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Ransomware victim numbers rose by 50% in 2023

Ransomware victim numbers rose by 50% in 2023

The number of victims that ransomware groups posted on their data leak sites increased by 50% last year according to an analysis by researchers from Palo Alto Networks. Twenty-five new groups also appeared last year but some of them had a short life until they disbanded or rebranded. Noteworthy trends include the use of exploits … Read more

Experts Urge Tighter Focus on Critical Infrastructure Security

Experts Urge Tighter Focus on Critical Infrastructure Security

As government-backed adversaries continue to shift some of their energy and capabilities to attacks on critical infrastructure, experts say a tighter focus on some basic yet effective security controls, along with increased strategic leadership from federal agencies, could help turn the tide in defenders’ favor. Recent attack campaigns that have targeted critical infrastructure operators in … Read more

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Safer Internet Day: Cybersecurity Experts Weigh In

Safer Internet Day: Cybersecurity Experts Weigh In

Happy Safer Internet Day to all those who celebrate! Cybersecurity experts from across the industry have weighed in on how we can use the internet in a safer way, both professionally and personally, in an age of increasing attacks and novel attack vectors. One thing’s for certain, our experts say that AI and deepfakes rule … Read more

MFA adoption peaks despite lower remote access authentications

MFA adoption peaks despite lower remote access authentications

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) recorded a considerable jump in 2023 even as remote access authentications fell drastically with return-to-office becoming the new reality, according to a Cisco report. The report, which was based on data from 16 billion Duo authentications globally in 2023, spanned millions of browsers, endpoints, and phones across North and Latin America, Europe, … Read more

Cisco’s identity and access security offerings to receive AI upgrades

Cisco’s identity and access security offerings to receive AI upgrades

Cisco has announced plans to infuse new security and AI capabilities within Cisco Security Cloud, the company’s integrated, cloud-based security platform designed to secure on-premise, cloud, and hybrid environments, using in-house as well as third-party telemetry. New capabilities include Cisco Identity Intelligence — a visibility graph on an organization’s existing identity and access management tools. … Read more

Fragmented cybersecurity vendor landscape is exacerbating risks and compounding skills shortages, SenseOn research reveals

Fragmented cybersecurity vendor landscape is exacerbating risks and compounding skills shortages, SenseOn research reveals

The majority of large enterprises spend an average of 3-5 months integrating and training teams on each new security solution – at the expense of threat hunting, vulnerability scanning and security awareness training  However, major contradictions are rife, with 76% believing more tools equate to better security  Attitudes to cybersecurity within the UK’s largest organisations … Read more

Cyber Trust Mark concept gains momentum with smart device and IoT manufacturers

Cyber Trust Mark concept gains momentum with smart device and IoT manufacturers

A big part of the discussion around cybersecurity in the last several years has centered around the need for more transparency to help address what many consider to be a market failure of cybersecurity: the lack of a system to reassure consumers that products are safe. On the enterprise software supply chain security front, we’ve … Read more

ThinkCyber and Plexal Join BT as Sponsors of The Most Inspiring Women in Cyber Awards 2024

ThinkCyber and Plexal Join BT as Sponsors of The Most Inspiring Women in Cyber Awards 2024

Eskenzi PR are proud to announce that ThinkCyber, the innovators of measurable secure behaviour change with their Redflags® software, and Plexal, the innovation company solving society’s challenges through collaboration with government, start-ups and industry, have joined BT as sponsors for this year’s Most Inspiring Women in Cyber Awards. The event, held at the iconic BT … Read more

U.S. Cracks Down on Spyware With Visa Restriction Policy

U.S. Cracks Down on Spyware With Visa Restriction Policy

Under a new U.S. policy, the State Department will be able to impose visa restrictions on individuals that are involved with the misuse of commercial spyware. The policy, which is issued under the Immigration and National Act, is only the latest effort by the U.S. government to curb the sale and usage of spyware tools. … Read more

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