Data aggregation could be your biggest insider security threat

When insiders attack a company, with the intent of stealing sensitive data, there are a few steps they (usually) take. With this pattern of behavior being similar for most attackers, companies could be able to spot an imminent attack, if they could spot some of these patterns. However, in most cases, they’re not really good at it. This is according …

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Amazon could face the biggest GDPR fine yet

If the Luxembourg data protection watchdog (the CNPD) has its way, Amazon will have to pay $425 million in fines for breaching the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  According to a Wall Street Journal report, Amazon’s retail business (i.e. not AWS), mishandled customer data – both when it was gathered and utilized – which resulted in a probe conducted by …

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These were some of the biggest email security threats of last year

Covid-19-themed email threats still dominate the email threat landscape, a new report from cybersecurity experts Trustwave says. These threats are often combined with malicious Office documents and compromised Office 365 accounts for maximum impact.  According to the report, Microsoft Excel file attachments were the single biggest attachment type used by criminals last year, as they took up 39 percent of …

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The five biggest misconceptions about B2B pricing optimization

Technological disruptions tend to cause anxiety and elicit misconceptions. Early Americans called trains iron horses and found it dizzying to ride something that went as fast as 30 miles per hour. Telephones were said to deliver electric shocks to anyone who touched them. There are still claims that texting is ruining the English language.  It’s no wonder, then, that after …

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Integration could be the biggest challenge to digital transformation

As businesses continue on their digital transformation journey, they are met with a major roadblock: integration challenges. According to a new report from integration and API platform MuleSoft, IT teams spend more than a third of their time working on integration projects. Based on a poll of 800 CIOs and IT decision-makers, the report states that custom integrations cost large …

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The four biggest challenges facing the payments industry right now

We all know that 2020 was an unusual and challenging year for everyone and as much as we would have all wished that things could have gone back to normal the second the clock struck midnight on the 31 December, that has unfortunately not been the case. Most industries and businesses continue to face a number of challenges, some carried …

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Cybersecurity among the biggest risks to enterprises in 2021

This year, cybersecurity will be the second most significant risk to enterprise, behind failure to comply with rules and regulations, according to a new report from analyst firm Gartner. The Gartner 2020 Board of Directors survey reveals that most chief information security officers (CISOs) are not confident in the state of cybersecurity at their organization. While that itself signals trouble, …

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Security concerns ‘biggest barrier’ to public cloud adoption

Among the businesses that are yet to adopt public cloud, the majority (58 percent) are holding off due to cybersecurity concerns. This is according to a new report from Centrify, based on a poll of 200 UK business decision makers, which also states that more than a third of public cloud adopters are less than 80 percent confident in its …

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