Written By Shane Schick

The Average Cost of an Insider Threat Hits $8.7 Million

The mean cost of an insider threat is $8.7 million, according to a recent global study, and data breaches involving negligent employees or contractors can cost organizations as much as $26 million.

Cybercrime Profits Soar to $1.5 Trillion

According to a recent study, malicious actors and threat groups are generating, spending and reinvesting $1.5 trillion worth of cybercrime profits.

Cybersecurity and the Interconnectedness of Infrastructure Tops List of Emerging Risks

According to a recent survey, actuaries placed cybersecurity and the interconnectedness of infrastructure at the top of the list of emerging risks for the fourth year in a row.

Cryptojacking Emerges as a Major Threat to UK Businesses in 2018

A new report named cryptojacking as one of the six most significant threats facing U.K. businesses in 2018.

UK Businesses Hit With 600 Cyberattacks a Day in Q1

U.K. business experienced 600 cyberattacks a day between January and March of this year, according to recent cyberthreat statistics.

Twenty-Seven Percent of Employees Fail Social Engineering Test, Suggesting Need for Better Cybersecurity Training

According to a recent study, 27 percent of employees failed to respond appropriately to a simulated phishing exercise, underscoring the need for better cybersecurity training.

Just 1 Percent of Companies Feel Ready to Fend Off Media Security Threats, Survey Reveals

According to a recent study, just 1 percent of U.S. media companies reported high levels of confidence in their ability to withstand a variety of media security attacks.

Researchers Report Nearly 20,000 Vulnerabilities in 2017, Reinforcing the Need for a Proactive Cybersecurity Strategy

A recent study revealed that the number of software vulnerabilities soared to almost 20,000 in 2017, suggesting an urgent need for organizations to adopt a proactive cybersecurity strategy.

Law Enforcement Conducts Largest Coordinated Elder Identity Fraud Sweep in History

The U.S. Department of Justice recently conducted the largest sweep of identity fraud cases aimed at elderly citizens in the nation's history.

Cybercrime-as-a-Service Offerings Include DDoS Attacks Starting at $10, Report Reveals

Would-be threat actors who lack technical skills can take advantage of cybercrime-as-a-service offerings that facilitate DDoS and other attacks for as little as $10.