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  1. John Minasyan leads Belkin’s cybersecurity business unit focused on solutions to mitigate advanced threats at an operator’s desk. In this conversation with Help Net Security, he explains how secure KVM technology works, as well as how and where it can be used. It’s a very practical thing to be able to control multiple devices by one or more sets of peripherals. Can you explain how secure KVM technology actually works? A KVM switch allows one … More

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  2. Data breaches now cost companies a total of $4.24 million per incident on average, according to the Cost of a Data Breach Report, conducted by Ponemon Institute and analyzed by IBM Security. Based on in-depth analysis of real-world data breaches experienced by over 500 organizations, the global study suggests that security incidents became more costly and harder to contain due to drastic operational shifts during the pandemic, with costs rising 10% compared to the prior … More

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  3. Cloudian issued its 2021 Ransomware Victims Report, based on an independent survey of 200 IT decision makers whose organizations experienced a ransomware attack between 2019 and 2021. The survey found that traditional ransomware defenses are failing, with 54% of all victims having anti-phishing training and 49% having perimeter defenses in place at the time of attack. Citing this and other findings from the survey – including the widespread impact of the attacks and the average … More

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  4. Organizations are moving to the cloud in big numbers to drive competitive strategies and provide richer customer experiences, according to Next Pathway. This is a shift from earlier adopters that looked to the cloud primarily for operation efficiencies. As companies recognize the high stakes of a cloud migration and the inherent complexity of these initiatives, they are demanding more services and support from their cloud service and platform providers to successfully migrate business-critical data and … More

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  5. In its latest research, security specialist Positive Technologies documents how the market enabling initial access to corporate networks has evolved through 2020 and into early 2021, and reveals that the number of ‘access-for-sale’ ads on the dark web has increased seven-fold compared with previous years. Sample dark web forum ads The cybercriminal profile is changing The company’s researchers believe the cybercriminal profile is changing in multiple ways; the profile of an external intruder who gains … More

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  6. Pathwire released the results of its Data Compliance Survey, a survey of 1,000 IT and marketing decision-makers across the globe on the most common data privacy and compliance trends and challenges. Comply with privacy laws The findings reveal 44.7% of organizations have had to add or change technology in the marketing stack to comply with privacy laws, and some are spending upwards of $10,000 every year to remain up to date with requirements. The majority … More

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