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Ransomware fallout: 94% experience downtime, 40% face work stoppage

Ransomware fallout: 94% experience downtime, 40% face work stoppage 2024-05-23 at 07:01 By Help Net Security Within the last 12 months, 48% of organizations identified evidence of a successful breach within their environment, according to Arctic Wolf. To fully understand the gravity of this statistic, it is important to understand that, although 48% of these …

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Machine identities lack essential security controls, pose major threat

Machine identities lack essential security controls, pose major threat 2024-05-23 at 06:01 By Help Net Security Siloed approaches to securing human and machine identities are driving identity-based attacks across enterprises and their ecosystems, according to CyberArk. The CyberArk 2024 Identity Security Threat Landscape Report was conducted across private and public sector organizations of 500 employees …

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CEOs accelerate GenAI adoption despite workforce resistance

CEOs accelerate GenAI adoption despite workforce resistance 2024-05-22 at 06:31 By Help Net Security CEOs are facing workforce, culture and governance challenges as they act quickly to implement and scale generative AI across their organizations, according to IBM. The annual global study of 3,000 CEOs from over 30 countries and 26 industries found that 64% …

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Technological complexity drives new wave of identity risks

Technological complexity drives new wave of identity risks 2024-05-22 at 06:01 By Help Net Security Security leaders are facing increased technological and organizational complexity, which is creating a new wave of identity risks for their organizations, according to ConductorOne. Based on a survey of 523 US-based IT security leaders at companies with 250 to 10,000 …

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Phishing statistics that will make you think twice before clicking

Phishing statistics that will make you think twice before clicking 2024-05-21 at 07:01 By Help Net Security This article includes excerpts from various reports that offer statistics and insights into the current phishing landscape. AI-driven phishing attacks deceive even the most aware users Zscaler | Zscaler ThreatLabz 2024 Phishing Report | May 2024 In 2023, …

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YouTube has become a significant channel for cybercrime

YouTube has become a significant channel for cybercrime 2024-05-21 at 06:31 By Help Net Security Social engineering threats – those which rely on human manipulation – account for most cyberthreats faced by individuals in 2024, according to Avast. According to the latest quarterly Avast Threat Report, which looks at the threat landscape from January-March 2024, …

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Cybercriminals shift tactics to pressure more victims into paying ransoms

Cybercriminals shift tactics to pressure more victims into paying ransoms 2024-05-20 at 07:01 By Help Net Security Ransomware didn’t just grow in the US in 2023, it evolved, with the frequency of ransomware claims jumping 64% year-over-year, according to At-Bay. This was primarily driven by an explosion in “indirect” ransomware incidents which increased by more …

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The IT skills shortage situation is not expected to get any better

The IT skills shortage situation is not expected to get any better 2024-05-17 at 07:31 By Help Net Security A growing IT skills shortage is impacting organizations in all industries and across all regions, according to IDC. In a recent IDC survey of North American IT leaders, nearly two thirds said that a lack of …

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Too many ICS assets are exposed to the public internet

Too many ICS assets are exposed to the public internet 2024-05-17 at 06:31 By Help Net Security The enterprise attack surface is expanding in multiple ways, becoming more numerous and more specific, according to runZero. “Our research reveals alarming gaps and unexpected trends in enterprise infrastructure, including the decay of network segmentation, persistent challenges in …

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Cloud security incidents make organizations turn to AI-powered prevention

Cloud security incidents make organizations turn to AI-powered prevention 2024-05-16 at 06:31 By Help Net Security Cloud security incidents are alarmingly on the rise, with 61% of organizations reporting breaches within the last year, marking a significant increase from 24% the year before, according to Check Point. This trend underscores the escalating risk landscape in …

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Ransomware statistics that reveal alarming rate of cyber extortion

Ransomware statistics that reveal alarming rate of cyber extortion 2024-05-15 at 07:01 By Help Net Security In this article, you will find excerpts from various reports that offer statistics and insights about the current ransomware landscape. Global ransomware crisis worsens NTT Security Holdings | 2024 Global Threat Intelligence Report | May 2024 Ransomware and extortion …

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Cybersecurity analysis exposes high-risk assets in power and healthcare sectors

Cybersecurity analysis exposes high-risk assets in power and healthcare sectors 2024-05-15 at 06:01 By Help Net Security Traditional approaches to vulnerability management result in a narrow focus of the enterprise attack surface area that overlooks a considerable amount of risk, according to Claroty. Organizations must take a holistic approach to exposure management To understand the …

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Log4J shows no sign of fading, spotted in 30% of CVE exploits

Log4J shows no sign of fading, spotted in 30% of CVE exploits 2024-05-14 at 06:01 By Help Net Security Organizations continue to run insecure protocols across their wide access networks (WAN), making it easier for cybercriminals to move across networks, according to a Cato Networks survey. Enterprises are too trusting within their networks The Cato …

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Critical vulnerabilities take 4.5 months on average to remediate

Critical vulnerabilities take 4.5 months on average to remediate 2024-05-13 at 06:31 By Help Net Security Over a third of organizations had at least one known vulnerability in 2023, with nearly a quarter of those facing five or more, and 60% of vulnerabilities remained unaddressed past CISA’s deadlines, according to Bitsight. Organizations struggle to remediate …

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Cybercriminals are getting faster at exploiting vulnerabilities

Cybercriminals are getting faster at exploiting vulnerabilities 2024-05-10 at 08:01 By Help Net Security Cybercriminals are targeting the ever-increasing number of new vulnerabilities resulting from the exponential growth in the number and variety of connected devices and an explosion in new applications and online services, according to Fortinet. It’s only natural that attacks looking to …

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GenAI enables cybersecurity leaders to hire more entry-level talent

GenAI enables cybersecurity leaders to hire more entry-level talent 2024-05-10 at 07:01 By Help Net Security 93% of security leaders said public GenAI was in use across their respective organizations, and 91% reported using GenAI specifically for cybersecurity operations, according to Splunk. A total of 1,650 security leaders participated in the global survey, with many …

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Selfie spoofing becomes popular identity document fraud technique

Selfie spoofing becomes popular identity document fraud technique 2024-05-10 at 06:31 By Help Net Security Document image-of-image was the most prevalent identity (ID) document fraud technique in 2023, occurring in 63% of all IDs that were rejected, according to Socure. Selfie spoofing and impersonations dominate document-related identity fraud Document image-of-image occurs when the user takes …

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Ransomware attacks impact 20% of sensitive data in healthcare orgs

Ransomware attacks impact 20% of sensitive data in healthcare orgs 2024-05-09 at 07:01 By Help Net Security Recent cyber incidents demonstrate the healthcare industry continues to be a prime target for ransomware hackers, according to Rubrik. New research by Rubrik Zero Labs reveals that ransomware attacks produce larger impacts against these healthcare targets. In fact, …

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Financial system ‘outdated’ but crypto is no fix either: US swing voters

Financial system ‘outdated’ but crypto is no fix either: US swing voters 2024-05-08 at 09:01 By Cointelegraph by Brayden Lindrea In a survey by the Digital Currency Group, 70% of swing state voters agreed the current financial system is “outdated” and in need of an overhaul, but most didn’t think crypto was the answer either. …

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Security tools fail to translate risks for executives

Security tools fail to translate risks for executives 2024-05-08 at 08:01 By Help Net Security Organizations are struggling with internal communication barriers, which hinder their ability to address cybersecurity threats, according to Dynatrace. The results indicate that CISOs encounter challenges in aligning security teams with the C-suite, resulting in organizational gaps in understanding cyber risk. …

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