Lack of communication between CEO and CISOs put organisations at risk of cyberattacks, says Australian study

The latest research report from Unisys has revealed a major persisting issue between two members of the C-suite that could put organisations at greater risk of cyber-attacks.

The study, which surveyed 88 CEOs and 54 CISOs from Australian small-to-medium businesses, found that many CEOs still see cyber-security in tactical terms and thus failing to integrate safeguard essential digital assets into their strategic planning.

By Enterprise CIO, 14 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Employees, Security.

Why improving endpoint security needs to be a primary enterprise goal in 2020

Bottom line: Attacking endpoints with AI, bots, and machine learning is gaining momentum with cybercriminals today with no signs of slowing down into 2020, making endpoint security a must-have cybersecurity goal for next year.

Cyberattacks are growing more complex and difficult to prevent now and will accelerate in the future, making endpoint security a top goal in 2020. Cybercriminals are using structured and unstructured machine learning algorithms to hack organisations’ endpoints with increasing frequency....

By Louis Columbus, 11 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Five strategies healthcare providers are using to secure their networks

  • Healthcare records are bestsellers on the Dark Web, ranging in price from $250 to over $1,000 per record
  • The growing, profitable market for Protected Health Information (PHI) is attracting sophisticated cybercriminal syndicates, several of which are state-sponsored
  • Medical fraud is slower to detect and notify, unlike financial fraud (ex. stolen credit cards), contributing to its popularity with cybercriminals globally
  • Cybercriminals prefer PHI data because it’s easy to sell and contains information that is harder to cancel or secure once stolen. Examples include insurance policy...

By Louis Columbus, 08 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Security.

There’s always one rotten app in the bunch: Google launches App Defense Alliance

Google has announced the founding of the App Defense Alliance to help defend the company’s app store from bad actors – with security partners ESET, Lookout and Zimperium all on board.

The move will see the Google Play Protect detection systems for malicious apps integrated with the scanning engines of each partner. The partnering companies were chosen specifically for their specialisms in endpoint protection and...

By James Bourne, 08 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise App Stores, Malware, Security.

Using AI to secure the modern world – where enterprises are particularly vulnerable

The types of threats that are targeting enterprises are evolving and completely different to what they were a decade ago. Enterprise attacks are no longer executed by “lone wolf” hackers, but instead come from highly sophisticated and professional cybercriminal networks. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can be harnessed by hackers to automatically seek out weaknesses in organisations’ ecosystems. 

By Brian Foster, 07 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Companies need to disclose their cybersecurity risk to attract investors, study finds

When one company experiences a cybersecurity breach, other companies in the same field become less attractive to investors. Yet new research argues that if organisations are open about their efforts, then a brighter picture emerges.

The research, from the North Carolina State University and involving 120 non-professional investors, found organisations that are open about their cybersecurity risk management do well than their peers...

By Enterprise CIO, 04 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

It’s time to solve the education sector’s cybersecurity crisis

  • There were a record 160 publicly-disclosed security incidents in the education sector (K-12) during the summer months of 2019, exceeding the total number of incidents reported in all of 2018 by 30%
  • 47% of K-12 organisations are making cybersecurity their primary investment, yet 74% do not use encryption
  • 93% of K-12 organisations rely on native client/patch management tools that have a 56% failure rate, with 9% of client/patch management failures never recovered

These and many other fascinating insights are from 

By Louis Columbus, 18 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Employees, Security.

10 ways AI and machine learning are improving endpoint security

  • Gartner predicts $137.4 billion will be spent on information security and risk management in 2019, increasing to $175.5bn in 2023, reaching a CAGR of 9.1%. Cloud security, data security, and infrastructure protection are the fastest-growing areas of security spending through 2023.
  • 69% of enterprise executives believe artificial intelligence (AI) will be necessary to respond to cyberattacks with the majority of telecom companies (80%) saying they are counting on AI to help identify...

By Louis Columbus, 07 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Authentication, Security.

Three ways IT can mitigate DNS security threats: A guide

You may think your domain name system is secure. But have you peeked under the hood recently? If you have, you may have seen the metaphorical tangle of wires and junk clogging up the system and quickly backed away, hoping that nothing will catch fire.

The DNS is the complex, interdependent addressing system that directs users to every aspect of your organisation’s digital experience. Executives tend to...

By Peter La Mantia, 04 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Authentication, CIO, Data Loss, Security.