Rough patch, or how to shut the window of (unpatched) opportunity

Simply throwing more staff at the patching problem won’t cut it, a study suggests. To paraphrase English novelist Jane Austen, it is a fact universally acknowledged that organizations must act with alacrity when it comes to applying software patches to their systems. A number of recent notorious incidents – think the WannaCryptor malware outbreak or the breach … More Rough patch, or how to shut the window of (unpatched) opportunity

Cybercrime weighs most heavily on financial service firms

While not the most frequent victims of cybercrime, firms in financial services are facing higher costs relating to such incidents when compared to businesses in any other sector, a study by Accenture and the Ponemon Institute has found. The financial services industry was found to incur cyberattack-induced cost of nearly $18.3 million per firm in 2017 … More Cybercrime weighs most heavily on financial service firms

Crimeware: Malware and massive campaigns around the world

Within the world of IT security, one of the biggest concerns for companies and users is malicious code that can compromise their systems and/or information networks. This concern is not at all unfounded, as cases of malware and crimeware incidents are reported daily around the world. Indeed, the number of reports, detections and threats observed … More Crimeware: Malware and massive campaigns around the world

New Ponemon Study: Cyber Onslaught Threatens to Overwhelm Healthcare Survey

ESET and the Ponemon Institute, a privacy and information management research firm, announced results of The State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare Organizations in 2016 (February 2016). According to the study, healthcare organizations average about one cyber attack per month. Almost half (48 percent) of respondents said their organizations have experienced an incident involving the loss … More New Ponemon Study: Cyber Onslaught Threatens to Overwhelm Healthcare Survey