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January 12, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Top Worldwide Cybersecurity Concerns: Data Exfiltration and Ransomware

Globally, data exposure is the top concern for information security professionals, regardless of geographic location. In North America and the Asia-Pacific region, that concern is specifically related to data exfiltration, while ransomware is the top concern among organizations in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East/Africa.

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January 12, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Social Media Attacks Increased by 20% Between 2010–2016

As the number of data breaches continues to increase, so too does the percentage of breaches that stem from social media attacks. The percentage of breaches attributed to social media attacks has risen from approximately 11 percent in 2010 to approximately 34 percent in 2016. With this increase, social media is now the third most frequent threat action category, behind hacking and malware.

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January 12, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 35% of Gov't Agencies Seeing an Increase in Cyber Threats in 2017

Cyber threats targeting government agencies continue to rise, with 35 percent of federal IT professionals reporting an increase in such threats in 2017, as opposed to just 3 percent who said they are experiencing a decrease. An additional 31 percent said the number of cyber threats are staying the same, with the same number reporting that they are unsure.

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January 12, 2018 | Vulnerability Assessment and Management
By Dave Kennedy, IANS Faculty

 Meltdown and Spectre: What to Do Now

The recently revealed Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities are leaving many security organizations scrambling to get a fix in place. In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty Dave Kennedy explains how attackers can leverage the flaws and why certain devices are more vulnerable than others. He also recommends taking a risk-based approach to patching them.

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January 12, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Manufacturing Companies Most Susceptible to Phishing Attacks

Manufacturing stuck out as having the highest click rate per phishing campaign of any industry in 2016, according to the Verizon 2017 DBIR. The overall click rate for manufacturing was 13 percent, while education (6 percent) had the lowest click rate and was least susceptible to a phishing attack.

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January 11, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Overview of Likely Breach Causes in 2018

Inadequate in-house expertise (65 percent), the inability to protect data from unauthorized access (59 percent), the inability to keep up with sophisticated attackers (56 percent) and not being able to control third parties’ use of sensitive data (51 percent) rank as CISOs biggest concerns that could cause a data breach or cyber attack at their companies in 2018.

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January 11, 2018 | Cloud Application and Data Controls
By George Gerchow, IANS Faculty

 Architect and Secure Your Office 365 Migration

Moving from a traditional Windows environment to Office 365 in the cloud requires quite a bit of planning and forethought. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty George Gerchow recommends leveraging the security extras in Microsoft's E5 licenses, as well as using third-party authentication and a CASB tool to ensure the migration is fast and secure.

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January 10, 2018 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Information Security Trends for 2018

In 2017, we saw some of our most valued controls undermined and witnessed security incidents impacting businesses around the world.  What will 2018 bring? In this report and webinar, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner examines the major trends in store for IT security professionals in the coming year. From the new incidents we need to prepare for to the investments we need to make to keep up with attackers' capabilities, we have our work cut out for us..

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January 10, 2018 | Leadership Skills

 Women in Cybersecurity: Forms of Gender Discrimination Faced

Half of women (51%) in the cybersecurity workforce say they have experienced some form of discrimination, compared to 15% of men. The most common type is unconscious discrimination (or subtle, ingrained biases against women). Overall, 87 percent of women said they have experienced this type of discrimination in the workplace, while 53 percent said they have experienced an unexplained denial or delay in career advancement.

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January 10, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Targeted Cyber Attacks Increased 11 Percent Between 2015-2017

The percentage of targeted cyber attacks is on the rise. Between 2015 and 2017, the percentage of targeted cyber attacks (as opposed to non-targeted, non-specific attacks), grew 11 percent from 28 percent to 39 percent. Targeted attacks are aimed at a specific company, employee, resources or customers.

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