Are they spying? Young people wary of virtual assistants
Privacy and security fears put young people off using virtual assistants for customer services
Malwarebytes stalwart promoted to chief product officer
Veeam to be acquired for massive US$5 billion
Acronis makes strategic acquisition to strengthen security portfolio
StorageCraft report suggests firms need a 'ransomware reality check'
Cyberattacks becoming increasingly targeted in nature, research finds
How to steal $1 million by email: Check Point researchers detail million-dollar fraud against Chinese VC firm
Cybersecurity: The top three predictions that will headline 2020
"Collecting data from various systems, tools and devices and the application of analytics, AI and machine learning will gain speed."
Sophos extends MSP program in the name of advancing enterprise security
Sophos has extended its managed service provider (MSP) program to make it easier for MSPs to deploy, manage and sell the Sophos product portfolio.
Barracuda opens APAC headquarters in Hong Kong
Building on its research and development center in Bangalore, the APAC headquarters in Hong Kong will be a center for sales, marketing and team recruitment.
IDC names Trend Micro number one vendor for SDC security
The new independent report: Worldwide Software Defined Compute Workload Security Market Shares, 2018 revealed Trend Micro achieved a market share lead of 35.5%, almost triple its nearest competitor in 2018.
Cloud adoption trends: SSO adoption lagging
Research found that only 34% of those who had adopted cloud-based solutions had implemented single sign-on (SSO), one of the most basic cloud security tools.
UST Global expands presence with new Singapore office
The new center will enable the company to expand its base in Asia and get closer to its growing pool of institutional investors.
APT groups conducting more targeted intrusions – Accenture
Analysts now see an emergence of malware executed through web browsers focused on targeting online merchants and retailers specifically.
Sophos launches threat intelligence & analysis platform for developers
Sophos’ cloud-based threat intelligence and analysis platform is now available to those who are building applications.
Gartner names Fortinet a Challenger in WAN Edge Infrastructure
Fortinet was also recently named by Gartner as one of the highest three vendors in worldwide market share for enterprise SD-WAN equipment by revenue for Q2 2019.
Unisys delivers new cloud security features on AWS
These automated capabilities of CloudForte help clients enhance security and optimise operations for workloads delivered on AWS as well as in hybrid- and multi-cloud environments.
Black Friday fraud: Who foots the bill?
“Given the incredibly high volume of transactions over the coming weekend, and indeed the whole festive period, often merchants will accept that fraud will be higher than usual."
Fortune 500 firms weigh in on equipment failure risk
Fortune 500 companies are increasingly concerned about the risks of critical equipment failure and cyber attacks on industrial control systems.
Ransomware vs cities in 2019: 174 and counting
At least 174 municipal institutions, with more than 3,000 subset organisations, have been targeted by ransomware during the last year.
Number of spam emails drops, still accounts for 55% of traffic
Significantly, spam messages account for more than half of 295 billion in 2019, making 55% of global email traffic in this year, the company states.
How integrated edge security and WAF can secure application delivery
Edge security, SSO application integration and flexible authentication options are critical for optimal user experience and information security policy compliance, Kemp says.
75% of DevOps professionals say certificate issuance policies slow them down
Less than half of DevOps professionals believe developers always request certificates that serve as machine identities through authorised channels.
Disney+: Is it safe to subscribe?
"Excitement has been building for Disney+ and while it's in limited release, people will seek out alternative means to use the platform."
Black Friday alert: Financial botnets targeting e-commerce apparel sites
Black Friday is arguably the most anticipated retail sales period in the world, when brands offer consumers the largest discounts and promotional offers.
CISOs: Dedicated investment in security is still lacking
Nine out of 10 CISOs say the board asks them for advice, but half of companies still lump cybersecurity into IT budget.
BitSight enhances fourth-party risk management solution
BitSight for Fourth-Party enables customers to identify areas of business and cyber risk. It does this by automatically pinpointing connections between any organisation, its business partners, and potentially risky fourth parties.
NordVPN launches password manager
Users can download user-friendly browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Brave, Edge, and Vivaldi.
Security teams could be slowing down DevOps, survey shows
Venafi has released the findings of its latest survey, revealing 75% of DevOps professionals say certificate issuance policies slow them down.
Citrix flaw puts 80,000 companies at risk
"Considering the high risk brought by the discovered vulnerability, and how widespread Citrix software is in the business community, we recommend information security professionals take immediate steps to mitigate the threat."
Endace expands channel partners globally, experiences significant growth
Endace has announced global growth in the packet capture market, and the importance of packet capture as a key source of data for network security, is contributing to significant growth of the company.
Kaspersky unveils rebranded offices in Asia Pacific
"It is also about how we shift our business mindset, our corporate practices, our market priorities, and our vision and mission as a company."
Equifax breach vulnerability surfaces as top network attack in Q3 2019
WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report also reveals significant increases in malware and network attacks, as zero day malware accounts for 50% of all detections.
FireEye rolls out threat intelligence platform for industrial systems
Now industrial control systems (ICS), operational technology (OT), internet of things devices, and other equipment used to manage interconnected physical processes, can be secured from cyber threats.
Mimecast acquires brand exploitation prevention startup
The acquisition of the Israeli Segasec extends Mimecast’s capabilities to protect against brand exploits used to steal money and data.
ESET urges parents to consider security protection for their children
While many parents worry about their child’s online activity, many are not taking precautionary measures, according to new insights from ESET.
Companies not utilising threat hunters correctly – study
“Responding to threats is important for security, but it is not the main task of the threat hunter.”
Trend Micro debuts security services platform for cloud applications
Trend Micro Cloud One automates and simplifies cloud security to give organisations the flexibility they need to meet their most strategic cloud priorities.
Fortinet unveils dynamic cloud security integrations for AWS
“The cloud provides a number of business-critical benefits, and having the right security solutions in place is key in successful cloud operations.”
Three cybersecurity vendors outline 16 industry predictions for 2020
With 2019 coming to a close, Ping Identity, Attivo Networks, and LogRhythm’s experts share what 2020 holds in store for cybersecurity.
Interview: Microsoft's Diana Kelley talks talent gaps and D&I
Kelley recently spoke at Microsoft Asia’s new Experience Center, where she talked through her experience as a security CTO, as well as IoT security, what’s ahead in 2020, and diversity and inclusion both in the cybersecurity sector, and in technology.
2020 Vision: Game-changing storage trends for the year ahead
Companies that want to make the most of data storage should be on top of these developments.
Report: The evolution and proliferation of banking malware
Fortinet’s quarterly threat report has the latest on trends and updates on threat actors and attack patterns, showing some surprising findings.
Kaspersky: Malware variety grows by 13.7% in 2019 due to web skimmers
“The volume of online attacks has been growing for years, but in 2019 we saw a clear shift from certain types of attacks that are becoming ineffective, to the ones focused on gaining clear profit from users."