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Cybersecurity Research

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

What Is the Total Economic Impact of Unified Security Management?

Unified security management (USM) solutions offer many benefits for managed security services providers (MSSPs), an analysis of AlienVault USM Anywhere shows.

Mobile Device Security Patches, Software Updates: FTC Recommendations

FTC offers guidance for proper mobile device security patches and software updates. Hunton & Williams LLP summarizes the FTC advice.

Report: DNS Amplification DDoS Attacks Spiked 357 Percent in Q4 2017

While Q4 2017 DDoS attacks fell 12 percent from the same period last year, Nexusguard warned that a new class of powerful botnets may appear from wider DNSSEC adoption.

Meltdown, Spectre Patch Management Process: 88% Frustration

After the confusing Meltdown & Spectre patch management rollout process, 88% of organizations are frustrated and 72% plan to slow down future patch rollouts, a Barkly study shows.

Comodo: Global Malware Spikes Tied to Geopolitical Events in 2017

Comodo researchers can’t prove “causation,” but they can “demonstrate correlation between geopolitical issues and diverse malware attacks,” the cybersecurity company says.

IBM Study: 77% of Orgs Lack Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan

An IBM Resilient & Ponemon Institute study of incident response professionals indicates many global organizations are struggling with cybersecurity incidents.

CTS Labs Discloses AMD Ryzen Processor Flaws, But Blindsides Chip Maker

CTS Labs disclosures multiple Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Ryzen processor vulnerabilities, but the CTS approach sparks debate about proper cybersecurity etiquette.

McAfee Report: Healthcare Attacks, Fileless Malware, Cryptocurrency Mining Spiked in Q4 2017

Fileless malware, cryptocurrency mining and & ransomware threats emerged throughout 2017, McAfee’s research suggests.

Security Operations Center Research Reveals SOC Trends, Gaps

Many security operations centers (SOCs) can quickly detect cyber threats & recover from breaches, a Micro Focus research report shows. But 20 percent of SOCs have key security gaps.

Malwarebytes: Mac Malware Threats Increased More Than 270% in 2017

Malware that targets Apple Mac operating systems more than doubled between 2016 and 2017, cybersecurity & anti-malware software company Malwarebytes indicates.