Carelessness exhibited by employees was cited by 54% of IT professionals as the primary cause of cybersecurity incidents in the workplace, a study by Keeper Security and the Ponemon Institute has found. Issues with passwords also were cited as problematic, with many respondents saying that password policies did not exist or were not enforced at their companies.
The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Md., and PATH's Malaria Vaccine Initiative have started vaccinations in a clinical trial to determine if certain regimen modifications to Rockville-based GlaxoSmithKline's Mosquirix will improve protections for infants.
Fifty-nine percent of 129 White Hat and Black Hat hackers surveyed said phishing is the best way to steal data from organizations, including health care groups, followed by ransomware and malware, a Bitglass report states. Respondents also cited access controls, facial recognition and password protection as the three least effective enterprise security measures, while data at rest in the cloud, mobile devices, outdated applications/programs/systems, traditional on-premises security and unmanaged devices were listed as the top five blind spots in data security.
The Securities and Exchange Commission said that in 2016, hackers gained access to its computer database containing potentially market-moving corporate information and might have used the information for illegal trading gains. The SEC said it concluded only last month that the cybercriminals might have used the data for trading.
Gemalto's Breach Level Index report showed that a total of 918 data breach incidents were reported globally in the first half of this year, up by 13% from the second half of 2016, with the health care sector having the most breaches at 228 and the US experiencing 781 incidents. Researchers also found that the number of records breached in the first half of 2017 increased by 164% to 1.9 billion records compared with the second half of last year.
The authors of "The Loyalist Team: How Trust, Candor and Authenticity Create Great Organizations" discuss their research into the ideal team dynamics. "On these teams, individuals trust each other without reservation and assume positive intent, put the team agenda ahead of any personal agenda and hold each other accountable," they say.
The growing risk of cyberattacks will help the cyberinsurance market grow to as much as $14 billion by 2022, Allied Market Research predicts. Stand-alone cyberinsurance policies have expanded to cover new threats, such as ransomware, while experts believe that general policies that weren't designed to cover cyberrisks will leave many threats uncovered.
The European Commission wants to expand ENISA's role through a revised mandate. Under the mandate, the agency would become responsible for creating a cybersecurity certification process that would bolster cybersecurity by implementing a set of standards and certifications for security products and services.
The newly launched Hitachi Vantara merges the company's big data, internet of things, and data center and storage infrastructure capabilities units into one enterprise. "We're going to bring together companies that were otherwise siloed and working on similar tracks but not fully working together to power this new entity," Hitachi Data Systems' Bob Madaio said.
A bundled cloud solution from Tech Data offers small and midsize businesses Small Business Cloud Server merged with Microsoft 365 Business. Tech Data will offer Microsoft partners the bundled solution and stand-alone Microsoft 365 Business through StreamOne this fall.