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January 23, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Only 61% of U.S. Employees Know What Phishing Is

A survey of 1,000 U.S. employees found that only 61 percent could correctly answer the question, “What is phishing?” Phishing has become one of the most effective ways for attackers to gain network access, and employee awareness is a critical component to defending against these types of attacks.

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January 23, 2018 | Leadership Skills

 2018 IT and Security Executive Salaries

The salary range for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) is between $170,500 and $287,000, according to Robert Half. For Chief Security Officers (CSOs), the range is $143,250 to $241,000.

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January 22, 2018 | Key Technologies

 How Organizations are Using AI Today

A total of 88 percent of U.S. organizations said they are currently using artificial intelligence (AI) as part of their cybersecurity efforts. Among those, 76 percent said they use it for malware detection, 61 percent for malicious IP blocking and 46 percent for website classification.

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January 22, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Overview of the Impact of Phishing Attacks

The leading ways in which organizations are affected by phishing attacks include loss of employee productivity (64 percent), loss of proprietary information (50 percent) and damage to reputation (45 percent), according to a survey of more than 10,000 security professionals around the world.

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January 22, 2018 | Budgeting, Sizing

 66% of Organizations Will Maintain or Slightly Increase 2018 Security Spend

A full 40 percent of respondents said they expected their security spending to remain the same in 2018, while another 26 percent said their spending will increase between 1 and 10 percent. Meanwhile, only 10 percent of respondents said they planned to cut spending in 2018, while 7 percent said they plan to increase spending by 11 to 20 percent.

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January 22, 2018 | Incident Investigations, Handling and Tracking
By John Strand, IANS Faculty

 Roll Your Own Post-Incident Review Analysis System

With no commercial offerings available, organizations have little choice but to create their own frameworks for categorizing and analyzing findings from post-incident reviews. In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty John Strand suggests starting with categories from FIRST or NIS, and then bolstering that with MITRE's Att&ck Matrix to develop more fine-grained data.

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January 19, 2018 | Budgeting, Sizing

 Security Budgets: Spend as a Percentage of IT Budget

A survey of 400 IT and security professionals found that organizations spend a wide range of money on their security budgets. Overall, 21 percent of respondents said they spend 21 percent of their total IT budgets on security, while just 3 percent said they spend more than 25 percent of the IT budget on security.

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