Fifty percent of chief information security officers around the world reported that their organizations were not adequately prepared for cyberattacks, while 48% noted their organizations' risk of material cyberattacks over the next 12 months, according to TechRepublic.
Nearly 60% of the surveyed CISOs have cited possible human error as the primary reason for their organizations' lagging cybersecurity preparedness levels, a Proofpoint report showed. Researchers also found that only 50% of respondents conducted more frequent employee cybersecurity training for employees during the past year.Meanwhile, elevated employee turnover brought upon by the Great Resignation has also proved to increase the challenges faced by companies in ensuring data and intellectual property security."
As the impact of the pandemic on security teams gradually fades, our 2022 report uncovers a pressing issue. As workers leave their jobs or opt out of returning to the workforce, security teams are now managing a host of information protection vulnerabilities and insider threats," said Proofpoint Vice President and Global Resident CISO Lucia Milic.
U.S. critical infrastructure organizations have been noted by the Department of Homeland Security to be at risk of cyberattacks leveraging artificial intelligence, with China and other nation-states exploiting the technology to deploy more advanced malware attacks and influence operations, CyberScoop reports.
Russia-based threat actors have been blamed by Bermuda Premier David Burt for being behind significant internet outages across the British overseas territory and another government in the Caribbean, reports The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.