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The average cost of enterprise data breaches has risen to $1.41 million

The average cost of enterprise data breaches has risen to $1.41 million in 2018, up from $1.23 million in 2017, according to new research from Kaspersky. It’s estimated that there have already been 4,000 data breaches in the first half of 2019, affecting four billion users’ data.  But companies with internal cybersecurity (security operation center or SOC) experienced only half the financial loss, compared to those without protection from cyber attacks. Cyber attacks are both anticipated and rampant, and IT security budgets now average $18.9 million, up from…

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Nearly all companies have suffered a data breach

In the last three years, almost two thirds (60 per cent) of businesses have experienced a data breach. This is according to a new global report from Bitdefender, which also adds that those that haven’t been attacked yet – expect to experience such a scenario soon. As a matter of fact, more than a third of infosec professionals (36 per cent) polled for the report, whose employers haven’t been attacked yet, believe it’s likely that they’re currently facing a cybersecurity threat without them even knowing.…

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GhostCat malware hits publishing companies

A malicious campaign that waged 13 attacks against hundreds of well-known publishers has been identified and put down by The Media Trust.  Rather appropriately for the Halloween season, the malware was given the name GhostCat-3PC by researchers in the Trust’s Digital Security & Operations (DSO) team.  GhostCat-3PC ran behind an ad that used advanced, obfuscated code and delivery patterns to evade detection by the traditional signature-based ad blockers used by many of the publishers. After a quick prowl to check if the user was on a list…

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US petroleum companies hit by new malware

Attackers are using an obfuscated version of Adwind Remote Access Trojan for stealing data, Netskope says. An unknown threat actor is targeting companies in the US petroleum industry with a sophisticated data-stealing remote access Trojan (RAT) that previously had been used in attacks against retail and hospitality organizations. Netskope says it observed a recent spike in alerts for the malware family — the Adwind RAT — among its customers operating within the petroleum industry. Source: Dark Reading 60 SHARES Share On Facebook Tweet Follow…

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Only critical patients to be seen at 3 hospitals, thanks to ransomware attack

Ten hospitals—three in Alabama and seven in Australia—have been hit with paralyzing ransomware attacks that are affecting their ability to take new patients, it was widely reported on Tuesday. All three hospitals that make up the DCH Health System in Alabama were closed to new patients on Tuesday as officials there coped with an attack that paralyzed the health network’s computer system. The hospitals—DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Northport Medical Center, and Fayette Medical Center—are turning away “all but the most critical new…

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One Identity Channel Records Exceptional Results

One Identity, a company that helps organisations achieve an identity-centric security strategy, today announced its One Identity Partner Circle programme and related channel strategy has recorded exceptional results, now linked to over 68 percent of company sales, globally. This milestone represents a 54-percent increase in year-over-year (YoY) North American partner sales and a more than 10-percent increase YoY in global channel sales. The One Identity Partner Circle provides a flexible, multi-tiered program that delivers tools and resources for system integrators, value-added resellers, global alliances…

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IT Security mentoring

By Erhan T, finalist in the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards As an ambassador for the Cyber Security Challenge UK, I often volunteer my time to be present at career fairs to support and answer questions from the next generation of possible cyber security professionals. The first question I am often asked is “how do I get into Cyber Security?” I talk through the variety of ways from apprenticeships to formal education (university), to even good-old self-taught via free resources online however one thing…

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Over 170,000 Users Data up for grabs after Comodo Forums Breached

Account data belonging to more than half of all Comodo Forums users has been stolen and is now traded online. The breach was possible by exploiting a vulnerability in the software that powers the forum. Comodo today published a security notice informing users that an intruder may have gained access to the forums database. “Very recently a new vulnerability in the vBulletin software, which is one of the most popular server applications for website comments including the Comodo Forums, was made public,” the notification begins.…

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New Cybersecurity Development Labs launched by BlackBerry

Security software and services company BlackBerry Limited has announced the launch BlackBerry Advanced Technology Development Labs (BlackBerry Labs), a new business unit operating at the forefront of research and development in the cybersecurity space. The Labs will be led by CTO Charles Eagan and will include a team of over 120 software developers, architects, researchers, product leads and security experts working to identify, explore and create new technologies to ensure BlackBerry is on the cutting edge of security innovation. Source: Infosecurity Magazine 60 SHARES Share On…