Survey: 80 Percent Of IT Security Professionals Say They Can Detect A Data Breach On Critical Systems Within A Week

Tripwire, Inc. today announced the results of a survey of 215 attendees at the Black Hat USA 2014 security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Industry research shows most breaches go undiscovered for weeks, months or even longer. Despite this evidence, 51 percent of respondents said their organisation could detect a data breach on critical systems [...]

Heartbleed Research Shows Top Companies Are Slow To Mitigate Threat

According to Venafi, 97% of Global 2000 organisations’ public-facing servers remain vulnerable to cyber attacks due to incomplete Heartbleed remediation. This leaves the door open for attackers to spoof legitimate websites, decrypt private communications, and steal sensitive data sent over SSL. Undiscovered for over two years, Heartbleed is an OpenSSL vulnerability that allows attackers to [...]

Brits Abroad: Workaholic Holidaymakers Take Their Insecure Practices And Devices With Them

With the schools out for summer, it’s time for Brits to pack up their suitcases and jet off to sunnier destinations, and a new July 2014 survey from ESET in conjunction with One Poll has revealed most people won’t be forgetting their work-enabled mobile device in their luggage this year, with the anticipation of having to [...]

And Another Thing… What A Difference A Year Makes

They say time flies when you’re having fun and, for me, the last 12 months has proven that to be very true indeed. I cannot believe its been a whole year since I put out THAT post which, ultimately, made such a huge difference to my life. On June 25 last year I really was [...]

Annual Global Cost Of Cybercrime Reaches $445 billion

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A new McAfee-sponsored report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) estimates that cybercrime is costing the global economy around $445 billion (£265 bn) per annum. That, it is suggested, is a figure that will only continue to rise in the future. Unsurprisingly, those areas with the highest levels of wealth – North [...]