Written By David Bisson

New Orangeworm Threat Group Targets Healthcare Organizations With Custom Backdoor

Security researchers reported that a cybergang known as Orangeworm is actively targeting healthcare organizations and attempting to install a custom backdoor on their networks.

More Than Half of Organizations Have Unfilled Cybersecurity Positions

A new workforce development survey revealed that more than half of organizations struggle to recruit qualified candidates to fill open cybersecurity positions.

94 Percent of Web Applications Suffer From High-Severity Vulnerabilities

A recent report revealed that 94 percent of all web applications suffer from high-severity software vulnerabilities, 85 percent of which are exploitable.

Nearly 4 in 10 IT Professionals Struggle to Detect and Respond to Cloud Security Incidents

A recent survey revealed that nearly 40 percent of cybersecurity professionals struggle to detect and respond to cloud security incidents.

Ransomware Was the Most Prevalent Form of Malware in 2017

Ransomware was the most prevalent variety of malware in 2017, according to Verizon's "2018 Data Breach Investigations Report."

Survey: Nearly Half of Organizations Have a Consistent Enterprise Encryption Strategy

Nearly half of organizations have an enterprise encryption strategy that is applied consistently across the entire organization, a recent survey revealed, continuing a 13-year upward trend.

Nearly Half of Organizations Targeted Again Within a Year of Suffering a ‘Significant’ Cyberattack, Report Reveals

Nearly half of organizations that suffered a "significant" cyberattack fell victim to bad actors again within a year's time, a recent security trends report revealed.

Less Than 30 Percent of IT Security Executives Can Prevent Ransomware Attacks, Survey Reveals

According to a recent survey, less than 30 percent of IT security executives said they would be able to prevent ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya.

Global IoT Security Spending to Reach $1.5 Billion in 2018, Report Reveals

In a new report, analyst firm Gartner predicted that enterprises around the world will spend up to $1.5 billion on IoT security in 2018.

‘Tiger’ Named the Most Common Password Related to a Sports Team

To coincide with the NCAA Division 1 men's basketball tournament, security researchers recently published a bracket that named "Tiger" as the most common password related to sports teams and mascots.