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Cybersecurity Dive Launch is Timely in Today’s Digital, WFH World

Cybersecurity Dive Launch is Timely in Today’s Digital, WFH World

Cybersecurity Dive Launch is Timely in Today’s Digital, WFH World

Industry Dive has officially launched Cybersecurity Dive. According to the press release, “Cybersecurity Dive marks the 23rd site in Industry Dive’s portfolio of online publications and industry-focused newsletters. This new Dive will look at industry regulation, along with legal, technological, economic, social, labor, and geopolitical risks.”

Cybersecurity Dive is timely considering:

  • One of the Cybersecurity Dive’s current top 5 articles, “5 Charts to Show the Impact of Ransomware Attacks,” highlights charts that represent ransomware attacks in the U.S. from January to September tracked by Cybersecurity Dive. They are:
    • % of attacks by ransomware strain, Jan. – Sept. 2020 (Maze was top attributed strain)
    • % of ransomware attacks, by industry, Jan. – Sept. 2020 (Healthcare, public sector suffered the most attacks)
    • % of ransomware attacks where organizations paid a ransom, Jan. – Sept. 2020 (Few organizations pay)
    • Number of ransomware attacks, by state, Jan. – Sept. 2020 (California, Texas targeted most)
    • % of attacks that led to a data breach or customer notification, Jan. – Sept. 2020 (Customers were notified in half of attacks)
  • According to Statista, in 2019, the number of data breaches in the United States amounted to 1,473 with over 164.68 million sensitive records exposed.
    • In the first half of 2020, there were 540 reported data breaches
  • Insights provided by 1500 CISOs, CIOs, and CPOs to BlueVoyant revealed how cyber risk is being managed within their supply chains:
    • 77% have limited visibility around their third-party vendors
    • 2.7 is the average number of breaches experienced in the past 12 months
    • 80% have suffered a third-party related breach in the past 12 months
  • Morning Consult and IBM Security released Work From Home survey results in their June 2020 study. Highlights :
    • 93% of those newly working from home are confident in their company’s ability to keep personal identifiable information (PII) secure while working remotely, yet 52% are using their personal laptops for work – often with no new tools to secure it, and 45% haven’t received any new training
    • More than half have yet to be given any new security policies on how to securely work from home, leaving 47% concerned about impending cybersecurity risks
    • 53% of employees are using their personal laptops and computers for business operations while WFH, however 61%also say their employer hasn’t provided tools to properly secure those devices

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