A massive number of enterprise devices suffer security deficiencies

A quarter of all enterprise devices have poor security configurations, leaving sensitive data up for grabs, a new report from Absolute Software claims. The Endpoint Risk Report says these devices contain “unhealthy or ineffective” security applications such as encryption, antivirus, or VPN solutions. Other major problems include the number of security controls, as well as their functions. The number rose …

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More and more companies are encrypting their devices

Encryption as means of securing data, both at rest and in transit, is growing more popular by the day. According to a new report from encrypted USB drive manufacturers Apricorn, a third of organizations increased their encryption efforts across all mobile and removable devices last year, while another third said encryption is now standard. Furthermore, a quarter require all data …

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Mobile devices could help drag SMBs out of the pandemic slump

As UK businesses enter the post-lockdown recovery phase, they are turning to various technology solutions to help them move out of the pandemic slump. One of the main solutions, according to a new report from Samsung, is mobile technology. Polling decision-makers and employees in the Finance and Professional Services sectors, Samsung Enterprise found that three in ten don’t have enough …

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Many businesses are choosing refurbished devices when upgrading

In a bid to preserve both budget and the environment, many UK organizations are opting for refurbished instead of new hardware when it comes time to upgrade. According to a new report from information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Stone Group, more than half (59 percent) of UK firms now choose refurbished hardware when possible. A quarter purchase refurbished …

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Spectre returns as exploits for Windows and Linux devices found

Remember Spectre, the infamous vulnerability that had all major chip manufacturers scrambling for a fix? Three years after its initial emergence, two new working exploits have been identified. According to a report from Bleeping Computer, security researcher Julien Voisin has discovered a pair of exploits targeting unpatched Linux and Windows systems, on the VirusTotal platform. VirusTotal gathers all antivirus scans …

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Many IT pros share their work devices at home

It appears IT professionals are as guilty of poor cybersecurity practices as the wider workforce, a report from access management firm OneLogin suggests. Based on a poll of 2,000 remote workers, the report states that IT pros often fail to take their own advice, with many sharing their devices with other members of the household, installing unsolicited applications and leaving …

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Mobile devices are now playing a more important security role

Defending the corporate network is no longer the number one priority for Chief Information Security Officers (CISO), a new report from automation platform Ivanti argues. Instead, CISOs are more focused on protecting their employees’ mobile devices. Polling 400 CISOs in EMEA for the report, Ivanti found that almost all (87 percent) see mobile devices as the focal point of their …

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Workers are juggling more electronic devices than ever

A large proportion of remote workers are now dealing with more electronic devices for work than they did before the Covid-19 pandemic started. This is according to a new report from DSA Connect, which argues that more devices also means data scattered among more endpoints and an increased cybersecurity risk. The company polled 1,029 people for the report and found …

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Number of infected IoT devices has doubled since last year

The number of infected Internet of Things (IoT) devices has doubled since last year, a new report from Nokia states. The Nokia Threat Intelligence Report claims that IoT devices accounted for 16 percent of all infected machines in 2019, but this year the figure jumped to 33 percent. The company bases its findings on data aggregated from monitoring network traffic …

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Boothole vulnerability puts billions of Windows and Linux devices at risk

Researchers have identified a security vulnerability that affects almost all devices running on Windows or Linux operating systems, of which there are billions worldwide. According to researchers from security firm Eclypsium, if exploited, the vulnerability could give the attacker full control over the target device, hence its assigned severity score of 8.2/10. The flaw has been named “BootHole” and is …

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