Organizations waste billions of dollars preparing data dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 16:14:53

Clean data is vital if analytics are to deliver useful results, but a new survey reveals that many organizations are still relying on manual and inefficient processes to clean and prepare information. The study by data preparation company Trifacta shows these inefficiencies are draining resources and inhibiting organizations' ability to glean insights that could be crucial to their business...

Cryptomining malware targets unpatched servers dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-14 16:02:39

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting unpatched server vulnerabilities to infect machines with cryptomining malware, according to a new report. The study from Check Point Software Technologies sees cryptomining malware dominate Check Point’s Top Ten Most Wanted Malware Index, the Coinhive variant retains the top spot with a global reach of 16 percent. Cryptoloot -- another crypto-mining...

Shadow devices put enterprise networks at risk dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-14 11:07:41

A new study finds that enterprise networks have thousands of shadow personal devices including laptops, tablets and mobile phones, as well as Internet of Things devices -- such as digital assistants and smart kitchen appliances -- connecting to them. The report from network control company Infoblox shows 35 percent of companies in the US, UK and Germany reported more than 5,000 personal devices...

Data breach activity declines sharply in 2018 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-08 16:17:03

The number of data breaches disclosed in the first three months of this year fell to 686 compared to 1,444 breaches reported in the same period of 2017, according to a new report. This still represents the exposure of some 1.4 billion records, although this figure too is down from 3.4 billion in the same quarter last year. The study from Risk Based Security also shows a shift in tactics. The...

Most popular travel sites have unsafe password practices dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-02 16:10:31

A new study of password and account security on 55 of the world's most popular travel-related sites reveals that 89 percent leave their users' accounts potentially exposed to hackers due to unsafe password practices. The research by password management company Dashlane tested each website on five critical password and account security criteria. A site received a point for each criterion it met,...

81 percent of organizations see an increase in cyber security challenges dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-30 16:46:45

A new study from IT solutions provider US Signal reveals that businesses are seeing a greater number of security challenges. The survey of security experts from a cross-section of organizations also shows 40 percent of respondents experienced at least one security incident in the last year, and 13 percent didn't know if they had. The top three challenges are seen as: protecting against...

90 percent of malware given unhelpful labels by AV tools dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-24 16:01:36

According to a new study, 90 percent of malicious files are given generic labels by AV tools, such as 'trojan.generic', providing limited guidance for successful remediation and leaving enterprises exposed to subsequent attacks resulting from compromised credentials. The study by breach protection specialist Lastline analyzed tens of millions of samples that were for the most part scanned and...

Cyber attacks could cause catastrophic failure say 70 percent of energy security pros dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-19 15:14:01

A new study looking at industrial control systems (ICS) security in the energy industry reveals a majority of respondents are worried about potentially catastrophic effects from a successful cyber attack. The study carried out for security and compliance specialist Tripwire by Dimensional Research included 151 IT and operational technology (OT) security professionals at energy and oil and gas...

Cloud use and compliance drive enterprise encryption strategy dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-05 15:40:07

The need to protect sensitive data against cyber criminals, address complex compliance requirements, and guard against human error is driving enterprises to adopt encryption. A new study by cyber security company Thales eSecurity, based on research by the Ponemon Institute, shows that 43 percent of respondents report that their organization has an encryption strategy applied consistently across...

Less than half of Android security apps offer effective protection dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-30 15:15:34

A new study from independent testing lab AV-Comparatives reveals that of over 200 Android security apps tested the majority are dubious, unsafe or ineffective. The company downloaded 204 apps from the Google Play store in January this year and found 84 of the apps detected over 30 percent of malicious samples, and had zero false alarms. 79 detected under 30 percent of malware samples and/or had a...