The CISOs Report: Perspectives, Challenges and Plans for 2022 and Beyond

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The CISOs Report: Perspectives, Challenges and Plans for 2022 and Beyond

As the attack surface expands, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are grappling with ever evolving challenges, from rapidly increasing ransomware attacks to remote work to supplier risk.

The CISOs Report, a global survey of more than 400 CISOs sponsored by SpyCloud, provides invaluable insights for the leaders of modern cybersecurity teams – to benchmark their posture, experiences, and concerns against others; to learn from what their peers are doing and planning to do; and to validate their own plans and investments for moving forward.

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  • The ways CISOs are protecting identity as the new perimeter
  • The impact automated solutions can have when faced with a shortage of cybersecurity talent
  • How CISOs are taking action on Zero Trust Models that elevate the importance of identity
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2022 Fortune 1000 Identity Exposure Report

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2022 Fortune 1000 Identity Exposure Report

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With the continued onslaught of data breaches and malware infections, account takeover and online fraud are serious security threats facing enterprises every day. Add to it employees’ bad habit of using weak and reused passwords, and that creates the perfect opportunity for malicious actors to take advantage.

To highlight the scope of the problem, SpyCloud analyzed the exposed data tied to employees of Fortune 1000 organizations in our database. For this analysis, we examined over 126 million Fortune 1000 employee breach records containing more than 687 million assets, all of which are available to cybercriminals and can be used for malicious purposes.

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  • The sectors with the highest and most severe exposure
  • The most popular exposed passwords of Fortune 1000 employees
  • The impact of malware-infected employees and consumers
  • Infographics detailing credential exposure, password reuse rates, and more for all 21 Fortune 1000 sectors

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2022 SpyCloud Identity Exposure Report
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2022 Annual Identity Exposure Report

Our annual reports analyzes the 15.5 billion assets we recaptured from the criminal underground last year, and how enterprises can use this information to protect themselves from ATO, malware, and ransomware, and protect their consumers from online fraud.

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The SpyCloud Difference

Truly Actionable Recaptured Data

SpyCloud solutions are backed by the world’s most current and comprehensive repository of recaptured data from breaches, malware infections, and other underground sources – with billions of exposed credentials and PII. It’s the same data that fraudsters use, but we make it actionable to prevent account takeover, ransomware attacks, and online fraud.

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2022 Report: Identity Exposure of London’s FTSE 100

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2022 Report: Identity Exposure of London's FTSE 100

(And Their Subsidiaries)

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As data breaches and malware infections continue to leak employees’ credentials and PII at a massive scale, their password reuse remains critically high, creating significant security risks for organisations and the consumers who rely on them to keep their data safe. 

A single set of employee credentials that have been exposed in a third-party breach can leave the door wide open for bad actors to gain entry into a corporate network – but we found that London’s FTSE 100 and their subsidiaries have 2.7 million pairs of exposed plaintext credentials in the criminal underground.

To provide a snapshot of employee identity exposures affecting major enterprises, SpyCloud analyzed the data we’ve recaptured from breaches, malware-infected devices, and other underground sources tied to FTSE 100 and subsidiary employees. We examined over 51 million assets, all of which are available on the criminal underground and can be used for malicious purposes.

  • The types of stolen FTSE 100 employee data criminals have access to, and the danger it presents to these organisations
  • The most popular exposed passwords of FTSE 100 employees
  • Which industries lead in exposed data and severity
  • The impact of malware-infected employees and consumers

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2022 SpyCloud Identity Exposure Report
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2022 Annual Identity Exposure Report

Our annual reports analyzes the 15.5 billion assets we recaptured from the criminal underground last year, and how enterprises can use this information to protect themselves from ATO, malware, and ransomware, and protect their consumers from online fraud.

Read More

The SpyCloud Difference

Truly Actionable Recaptured Data

SpyCloud solutions are backed by the world’s most current and comprehensive repository of recaptured data from breaches, malware infections, and other underground sources – with billions of exposed credentials and PII. It’s the same data that fraudsters use, but we make it actionable to prevent account takeover, ransomware attacks, and online fraud.

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2022 Annual Identity Exposure Report

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2022 Annual Identity Exposure Report

2022 SpyCloud Identity Exposure Report

Last year, SpyCloud recaptured more than 15 billion credentials and PII assets from the criminal underground. That’s a 200% increase in assets recaptured compared to the prior year – ample data that fraudsters are exploiting for identity fraud, which impacts businesses and consumers alike.

Our annual report analyzes this data and sheds light on the trends we observed throughout the year, explaining how enterprises can use this information to protect themselves from account takeover, malware, and ransomware, and protect their consumers from online fraud.

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  • The trends our researchers observed within cybercriminal communities over the last year
  • Why the rate of password reuse continues to rise
  • Popular passwords influenced by entertainment, politics, and sports (Marvel characters make frequent appearances!)
  • How this stolen data is used to perpetrate ransomware and other targeted attacks
  • The urgency of the malware problem, including a spotlight on RedLine Stealer, and why we’ve put even more focus on collecting bot logs from malware-infected devices
  • The top 12 notable breaches of 2021

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Malware Infected User Guide
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Infected User Response Guide

Handy guide to decipher what it means when employee or consumer information appears on a botnet log, and how to contact infected users with an action plan.

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Truly Actionable Recaptured Data

SpyCloud solutions are backed by the world’s most current and comprehensive repository of recaptured data from breaches, malware infections, and other underground sources – with billions of exposed credentials and PII. It’s the same data that fraudsters use, but we make it actionable to prevent account takeover, ransomware attacks, and online fraud.

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Passwords are Dead; Long Live Passwords: The Fate of Passwords in the Digital Age

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Passwordless Authentication & the Fate of Passwords in the Digital Age

Passwords are Dead; Long Live Passwords

Passwordless Authentication Whitepaper

Passwords are a fact of life in the modern era. The proliferation of digital services in recent years means people are creating more user accounts than ever and juggling, on average, anywhere from 20 to 100 passwords. Trying to remember them all is impossible, and being asked constantly to create new, unique ones can be tedious. This results in using the same or similar passwords for work and personal accounts which can leave enterprises and their customers at risk of account takeover (ATO).

Vendors are trying to solve password challenges by replacing them with alternative “passwordless” solutions. But despite their weakness as authentication tools and the hassle they may cause some, passwords are here to stay for the foreseeable future. They are a simple, cost-effective, and ubiquitous security measure that is easy to implement and has virtually no learning curve for the average user.

Examining the state of password security today and the challenges facing passwordless solutions, this SpyCloud report [PDF] offers clear guidance on protecting your user accounts without having to reinvent the wheel.

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Solution: Account Takeover Prevention

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The SpyCloud Difference

Truly Actionable Recaptured Data

SpyCloud solutions are backed by the world’s most current and comprehensive repository of recaptured data from breaches, malware infections, and other underground sources – with billions of exposed credentials and PII. It’s the same data that fraudsters use, but we make it actionable to prevent account takeover, ransomware attacks, and online fraud.

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Telecommunications Industry Credential Exposure: 2021 Special Report

2021 SPECIAL REPORT

Telecommunications Industry Credential Exposure

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Every industry is vulnerable to cybercrime, but perhaps none more so than telecommunications. Telcos are responsible for securing a huge number of mobile subscribers’ accounts as well as their personal data, and yet 76% of their employees are reusing passwords across multiple accounts.

Once a cybercriminal knows the password for one account, they will test it on other accounts, and if the account owner has reused the password, the criminal has easy access. That makes it extremely important for telco security teams to identify vulnerable accounts early so they can lock them down, force password changes, and remediate malware infections before they can be compromised.

Examining the unique security challenges of this vital sector, this SpyCloud report provides guidance for shoring up defenses and preventing bad employee habits from leading to further damage:

  • Learn why the bad habits of telco employees expose customers to fraud
  • See why subscriber malware infections are a telco’s problem
  • Understand why stolen phone numbers have become increasingly valuable to cybercriminals
  • Discover how simple preventative measures can limit the effects of employee & subscriber data exposure

Solution:

Account Takeover Prevention
Reset stolen passwords before criminals can use them to defraud your users or access sensitive corporate data.
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The SpyCloud Difference

Truly Actionable Recaptured Data

SpyCloud solutions are backed by the world’s most current and comprehensive repository of recaptured data from breaches, malware infections, and other underground sources – with billions of exposed credentials and PII. It’s the same data that fraudsters use, but we make it actionable to prevent account takeover, ransomware attacks, and online fraud.

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2021 Remote Workforce Security Report

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2021 Remote Workforce Security Report

New Security Threats Facing Remote Workers
2021 Remote Workforce Security Report

Following the dramatic rise in work-from-home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, securing the expanding remote workforce has become a critical priority.

The 2021 Remote Workforce Security Report reveals the current state of cybersecurity at widely distributed organizations, including key challenges, new security threats, technology gaps and preferences, investment priorities, and more.

Based on the research, organizations are seeing increased phishing attempts and malware infections. They are concerned about the use of personal, unsecured devices to access corporate applications, and the risk of data leakage presented by a habit so difficult to stop – especially when 55% of organizations allow it.

Download the report for insights & more on:
  • Security controls that are most effective for remote work scenarios
  • Threats users are reporting with increasing frequency
  • Security protocols individuals are most resistant to
  • How remote work is impacting compliance posture, especially regarding GDPR
Examine what your peers think about the ongoing threats and vulnerabilities faced by enterprises today, and where you might need to shore up your defenses for the future – because remote work is a trend very likely to continue.

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2021 Remote Workforce
Security Report
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Truly Actionable Recaptured Data

SpyCloud solutions are backed by the world’s most current and comprehensive repository of recaptured data from breaches, malware infections, and other underground sources – with billions of exposed credentials and PII. It’s the same data that fraudsters use, but we make it actionable to prevent account takeover, ransomware attacks, and online fraud.

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Considerations for Choosing an Account Takeover Security Solution

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Considerations for Choosing an Account Takeover Security Solution

Learn How to Evaluate Account Takeover Security Solutions & Vendors

Account takeover (ATO) has been an evolving cyber threat for years. One that many organizations struggle to prevent. With millions of usernames and passwords being stolen every year and hard-to-detect malware creeping in via stolen session cookies, the enterprise is at high risk for attacks that can lead to financial implications and reputational damage. There are several ATO vendors offering differing solutions. How do you know which vendor to choose? This whitepaper for security leaders and teams provides a guide to the best practices for evaluating how well each approach works, including a checklist of topics to discuss with each vendor being evaluated.

Download the whitepaper today to learn:

  • 11 key questions to ask ATO security solution vendors during product evaluation
  • Which solution features are most important
  • The key metrics every vendor should be able to provide
“Knowing I have a dedicated system I can rely on to tell me if we have credentials exposed gives me peace of mind.” – Global Managed Security Services Provider

Solution:

Enterprise Account Takeover Prevention powered by Cybercrime AnalyticsTM

Know What Criminals Know About Your Business Before Its Too Late. Identity and Reset Stolen Passwords Before Criminals Can Use Them To Defraud Your Users or Access Sensitive Corporate Data.
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The SpyCloud Difference

Stolen credentials – obtained through breaches and malware-infected devices – are a criminal’s all-access pass to your systems. So take them out of the equation. SpyCloud offers early detection and continuous visibility of exposed credentials and negates this threat vector immediately. The effort and cost of recovery from ransomware (not to mention the negative press attention) far outweigh the effort and cost associated with proactive prevention.

SpyCloud acts as a ransomware “early warning system” for hundreds of global enterprises, including half of the Fortune 10.

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