t necessarily safe for online banking or e-commerce.   But U.S. adults are not as good at recognizing email “phishing” schemes or determining if the website where they’re entering credit card information is encrypted. […]
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Exploring The Gap Between Cybersecurity Perception And Reality

Most company executives and security professionals have a reasonable understanding of cybersecurity. Even if they don’t fully understand the mechanics under the hood, they at least realize that there is a vast and aggressive threat landscape out there, and that their networks are under virtually constant siege from attackers. When you ask how they feel […]
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