BitSight analyzed the Security Ratings of more than 20,000 organizations in six industries – Finance, Legal, Healthcare, Retail, Government and Energy. The objective was to highlight quantifiable differences in security performance across industries from the past 12 months and identify areas of cybersecurity risks. “Legal service providers have access to a company’s intellectual property, financials, strategic plans, and private employee information. In addition, law firms are one of the most widely-used third party service providers … More
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SMBs risk data security if they use free cloud storage, but nearly 25% still do, despite warnings from industry experts. In addition, new findings reveal that 11% of SMBs are storing banking information and 14% are storing medical records in free cloud storage, according to a survey of 293 SMBs by Clutch. Storing sensitive data in free cloud storage is an ill-advised and irresponsible business practice since necessary security measures are often lacking, according to … More
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To analyze the current state of device security, Duo Security analyzed more than two million devices, 63 percent of which were running Microsoft operating systems. Seriously outdated Windows versions Researchers found that 65 percent of all Windows devices are running Windows 7, affected by approximately 600 security vulnerabilities. To make things even more dangerous, tens of thousand of devices are still running Windows XP 15 years after its release. This represents more than 700 vulnerabilities, … More
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While Business Intelligence (BI) is yielding important benefits for the vast majority of surveyed companies, most feel there is more to come, according to Qlik and Forbes Insights. There is room for significant improvement The survey of more than 400 senior IT and business professionals showed that 45% of respondents rate their BI program as yielding “very significant” benefits, while a further 36% rated the benefits as “significant.” Even so, issues such as less-than-optimal adoption … More
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