CISO Outlook articles

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

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

Surge in Cyberattacks on Smart Buildings Propels Global IT/OT Security Market

Market is estimated to reach $897 million by 2022 with major growth opportunities arising from EMEA and APAC regions, finds Frost & Sullivan Widespread digitization of building operations and rising incidences of cyberattacks on operational environments are driving the adoption of information technology (IT)/operational technology (OT) security services in smart buildings. The market is estimated

Phishing Remain Top Threat To Organizations from Financial Services Sector

According to Akamai, 50% of all unique organizations impacted by observed phishing domains were from the financial services sector Newly released data from Akamai’s 2019 State of the Internet / Security Financial Services Attack Economy Report has found that 50% of all unique organizations impacted by observed phishing domains were from the financial services sector.

Pega Hires New CISO

Newly created role will help ensure security best practices for Pega and its clients Pegasystems has announced that Carlos Fuentes has joined the company as its chief information security officer (CISO). In this newly created role, Fuentes will be responsible for comprehensive information security standards and policies, based out of the company’s Cambridge, Mass. headquarters.