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Only 43% of Canadian companies could detect a sophisticated cyberattack, EY study finds

February 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Only 43% of Canadian companies could spot a “significant cybersecurity incident,” compared to 50% globally, according to EY’s Global Information Security Survey, released on Wednesday. The survey captured the responses of 1,735 participants around the globe from more than 20

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Cloud security company discovers new cyberattack targeting Office 365 business email users

December 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Experts with New York City-based cloud security platform Avanan reported on Wednesday that they have discovered a new cyberattack targeting business email users of Microsoft’s Office 365. Avanan said in a blog post that the phishing attack was found using

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Seven in 10 polled organizations expect to do away with passwords within five years: U.S. survey

October 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Reliance on largely ineffective traditional authentication techniques is building as efforts to do away with passwords – cited by 69% of polled respondents in the United States – is ebbing, note new survey results from SecureAuth Corporation. Commissioned in conjunction

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Fifth of surveyed U.S. businesses have not done any recent security testing for vulnerabilities

September 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

About a fifth of surveyed businesses south of the border admit not having done any security testing for at least six months despite the lion’s share of respondents also reporting their organizations have encountered at least one security issue, notes

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85% of polled companies victims of phishing scams in 2015, a 13% increase from 2014: Wombat Security

September 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 8 in 10 organizations were victims of phishing scams in 2015, a 13% increase over 2014, according to companies polled recently by Pittsburgh-based information security company Wombat Security Technologies. Wombat Security compiled data from the “millions of phishing

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Malware an increasingly efficient, effective way to perpetrate data breaches

June 28, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Everything is going automatic – and those looking to perpetrate data breaches with malware are no different – emphasizing the need for individuals and organizations to be better prepared to keep the cyber door closed to potential threats. With the

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Nearly half of polled firms with cyber insurance unsure if their policies are up-to-date for covering new attacks

June 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Almost half of firms with cyber insurance are unsure if their policy is up-to-date for covering new cyber social engineering attacks, according to research from Mimecast Limited, an email and data security company. Research from the company into the growing