As ransomware attacks surge against school systems, an analysis of 1,200 K-12 institutions in North America shows complex environments and conflicting security controls. IT environments at primary and secondary schools are complex and full of security gaps, leaving them more vulnerable to attacks such as ransomware and crypto-miners, according to an analysis of 1,200 schools in
What’s more, their attempts to secure it may be putting information at risk, a new report finds. Organizations managed an average of 9.7 petabytes of data in 2018, a 569% spike compared with the 1.45 petabytes they handled in 2016. Most see the value of data, and more are monetizing it, yet very few are confident
People on the autism spectrum often possess traits that could help them succeed in cybersecurity – providing they don’t fall into cybercrime first. Many cybercriminals aren’t diagnosed with autism until they enter the criminal justice system – and the same traits that lead them toward digital crime could potentially help them fight it. Rebecca Ledingham,
The Risk Management Struggle Dark Reading’s 2018 Strategic Security Survey of 300 IT and security professionals indicates that a majority of organizations are struggling to implement a risk-based approach to security — even though risk reduction has become the primary metric for measuring the effectiveness of enterprise security strategies.
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Bots are a known problem, but researchers will tell you that bot defenses create problems of their own when it comes to valuable data. Bot management is all the rage in the security world. Every day, I find myself bombarded with articles proclaiming that N percent of Internet traffic is generated by bots, where N