CIO&Leader

While the COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the lives and operations of many people and organizations, the pandemic failed to interrupt the onslaught of spam and phishing emails targeting people’s...
Sep 22, 2020
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Only 12% of chief information security officers (CISOs) excel in all four categories of the Gartner CISO Effectiveness Index, according to a survey by Gartner.   “Today’s CISOs must demonstrate a...
Sep 18, 2020
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In the current uncertain environment, security and risk leaders must focus on balancing risk, trust and opportunity to help maintain the ability of their organizations to function as a trusted...
Sep 16, 2020
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By 2023, 65% of the world’s population will have its personal data covered under modern privacy regulations, up from 10% in 2020, according to Gartner. “With more countries introducing modern privacy...
Sep 15, 2020
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The rapidly changing regulatory landscape is pushing wealth and asset management companies to turn to specialist regtech providers, experts said. In a webinar that took place on August 25, 2020, Ralf...
Sep 08, 2020
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The National Health Authority has come out with a draft National Health Data Management Policy which proposes to create a 'digital health id' for all citizens so an individual's personal health...
Sep 08, 2020
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For each month from January to June 2020, the number of DDoS attacks affecting educational online resources increased by at least 350% when compared to the corresponding month in 2019. In a denial of...
Sep 07, 2020
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With countries across the globe mulling ban on TikTok, a popular social media app, cyber fraudsters are using this opportunity to spread fake TikTok apps to infect and scam more victims, according to...
Sep 04, 2020
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Traditional approaches to securing the network are amplifying challenges in the face of budget constraints and an increasingly remote workforce, according to Juniper Networks’ study. Juniper Networks...
Sep 04, 2020
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The frequency of phishing threats has risen considerably throughout the last few months, with companies experiencing an average of 1,185 attacks every month, according to GreatHorn’s 2020 Phishing...
Sep 02, 2020
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An attack against an organization working in the cryptocurrency vertical has been linked to Lazarus Group – a highly-skilled, financially-motivated threat actor whose interests reportedly align with...
Aug 31, 2020
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Just like boosting immunity of the population is the key to tackle pandemics, the key to long-term financial stability would be to foster tangible improvement in the inherent ability of the banks to...
Aug 28, 2020
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Modernization of its structured financial messaging system, augmentation of infrastructure security layer and adoption of Wi-Fi 6 across the organization are among the Reserve Bank of India’s...
Aug 28, 2020
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Although consumers remain concerned about sharing personal data with companies, the results of a Privitar’s study, titled 2020 Consumer Trust and Data Privacy highlight an opportunity for businesses...
Aug 27, 2020
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Bring your own PC (BYOPC) security will reach mainstream adoption in the next two to five years, while it will take five to 10 years for mainstream adoption of secure access service edge (SASE) to...
Aug 27, 2020
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Fraudsters are decreasing their schemes against businesses, but increasing COVID-19 focused scams against consumers online, according to TransUnion study. TransUnion came to its conclusions about...
Aug 26, 2020
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As organizations are settling into long-term remote working, new attack vectors for opportunistic cyberattackers—and new challenges for network administrators have been introduced, according to...
Aug 26, 2020
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Although 97% of organizations surveyed said that Active Directory (AD) is mission-critical, more than half never actually tested their AD cyber disaster recovery process or do not have a plan in...
Aug 25, 2020
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More than 90% of business leaders say cloud is a priority in the COVID-19 shutdown. They are relying more on cloud technologies but are seeing more cybersecurity attacks. Half a year into the...
Aug 21, 2020
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Since organizations moved to a work from home (WFH) model, the potential for cyberattacks and breaches has increased, according to Malwarebytes’ study, titled Enduring from Home: COVID-19’s Impact on...
Aug 21, 2020
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More than 70% of industrial control system (ICS) vulnerabilities disclosed in the first half (1H) of 2020 can be exploited remotely, highlighting the importance of protecting internet-facing ICS...
Aug 20, 2020
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The number of DDoS attacks in the second quarter of 2020 increased three-fold in comparison to Q2, 2019, according to Kaspersky’s Q2, 2020 DDoS Attacks Report. The figure is almost the same as the...
Aug 17, 2020
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Companies are gaining competitive advantage by leveraging DevOps principles, a cultural philosophy of software development that enables companies to design products and applications faster in a...
Aug 17, 2020
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Worldwide spending on security products and services will see solid growth in 2020 as organizations invest in solutions to meet the needs of a much larger remote workforce and a wide range of...
Aug 14, 2020
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CIOs are prioritizing Identity and Access Management (IAM) over endpoint security and security awareness training in 2020, according to a recent survey conducted by Pulse on behalf of Hitachi ID. The...
Aug 14, 2020
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43% of Asia Pacific consumers expect businesses to protect their data, while another 32% believe it’s the responsibility of the government, according to F5’s Curve of Convenience 2020 Report: The...
Aug 13, 2020
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A number of organizations face shortcomings in monitoring and securing their cloud environments, according to Tripwire’s survey. A majority of security professionals (76%) state they have difficulty...
Aug 13, 2020
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Nearly half of organizations regularly and knowingly ship vulnerable code despite using application security tools, according to Veracode-ESG’s Modern Application Development Security research. Among...
Aug 12, 2020
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There are unrealized gaps between the rate of implementation or operation and the effective use of cloud security access brokers (CASB) within the enterprise, according to Cloud Security Alliance’s...
Aug 12, 2020
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A new class of security vulnerabilities in protocol gateway devices has been revealed by a Trend Micro research that could expose Industry 4.0 environments to critical attacks. Also known as protocol...
Aug 07, 2020
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Rapid adoption of cloud services, widespread use of SaaS applications, and reliance on the Internet has created business continuity risks for enterprises, according to ThousandEyes’ 2020 Internet...
Aug 07, 2020
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The desire for attacker’s monetary gain and a continued reliance on COVID-19-related campaigns, especially within certain vertical industries are the two trends, which emerged from Mimecast’s report...
Aug 05, 2020
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Almost three quarters of large businesses believe remote working policies introduced to help stop the spread of COVID-19 are making their companies more vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to AT...
Aug 05, 2020
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Indians have a high level of concern about the security of shopping online, with 82% of Indians concerned about this issue, according to Unisys Corporation’s 2020 Unisys Security Index. Security...
Aug 04, 2020
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Data breaches cost companies USD 3.86 million per breach on an average, and that compromised employee accounts were the most expensive root cause, according to IBM Security-Ponemon Institute’s 2020...
Aug 03, 2020
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At the end of 2019, data security was the #1 priority and it remains there now, with a whopping 76% of organizations naming it as one of their IT projects for the rest of 2020, according to Netwrix’s...
Jul 31, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for hackers and online scammers, and cybersecurity professionals saw a 63% increase in cyber-attacks related to the pandemic,...
Jul 31, 2020
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The COVID-19 crisis led countries and organizations to shut down physical offices and move operations online. This was not easy as IT professionals and departments needed to maintain business...
Jul 29, 2020
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In the first quarter of 2020, DDoS attacks rose more than 278% compared to Q1, 2019, and more than 542% compared to the last quarter, according to Nexusguard's Q1, 2020 Threat Report. DDoS attacks...
Jul 28, 2020
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With many millennials thinking they’re too boring for cybercriminals, 36% say that they nevertheless should be doing more to strengthen their digital security, but it drops to the bottom of their to-...
Jul 24, 2020
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There have been increases in ransomware, opportunistic use of COVID-19 pandemic, systemic weaknesses and growing reliance on Microsoft Office files by cybercriminals, according to SonicWall’s 2020...
Jul 24, 2020
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Phishing is the top digital fraud scheme worldwide related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to TransUnion’s Consumer Financial Hardship studies. Among consumers reporting being targeted with...
Jul 24, 2020
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Criminal, political and nation-state threat actors have exploited the COVID-19 pandemic and related themes to target organizations across all sectors, including governments, industry, healthcare,...
Jul 23, 2020
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There has been an average of 375 new threats per minute and a surge of cybercriminals exploiting the pandemic through COVID-19 themed malicious apps, phishing campaigns, malware, and more, according...
Jul 22, 2020
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Security and risk (S&R) teams most often use DNS to detect and block threats early in the kill chain, identify compromised devices, and investigate and respond to malware, according to Infoblox-...
Jul 22, 2020
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Operational Technology (OT) leaders are highly respected in their organizations and that their teams are vital to their companies’ bottom lines. Cybersecurity continues to be an integral part of...
Jul 22, 2020
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Impersonations have become pervasive, and are by far the most prevalent type of email-based attack ending up in business’s inboxes, according to GreatHorn’s survey, titled Email Security Challenges,...
Jul 15, 2020
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Healthcare IT executives accepted more accountability than in previous years to provide the safe and reliable technology tools necessary to deliver high-quality, connected, and cost-effective care,...
Jul 15, 2020
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Organizations will move beyond passwords and adopt non-password authentication methods, such as biometrics in 2020 and beyond, according to Netwrix’s study, outlining the cybersecurity trends....
Jul 14, 2020
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Over the last decade, cyber security has rapidly become a concerning problem. Rightfully so, given how a cyber-attack can compromise an organization’s key functions and processes within a matter of...
Jul 13, 2020
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