According to a recent report by Huntress, 99% of businesses in the United States and Canada are mid-sized businesses facing cybersecurity challenges. The report reveals that mid-sized businesses are struggling to implement basic cybersecurity measures, including incident response plans, security awareness training, and cyber insurance coverage.
Luxury sports car manufacturer, Ferrari, has confirmed that it recently suffered a data breach resulting in a threat actor contacting the company with a ransom demand related to certain client contact details. The company claims that no ransomware was deployed on its systems and that the operational functions of the company have not been impacted.
According to IDC, worldwide spending on security solutions and services is predicted to increase by 12.1% in 2023 compared to the previous year, reaching $219 billion. By 2026, it is estimated that investments in hardware, software, and services related to cybersecurity will almost reach $300 billion due to the ongoing threat of cyberattacks, the need to provide a secure hybrid work environment, and the requirement to comply with data privacy and governance regulations.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a warning to nearly 300 payment firms, stating that they must take prompt action to address "unacceptable" risks to consumers and the financial system or face closure.
ComplyAdvantage, the leading fraud and financial crime detection firm, has named Jim Anning as the company’s Chief Data Officer as part of its commitment to innovation in anti-money laundering / countering financial terrorism (AML/CFT) services.
The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation has taken control of Silicon Valley Bank, with the FDIC appointed as receiver due to concerns of "inadequate liquidity and insolvency.
The annual publication of the worldwide threats to national security by the United States Intelligence Community has recognized Chinese cyber operations as one of the foremost threats to American national security.
Silvergate Bank has gone into liquidation, raising further concerns about rising volatility in the crypto sector.