Cybersecurity control failures topped executive concerns in early 2021

Globally cyber policies require a revamp to be more in line with the new work environment. Cybersecurity control failures was listed as the top emerging risk in the first quarter of 2021 in a global poll of senior executives across function and geography, according to Gartner’s Emerging Risks Monitor Report.…

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Apathetic leadership is major barrier to cybersecurity in APAC

COVID-19 accelerated period of digitisation and improved cybersecurity, but systemic security issues persist. Despite cyberattacks increasing, cybersecurity budgets have remained stagnant and executive teams continue to underestimate the level of damage threats can do to organisations. Nearly 70 percent of Asia Pacific organisations suffered a data breach in 2020, an increase…

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A 20 year retrospective on cyberthreats

How cyberthreats and attacker behaviours have emerged and evolved. Information security has been continually shaped by how fast things change and how attackers learn from the past and each other, innovating and adapting at ever increasing. A recently released report shows how different cyberthreats and attacker behaviours emerge and evolve,…

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Ransomware will shape the threat landscape in 2021

How to mitigate fast-changing attacker behaviours from advanced to entry level In the coming year ICT security leaders must be aware that remote working will continue to expand, offering more opportunities for threats like ransomware. Hackers are already planning how to take advantage of new attack vectors that open as…

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Sophos: Companies pay average of US$1.4M in ransom to cyber criminals

Paying ransomware doubles the cost of dealing with a ransomware attack, without paying It costs global organisations US$1.4 million, when they pay ransom to cyber criminals, nearly twice as much addressing the impact of a ransomware attack that isn’t paid, according to Sophos’ recently released The State of Ransomware 2020…

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