Cybersecurity


Commvault Enables Early Threat Detection and Zero Loss Strategy with Metallic® ThreatWise™

Commvault has announced the general availability of Metallic® ThreatWise™ an early warning system that proactively surfaces unknown and zero-day threats to minimize compromised data and business impact.

Versa Networks Receives Highest Score for Large Global WAN Use Case in 2022 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for SD-WAN Report

Versa Networks has announced that Gartner, a company that delivers actionable, objective insight to its executive and their teams, has given Versa Networks (Versa Operating System VOS™) the highest score for the Large Global WAN Use Case, as published in the 2022 Gartner Critical Capabilities for SD-WAN report.

Dispelling the Myths

Dispelling the Myths

We hear the term “best practices” a lot, but the truth is, there are still plenty of bad practices in use that put people and assets at risk every day. Many of those bad practices are grounded in one or more of the following myths that commonly lure people and organizations into a false sense of security.

Evolving Security for Protecting Today’s Financial Services Networks

Today’s businesses have seen increasing pressure to digitize their services, but few industries have felt this pressure more than the financial sector. Customers have grown to demand high-quality digital services, and the expectation is that these services are delivered with a high degree of security and reliability.

The Final Frontier for Quantum-Resilient Cybersecurity: Why We Need to Incorporate Post-Quantum Cybersecurity into Satellite Communication Architectures

Staring up into the sky on a clear night, you may be inclined to think that the small shining light moving gently across the black background is a shooting star or perhaps even a UFO. More likely, that tiny speck of light moving over your head is a satellite orbiting thousands of miles above the clouds

September is National Insider Threat Awareness Month

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF), the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Intelligence and Security, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security today launched the fourth-annual “National Insider Threat Awareness Month” (NITAM).

Business Leaders Rank Cybersecurity as Most Serious Risk Facing Their Company

Amid increasing geopolitical tensions and consumer privacy concerns, business leaders (40%) ranked cybersecurity as the number one serious risk facing their companies. It’s not just top of mind for Chief Information Security Officers and Chief Risk Officers—executives across the entire C-suite ranked cybersecurity as a serious risk

Study: 64% of Businesses Suspect They’ve Been Targeted or Impacted by Nation-State Cyber Attacks

Venafi, provider of machine identity management, today announced the findings of new research that evaluates the security impact of the increasing number of nation-state attacks and recent shifts in geopolitics. Venafi research into the methods used by nation-state threat actors shows the use of machine identities is growing in state-sponsored cyberattacks.



Survey: 58 Percent of Organizations Say Third Parties and Suppliers Were Target of Cloud-Based Breach

Survey: 58 Percent of Organizations Say Third Parties and Suppliers Were Target of Cloud-Based Breach

Proofpoint, Inc., a cybersecurity and compliance company, announced the release of its latest study, Cloud and Web Security Challenges in 2022, in collaboration with The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

Prioritizing Vulnerabilities is a Flawed Process: What’s Needed

The topic of zero-day exploits and exposed vulnerabilities is always trending within cybercriminal communities, both on clear web platforms and on the underground. From 280-character tweets circulated among cybercriminals on Twitter, to POC exploits released on clear web code repositories, to exploit kits and tools shared across the forums and markets of the deep and dark web, threat actor discourse revealing which vulnerabilities they plan to target is far from scarce.

(ISC)² Pledges to Expand and Diversify the Cybersecurity Workforce with Free Certification Education and Exams for 1 Million

(ISC)² – the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – recently announced the (ISC)² One Million Certified in Cybersecurity℠ program, pledging to put one million people through its foundational Certified in Cybersecurity entry-level certification exam and education program for free.

Report: Average Cost for Data Breach Reaches All-Time High of $4.35 Million

Report: Average Cost for Data Breach Reaches All-Time High of $4.35 Million

IBM Security recently released the annual Cost of a Data Breach Report, revealing costlier and higher-impact data breaches than ever before, with the global average cost of a data breach reaching an all-time high of $4.35 million for studied organizations.

Expanding Safety-Sensitive Roles to Address Cyberattacks

The potential of a cyberattack is one of the most significant threats to businesses across all industries. The increasing sophistication and complexity of these attacks can often go unnoticed, causing widespread damages and disruptions internally and externally to any of its vendors or partners.

Just Why Are So Many Cyber Breaches Due to Human Error?

Often mentioned but seldom probed in the media is the biggest reason behind cybersecurity breaches—employee error. Two facts about this stand out. One is just how overwhelming employee errors are. The other is that the fault lies largely in the lap of companies themselves, not their workers.

The Key to Preventing Production Network Attacks Is to Start Looking Within

The business of cybercrime is rapidly increasing in scope and scale. The cost incurred by companies due to data breaches increased by nearly 10 percent from 2020 to 2021, meaning if the cost incurred by attacks was measured against the GDPs of all the nations of the world, it would be third largest, just lagging behind the U.S. and China.

Only 30 Percent of U.S. Small Businesses Consider Cybersecurity Important Priority to Invest In

Fewer than 30% of small businesses in the United States view cybersecurity as a priority to invest in, according to data from Tech.co. This is despite a staggering 62% of small US businesses suggesting security breaches are a significant threat to their business growth.

Survey: Using More Complex IT Security Strategies Doesn't Always Increase Security

A global IT security and compliance survey of 800+ IT professionals found that the rate of IT security incidents increases the more Microsoft 365 security features are used. Organizations using Microsoft 365 and that use 1 or 2 of its stock security features reported attacks 24.4% and 28.2% of the time respectively, while those that use 6 or 7 features reported attacks 55.6% and 40.8% of the time respectively.

Next Level Security in 2022: Passwordless Authentication

It’s no secret that cyberattacks and data breaches are on the rise. You’ve likely heard about it on the news or may have experienced it first-hand. A commonality between these attacks becoming easier and more frequent might surprise you—simple passwords.

Research: Identity and Access Management Market to Reach $26 Billion by 2027

A new study from Juniper Research has found that global spend on identity & access management solutions will rise from $16 billion in 2022 to $26 billion by 2027; representing an absolute growth of 62% over the next 5 years.

Building Your Foundational Knowledge

While levels of vulnerability to cyberattacks can vary by industry, no organization—regardless of sector or size—should consider itself safe. The increased prevalence of ransomware, which cost U.S. companies more than $20 billion in 2021, has pushed the severity of the threat landscape to new heights

  • Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey

    In this episode, Security Today editor-in-chief Ralph Jensen chats with Chris Hugman of System Surveyor about the customer journey. As the company’s chief executive officer, Hugman continues to work toward his vision of seamless systems management from concept to system end-of-life. He also addresses what it takes to be a guide in the security industry and why it is different from the traditional sales process. Originally a systems integrator, Hugman reveals his thoughts on technology and the prospects of the customer journey over the next few years, as well as the direction of technology.

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