Last year, the US FBI announced that between October 2013 and December 2016, organisations across 131 countries suffered as many as 40,203 successful Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks, stealing £3.74 billion.
A cyber-disaster plan must not only be designed to keep an organisation or business functioning in the wake of a cyber-attack, but it also must be practiced regularly in order to be fully effective.
Open Bug Bounty has added a free service that will allow organisations to create their own bug bounty programme.
By the middle of last year, organisations across the UK had woken up to the threat of DDoS attacks that had, by November, increased in frequency by a massive 91 percent over Q1 2017 and 35 percent over Q2 figures.
In June last year, a report from EfficientIP revealed that 76 percent of organisations around the world suffered DNS-based attacks and almost a third of UK organisations experienced data exfiltration via DNS.
A settlement with Google set to award US$ 8.5 million (£6.2 million) to privacy rights groups, universities and other organisations - instead of victims of privacy violations by the company - will go before the US Supreme Court.
A previously unidentified remote access tool (RAT) primarily targeting Indian organisations uses seven different techniques for sniffing out researchers' virtual machines and sandbox environments.
All the tools reviewed allow organisations to collect, sift through and interact with the mounds of information and events generated by networks and devices, says technical writer Dan Cure.
The ongoing SamSam ransomware campaign responsible for recently infecting the US city of Atlanta, the Colorado Department of Transportation and an array of health care organisations represents an emerging operational model.
Implementation of basic cyber-security practices isn't just down to the IT department, however, but needs to be enforced at all levels of an organisation, from the very top to the very bottom.
US Homeland Security warned Russian state actors behind attacks on US energy grid. Security researchers have warned that hackers are using badly-configured Cisco switches to gain entry into the infrastructure of organisations.
Even once there's buy-in from fraud and infosec teams, there are often fundamental disconnects in perceptions and points of view that can get in the way of working together.
While experts have warned about the perils of connecting to unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots in the past, new research has revealed that organisations are suffering more from security issues than in the past.
A day after PM Teresa May tossed Russian diplomats out of the country following a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in a British town, the Trump administration imposed sanctions on Russian individuals and organisations.
The UK-based digital watchdog organisation Open Rights Group is expressing concern that an age verification tool for pornography sites could potentially expose users' sensitive data, according to a report from the BBC.
Security researchers recently uncovered a phishing campaign that suspected Korean hackers had, since August 2017, unleashed on humanitarian aid organisations by using topics on North Korean politics.
Healthcare is the only industry in which internal threat actors are the biggest threat to an organisation, a recent study posits.