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Retail data breaches continue to reach new highs

Thales announced the results of its 2018 Thales Data Threat Report, Retail Edition. According to U.S. retail respondents, 75% of retailers have experienced a breach in the past compared to 52% last year, exceeding the global average. U.S retail is also more inclined to store sensitive data in the cloud as widespread digital transformation is underway, yet only 26% report implementing encryption – trailing the global average. Year-over-year breach rate takes a turn for the … More

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Inside look at lifecycle of stolen credentials and extent of data breach damage

Shape Security released its Credential Spill Report, shedding light on the extent to which the consumer banking, retail, airline and hospitality industries are impacted by credential stuffing attacks and account takeover. The report analyzes attacks that took place in 2017 and reveals 2.3 billion account credentials were compromised as a result of 51 independent credential spill incidents. Credential stuffing collectively costs U.S. businesses over $5 billion a year. When usernames and passwords are exposed, or … More

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Attention all passengers: Airport networks are putting you at risk!

Coronet released a report identifying San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County (CA) International Airport and Houston’s William P. Hobby International Airport as America’s most cyber insecure airports. The purpose of the report is to inform business travelers of how insecure airport Wi-Fi can inadvertently put the integrity and confidentiality of their essential cloud-based work apps (G-Suite, Dropbox, Office 365, etc.) at risk, and to educate all other flyers on the dangers of connecting … More

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Survey: Only Four Percent of U.S. Adults are Concerned about Cybersecurity during Summer Vacation

This summer, my family and I visited a few Arizona ghost towns, and the experience made me wonder what it might have been like to travel across the Old West with all your possessions in tow. What would it feel like to ride through mountains, deserts and territories with only a canvas-covered wagon protecting your valuables? I bet they were keenly aware of the […]… Read More

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Many infosec professionals reuse passwords across multiple accounts

Lastline announced the results of a survey conducted at Infosecurity Europe 2018, which suggests that 45 percent of infosec professionals reuse passwords across multiple user accounts – a basic piece of online hygiene that the infosec community has been attempting to educate the general public about for the best part of a decade. The research also suggested that 20 percent of security professionals surveyed had used unprotected public WiFi in the past, and 47 percent … More

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26,000 electronic devices are lost on London Transport in one year

Commuters lost over 26,000 electronic devices on London’s Transport for London (TFL) network last year, new research from the think tank Parliament Street has revealed. The findings reveal that 26,272 devices were reported lost on the network of tubes, trains and buses between April 2017 and April 2018. The report contains further security analysis on the risks lost devices pose for fraudulent activity, identity verification and data security for UK businesses. The data revealed that … More

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Most executives trust cloud-based systems to keep account payables secure

WEX released the results of a third-party survey to gauge views of the payments-processing ecosystem from chief financial officers and senior financial executives across the globe. The survey of more than 900 CFOs and senior financial executives from the U.S., Europe and Asia/Oceana revealed that strong faith in the cloud prevails in this group. Large majorities of surveyed executives (the lowest is Asia, with 76 percent) trust cloud-based systems more than locally hosted ERP/AP systems … More

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86% of enterprises have adopted a multi-cloud strategy

Based on a global survey of 727 cloud technology decision makers at businesses with more than 1,000 employees, Forrester Consulting found how shifting business priorities are driving enterprises to adopt multi-cloud strategies. According to the study, a vast majority (86 percent) of respondents describe their current cloud strategy as multi-cloud, with performance and innovation rising above cost savings as the top measures of success. In addition, 60 percent of enterprises are now moving or have … More

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