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  1. Drupal has released out-of-band security updates to fix two critical code execution flaws (CVE-2020-28948, CVE-2020-28949) in Drupal core, as “there are known exploits for one of core’s dependencies and some configurations of Drupal are vulnerable.” The vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-28948, CVE-2020-28949) CVE-2020-28948 and CVE-2020-28949 are arbitrary PHP code execution vulnerabilities found in the open source PEAR Archive_Tar library, which Drupal uses to handle TAR files in PHP. “(The) vulnerabilities are possible if Drupal is configured to allow … More

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  2. DDoS, web application, bot, and other attacks have surged exponentially compared to the first half of 2019, according to CDNetworks. In particular, attacks on web applications rose by 800%. These alarming statistics show that enterprises are experiencing challenging times in their attempts to defend against cyber attacks and protect their online assets. Hackers extremely sensitive to industry transformation The report goes on to say that hackers are extremely sensitive to industry transformation. For this reason, … More

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  3. Third-party risk management (TPRM) professionals increasingly do not trust that security questionnaires provide sufficient information to properly understand and act on their third-party risk, according to RiskRecon and Cyentia Institute. As a result, the study found more enterprises are moving towards data-driven third-party risk management programs. Many firms use questionnaires to assess vendor security risk The research, based on a survey of 154 active TPRM professionals, found that 79% of firms have a TPRM program, … More

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  4. 26% of remote workers have experienced a cyber attack personally, while 45% of employers have asked their employees to use their personal devices for work since the start of the pandemic, according to a Microsoft research. The study surveyed 500 employees and 200 business decision makers in September 2020 about remote working, digital security behaviours, and the worries they now face. Retrofitting cybersecurity The accelerated transition to homeworking is placing pressure on organizations to support … More

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  5. External attacks on companies result in the most expensive cyber insurance losses, but it is employee mistakes and technical problems that are the most frequent generator of claims by number, according to a report from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). The study analyzes 1,736 cyber-related insurance claims worth EUR 660mn (US$ 770mn) involving AGCS and other insurers from 2015 to 2020. “Losses from incidents such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks or phishing … More

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  6. The AI in cybersecurity market is projected to generate a revenue of $101.8 billion in 2030, increasing from $8.6 billion in 2019, progressing at a 25.7% CAGR during 2020-2030, ResearchAndMarkets reveals. The market is categorized into threat intelligence, fraud detection/anti-fraud, security and vulnerability management, data loss prevention (DLP), identity and access management, intrusion detection/prevention system, antivirus/antimalware, unified threat management, and risk & compliance management, on the basis of application. The DLP category is expected to … More

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