Category Archives: Cyber Risk

60% of businesses have experienced a serious security breach in the last two years

There is an increase in security breaches and businesses still face challenges surrounding cyberattacks due to lack of IT security and operations basics. With digital transformation on the rise and technology massively outpacing policy, companies must take the lead when it comes to securing their estates. While cybersecurity has received much fanfare – with global spend predicted to exceed $1 trillion through 2021 – the biggest gaps continue to endure in plain sight. Vanson Bourne … More

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Researchers develop cybersecurity system to test for vulnerabilities in technologies that use GPS

Southwest Research Institute has developed a cybersecurity system to test for vulnerabilities in automated vehicles and other technologies that use GPS receivers for positioning, navigation and timing. “This is a legal way for us to improve the cyber resilience of autonomous vehicles by demonstrating a transmission of spoofed or manipulated GPS signals to allow for analysis of system responses,” said Victor Murray, head of SwRI’s Cyber Physical Systems Group in the Intelligent Systems Division. GPS … More

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Slack warns investors it might be targeted by organized crime, nation-state hackers

Slack Technologies, the company whose cloud-based collaboration tools and services are used by companies worldwide, has warned potential investors that the company faces threats from a wide variety of sources, including “sophisticated organized crime, nation-state, and nation-state supported actors.” Acknowledging the risk In the documents it was required to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) due to its going public, the company has spelled out the many cyber threats to its existence, functioning … More

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Where data privacy executives plan to focus their strategies and budgets

Adapting to an increasingly volatile regulatory environment is the top priority for privacy executives, with only approximately four in 10 confident in their current abilities to keep pace with new requirements, according to a Gartner. Conversations with Gartner clients and Gartner’s annual survey data reveals where data privacy executives plan to focus their strategies and budgets for 2019. Their top five priorities highlighted the need to strengthen strategic approaches to engage with quickly shifting regulatory, … More

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The foundation: Quantifying risk with focused security measurement

When you hear “quantify risk,” you might think it’s the buzz-term du jour. You might be right. Risk quantification is a hot topic right now. It seems everyone who touches security – from the C-suite to the board – has this at the forefront of their mind. As a security leader, you’re likely being asked about quantifying risk, perhaps more so now than ever before. You might be pressed to answer with much confidence. When … More

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Underserved populations unaware of cybersecurity risks

Members of underserved populations are less likely to know whether they have even been victimized by a cyber attack, and they have lower awareness of cybersecurity risks. Partly as a result, they are also less likely to access vital online services, such as banking, health services, educational programs, and other resources, which could lead to them falling behind economically, according to a survey of more than 150 San Franciscans at diverse community-based organizations across San … More

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