Cloud-based solutions have grown exponentially in the past 10 years, offering secure, simple and cost-effective benefits – so why aren’t more users taking advantage of them? Simply put, people are skeptical of what they don’t fully understand, and when it comes to cloud solutions, there are many questions regarding the migration process.
During the Black Hat annual conference in Las Vegas August 3-8, 2019, Thycotic conducted research with nearly 300 attendees identifying either as “hackers” (49 percent) or “security professionals” (51 percent).
The lack of visibility into the expanded cloud attack surface is a fast-growing problem that is only getting worse. Although we have seen misconfigurations in the cloud before, the Capital One breach is a sobering reality check for the security industry. We need to vastly improve threat detection and response in cloud environments.
Cybercrime campaigns and high-profile advanced persistent threat groups are shifting how they target victims and focusing more on intricate relationships with “secure syndicate” partnerships to disguise activity, according to the latest 2019 Cyber Threatscape Report from Accenture.
Of the 15 percent of workers who changed or lost their jobs in the past year, half took confidential company data with them – and 52 percent didn’t view the use of such documents as a crime. A lack of security can impact an organization’s growth and innovation, making it more difficult to meet workforce and customer needs.
Multiple cyber-attacks and compromise of personal information of millions of people globally show that the complexity and intensity of cybersecurity attacks are on the rise, and it could have broader political and economic ramifications. As cybercrimes become more lucrative and cybercriminals become smarter, cybersecurity too will have to be intelligence driven, enabling a swift response to the advanced attacks.
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.
Organizations are doing some fancy footwork with security these days in order to simultaneously protect users yet empower them to perform various tasks online. As application workloads and activities move to one or more cloud environments, organizations have also begun to ask what they should do to ensure proper cloud security.
This month, Security magazine highlights the importance of establishing the right metrics for your security program. Also, we highlight Eric Clay, Director of Public Safety for CoxHealth, and discuss how to build a successful K-9 Program and rethink "red flags" to prevent insider threat attacks. Industry leaders discuss this year's Presidential Election security and 2020 predictions for the security industry.