Many companies are ranking cybersecurity as a top 5 priority but their actions do not measure up to the claim, a survey finds. The hard truth that companies must face is that there is no way that cybersecurity risk can be fully eliminated. On the other hand, there are steps that organizations can take to … More Do companies take cybersecurity seriously enough?
Verifiable information shows that the European Union is facing a critical shortage of IT specialists. The European Commission expects that the labor market will have up to 500,000 vacant IT positions by 2020. This industry-wide issue can be confirmed by ESET, challenges shared by companies we have business relationships with and as a conclusion of our ongoing … More Shortage of IT security specialists? Outsourcing security services may be an option
Your data is very, very valuable to the right (or wrong) people. Every single piece of data has value, it doesn’t matter how mundane it might seem, any and all data can be used to build up a profile of you for advertisers or could be the key to accessing your online accounts. Jake Moore, … More How do companies use your data?
While training employees will not guarantee complete cyber safety for companies, it could go a long way to making workers more cyber-aware. When it comes to wrapping a chain of defensives around an organization’s information systems and the valuable data that they process, it is often said that “employees are the weakest link” in that … More Cybersecurity training still neglected by many employers
Companies should check they are running latest version of WebEx, and beware attacks via the road less travelled. A critical vulnerability has been found in Cisco’s WebEx conferencing software – widely used by businesses – that could be exploited by an attacker to spread malware directly to other meeting participants, tricking them into executing it … More Firms using WebEx at risk of poisoned Flash attacks
This year, we have seen some of the most high-profile victims of cybercrime across the world, including the NHS in the UK, and the attack on Equifax that impacted millions of people in several countries. The damage has not only cost companies money, it has also hit their reputations hard. Yet despite the impending threats and, as cyberattacks only … More It’s time that companies became more cyber-resilient
Fortune 100 companies could be open to hackers after a security vulnerability was discovered in widely used server software, security researchers have said. The discovered weakness would allow hackers to remotely run code on servers that utilize the REST plugin from Apache Struts, and it is reported that all versions since 2008 are affected. Due to the … More Critical security flaw leaves Fortune 100 firms vulnerable