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Companies are targets of cloud malware attacks
Companies are targets of cloud malware attacks Image: MS - KI

A recent report shows that European companies receive more malware from the cloud than other markets – despite using fewer cloud applications on average. Multi-stage malware families like Guloader are most prevalent in Europe as threat actors seek to exploit popular cloud services. Microsoft's popularity draws attackers' attention: Europe shows a strong preference for Microsoft apps. Here, Microsoft OneDrive (52%), SharePoint (33%), Teams (24%) and Outlook (20%) are the four most frequently used cloud apps on a daily basis. Attackers have recognized this popularity, so OneDrive and…

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Healthcare industry loses sensitive data due to ransomware attacks
Healthcare industry loses sensitive data due to ransomware attacks Image MS - KI

Healthcare organizations lose 20 percent of their sensitive data in every ransomware attack. Healthcare organizations experienced 2023 percent more encryption incidents in 50 than the global average. These are just a few facts from the new Rubrik Zero Labs report. Recent cyber incidents show that the healthcare industry continues to be a prime target for ransomware hackers. New research from Rubrik Zero Labs indicates that ransomware attacks have a particularly large impact on the healthcare sector. The report estimates that one-fifth of all sensitive data from healthcare institutions is compromised in each ransomware attack. Ransomware: Healthcare industry remains primary target The…

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CISOs under pressure: Should downplay cyber risks
CISOs under pressure: Should downplay cyber risks Image: MS - KI

The study results on dealing with cyber risks in companies are quite impressive. The Trend Micro study shows: Three quarters of German IT security managers (76 percent, 79 percent worldwide) feel under pressure from management to downplay cyber risks in the company. An important statement: 48 percent (41 percent worldwide) of them believe that only a serious security incident in the company would prompt management to take more decisive action against cyber risks. Why aren’t CISOs being heard? 49 percent of those surveyed in Germany (42 percent worldwide) believe that they are considered excessively negative. 32 percent (worldwide…

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IT security: Lack of knowledge in German companies
IT security: Lack of knowledge in German companies

Around 25 percent of all management teams know too little about IT security and 42 percent of employees do not regularly inform themselves about current cyber threats, according to the results of a G Data study. If employees are not up to date on the subject of IT security, companies are more vulnerable to cyber attacks such as phishing or ransomware. This can result in critical data being stolen or systems being paralyzed, which causes considerable financial damage. It is therefore worrying that, according to the representative study "Cyber ​​Security in Figures" by G DATA CyberDefense AG, around 42 percent of German employees...

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Ransomware: Ransom payments with 500 percent plus
Ransomware: Ransom payments with 500 percent plus MS - AI

This year, ransomware payments have increased by 500 percent compared to the previous year in 2023. While the international values ​​are already high at over 1,8 million euros on average, in Germany they are even drastically higher: over 5 million euros on average. Sophos publishes the global study “State of Ransomware 2024”, according to which the average ransom payment increased by 500 percent last year. In international comparison, organizations that paid ransoms reported an average payment of 1.860.260 euros (US$2 million), up from 372.520 euros (US$400.000) in 2023….

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Report: Ransomware is increasingly targeting the IT and construction industries
Report: Ransomware is increasingly targeting the IT and construction industries - Image by Panumas Nikhomkhai on Pixabay

The ransomware groups particularly target the IT and construction industries. This is shown by the new Threat Intelligence Report, which has compiled information from around 600.000 endpoints. According to the report, the IT and construction industries account for almost 50 percent of all ransomware attacks. The expert for Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) Ontinue has published its first threat intelligence report. The report provides, among other things, a comprehensive insight into the current threat situation in cyberspace and shows which hacker attacks particularly often hit different industries. A central finding of the report: The IT and construction industry…

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Executive floor: Important cybersecurity does not bring any competitive advantages
Executive floor: Important cybersecurity does not bring any advantages in competition - Pixabay Gerd Altmann

As a survey shows, although C-suites see good cybersecurity infrastructure as extremely important for business relationships, at the same time the majority cannot derive a competitive advantage from it. The DA-CH study in C-level management shows the influence cybersecurity has on companies. Sophos is publishing a new, current part of its large-scale management study “Boss, how do you feel about cybersecurity” for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The figures that have now been published from this year shed light on, among other things, how C-level management in the three countries assess the influence of cybersecurity in their own company on business relationships. The study is a continuation of a…

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Risk: High API growth without sufficient IT security 
Risk: High API growth without sufficient IT security

A study shows that nine out of ten decision makers know that APIs are a Trojan horse for cyberattacks - but most are not investing in advanced security applications. The current high API growth exacerbates the risks. A large majority of decision makers ignore the growing security risk of application programming interfaces (APIs) to their organizations. This is the conclusion of the latest survey of 235 IT and cybersecurity experts by Fastly, one of the world's fastest edge cloud platforms. APIs have long been recognized as one of the cornerstones of the digital economy. Latest figures show that the majority of the total…

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Cyber ​​insurance: Managers see companies as poorly protected
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Cybersecurity and cyber insurance coverage are more important than ever. Munich Re's third Global Cyber ​​Risk and Insurance Study 2024 provides information about the cyber threat to companies and their growing need for transparent insurance solutions to effectively minimize risks. The survey, which involved more than 7.500 people from 15 countries and various industries, highlights managers' increasing concerns about cybersecurity. Despite increased risk awareness, 87% of respondents in this group doubt that their company is adequately prepared against the digital threat, a notable increase compared to previous years...

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Phishing study: Employees are taking far too much risk 
Phishing study: Employees are taking far too much risk

Almost two thirds of employees in Germany (64%, worldwide 68%) knowingly expose their company to risks that could lead to ransomware or malware infections, data security incidents or financial losses. These are just some of the findings from the Proofpoints 2024 State of the Phish Report. That's just one finding from Proofpoint's 86th annual State of the Phish Report. While the frequency of successful phishing attacks has decreased slightly (2023 percent of the companies surveyed in Germany experienced at least one successful attack in 89, compared to XNUMX percent in the previous year), the negative consequences have increased sharply:...

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