Mimecast Limited released new research which highlights the risky behavior of employees using company-issued devices. More than 1,000 respondents in countries throughout the globe were asked about their use of work devices for personal activities and how aware they are of today’s cyber risks.
Ninety-three percent of IT leaders surveyed said that their organization had suffered data breaches through outbound email in the last 12 months. On average, the Egress 2020 Outbound Email Data Breach Report found, an email data breach happens approximately every 12 working hours.
An independent study surveying IT security leaders in the U.S. and U.K. found that 93% of those surveyed said that their organisation had suffered data breaches through outbound email in the last 12 months. Rising outbound email volumes due to COVID-19-related remote working and the digitization of manual processes are also contributing to escalating risk.
To prevent damage from phishing attacks, organizations need to take a few simple but important steps to improve their email security posture. Follow these six strategies, and your email infrastructure will be far safer from phishing and business email compromise (BEC).
BetterCloud released its first insider threats report: “State of Insider Threats in the Digital Workplace 2019.” The report found that 91 percent of IT and security professionals surveyed feel vulnerable to insider threats, and 75 percent believe the biggest risks lie in cloud applications like popular file storage and email solutions such as Google Drive, Gmail, Dropbox and more.
When it comes to cybersecurity, no doubt humans are the weakest link. No matter how many layers are added to your security stack, nor how much phishing education and awareness training you do, threat actors continue to develop more sophisticated ways to exploit the human vulnerabilities with socially engineered attacks. In fact, as security defenses keep improving, hackers are compelled to develop more clever and convincing ways to exploit the human attack surface to gain access to sensitive assets.
China is to use quantum cryptography to create an “unhackable” communications network. Using the network, some 200 users from the military, government, finance and electricity sectors will be able to send messages without the concern that others may be able to read them.
This month in Security magazine, we explore how Corning's global security group ensured business continuity and employee safety during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Also, we highlight the global security team at Uber and their recent security programs and initiatives. Industry experts discuss travel safety programs, career hackers, working for terrible bosses, group attribution error and more.