Organizations losing business due to connected product security concerns

59% of executives with cybersecurity decision-making responsibility at large and mid-sized companies say that their organizations have lost business due to product security concerns for connected devices and embedded systems, according to a Ponemon Institute survey. The results highlight a growing need to strengthen supply chain security by securing connected devices, including those connected to […]

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ReliaQuest releases two capabilities within its XDR platform to improve security operation efficacies

ReliaQuest announced two new capabilities within GreyMatter, its cloud-native open XDR platform: Security Model Index, and Verify. Now with ReliaQuest GreyMatter, organizations can deliver cyber risk metrics, test and validate security controls across their cybersecurity program and take action to continuously improve their risk profile. “Model Index gives security leaders metrics that provide visibility into […]

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Ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations may have life-or-death consequences

Ponemon Institute surveyed 597 IT and IT security professionals to understand how COVID-19 has impacted how healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) protect patient care and patient information from increasing virulent cyberattacks, especially ransomware. For the first time, this research shows that ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations may have life-or-death consequences. Nearly one in four healthcare providers […]

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Organizations prioritize strategic security programs, but lack fundamentals

Organizations are prioritizing strategic security programs but missing the foundational capabilities they need to make meaningful changes to their security posture, a ReliaQuest and Ponemon Research survey reveals. Among the roadblocks to achieving a risk-oriented posture are ineffective security metrics, operational inefficiencies, and the lack of full visibility across their dynamic IT environment. “This research […]

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Reliance on third party workers making companies more vulnerable to cyberattacks

A survey from SecZetta revealed 83% of respondents agree that because organizations increasingly rely on contractors, freelancers, and other third party workers, their data systems have become more vulnerable to cyberattacks. Further, 88% of people say organizations and government entities must have better data security systems in place to protect them from the increase in […]

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50% of cybersecurity attacks are from repeat offenders

Lack of awareness and gaps in knowledge are a weak link for cybersecurity leadership who are responsible for strategic planning of cybersecurity defenses, leaving organizations exposed to risks, a Ponemon survey reveals. With 2021 already claiming high-profile victims such as Colonial Pipeline and JBS, along with the world’s first bank announcing a $1 billion cybersecurity […]

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Many companies believe it is important to protect employee privacy, yet few are effective in doing so

DTEX Systems released a report which revealed a significant workforce privacy gap. The report, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, surveyed a global pool of 1,249 IT and IT security practitioners on their organizations’ approach to securing sensitive information and reducing workforce risks. According to the findings, 63% of respondents say it is important or very […]

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