Cyber-Threat #Volume Is #Increasing, #Security Reports #Reveal

Source: National Cyber Security News

Today’s topics include cyber-security reports showing increasing data breach risks; Google simplifying virtual machine management with cloud updates; DataTorrent fortifying its streaming data management toolset; and Dropbox going public.

Last week, at least nine technology companies released reports providing broad industry context for the state of cyber-security in 2018 as well as in-depth looks into specific areas like mobility and the gap between cyber-security perceptions and reality. Among the organizations that released reports were Akamai, Cisco, RedLock, Fortinet, Trend Micro, Raytheon, Thales, Verizon and Centrify.

While the reports show that cyber-security threat volume is increasing, they also point to a number of positive things that organizations are doing to help counter threats. The Cisco Annual Cyber-Security Report, for instance, revealed that a growing number of organizations are relying on automation to improve cyber-security outcomes. Attacks are also increasing, with Akamai’s State of the Internet/Security report showing a 14 percent year-over-year gain in the number of distributed denial-of-service attacks.

Additionally, RedLock’s Cloud Security Trends report revealed that misconfigurations by organizations is another key trend that is increasing threat levels.

Google’s Compute Engine cloud platform unit has introduced new management features that the company says makes it easier for enterprises to create, clone and manage virtual machines.

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