The Security Briefing

Breaking Information Risk Management News and Trends

Solving the medical device security challenge

When it comes to securing devices, businesses are facing quite the challenge. 90% of IT security pros find that connected devices will be a major security issue this year and for medical devices, the picture is looking even harder.

Large Scale Cyber Attack (WCry2 Ransomware Outbreak)

Large-Scale Cyber Attack (WCry2 Ransomware Outbreak) Virus Name: WannaCrypt, WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r, WCrypt, WCRY Vector: All Windows versions before Windows 10 are vulnerable if not patched for MS-17-010. It uses EternalBlue MS17-010 to propagate. Ransom: between $300...

Why staying on track with IoT security needs to be a priority

IoT security is something that has been talked about for some time and as devices continue to grow, so do the threats that come along with them. When we take a look at what some of the IT security professionals have to say about connected devices, a Pwnie Express research shows that…

A closer look at phishing attacks helps businesses with cybersecurity

You can’t battle an enemy without knowing what you’re up against, which is why reviewing studies such as the one we’ll be exploring today is so important. Not only is it fundamental for those who are working on cybersecurity within a company, but also for the executive team who is a lot less aware of the real dangers their company is up against.

The numbers don’t lie when it comes to breach

If you think breach can’t happen to you, this idea is probably fading quickly. Especially, when you review the number of breaches and types of companies breached. In 2016 alone, more than four billion data records were stolen.

Why businesses are still at such high risk of breach

Even though organizations have invested in security solutions, nearly half of them have had a breach in the last twelve months. When reviewing a recent global survey by the Ponemon Institute, it becomes clear why businesses still find themselves at risk.