Security

IT Leaders Say Employees Not Fully Prepared for Cyberattacks

London, UK – 6th April 2022 – Egress, the leading provider of intelligent email security, today announced the results of its Human Activated Risk report, which revealed that over half (56%) of IT leaders say that their non-technical staff are only ‘somewhat’ prepared, or ‘not at all’ prepared, for a security attack. Six hundred IT security leaders across a broad range of industries were anonymously surveyed regarding their organizations' security posture in this heightened threat environment. Add to this, 77% of respondents have seen an increase in security compromises since going remote 2 years ago, and there’s a continued significant risk to organizations.

Only a third of CIOs cite cyber-risk mitigation as a performance measure

London, United Kingdom, 23rd March 2022: While 94% of CIOs acknowledge some form of serious threat over the next 12 months, only 27% list business continuity and resilience as a top-three priority during the next 12 months and barely a third cite risk mitigation as a measure of performance. These findings come from the fourth and concluding section of the 2021 Global CIO Survey from Logicalis, a global provider of IT solutions.

Bot myths and fallacies leave two-thirds of businesses at higher risk of malicious attacks

Manchester, UK—15th March 2022—Netacea, the bot detection and mitigation specialist, today announced results from a new report showing that most businesses do not fully understand the threat bots pose, leaving those organizations vulnerable to threats.

The report, The Bot Management Review: Separating Bot Fact from Fiction, surveyed 440 businesses across the travel, entertainment, eCommerce, financial services, and telecoms sectors in the US and the UK. The report found that while most businesses were aware that bots were an issue, many were confused about where attacks originate and what technologies and techniques were effective against bots.

Governments and public sector organizations spend millions globally each year destroying data storage devices despite sustainable alternatives

AUSTIN – March 9, 2022—New research launched today by Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG), the industry standard in data erasure and mobile lifecycle solutions, reveals current practices and policies for device sanitization within the public sector. For Blancco’s study, The Price of Destruction: Exploring the Financial & Environmental Costs of Public Sector Device Sanitization, researchers spoke to 596 government IT leaders across nine countries.

UltimateSuite Recognized as a Task Mining Market Leader by Research Firm Deep Analysis

Prague, The Czech Republic – January 20th 2022 – UltimateSuite, the tasking mining company, today announced that it has gained further endorsement for its products and approach as advisory firm Deep Analysis identified the company as a market leader in the Task Mining space, commenting favorably on its highly granular data analysis and visualization capabilities. The company was also regarded as a valuable SaaS offering for continuous business improvement and initiating new automation projects. While Task Mining is a known concept, UltimateSuite’s ability to collect task data and automate the manual analysis processes have been identified as valuable additions that not many other solutions provide.

Endpoint Malware and Ransomware Volume Exceeded 2020 Totals by End of Q3 2021

19 January 2022 – Endpoint malware and ransomware detections surpassed the total volume seen in 2020 by the end of Q3 2021, according to researchers at the WatchGuard Threat Lab. In its latest Internet Security Report, WatchGuard also highlights that a significant percentage of malware continues to arrive over encrypted connections. While zero-day malware increased by just 3% to 67.2% in Q3 2021, the percentage of malware that arrived via Transport Layer Security (TLS) jumped from 31.6% to 47%. WatchGuard’s data shows that many organizations are not decrypting these connections and therefore have poor visibility into the amount of malware hitting their networks.

Netacea research: Skewed analytics cost businesses as much as click fraud

Manchester, UK—December 2021—Netacea, the bot detection and mitigation specialist, today announced results from a new report that shows skewed analytics caused by bots cost businesses just as much as click fraud, despite click fraud’s much bigger profile.

Bots are used by hackers to buy goods before other customers, hack accounts using stolen passwords, check the validity of stolen card details and steal content or prices by bulk scraping. But even if they do not do damage directly, bots can skew data that leads marketing teams to make bad decisions. Analytics skewed by bots can hide what real customers are doing, making it impossible to target genuine audiences.

Ethical Hackers Reduce $27 Billion in Risk During COVID-19 Vulnerability Surge

SAN FRANCISCO – November 16, 2021Bugcrowd, the world's first crowdsourced cybersecurity platform for multiple solutions, today released its annual Inside the Mind of a Hacker ’21 report, which provides CIOs and CISOs valuable insight on ethical hackers and the economics of security research. New findings indicate a startling shift in the threat landscape with 8 out of 10 ethical hackers recently having identified a vulnerability they had never seen before.