Cybersecurity in 2023: Is it five to or five past twelve?
No day in the cyber world looks the same. With attack frequency and sophistication seeming to increase rather than decrease, the battle between attackers and defenders is reaching new heights. Things simply don't seem to get much better if you follow the news.
Cybersecurity has become an end-to-... Read more
Hornetsecurity strengthens 365 Total Protection with help from AI
Hornetsecurity has announced its new 365 Total Protection Compliance & Awareness (Plan 4). With this solution, the German company adds options for "compliance, permission management and security awareness" to its portfolio. Among other things, customers can take advantage of an AI tool that pro... Read more
‘Humans are the strongest link in security chain’
Within cybersecurity, it is quite common to regularly talk about humans as the weakest link. Nick Schneider, the CEO of Arctic Wolf, takes a somewhat more positive stance and sees in humans precisely the solution to the problems that organizations have around security.
We published an extensive ... Read more
Microsoft “strongly urges” admins to update their Exchange Servers
Unpatched servers make a tantalizing target for hackers, according to Microsoft.
This week Microsoft urged customers to keep their on-premises Exchange servers patched by applying the latest supported Cumulative Update (CU) to have them always ready to deploy an emergency security update.
Th... Read more
KnowBe4 launches real-time coaching to counter risky behaviour
KnowBe4 introduced SecurityCoach. The service provides employees with real-time advice on reducing security risks. SecurityCoach should reduce the number of incidents caused by human error.
Security incidents are often caused by human error. Phishing wouldn't be popular if it weren't successful... Read more
‘Security industry is good at making money, not at securing customers’
Arctic Wolf's SecOps platform should make it possible for all organizations to get the most out of their security investments.
Earlier this year, we wrote an article arguing that the security industry is fundamentally broken. There are an enormous number of providers of security tools, who prima... Read more
Fortinet launches new service for Security Awareness Training
Fortinet recently introduced a new service that allows companies to create security awareness among employees. With this, companies reduce the odds of their employees falling victim to social engineering and other forms of fraud.
According to Fortinet, 73 percent of companies dealt with at leas... Read more
KnowBe4 launches benchmark to compare security hygiene with industry norms
KnowBe4 has introduced the Security Culture Survey benchmark to help companies improve their security culture.
Many organizations invest in security awareness and hygiene among employees. Security awareness programs are commonplace. KnowBe4 developed a benchmark to keep programs and corporate cu... Read more
Research questions the effectiveness of cybersecurity awareness
Despite an estimated quarter of European employees falling victim to scams and phishing, 32 percent resort to using the same password for multiple systems.
A new research report from Iron Mountain clarifies that awareness of security risks does not necessarily equate to risk reduction. Even a vi... Read more
Security company KnowBe4 acquires MediaPRO
KnowBe4 has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire MediaPRO. The intention is to combine the product portfolios of the two companies.
The acquisition was announced in a press release. In it, KnowBe4 says that MediaPRO customers will get access to the additional benefits of KnowBe4... Read more