IT Security News

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Could data breaches be less costly than we all thought?

The average cost of a data breach is almost impossibly hard to determine, but that hasn’t discouraged many from trying. And while the figures researchers come up with are usually downright scary, recent research says it could be much less than we all thought – less than half of a percent of annual revenues.

Mobile infections shot up 96%: What it means for you

With at least one smart device in nearly every user’s arsenal – and many holding corporate information – mobile infections pose a bigger threat to your security than ever.

IT pros still have email security concerns

While everyone waits patiently for email’s replacement technology, IT pros don’t have the luxury of looking forward. They’re still worried about how they’ll secure the ubiquitous technology so that it’s (relatively) safe to use.

3 ways to get executives on board with security training

IT pros know the drill: Offering security training for end users is critical because it’s often their mistakes that lead to data breaches. But too often, companies don’t focus their security awareness efforts where it has the biggest impact: 

Phishers now use Twitter to craft clickbait attacks

If you’re active on Twitter (and even if you aren’t), phishers may have your number.

iOS update thwarts huge threat to mobile security

Apple has issued a fix that you need to install right away if you’re an iPhone user.

Privileged users put info at risk … And IT doesn’t know what to do about it

A flurry of recent surveys and studies have found that users may have too much access to data recently. But now comes one that confirms IT is aware of this situation … and seriously concerned by it.

Wikileaks file dump contains malware: Report

Whether you side with Wikileaks or not in its mission to spill secrets, here’s some advice most people can get behind: If you’re going to release documents for public consumption, maybe check them for viruses first.

Why do security warnings go unheeded? Users’ brains

If you think your users are terrible at noticing security issues, you may be right. But before you go blaming them, just know this: Most warnings go unheeded not because users aren’t paying attention, but because they’re focusing on something else – doing their jobs.

Ransomware-as-a-Service takes skill out of cyberattacks

It no longer takes the best and brightest hackers to bring down a company. In fact, these days almost anyone motivated enough can do it.