Enterprises will face nine major threats, including vulnerabilities in software and other applications, state-backed espionage with emerging technology and malware feats and manipulated machine learning, says Threat Horizon 2021 from the Information Security Forum (ISF).
Cyber security is the number one new megatrend shaping the industry, according to the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) yearly report defining the major trends and forces at play in the global security industry. By nearly 30 percentage points, industry leaders said cyber security’s impact on physical security solutions was the greatest they were expecting to face in 2019.
Proofpoint, Inc. has released its global 2018 User Risk Report, which reveals gaps in cybersecurity awareness across phishing, ransomware, and malware, and finds many respondents do not take complete security measures to properly protect their data, devices, and systems.
Cisco's Paul Barbosa outlines the key takeaways and surprises from the 2018 SMB Cybersecurity Report
October 1, 2018
More than half of all cyberattacks result in financial damages over $500,000, including lost revenue, customers, opportunities and out-of-pocket costs. That’s enough to put an unprepared small- to mid-sized business out of operation.
The new strategy is “aimed at ensuring the availability of critical national functions” and “fostering efficiency, innovation, trustworthy communication, and economic prosperity in ways consistent with our national values and that protect privacy and civil liberties.”
What image flashes in your mind when you hear the word cybersecurity? Is it a room filled with happy, diverse, productive people making a difference in the world around them? Sadly no. More than likely, it’s a guy hunched over his computer wearing a dark hoodie with some ones and zeros floating above his head.
Paul McCartney wrote “The Long and Winding Road” while the Beatles were in the throes of dissent and months away from breaking up. Listening now to the song’s yearning lyrics and plaintive melody, is it possible that Sir Paul actually anticipated the NIST Cybersecurity Framework’s Recover function, and was imagining the category titled Recovery Planning?
Our May issue cover article features “How SOCS Help in Training Security Professionals”.
Also in May, license plate reader technology is on the rise. How can LPR technology secure perimeters and lessen cybersecurity threats? And discover "How to meet the Growing Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals".