44 percent of organisations have suffered a data breach in the last year

A recent survey from SailPoint Technologies Holdings illustrates the ongoing struggle that IT leaders have addressing frequent attacks from cyber criminals. The survey, conducted by research company Vanson Bourne, asked 400 IT decision-makers in the United States, the United Kingdom and France to quantify both the number of data breaches experienced in the last 12 months and the resulting financial damage.

Virtualisation-based security brought 'to the masses'

Bromium has released Bromium Secure Platform 4.1. The release will provide out-of-the-box use case support to address key organizational pain points, including: Email Attachment Protection; Spear Phishing Protection and Malicious Download Protection. The latest version also supports native Chrome browsing. Further use cases are also planned for release later in the year.

Cloud security adoption trails Cloud usage

Bitglass has released the 2018 Cloud Adoption Report, its fourth such study, which examines cloud adoption in more than 135,000 organisations around the globe. The report corroborates what is now broadly apparent –  the flexibility, productivity and cost savings benefits of cloud apps have fueled widespread adoption in every industry. Surprisingly, the report finds that the adoption of cloud security technologies lags cloud adoption, leaving many at risk of a data breach.

Cryptocurrency and feral apps dominate; malicious apps in global app stores decline

RiskIQ has released its Mobile Threat Landscape Q1 2018 Report, which analysed 120 mobile app stores and more than two billion daily scanned resources. The findings showed that taking advantage of the popularity and volatility of the cryptocurrency landscape is paying off for threat actors via the mobile attack vector and that malicious apps leveraged by nation-state actors are becoming more prominent.

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