A look at the top threats inside malicious emails

Web-phishing targeting various online services almost doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic: it accounted for 46 percent of the total number of fake web pages, Group-IB reveals. Ransomware, the headliner of the previous half-year, walked off stage: only… Continue reading A look at the top threats inside malicious emails

DDoS attacks rise in intensity, sophistication and volume

There have been significant shifts in DDoS attack patterns in the first half of 2020, a Neustar report reveals. There has been a 151% increase in the number of DDoS attacks compared to the same period in 2019. These included the largest and longest att… Continue reading DDoS attacks rise in intensity, sophistication and volume

Do Californians use CCPA to protect their privacy?

Californians regularly opt-out of companies selling their personal information, with “Do-not-sell” being the most common CCPA right exercised, happening nearly 50% of the time over access and deletion requests, DataGrail’s Mid-Year CCPA Trends Re… Continue reading Do Californians use CCPA to protect their privacy?

Cyber losses are increasing in frequency and severity

Cyber attacks have increased in number and severity since the onset of the pandemic. The changes organizations implemented to facilitate remote work have given cybercriminals new opportunities to launch campaigns exploiting mass uncertainty and fear. R… Continue reading Cyber losses are increasing in frequency and severity

Telehealth is healthcare industry’s biggest cybersecurity risk

While COVID-19 has proven the healthcare industry’s overall resilience, it has also increased its cybersecurity risk with new and emerging threats. The rapid adoption and onboarding of telehealth vendors led to a significantly increased digital f… Continue reading Telehealth is healthcare industry’s biggest cybersecurity risk

Vendor revenue in the worldwide server market grew 19.8% year over year

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, vendor revenue in the worldwide server market grew 19.8% year over year to $24.0 billion during the second quarter of 2020. Worldwide server shipments grew 18.4% year over year to nearly 3.2 mill… Continue reading Vendor revenue in the worldwide server market grew 19.8% year over year

Most dev and IT practitioners work extra hours resolving incidents

PagerDuty released a new worldwide study highlighting that more than 80% of organizations have experienced a significant increase in pressure on digital services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These same companies cited a 47% increase in the… Continue reading Most dev and IT practitioners work extra hours resolving incidents

Companies continue to expose unsafe network services to the internet

33% of companies within the digital supply chain expose common network services such as data storage, remote access and network administration to the internet, according to RiskRecon. In addition, organizations that expose unsafe services to the intern… Continue reading Companies continue to expose unsafe network services to the internet

Online fraud against businesses drops, increases against consumers during reopening

Fraudsters are decreasing their schemes against businesses, but increasing COVID-19 focused scams against consumers online, according to TransUnion. Fraudsters less targeting businesses The percent of suspected fraudulent digital transactions against b… Continue reading Online fraud against businesses drops, increases against consumers during reopening

Internal audit leaders should develop new skills to stay relevant

Chief audit executives (CAEs) and internal audit leaders report their next-generation competency levels in three vital areas – governance, methodology and enabling technology – to be remarkably low, a Protiviti survey reveals. The survey also identifie… Continue reading Internal audit leaders should develop new skills to stay relevant