cybersecurity Tag

' IoT can be game-changing for organizations -- in more ways than one. In fact, organizations that successfully implemented IoT generated an average of $8.36 million in new revenue, $5 million in savings and 41.8% improvement in business process efficiency, according to our Nemertes Research IoT...

In my previous post, I pointed out that the Twitter hack was just an example of a phishing scam--the same old scam that's been around since the dawn of the Internet. The basic flaw is gullible (if smart) humans trusting people they shouldn't, for stupid...

As described in Security Magazine, "In recognition of the growing convergence of cyber and traditional financial crimes, the U.S. Secret Service is formally merging its Electronic Crimes Task Forces (ECTFs) and Financial Crimes Task Forces (FCTFs) into a single unified network, which will be known...

The National Security Agency (NSA) recently issued a set of guidelines for configuring IPsec VPNs. You can read the guidelines here; the key points are the following: Reduce the VPN gateway attack surface Verify that cryptographic algorithms are Committee on National Security Systems Policy (CNSSP) 15-compliant ...

Ramping up Risk, pre-COVID-19 and mid-COVID-19 Enterprise organizations pour hundreds of millions into their cybersecurity initiatives, protecting  everything from remote and cloud-based resources to IoT devices to collaboration applications. At the same time, they're also transforming interactions with their employees and customers. They're increasingly enabling employees to...

In Nemertes’ 2019-2020 IoT research study, we found that 68% of participants were in proof-of-concept (POC) or early production (less than 25% complete) stages of their IoT rollouts. Half of those expected both device counts and project counts to grow at 25% or more per...

What are nation-state cybersecurity attacks, and why should you care about them? Cybersecurity professionals at most critical infrastructure providers and defense-related organizations are familiar with such attacks. Cybersecurity professionals at other organizations are often less aware, because they mistakenly believe they won't be targets....

On January 6, 2020, NYC-based private equity firm Insight Partners acquired the Israeli IoT cybersecurity  firm Armis for an eye-popping $1.1 billion. Armis is privately held, so it doesn't publish revenue numbers, but estimates are on the order of $30 million annually--meaning this is not only...

Last week I wrote about the threat that nation-state actors pose to enterprise organizations, and included a brief taxonomy of attackers. This week, the FBI alerted cybersecurity folks of two compromises, likely by APT27, in 2019. I'd like to highlight two interesting facts about the attacks. First, they...

When I talk about the cybersecurity threats posed by nation states, I can almost see the inner eye-roll, and hear my listener thinking, "Come on! What's she going on about now?" They view the entire issue as something out of science fiction; scary in some alternate...

If your organization is moving to cloud, you're not alone. In our most recent Cloud and Cybersecurity research study, we note that 2019 is "the year of cloud". Specifically, 56% of workloads are now in cloud, versus 44% on prem, either within data centers, or...