IT - Security
Enterprise Attitudes To Cybersecurity: Strategies To Balance Risk And Business Acceleration
HelpNet Security, March 4th, 2019
"IT decision makers are facing major challenges between dynamic adversaries, significant legislation and regulation requirements, business digital transformation needs, and a rapidly-growing array of technology solutions.

Ideally, business requirements would be the key motivator for an organization's approach to cybersecurity strategy. But, nearly two out of three U.K.-based IT and security decision makers say their security program is continuously reactive due to constantly changing legislation, threats, and other external factors, according to a new research report from Optiv Security..."

Incident Response: Having A Plan Isn't Enough
Dark Reading, March 5th, 2019
"Data shows organizations neglect to review and update breach response plans as employees and processes change, putting data at risk.

Businesses are slowly improving their data breach plans, but lack of executive involvement, failure to review and update plans, and regulatory and compliance challenges prevent them from being able to respond to security incidents with increasingly severe consequences..."

Your Network Security Strategy: Time To Update Or Reboot?
Network Computing, March 4th, 2019
"All good things eventually come to an end. When is it time to create an entirely new network security strategy rather than updating an old one?

As the need for stronger network protection grows ever more urgent, many organizations are studying their security strategies and wondering whether rapidly evolving threat vectors have rendered their existing plans obsolete. This observation often leads IT and business leaders to ask themselves a critical question: is it best to keep updating an existing security strategy or to simply start over from scratch?..."

Wordpress Accounted For 90 Percent Of All Hacked CMS Sites In 2018
ZDNet, March 5th, 2019
"Backdoors found on two-thirds of all hacked sites, SEO spam on half...

Roughly 90 percent of all the hacked content management systems (CMSs) Sucuri investigated and helped fix in 2018 were WordPress sites. In a distant second, third, and fourth came Magento (4.6 percent), Joomla (4.3 percent), and Drupal (3.7 percent), according to a report the company published yesterday..."

Security Leaders Suffering From 'Cyber Fatigue'
ITProPortal, March 4th, 2019
"However better cloud infrastructure and vendor consolidation is helping, Cisco report finds...

Cybersecurity professionals are positive about the challenges of dealing with the growing number of threats around today, but many still feel pessimistic about their work, new research has found.

A significant number of workers say they are suffering from 'cyber fatigue' according to Cisco's latest 2019 CISO Benchmark Study ahead of RSA this week..."

Key 2019 Cybersecurity Industry Trends
HelpNet Security, March 5th, 2019
"Momentum Cyber revealed the most significant trends that will drive strategic activity in the cybersecurity industry in 2019 and will be prevalent themes at the RSA Conference.

Six key cybersecurity trends that Momentum Cyber predicts will drive M&A and IPO activity to new heights in 2019 include:..."

Identity And Access Management: Who Are We Online?
Government Technology, March 4th, 2019
"Everybody did it, whether they worked in city, county or state government. Staff would put up little Post-it notes on the edge of the PC monitor with passwords to the different applications they had to access. It could be particularly bad in county government, where one worker may have to access multiple state-run applications to manage human service clients, for example..."
    How To Make People Sit Up And Use 2-Factor Auth
    The Register, March 6th, 2019
    "Despite multi-factor authentication being on hand to protect online accounts and other logins from hijackings by miscreants for more than a decade now, people still aren't using it. Today, a pair of academics revealed potential reasons why there is limited uptake.

    Spoiler alert: it's because, apparently, there isn't enough focus on clearly explaining the actual need for this extra layer of account security..."

    FBI: How We Stopped The Mirai Botnet Attacks
    SearchSecurity, March 7th, 2019
    "The ultrapowerful Mirai botnet DDoS attacks of 2016 took people by surprise, but Elliott Peterson said it shouldn't have.

    Peterson, an FBI special agent with the field office in Anchorage, Alaska, shared new details at RSA Conference 2019 about the Mirai botnet and the FBI's effort to stop the threat. The session, "Mirai Nikki: The Future of DDoS," offered a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation into the 2016 distributed denial-of-service attacks and the lessons learned..."

      Debunking 5 Myths About Zero Trust Security
      Dark Reading, March 7th, 2019
      "For years, the popular security maxim was 'trust but verify.' However, this mindset is no longer sufficient in today's borderless, global, mobile, cloud-based threatscape.

      According to Gartner, organizations are expected to spend $137 billion in IT security and risk management in 2019, yet 66% of all companies experienced security breaches last year. You'd think with that much money invested in security, we'd be several steps ahead of the bad guys. But hardly a week goes by without news of the latest high-profile cyberattack..."

      5G Cybersecurity Concerns And Physical Challenges: What You Need To Know
      TechRepublic, March 7th, 2019
      "Dan Patterson discusses how 5G will enable IoT, AR, VR, 3D renderings, and more. He also talks about the numerous cybersecurity concerns with 5G...

      The race is on to build 5G networks around the world as it is the next generation of wireless connectivity. I talked with CBS and CNET Senior Producer, Dan Patterson, about some of the benefits of 5G for consumers as well as the concerns and challenges surrounding its deployment. The following is an edited transcript of our interview..."

      IT Teams Are Struggling With Network Infrastructure Challenges Caused By The Cloud
      HelpNet Security, March 4th, 2019
      "Public cloud adoption is growing by double-digit percentages year over year, and the public cloud market is expected to exceed $220 billion by the end of 2019, according to Gartner. However, the survey findings from Dimensional Research reveal that IT teams are often siloed and do not agree on who is responsible for the deployment and ongoing management of the public cloud network..."

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