Law firm: Phishing Still Top Cause of Data Security Incidents

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In its sixth annual Data Security Incident Response (DSIR) Report, BakerHostetler found that phishing attacks ranked as the leading cause of data incidents among the 959 cybersecurity incidents the law firm helped clients manage last year. This is the fifth year in a row phishing proved to be the top ... Read More
CISO role

The Dramatically Changing Role of the CISO

When I first started covering data security in the 1990s, the relatively new CISO role was almost an entirely technical role. Even if CISOs didn’t do the work directly, they needed deep technical capabilities in networking and operating systems. And the role was essentially filled by hiring from technical corporate ... Read More
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During a Pandemic, No One Wants to Swipe Their Finger

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While some of the impacts of the current global pandemic could be predicted, such as the move to work from home, cloud computing, and other technological change, one of the changes that one might not consider until in the thick of the pandemic would be biometrics ... Read More
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Coronavirus Concerns: Security Teams Scattered, Enterprises Vulnerable

Throughout the past eight weeks, security teams, like many enterprise teams, have found themselves scattered as their organizations rapidly switched to remote work. And, in the transition, many security professionals have found themselves reassigned away from security tasks to other projects. It’s hard to see how these changes haven’t increased ... Read More
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The Economic Shutdown’s Impact on Security Budgets

Cybersecurity spending, even if only driven by industry and government regulatory compliance mandates, has proven itself to be relatively resilient through previous downturns. Will this downturn prove different? Toward the end of March, S&P Global Ratings cut its global GDP growth from 2.8% to as low as 1%, and research ... Read More
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Five Tips On Training Staff to Avoid Coronavirus Scams

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There has been a steady rise in COVID-19 scams and attacks since the novel coronavirus pandemic went global in February. Traditional cybercriminals, as well as APT groups, have been exploiting the situation and will likely continue until COVID-19 is no longer a front-page news item. The attack techniques look familiar: ... Read More

Third Parties Prove Persistent Healthcare Data Risk

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According to the Protenus Breach Barometer report, there’s been a steady increase in healthcare related data breaches over recent years. Last year, there were 572 healthcare data breaches within U.S.-based healthcare industry. That’s up from 450 in 2016. When it comes to patient records leaked, they rose as well, reaching ... Read More

Gartner: Coronavirus Exposes Outdated Risk Management Practices

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Enterprise governance, risk, and compliance programs are designed, in important part, to ensure that companies stay on track and manage risk and uncertainty. Many organizations, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are now finding whether their risk management and cybersecurity plans will work as intended ... Read More

As CIOs See Expanding Roles in Customer Experience, Security Must Keep Pace

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Let’s face it: CIOs are quite busy as they drive forward with their digital transformation efforts, build their DevOps teams, and continue their work to ensure that their business-technology systems are aligned with business needs — and somewhere within all of that work they have to find a way to ... Read More

As coronavirus spreads, attackers won’t let up on healthcare systems

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As healthcare providers and public health agencies around the world find themselves pressed at capacity to deliver care during the novel coronavirus pandemic, attackers show no signs of mercy as they still target healthcare websites and IT systems — further stressing a system already taxed as patients seek critical care ... Read More