Security services firm Trustwave released its 92-page 2017 Global Security Report on June 20, providing insight into security trends observed by the firm from data breach investigations conducted around the world. One trend was a growing volume of point-of-sale (PoS) system breaches, which grew to 31 percent of breached environments analyzed by Trustwave in 2016, up from 22 percent in 2015. "Cybersecurity in 2016 had both highlights and lowlights," Trustwave CEO and President Robert J. McCullen said in a statement. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at both the highlights and the lowlights of the 2017 Trustwave Global Security Report.

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Metrics are vital for CISOs to do their job effectively. Unfortunately the numbers included in the latest Trustwave global survey show that infosec pros and software developers around the world still have a long way to go. Read more: http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/nearly-half-of-compromises-due-to-insecure-remote-access-software-and-policies-report/394253#ixzz4kr7UFcTc or visit http://www.itworldcanada.com for more Canadian IT News

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Trustwave released the 2017 Trustwave Global Security Report which reveals the top cybercrime, data breach and security threat trends from 2016. The report demonstrates both good and bad news in the world of cybersecurity as intrusion detection and breach containment times were relatively better, but other threats like malvertisements became cheaper and malicious spam saw increases.

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The dwell time for hackers inside victim networks fell by nearly half over the past year, although the time from intrusion to containment of such threats remained virtually the same, according to Trustwave.

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More organizations appear to be heeding the advice to implement capabilities for detecting intrusions sooner, at least based on an analysis of data from breach investigations that security vendor Trustwave conducted for clients last year.

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Nearly every web application has at least one vulnerability, according to the 2017 Trustwave Global Security Report, released Tuesday. Of the apps scanned by Trustwave for the report, 99.7% included at least one vulnerability, with the mean number of vulnerabilities in web apps being 11.

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Yesterday, news broke that a file containing detailed personal information on 200 million Americans was stored on an unprotected server by a political contractor. The travails of Yahoo and its half a billion stolen records have been well documented. Breaches like these, focused on personal information, recently have shifted the focus of card-not-present fraud professionals toward new kinds of fraud based on personal information: account takeover, account creation and synthetic fraud.

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The largest share of data breach incidents involved the retail industry, closely followed by food and beverages, according to a new report. The 2017 Global Security Report from Trustwave shows that 22 percent of incidents involved the retail industry, followed by food and beverages at 20 percent.

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Hacking attacks against sales terminals have risen by nearly a third last year, and the US is still leading the way in being insecure. Incidents affecting sales tills and payment systems increased to 31 per cent in 2016, according to research by security firm Trustwave, while incidents affecting e-commerce environments fell to 26 per cent from 38 per cent. Incidents involving sales registers were most common in the US, thanks to its tardy adoption of EMV chip technology and a reliance on chip and signature rather than chip and PIN payment.

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Many organizations are getting better at cyber intrusion detection, according to a new report from Trustwave, the Chicago-based MSSP. The “2017 Trustwave Global Security Report” of cybercrime, data breach and security threat trends from 2016 indicated the median number of days from cyber intrusion to detection of a compromise fell from 80.5 in 2015 to 49 last year. In addition, the median number of days from cyber intrusion detection to containment was 2.5 in 2016, according to the report.

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News headlines continue to call our attention to the latest cyber attacks -- something that provides IT and security professionals with the daunting task of remaining steadfast on the unpredictable security battlefield. In fact, 53 percent of IT professionals felt more pressure to secure their organization last year, compared to 2015, according to the 2017 Security Pressures Report from Trustwave. However, contrary to what you would expect, the pressures are not just coming from the C-suite.

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