Building Sustainable CISO Succession Paths

Building Sustainable CISO Succession Paths

by Business Insights , on 05.06.2020

The CISO role is rapidly evolving as organizations put more responsibility on the plates of their security and risk executives, particularly within large enterprises. In spite of that, a new survey report from security consulting firm Kudelski Security indicates that there is still "no well defined path to becoming a CISO or other senior security leader." The study shows that many organizations are still shooting from the hip when it comes to security succession planning, recruiting security specialists, and grooming senior security leaders with the skills and traits increasingly required by the business to run enterprise-class cybersecurity programs. read more

Security Misconfigurations a Leading Cause of Cloud Data Breaches

Security Misconfigurations a Leading Cause of Cloud Data Breaches

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 05.06.2020

Eight in 10 companies across the United States have experienced a data breach made possible by cloud misconfigurations, according to new research by IDC. read more

IoT Devices Could Soon Show a Privacy and Security ’Nutrition Label’

IoT Devices Could Soon Show a Privacy and Security ’Nutrition Label’

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 04.06.2020

Security researchers are looking to develop a new privacy label that would apply to IoT devices, allowing prospective customers to judge the security and privacy features of new hardware quickly. One of the weak links of the IoT ecosystems is the lack of a unified security standard, and it’s unlikely that one will emerge any ... The post IoT Devices Could Soon Show a Privacy and Security ’Nutrition Label’ appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Fewer Security Incidents Affected US Federal Government in 2019

Fewer Security Incidents Affected US Federal Government in 2019

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 04.06.2020

The latest report from the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) shows that the number of cybersecurity incidents dropped in 2019, partly due to better security programs and increased investments. read more

Half of Enterprises Have No Dedicated Staff, Processes or Policies for IoT Security

Half of Enterprises Have No Dedicated Staff, Processes or Policies for IoT Security

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 04.06.2020

Global enterprises report greater efficiency and productivity, better product/service quality, and improved customer retention and experience, all thanks to recent deployments of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. But business leaders are also concerned about their next steps. As IoT deployments greatly expand the attack surface for cybercriminals, half of businesses banking on IoT are doing so unprepared to combat cyber risks associated with these purchases. read more

The Number of Deployed IoT Devices to Drop Significantly in 2020

The Number of Deployed IoT Devices to Drop Significantly in 2020

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 03.06.2020

The number of new IoT devices to be deployed in 2020 is likely to drop considerably and there’s a single culprit and#8212; the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all aspects of the global economy. In the past few years, we’ve heard the same thing over and over again. The number of IoT devices is skyrocketing, and will ... The post The Number of Deployed IoT Devices to Drop Significantly in 2020 appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Enemy Unseen – Part II: Why Dark Web Monitoring Is Essential

Enemy Unseen – Part II: Why Dark Web Monitoring Is Essential

by Business Insights , on 03.06.2020

The number of new IoT devices to be deployed in 2020 is likely to drop considerably and there’s a single culprit and#8212; the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all aspects of the global economy. In the past few years, we’ve heard the same thing over and over again. The number of IoT devices is skyrocketing, and will ... The post The Number of Deployed IoT Devices to Drop Significantly in 2020 appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

UK Government Wants to Improve Consumer IoT Security

UK Government Wants to Improve Consumer IoT Security

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 02.06.2020

The UK government has announced a £400,000 development program to tackle the security of the Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure, helping organizations implement proper cybersecurity measures before the products arrive on the market. Cybersecurity is one of the most significant issues of IoT devices, compounded by the lack of standards governing the industry. Many companies ... The post UK Government Wants to Improve Consumer IoT Security appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Top 5 Endpoint Misconfigurations That Open Security Gaps [Whitepaper]

Top 5 Endpoint Misconfigurations That Open Security Gaps [Whitepaper]

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 02.06.2020

The term “cyberattack” brings to mind malware, social engineering, network vulnerabilities or unpatched endpoints. But how do malicious actors manage to unleash their attack kill-chain in the first place? What is it that opens the gates to exploiting a weakness and breaching the infrastructure? With human error behind most successful attacks, perhaps we should look not beyond these culprits, but behind them. read more

Compliance Costs Are Eating Security Budgets

Compliance Costs Are Eating Security Budgets

by Business Insights , on 02.06.2020

The cost of cybersecurity compliance is rising to unsupportable levels and enterprises are going to need to act soon if they are to keep the situation from hindering innovation, according to a new report. Conducted jointly by analyst firm Omdia and security advisory consultancy Coalfire, the study shows that over half of firms across all the major verticals are spending 40% or more of their IT security budgets on compliance today. read more

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