From Facebook to The Washington Post to Target – 2013 showed us that no matter what, personal data is at risk, more so than ever before.
February 1, 2014
As the number of cyber attacks increase, the cost, frequency and time to resolve them increases as well. Conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by HP Enterprise Security Products, the 2013 Cost of Cyber Crime Study found that the average annualized cost of cybercrime incurred by a benchmark sample of U.S. organizations was $11.56 million, representing a 78-percent increase since the initial study was conducted four years ago.
IT security risks continue to become more challenging, not just because of the new technologies of systems and applications, but also because of the size and stature of criminal organizations involved in malicious cyber activity.
BlackBerry plans to open a new security center in Washington, D.C., to improve mobile security. While speaking at the CES Government event in Las Vegas, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that the new “Security Innovation Center ... will serve as a hub for collaboration with key government customers and other expert partners,” ZDNet reports.
Mobile shopping is expected to increase dramatically this holiday season – mobile commerce spending on smartphones and tablets in the U.S. increased $5.8 billion in Q3, however, during the same period, mobile malware threats increased 26 percent, making consumers more than more vulnerable to mobile cyber attacks.
With smartphones, tablets and laptops, employees have more devices to stay connected to the office than they have hands. While this flexibility is convenient for employees, it poses unprecedented challenges for IT departments.
BYOD is a growing sensation in the business world, but the trend often leaves security as an afterthought. Three BYOD experts share their advice and experience on how mobile workers, home offices and BYOD can improve business while still managing data security.
This month, Security magazine brings you the 2020 Guarding Report - a look at the ebbs and flows security officers and guarding companies have weathered in 2020, including protests, riots, the election, a pandemic and much more. Industry experts discuss access management and security challenges during COVID-19, GSOC complacency, the cybersecurity gap, end-of-year security career reflections and more!