EL AL Israel Airlines Ltd. has over 6,000 employees and is the national air carrier of Israel, carrying over 5.5 million passengers a year. EL AL faces cyberthreats on a regular basis and must maintain the highest levels of application security to prevent these threats from endangering the privacy and safety of its passengers.
Ransomware is costing businesses—in ransom, yes, but also in downtime, the cost of which is typically 23 times greater than the ransom requested. The attacks are affecting large organizations and cities including Atlanta and Baltimore. Cybercriminals aren’t just attacking end-users; MSPs are the latest on the hit list.
Cybersecurity professionals, responsible for securing their organizations’ digital assets, are seeing their job function has changed during the coronavirus pandemic, new research shows. Ninety percent say they are now working remotely full-time.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment in which malicious cyber actors thrive. They are exploiting today’s uncertainty and anxiety through ransomware attacks, phishing campaigns, social engineering and financially-motivated scams. Although we are living in unprecedented times, the cyber threats we face and the malicious actors we defend against are not new. But the globe’s singular focus on COVID-19 may make us the proverbial fish in a barrel for bad actors.
New KnowBe4 study, The Rise of Security Culture, finds that the majority of security leaders (94 percent) say security culture is important for business success, but have yet to merge their security strategies with their overall business strategies.
Gibbs & Cox, Inc., a leader in naval architecture and marine engineering, announced that Brian Hobbs, a cybersecurity and information technology executive, has joined the company as Chief Information Officer.