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Should security vendors offer product guarantees?

A new Vanson Bourne survey of 500 businesses in the UK, US, France and Germany revealed that nine in ten companies want to see IT security vendors offer a guarantee on their products and services, and 85 per cent claim they would change providers if they could find an alternate…

December 14, 2016

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Customers want security guarantees

The software industry has always refused to take responsibility for its own products. Attempt to ask for a fit for purpose statement and software vendors laugh. They have always hidden behind the need for less regulation by saying the industry is in a constant cycle of R&D. The result is…

December 14, 2016

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Devious Ransomware Frees You if You Infect Two Other People

RANSOMWARE—A PARTICULARLY NASTY malware that holds your data hostage until you pay up—just got more pernicious with a version that lets you sell out your friends instead of handing over your cash. The diabolical software Popcorn Time, which is not at all affiliated with the Popcorn Time piracy app, shakes victims down…

December 14, 2016

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Calls for Security Vendors to Guarantee Products

Insurance is an increasingly important option for cyber defense -- but a new survey shows a remarkable difference in attitude between different geographical areas. Against an overall average of 72%, only 49% of UK companies have a cyber insurance policy in place; despite London's dominant position in world insurance and…

December 14, 2016

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Will A.I. usher in a new era of hacking?

It may take several years or even decades, but hackers won't necessarily always be human. Artificial intelligence -- a technology that also promises to revolutionize cybersecurity -- could one day become the go-to hacking tool.   It may take several years or even decades, but hackers won't necessarily always be human. Artificial…

December 07, 2016

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Cyber-Attack Knocks Out San Francisco Transit System Fare Terminals

Riders on San Francisco's municipal transit system were able to board light rail trains for free after the fare payment terminals were hit by a ransomware attack. Riders on San Francisco's municipal transit system were able to board light rail trains for free after the fare payment terminals were hit…

December 07, 2016

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Survey: 48% of organizations attacked by ransomware over 12-month period

In an international survey of 500 cybersecurity decision-makers, 48 percent of respondents said that their organizations suffered a ransomware attack over the past 12 months. Of that group, 80 percent said that their organizations had to defend themselves against ransomware at least three times during that same period. Moreover, 54…

November 29, 2016

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Ransomware Surveys Fill In Scope, Scale of Extortion Epidemic

Half of all surveyed organizations have been hit with ransomware campaigns in the last year, many more than once. Some 50% of organizations have been hit with a ransomware infection in the last year, and of those, 85% have suffered from three or more attacks, according to a user survey…

November 29, 2016

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Half of surveyed U.S. businesses admitted to suffering a ransomware attack

Of the companies surveyed worldwide, 85% admitted to suffering from 3 or more attacks in a year, with six being the global average of ransomware attacks. Expect to hear more, not less, about ransomware next year. A recent survey of 500 businesses revealed that nearly half were slammed by a…

November 29, 2016

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Almost half of businesses have suffered a ransomware attack in the last year

MORE TERRIFYING SECURITY RESEARCH has discovered that almost half of a collection of firms surveyed admitted that they have been the victim of a ransomware attack. Endpoint security outfit SentinelOne said that the ransomware attacks do not just go after monies these days, but have darker aims and can be…

November 29, 2016

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