Survey: How Well Will Organizations Respond To The Next Data Breach?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect this May, and lawmakers in the U.S. are proposing stricter data breach legislation. With the pressure on to better protect data and improve notification procedures in the event of a data breach, Tripwire surveyed 406 cybersecurity professionals to see how prepared organizations are feeling. … Read More The post Survey: How Well Will Organizations Respond To The Next Data Breach? appeared first on The State of Security.
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Survey: Most Security Pros Aim to Patch Vulnerabilities within 30 Days

High-profile cybersecurity incidents continue to result from the simple mistake of leaving a known vulnerability unpatched. To understand how organizations are keeping up with vulnerabilities, Tripwire partnered with Dimensional Research to survey 406 IT security professionals about their patching processes. Findings revealed that the majority (78 percent) fix all vulnerabilities detected on their network within … Read More The post Survey: Most Security Pros Aim to Patch Vulnerabilities within 30 Days appeared first on The State of Security.
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Last Christmas, I Gave You… An Insecure Connected Device

No doubt, a plethora of connected devices have made it onto your holiday shopping list this year. Virtual personal assistants, smart home devices, and perhaps a TV streaming device for catching up on the latest season of Stranger Things? Streaming TV devices are certainly a popular option as the cord-cutting trend continues, but buyers should … Read More The post Last Christmas, I Gave You… An Insecure Connected Device appeared first on The State of Security.
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Survey: Nearly Three-Quarters of Retail Orgs Lack a Breach Response Plan

With more than 174 million Americans shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, it’s looking to be a busy holiday season for retailers this year. As shoppers continue hunting for the perfect gift over the next couple weeks, it’s important to remember that cyber criminals will likely be on the hunt as well. How prepared are … Read More The post Survey: Nearly Three-Quarters of Retail Orgs Lack a Breach Response Plan appeared first on The State of Security.
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Securing Electronic Medical Records Still Causing Headaches

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) have been widely adopted by healthcare providers to improve operational efficiency and patient care. As with the adoption of any new technology that continues to evolve, with benefits come risks. EMRs have given rise to new considerations around cyber risk for healthcare providers and have helped spark a conversation around the … Read More The post Securing Electronic Medical Records Still Causing Headaches appeared first on The State of Security.
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Survey Says: Soft Skills Highly Valued by Security Team

Continuing the discussion around the skills gap our industry is facing, I’m excited to share our final set of results from the Tripwire skills gap survey. My previous post highlighted the need for technical skills. But as this next set of findings indicates, soft skills in cybersecurity are not be overlooked. Every single participant in … Read More The post Survey Says: Soft Skills Highly Valued by Security Team appeared first on The State of Security.
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Most Orgs Worried Skills Gap Will Leave Them Exposed to Security Flaws

In my previous post about Tripwire’s latest skills gap survey, I noted that over the past couple years, it has become more challenging to hire adequately skills cybersecurity professional. In this post, I’ll share Tripwire’s second set of findings. These results cover which technical skills are most needed and what organizations plan to do about … Read More The post Most Orgs Worried Skills Gap Will Leave Them Exposed to Security Flaws appeared first on The State of Security.
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Survey: 81% of Infosec Pros Say Required Job Skills Have Changed amid Skills Gap

The digital security skills gap poses a challenge to organizations and their defense strategies in every economic sector. Even so, there’s little consensus on how enterprises should address this shortage of skilled security talent. Some say organizations place too little emphasis on the value of a classical engineering-focused education and that businesses can help close … Read More The post Survey: 81% of Infosec Pros Say Required Job Skills Have Changed amid Skills Gap appeared first on The State of Security.
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