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Cybersecurity Research

Cybersecurity research and market forecasts for managed security services providers (MSSPs) from CompTIA, Gartner, Forrester Research and more.

Blockchain Hacking Dangers, Security Risks Emerge

Cyber crooks are eyeing blockchain implementations with traditional tactics such as social engineering, malware, and ransomware but also tapping newer tools including cryptojacking and mining, a new McAfee research report says.

Study: Executives (Sort of) Admit Network Security Defeat

Two in three business executives don’t believe their organization’s network security is strong enough to defeat cyber hackers, a Radware research report and study said. Plus more than half of organizations attacked by ransomware in 2017 paid the ransom.

Exabeam Report: 45% of IT Pros Believe SOC Is Understaffed

Understaffed security operations centers (SOCs) are problematic for some businesses, a new report from SIEM solutions company Exabeam indicates.

RiskIQ Report: Cyber Gangsters Using Mobile Malware to Mine Cryptocurrency on Devices

Nation-state cyber gangsters are increasingly using malicious mobile apps to opportunistically mine cryptocurrency on user devices, RiskIQ said in a new report.

New York Attorney General: 9.2M Personal Records Exposed in 2017

Approximately 9.2 million New York business & consumer records were exposed due to data breaches in 2017, the state’s Office of the Attorney General reports.

How Much Do Security Incidents and Breaches Cost Enterprises, Small Businesses?

Enterprise companies lose roughly $1.2 million from every data breach, while small and midsize businesses (SMBs) suffer a $120,000 loss per incident, Kaspersky Lab research asserts.

Trustwave Security Report: 45% of IT Pros Plan to Partner with an MSSP

Many organizations soon may partner with managed security services providers (MSSPs) to alleviate security pressure, a Trustwave survey of IT pros shows.

Alert Logic Research: Threat Hunting on the Rise

Organizations are reallocating resources and budget to build proactive threat hunting teams, a new study of cybersecurity and IT professionals from Top 100 MSSP Alert Logic reveals.

Meltdown, Spectre Vulnerability Variants 3A and 4: What MSSPs Need to Know

Google and Microsoft discover new Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability variants—known as 3A and 4. Here are next steps for MSSPs.

Enterprise Plans for Security Automation and Orchestration

Enterprises are rolling out security automation and orchestration technologies. How quickly? ESG research provides the answers.