Exposed records exceeded 40 billion in 2021

According to a research by Tenable, at least 40,417,167,937 records were exposed worldwide in 2021, calculated by the analysis of 1,825 breach data incidents publicly disclosed between November 2020 and October 2021. This is a considerable increase on the same period in 2020, which saw 730 publicly disclosed events with just over 22 billion records […]

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The evolution of security analytics

As networks continue to evolve and security threats get more complex, security analytics plays an increasingly critical role in securing the enterprise. By combining software, algorithms and analytic processes, security analytics helps IT and security teams proactively (and reactively) detect threats before they result in data loss or other harmful outcomes. Given that the average […]

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Manufacturers are starting to realize the importance of OT security

While rapid technology advances have improved manufacturing operations in recent years, combining new and legacy operational technology (OT) has created security gaps that many manufacturers are just beginning to close, according to a research report published by Information Services Group (ISG). The report finds the complex mix of legacy OT and newer, connected technologies such […]

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In 2022, AI-based full-suite security is needed

In 2021, ransomware became dinner table conversation. Not only were cybersecurity leaders focused on the ransomware pandemic, but also the general population learned the perils of ransomware. It’s a consistent breaking news headline and daily concern implicating small-to-medium businesses and large enterprises in industries far and wide, as well as consumers. It’s led to plenty […]

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The rising threat of cyber criminals targeting cloud infrastructure in 2022

In the world of cybersecurity, combating threats is like playing endless, hyper-advanced, multidimensional Whack-A-Mole: new threats are always emerging, often from unexpected sources, and trying to keep up can feel impossible. The threats are constantly shifting, subject to trends in cryptocurrency use, geopolitics, the pandemic, and many other things; for this reason, a clear sense […]

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The public sector is more concerned about external than internal threats

SolarWinds announced the findings of its Public Sector Cybersecurity Survey Report. This survey includes responses from 400 IT operations and security decision makers, including 200 federal, 100 state and local, and 100 education respondents. “These results demonstrate that while IT security threats have increased—primarily from the general hacking community and foreign governments—the ability to detect […]

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