Views and misconceptions of cybersecurity as a career path

Attitudes toward cybersecurity roles are now overwhelmingly positive, although most people still don’t view the field as a career fit for themselves, even as 29% of respondents say they are considering a career change, an (ISC)² study reveals. The find… Continue reading Views and misconceptions of cybersecurity as a career path

High volumes of attacks keep targeting video game companies and players

High volumes of attacks were used to target video game companies and players between 2018 and 2020, an Akamai report reveals. It also notes an uptick in attack traffic that correlates with COVID-19-related lockdowns. In addition, the report examines mo… Continue reading High volumes of attacks keep targeting video game companies and players

Shipments of next-gen smart IoT gateways to reach 21.4 million by 2025

IoT gateways are becoming an increasingly important link in the IoT security and device authentication value chain and emerging as a crucial conduit for intelligent operations across the entire IoT. The new wave of next-generation smart IoT gateways ha… Continue reading Shipments of next-gen smart IoT gateways to reach 21.4 million by 2025

Bit-and-piece DDoS attacks increased 570% in Q2 2020

Attackers shifted tactics in Q2 2020, with a 570% increase in bit-and-piece DDoS attacks compared to the same period last year, according to Nexusguard. Perpetrators used bit-and-piece attacks to launch various amplification and elaborate UDP-based att… Continue reading Bit-and-piece DDoS attacks increased 570% in Q2 2020

Shift to remote work and heavy reliance on service providers for security leaves blind spots

83% of C-level executives expect the changes they made in the areas of people, processes, and applications as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic to become permanent (whether significant or partial), according to Radware​. According to the report, ​pan… Continue reading Shift to remote work and heavy reliance on service providers for security leaves blind spots

80% of businesses expect IT budgets to grow or remain steady in 2021

The global COVID-19 crisis is a catalyst for change, spurring businesses to continue to invest in technology to support and secure a remote workforce, despite slowing corporate revenue growth resulting from the pandemic, a Spiceworks Ziff Davis study r… Continue reading 80% of businesses expect IT budgets to grow or remain steady in 2021

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

Most people ignore QR code security concerns

QR codes are rising in popularity and use, according to a consumer sentiment study by MobileIron. Sixty-four percent of respondents stated that a QR code makes life easier in a touchless world – despite a majority of people lacking security on their mo… Continue reading Most people ignore QR code security concerns

eCrime campaigns outpace state-sponsored activity in first half of 2020

CrowdStrike has released an annual report that reviews intrusion trends during the first half of 2020 and provides insights into the current landscape of adversary tactics, which has been heavily impacted this year by the remote workforce environment o… Continue reading eCrime campaigns outpace state-sponsored activity in first half of 2020

Tracking global cybercrime activity and the impact on the digital economy

A LexisNexis Risk Solutions report tracks global cybercrime activity from January 2020 through June 2020. The period has seen strong transaction volume growth compared to 2019 but an overall decline in global attack volume. This is likely linked to gro… Continue reading Tracking global cybercrime activity and the impact on the digital economy