Cybersecurity Research

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

Deloitte Poll: Most US Executives Lack Ransomware Response Plan

A Deloitte poll shows most executives believe ransomware attacks are major threats, but few have simulated ransomware attacks to prepare for these incidents.

Security Operations Centers Evolve Amid COVID-19, Hybrid Workforce Era

Nearly eight in 10 security operations centers (SOCs) have ramped up their adoption of advanced security technologies, CyberRes research finds.

SaaS and Unmanaged Enterprise Data Access Pose Cybersecurity Risks

MSSPs must focus on SaaS application security & monitoring amid rising cloud data management concerns. DoControl research reveals the risks.

FortiGuard Labs Research: Ransomware Activity Climbs 10X YoY

The volume & sophistication of ransomware attacks rose in the first half of 2021, the “Global Threat Intelligence Landscape” report from FortiGuard Labs shows.

Business Email Compromise Research: Top Hacker Threat for 1H 2021

Hackers favor business email compromise (BEC) as their top tactic for cyberattacks, Zix research finds.

Report: Cyberattacks Typically Exploit Personal Log-ins to Launch Malicious Code

Contrary to common hacker attack perceptions, cyber attackers don’t hack in. Instead, they log in, Proofpoint research found.

What’s the Value of Cyber Risk Assessments?

Eight in 10 organizations see value in conducting cyber risk assessments yet only about 65% actually do so, ISACA & HCL research reveals.

Ransomware Payment Demands Triple in 1H 2021, Coalition Reports

Ransomware payment demands tripled in the first half of 2021 vs. the corresponding period in 2020, cyber insurance provider Coalition research finds.

IoT Hackers Target Millions of Devices in Pandemic, Report Says

Zscaler analyzes 300,000 malware attacks on Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The IoT cyberattacks, by the way, failed.

What’s the Total Cost of An MSP Cyberattack?

A cyberattack on a single managed service provider (MSP) or MSSP could trigger $80 billion in economic losses across hundreds of small businesses, research from FDD, CCTI and Intangic asserts.