Cybersecurity’s importance and impact reaches all levels of the tech workforce

Employer demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to strain talent availability, according to new data from CyberSeek. For the 12-month period ending in September 2022, employers listed 769,736 openings for cybersecurity positions or jobs requiring cybersecurity skills. Employer demand for cybersecurity workers grew 2.4 times faster than the overall rate across the U.S. economy. Nine of […]

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DHL takes top spot in brand phishing attempts

Check Point Research has published its Brand Phishing Report for Q3 2022, which highlights the brands which were most frequently imitated by criminals in their attempts to steal individuals’ personal information or payment credentials during July, August and September. Most imitated brand in Q3 2022 phishing attempts While LinkedIn was the most imitated brand in […]

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The companies most likely to lose your data

Web companies are most likely to lose your data, a study shows. The study, conducted by VPN Overview, analysed major data breaches that have been registered since 2004 to discover which industry is most prone to losing data. Online companies come in first, as since 2004 there have been 53 data breaches within the sector, […]

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Phishing attacks skyrocketing, over 1 million observed

The APWG’s Phishing Activity Trends Report reveals that in the second quarter of 2022, the APWG observed 1,097,811 total phishing attacks — the worst quarter for phishing that APWG has ever observed. The total for June was 381,717 attacks or phishing sites. The number of phishing attacks reported has quadrupled since early 2020 — when […]

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How confident are IT pros in their tech career?

SolarWinds unveils the results of its survey examining the state of the technology job market amid industry-wide labor shortages and hiring challenges. Released to coincide with the eighth-annual IT Pro Day holiday, the survey found despite a potential economic downturn, more than two-thirds of tech and IT professionals surveyed said they’re completely confident in their […]

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SMBs are hardest-hit by ransomware

Coalition announced the mid-year update to its 2022 Cyber Claims Report detailing the evolution of cyber trends, revealinig that small businesses have become bigger targets, overall incidents are down, and ransomware attacks are declining as demands go unpaid. During the first half of 2022, the average cost of a claim for a small business owner […]

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Ransomware gangs’ favorite targets

Barracuda released its fourth-annual threat research report which looks at ransomware attack patterns that occurred between August 2021 and July 2022. A closer look at ransomware attack patterns For the 106 highly publicized attacks our researchers analyzed, the dominant targets are still five key industries: education (15%), municipalities (12%), healthcare (12%), infrastructure (8%), and financial […]

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