apps

Scammers Adjust as App Install Fraud Falls

According to the AppsFlyer annual report, “The State of Mobile Ad Fraud 2020 Edition,” fraud that targeted mobile apps and games fell 30%, or $1.6 billion, during the first half of 2020 compared to the same 2019 period. That’s the good news. The bad news is that app downloads that ... Read More
Security Boulevard

Murphy’s Law and Essential Lesson Enterprises Need To Learn From The Twitter Attack

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On the evening of July 15, 2020, Twitter users watched one of the most high-profile attacks to occur in years unfold in real-time as imposters sent a series of fraudulent Tweets from the accounts of about 130 celebrities, politicians, and tech industry luminaries. Tweets that promised to provide $2,000 for ... Read More

Open-Source Security Is Essential To Enterprise Security

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Nearly a decade ago, Marc Andreessen wrote in the Wall Street Journal how software was “eating the world.” And in this age of digital transformation, that’s most certainly true. Software is now everywhere and consists of everything. Today, enterprises build more customer-facing and software-driven services than ever before. Software bots ... Read More

Enterprises See Rise in Data Breach Costs, Shift in Security Spending Focus

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A study of more than 5,500 companies within eight countries found that businesses affected by cyber incidents witnessed their losses rise from $10,000 per incident to $57,000 ... Read More
security stressor

Survey: What’s the Top Security Stressor? Lack of Support

Security professionals are working against lack of vision, buy-in or support from executives, a LogRythm survey has found Security professionals work under constant stress: They are most likely to take the blame if their organization is breached, not to mention a host of increasing threats and increasingly complex environments to ... Read More
Security Boulevard

Raft of Healthcare Breaches Continue

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Attacks targeting healthcare organizations just won’t let up. In early June, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) announced that their IT team identified a limited security breach within a part of the UCSF School of Medicine’s IT environment ... Read More

Enterprises Bring Security Bad Habits Along With Their Digital Transformation Efforts

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As enterprises continue with their digital transformations by automating their manual workflows, moving existing applications to the cloud, and developing and deploying new applications at a record pace, they’re also rapidly increasing the complexity in their environments, and as a result security controls and processes that should be in place ... Read More

Number of Breached Records Continues to Soar

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We get so deluged with news stories about data breaches that it’s easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees. Consider, according to a newly released report from ForgeRock, the ForgeRock Consumer Identity Breach Report, which found that more than 5 billion records were exposed last year. That’s ... Read More

Misconfigurations, Poorly Managed Access Help Drive Data Breach Risks

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Enterprise digital transformations are making the jobs of enterprise security teams to properly manage and secure their environments even more challenging. After all, as digital transformations have rapidly increased the complexity of environments as technology teams strain to maintain existing systems, deploy new cloud services, manage IoT devices, and constantly ... Read More

As Layoffs Loom, Be Cognizant of Increased Insider Risk

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Since the very beginnings of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, businesses of all sizes have struggled to adjust to the new occupational normal. IT teams have not been immune to the disruption. Neither have information security teams for that matter. While employment in the IT sector remains much more resilient ... Read More