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Mar 12, 2018

Homes are smarter than ever. From music that plays at the command of your voice to cameras that provide visual access to your house while you’re away, smart-home technology is changing how we live. But with that evolution, consumers are also discovering new risks. The proliferation of devices that include cameras and microphones has also raised new issues for consumers.

Feb 14, 2018
The Guardian

The world recorded over 160,000 security breaches, data thefts, and disruption of business operations, and a host of others in 2017 according to the 10th yearly cyber incident and breach trends report of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA). "Because organisations are shifting more workloads to the cloud -and many breaches involved cloud providers, it urges them to follow best practices, such as auditing

Jan 28, 2018
SC Media

Out of nearly 160,000 reported cyber incidents affecting businesses in 2017, 93 percent could have been prevented by following basic security measures such as regularly updating software, blocking fake email messages, using email authentication, and training employees, a new report claims.

Jan 26, 2018
MIT Technology Review

A report by the Online Trust Alliance says that the number of reported cyber incidents, from ransomware attacks to e-mail hacks, doubled to 159,700 last year.

What to do: OTA says that 93 percent of attacks reported were avoidable. “Equipping [users] to make good decisions can go a long way toward securing systems,” it adds.

Jan 26, 2018

Companies around the world suffered nearly 160,000 cyberattacks and data breaches last year, despite the fact that a majority of them were avoidable, according to researchers. “Even organizations with substantial resources and expertise in data and technology can find themselves inappropriately defended and unprepared,” the report said.

Jan 25, 2018

The number of cyber incidents globally doubled to 159,700 last year, according to the Online Trust Alliance’s (OTA) Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report released Thursday. Why it matters: Given "that most incidents are not reported, this number could easily exceed 350,000," Jeff Wilbur, director of the OTA initiative at the Internet Society writes.

Jan 25, 2018
The Hill

The Online Trust Alliance released its annual analysis of cyber incidents and breach trends on Thursday, finding that the number of cyber incidents targeting businesses almost doubled from 2016 to 2017, largely driven by the rapid rise in ransomware.

Jan 25, 2018
IT World Canada

There may have been as many as 160,000 breaches of security controls, data thefts or disruption of business operations last year around the world, most of which could have been easily prevented, an industry group estimates.

Jan 25, 2018

Cyber incidents targeting businesses nearly doubled in 2017 compared to 2016, totaling 159,700, according to a reportout this morning from the Online Trust Alliance. The big reason? Ransomware, the organization concluded. 

Jan 25, 2018

Businesses beware: Cyberattacks targeting businesses nearly doubled in the past year, from 82,000 in 2016 to 159,700 in 2017, according to a Thursday report from the Online Trust Alliance (OTA). This further highlights the need for enterprises to implement proper cyber hygiene practices and employee training to keep critical business systems and data secure.