US Organizations Hit by Ransomware More than Rest of the World Combined, New Research Shows

US Organizations Hit by Ransomware More than Rest of the World Combined, New Research Shows

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 25.11.2020

57% of all ransomware attacks tracked by the company in 2020 took place in the US Ransom payments in 2020 average roughly $176,000 per victim In 2020, ransomware operators focused almost exclusively on organizations staffing tens of thousands of employees A recent look at the state of ransomware in 2020 reveals that the US has seen more targeted attacks than any other country. In fact, all other countries combined haven’t suffered enough attacks to equal the States. read more

Enterprises Skimping On Basic Cybersecurity Controls

Enterprises Skimping On Basic Cybersecurity Controls

by Business Insights , on 25.11.2020

The benefits of connected medical devices outweigh the risks. Despite remote security risks, businesses failing to take basic steps to mitigate risk Still, many enterprises believe increased remote work will remain long after the pandemic passes There are steps enterprises should take to mitigate data security risks read more

Business Sector Increasingly Adopting AI Cybersecurity to Tackle Advanced Threats

Business Sector Increasingly Adopting AI Cybersecurity to Tackle Advanced Threats

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 24.11.2020

Report presents changing perspectives of cybersecurity globally Nearly half of organizations plan to extend cognitive and AI capabilities for security to detect and respond to attacks faster Researchers note an increase in RandD, with half of worldwide cybersecurity-related patents filed in the last four years focusing on AI and ML read more

Security Researcher ‘Steals’ Tesla Model X in Minutes Using Bluetooth Radio Kit

Security Researcher ‘Steals’ Tesla Model X in Minutes Using Bluetooth Radio Kit

by Alina Daniela BIZGA, from IoT Security Insights , on 24.11.2020

A security researcher from Belgium has recently exploited two vulnerabilities in the Tesla Model X's keyless entry system, allowing him to unlock and steal the vehicle in just a couple of minutes. According to Lennert Wouters, all he needed to break into the Model X were several hundred dollars worth of supplies bought from eBay, ... The post Security Researcher and#8216;Steals' Tesla Model X in Minutes Using Bluetooth Radio Kit appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Google Rolls Out End-to-End Encryption for Android Messages

Google Rolls Out End-to-End Encryption for Android Messages

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 23.11.2020

Google has started to roll out a new and coveted feature for Android Messages and#8212; the end-to-end encryption announced some time ago. It’s actually a new texting standard and#8211; Rich Communication Services (RCS) and#8211; that’s set to replace the existing SMS, and it’s a global push, with just a couple exceptions. Implementing end-to-end encryption for ... The post Google Rolls Out End-to-End Encryption for Android Messages appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Common IoT Devices Become the ISPs' Worst Enemy

Common IoT Devices Become the ISPs' Worst Enemy

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 23.11.2020

IoT devices are everywhere and many users don’t even realize they own such hardware Some of the largest DDoS devices originate from IoT botnets Security is now in the hands of ISP and smart routers read more

TrickBot is Dead. Long Live TrickBot!

TrickBot is Dead. Long Live TrickBot!

by Liviu ARSENE, from Bitdefender Labs , on 23.11.2020

TrickBot still crawls despite law enforcement kneecapping operation. It’s operators are scrambling to restore the botnet back to its former glory, Bitdefender researchers have found. An analysis of samples reveals updated communication mechanisms, new C2 infrastructure that uses Mikrotik routers, and packed modules TrickBot has arguably been one of the most popular Trojans for the […] read more

Despite Security Concerns, Connected Medical Device Use Soars

Despite Security Concerns, Connected Medical Device Use Soars

by Business Insights , on 23.11.2020

The benefits of connected medical devices outweigh the risks. While healthcare organizations know what steps they must take to secure these devices, the right precautions aren't taken too often. Security deficiencies include lack of network segmentation, poor implementation of encryption and protocols. read more

Many Companies Don’t Track IoT Assets, Survey Finds

Many Companies Don’t Track IoT Assets, Survey Finds

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.11.2020

New research shows that many companies neglect to track IoT deployments, an issue that’s likely to impact their business when devices are stolen or break during their operation. Tracking all deployed IoT devices seems like a default measure that any company should take. However, many deploy IoT hardware in the field but don’t follow up ... The post Many Companies Don’t Track IoT Assets, Survey Finds appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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