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  1. Password managers are a near-defacto standard for organizations, with 86% reporting they are being put to use, according to a Bitwarden survey of over 400 U.S. IT decision makers across a wide range of industries. This reflects a 9% increase in the use of password managers over the past year. Despite the popularity of password managers, respondents continue to rely on unsecure methods, such as computer documents (53%) and pen and paper (29%), to manage … More

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  2. Data from a survey of 1,200 enterprise security leaders reveals that an increase in tools and manual reporting combined with control failures are contributing to the success of threats such as ransomware, which costs organizations an average of $1.85 million in recovery, according to Panaseer. Control failures lead to cybersecurity incidents Currently, only 36% of security leaders feel very confident in their ability to prove controls were working as intended. This is despite 99% of … More

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  3. Last month saw an alarming rise in cyberattacks against healthcare facilities. Ransomware attacks across the globe locked 68 care providers out of their respective networks during Q3 of this year alone, threatening patient safety and privacy. Experts fear that patients will suddenly be unable to receive critical care at a targeted facility without a holistic whole-facility cybersecurity approach. Johnson Memorial Health Hospital in Franklin, Indiana, US, and the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera, Israel, … More

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  4. Although 94% of ITDMs agree that the speed of digital transformation (DX) has accelerated over the last year, decision makers outside of IT departments fail to recognise the extent of change, finds. Of the respondents that believe they have fully implemented their digital transformation strategy (35%), only 20% are decision makers outside the IT department and 80% are IT decision makers. This disconnect continues when respondents were asked about the implementation of specific technologies: … More

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  5. Here’s a look at the most interesting products from the past month, featuring releases from 1Password, Avast, Boxcryptor, Code42, ColorTokens, Cynamics, Fortanix, Hiya, Huntsman Security, Imperva, iStorage, Jetico, Netscout, Palo Alto Networks, Siren, Saviynt, StorONE, Tenable, The Linux Foundation, ThreatQuotient, Tufin, Viavi Solutions and WatchGuard. Nessus 10 is out, with Raspberry Pi support Tenable has released Nessus 10 and extended supported platforms to include Raspberry Pi, allowing penetration testers, consultants, security teams and students to … More

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  6. Over 150 HP multifunction printers (MFPs) are open to attack via two exposed physical access port vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-39237) and two different font parsing vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-39238) discovered by F-Secure security consultants Timo Hirvonen and Alexander Bolshev. Attackers can exploit the vulnerabilities to seize control of vulnerable devices, steal information, and further infiltrate networks to inflict other types of damage, but the good news is that, earlier this month, HP has issued firmware updates that patch the … More

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