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DDoS
Global events fuel DDoS attack campaigns

Cybercriminals launched approximately 7.9 million DDoS attacks in 1H 2023, representing a 31% year-over-year increase, according to NETSCOUT. Global events like the …

vmware
VMware users anxious about costs and ransomware threats

VMware customers have growing concerns about the state of the virtualization software and the company behind it – ranging from rising licensing costs, ransomware …

money
Financial crime compliance costs exceed $206 billion

The growing complexity of compliance regulations and ever-evolving criminal methodologies are a major difficulty for financial institutions, according to LexisNexis Risk …

money
Cybersecurity budgets show moderate growth

Despite the economic uncertainty and inflation, security budgets generally continued to rise but at a lower rate than prior years, according to new research from IANS and …

certificates
The clock is ticking for businesses to prepare for mandated certificate automation

Many organizations are unprepared for sweeping industry changes that call for mandated certificate automation, according to GMO GlobalSign. There could be significant changes …

ransomware
Ransomware groups are shifting their focus away from larger targets

One in every six ransomware attacks targeting US government offices was traced back to the LockBit ransomware group, according to Trend Micro. Overall ransomware attack victim …

vulnerability
High number of security flaws found in EMEA-developed apps

Applications developed by organizations in Europe, Middle East and Africa tend to contain more security flaws than those created by their US counterparts, according to …

cloud
Cloud service inefficiencies drain IT budgets

71% of IT professionals stated that cloud-related costs make up 30% or more of their total IT spend, according to Aptum. In the current demanding economic environment, …

dev
IT workers see generative AI as a serious threat to their profession

While many IT workers see the productivity benefits of AI, 56% believe it benefits employers more than employees, according to Ivanti. Additionally, 63% are concerned …

computer
Balancing cybersecurity with convenience and progress

Changing approaches to cybersecurity have led to slow but steady progress in defense and protection. Still, competing interests create a growing challenge for cybersecurity …

ransomware
Current ransomware defensive efforts are not working

Despite some positive developments, the impact of ransomware attacks remains high, according to SpyCloud. Infostealer infections preceded 22% of ransomware events for North …

insider threat
Despite rising insider risk costs, budgets are being wasted in the wrong places

The cost of an insider risk is the highest it’s ever been, as organizations spend more time than ever trying to contain insider incidents, according to DTEX Systems. The …

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