The week in security: As business and CISOs struggle to unite, hackers scoring big hits

CISOs feel devalued by business leaders that are failing to come to the table to develop far-reaching IT-security strategies, according to a new survey that raises concerns about the ability of CISOs to effect the kind of change that is needed in formalising the business-IT relationship.

This sort of divided organisational structure won’t play well against increasingly sophisticated attacks by hackers that are proving adept at stealing data even from companies that think their penetration-testing efforts will protect them.

The cost of FedEx’s infection with NotPetya malware has passed $US300m ($A377m), reflecting significant problems for a company that is taking a new look at the “thin” cybersecurity insurance market.

Google’s Chrome browser is the most secure option for enterprises, according to a comparative analysis from Gartner.

Hackers infiltrated the update servers of Avast Piriform to add malware to a recent release of CCleaner, the company admitted.

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