50 percent of organisations did not disclose data breaches to customers

According to a new CyberArk survey, half of organisations (50 percent) did not fully inform customers when their personal data was compromised in a cyber attack. With enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) anticipated for May 2018, organisations that do not take action to improve transparency associated with breaches will face substantial consequences.

Worldwide security spending to reach $96 billion in 2018

Gartner, Inc. forecasts worldwide security spending to total $96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8 per cent from 2017. Organisations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats and the evolution to a digital business strategy.

Tracking the cybersecurity trends of 2017 helps to predict what to combat in 2018

With 2018 on the horizon, experts are readily analysing and making predictions about the types of cyber threats we can expect to see in the year ahead. But to gain a complete understanding it’s important to recognise where the existing threats lie. With that, Simon Bain, CEO of BOHH Labs, ranks ransomware, mobile and IoT device security, as well as cyber security skills shortages, as having been some of the biggest challenges over the last 12 months.

Security attacks come at speed and scale

Fortinet has published the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that high botnet reoccurrence rates and an increase of automated malware demonstrate that cybercriminals are leveraging common exploits combined with automated attack methods at unprecedented speed and scale.

Cybersecurity a priority for NHS

Palo Alto Networks has released findings of independent research into the state of cybersecurity within the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS). Working with Vanson Bourne, 100 NHS IT decision-makers were surveyed on the importance of data security in the wake of recent cyberattacks, preparedness for forthcoming tougher data protection rules, and the development of trust when it comes to how patients digitally interact with the NHS.

DevOps and security teams must work together

CyberArk says that DevOps and security professionals have worrying knowledge gaps about where privileged accounts and secrets exist across the IT infrastructure, according to the first findings to be released from CyberArk’s Advanced Threat Landscape 2018 report. When offered several options ranging from PCs / laptops to microservices, cloud environments and containers, nearly all (99%) failed to identify all places where privileged accounts or secrets exist.

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