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Ransomware remains the most common cyber threat to SMBs

Ransomware remains the most common cyber threat to SMBs

Ransomware remains the most common cyber threat experienced by SMBs, according to a survey by Datto. The fourth annual Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report surveyed more than 1,400 MSP decision makers that manage the IT systems for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs). While ransomware is used against businesses of all sizes, SMBs have become a

Every technology company will soon become a cybersecurity company

At the event, Trend Micro announced the launch of its local managed XDR datacenter service in India CLOUDSEC India 2019, hosted by Trend Micro, attracted more than 750 business and technology leaders this year, making it the cybersecurity event of the year. With tectonic shifts in the technology landscape, “Hybrid Cloud Security and Evolution” and

38% of the Fortune 500 run without CISOs

38 percent of the 2019 Fortune 500 run without a chief information security officer (CISO), according Bitglass’ latest report , The Cloudfathers: An Analysis of Cybersecurity in the Fortune 500. To uncover whether the world’s leading companies are committed to enhancing their cybersecurity initiatives, Bitglass researched the members of the 2019 Fortune 500 and analyzed

Cybersecurity is now investment priority for banks in the UK

Investment in cyber security is now an investment priority for nearly three quarters (70 per cent) banks in the United Kingdom, according to research from Lloyds Bank. The survey report says that cybercrimes have leapt to the fourth position from the eighth place since 2018. The research surveyed 100 senior decision-makers at financial organizations in

Cloud is safer than on-premise, but not without security 

Nominet has announced its Cybersecurity and the Cloud research, according to which 61% of security professionals believe the risk of a security breach is the same or lower in cloud environments compared to on-premise. The research, surveying nearly 300 UK and US C-level security professionals, marks a tipping point in the perception of security of the

CISOs Believe Capabilities of Attackers are Outpacing their Ability to Defend

Survey reveals how CISOs are shifting priorities and security strategies to manage increasingly advanced threats with limited resources Fortinet has announced a new report by Forbes Insights it commissioned titled “Making Tough Choices: How CISOs Manage Escalating Threats and Limited Resources.” The global survey polled CISOs across various industries about the biggest challenges they’re facing

Cyber Adversaries Up the Ante on Evasion and Anti-analysis to Avoid Detection

Fortinet Threat Landscape Index Hits Highest Point to Date, Demonstrating Continued Increase In Cyberattacks Fortinet has announced the findings of its latest quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report. •The research reveals that cybercriminals continue to look for new attack opportunities throughout the digital attack surface and are leveraging evasion as well as anti-analysis techniques as they

Scammers Using Fake TikTok Profiles to Trick Unsuspecting TikTok Users to Sign Up For Adult Dating Websites

By Satnam Narang,  Senior Research Engineer, Security Response at Tenable   TikTok, social media video app popular among teens, has quickly gained 88.6 million new Indian users in the first quarter of 2019 alone. As with any new and popular platform that launches in the market, scammers would always try their luck to manipulate it for personal gains and

Threat-actors increasingly hide behind legitimate company websites to distribute spam and phishing emails

According to a Kaspersky report, scammers are exploiting registration, subscription, and feedback forms on websites to insert spam content or phishing links into confirmation emails from respected and trustworthy companies on a global scale. Kaspersky researchers have identified a growth in the usage of cunning spam and phishing delivery technique. Malicious internet users are constantly

F-Secure identifies serious security issues in F5’s BIG-IP load balancers

Cyber security provider F-Secure is advising organizations using F5 Networks’ BIG-IP load balancer, which is popular amongst governments, banks, and other large corporations, to address security issues in some common configurations of the product. Adversaries can exploit these insecurely configured load balancers to penetrate networks and perform a wide variety of attacks against organizations, or