Sophos announces collaboration with Qualcomm for PC security
This unification enables a connected, interactive computing environment that combines smartphone and PC technology to deliver security capabilities and opportunities, the company states.
Shields up: surprises are the new normal
Three steps to a security-driven network for a stronger security posture
Jetstack's new flagship product brings security to cloud native platforms
Microsoft, Facebook and PayPal most impersonated brands during phishing attacks
Women in tech: Equality journey not over
Forrester names WSO2 Identity Server a 'strong performer'
Research reveals increase in critical, low complexity vulnerabilities
2020 saw a large spike in physical and adjacent vulnerabilities, likely due to the proliferation of IoT and smart devices in use and being tested by researchers.
High demand for hackers on the dark web
"Since March 2020, we have noticed a surge of interest in website hacking, which is seen by the increase in the number of ads on forums on the dark web."
Latest Tenable launch provides holistic approach to vulnerability management
Tenable.ep is reportedly the industry’s first, all-in-one, risk-based vulnerability management platform designed to scale as dynamic compute requirements change.
2021 global salary guide: Cybersecurity, data analytics professionals in high demand
"Technology has been one of the most successful sectors throughout 2020 and that looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.”
Increase in emergence of new cloud watering hole attacks
"Cloud native apps and services are more vital than ever before, and any risk in the infrastructure has critical implications."
CISOs, don't underestimate the importance of soft skills
There is increasing importance on Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) having and developing the skill of emotional intelligence, a new report states.
Cybersecurity spending for critical infrastructure to surpass US$105 billion in 2021
The brunt of security spending is still first and foremost focused on IT networks, systems, and data security from a defensive perspective.
Organisations investing significant time modifying web application firewalls to keep ahead of cybersecurity threats
"The sheer amount of traffic and potential threats can ensnare resources and impact the ability to introduce greater precision to those key systems."
Getting customer identity & access management right first time
Logins, account verification, single sign-on... they are essential for securing the customer experience. Learn about the five pillars of CIAM so you make no mistakes.
2021's Most Wanted: Emotet continues reign as top malware threat
The Emotet trojan continues to reign as top malware in January, despite international law enforcement taking control of its infrastructure.
Creating a strong culture of security within organisations
CISOs worldwide are inherently aware of how significant investment in cybersecurity strategies and technologies can bolster an organisation’s protection against cyberattacks. However, many overlook the importance of culture when it comes to cybersecurity.
Cyber-risk to critical infrastructure reaches all-time high — report
New research from Nozomi Networks Labs found that attackers are doubling down on high-value targets and weaponising the software supply chain.
Why extended detection and response is a 'movement'
Fuelling its momentum as a movement fast gaining traction, Gartner called XDR the number one trend CISOs should understand to strengthen security initiatives.
Financial account takeovers on the rise - Kaspersky
Every second fraudulent transaction in the finance industry during 2020 was an account takeover.
Cyber-pandemic: The most notable cyber attacks of 2020
2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic saw employees move to remote working, keeping IT professionals on high alert for cyberattacks.
Cybersecurity trends to look out for: Extortion among the top threats in 2021
Cyber-crime is evolving, driven by emerging trends — 2021 may be the first year when data extortion officially becomes the main threat to businesses worldwide.
Trend Micro expands XDR capabilities through new platform
Trend Micro has rolled out new extended detection and response (XDR) capabilities through a new platform called Vision One.
Cyber criminals target education sector as remote learning increases
“Unfortunately, until all students are back in the classroom full-time, educational institutions will continue to be a popular target for criminals."
Cybercriminals leverage remote desktop protocol to brute force attacks
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) attacks surged during 2020, and their severity should not be underestimated.
Palo Alto Networks expands IoT security to healthcare
"Palo Alto Networks IoT Security is designed to ensure Healthcare Delivery Organisations can realise the benefits of IoT for patient care — without sacrificing security."
VPNs and zero trust security don't mix - Zscaler report
93% of organisations surveyed have deployed some kind of VPN, yet 94% know that VPNs are a popular target for cybercriminals.
How to stay ahead of the next cyber breach
With so many people working from home, the corresponding surge in app usage, unmanaged devices, web traffic and accessing internal resources is making security a much trickier prospect.
Quantum extends Veeam partnership in a bid to protect against ransomware
“Quantum continues to expand its partnership with us and we are pleased to add ActiveScale object storage to a select group of S3 targets that can provide robust ransomware protection for our joint customers."
Architecting a robust customer identity and access management solution
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AppDynamics launches Cisco Secure Application to protect against vulnerabilities
AppDynamics, part of Cisco, has released Cisco Secure Application, a solution designed to simplify vulnerability management, defend against cyber attacks and protect applications.
ICS vulnerabilities on the rise as gaps in remote work expand attack surfaces
The number of ICS vulnerabilities disclosed in 2020 increased by more than 30% compared to 2018 and nearly 25% compared to 2019.
ExtraHop reveals methods used by attackers in SUNBURST breach
The network detection and response company says between late March and early October 2020, detections of probable malicious activity increased by approximately 150%, including detections of lateral movement, privilege escalation and command and control beaconing.
CIOs massively underestimate Secure Shell risks - study
While CIOs say they are concerned about the security risks SSH machine identities pose, Venafi data indicates they seriously underestimate the scope of these risks.
Endace and Corelight step in to enhance incident response workflows
Endace and Corelight have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver security teams with insights and detailed forensic data to further enable rapid incident response.
WatchGuard rolls out updates to bring greater security to MSPs
"WatchGuard Cloud’s continued evolution is lowering the barrier to entry for MSPs to add security to their portfolios and solidifying it as the management platform of choice for the security channel.”
Check Point launches security gateways to protect SMBs against threats
The range of six gateways sets new standards of protection against the most advanced cyber attacks for SMBs, giving greater ease of deployment and management.
Palo Alto Networks adds more incentives to NextWave partner program
This latest launch brings a significant set of enhancements, incentives and training to the company’s NextWave Partner Program.
Vulnerability disclosures back to expected rates despite COVID disruption
The total number of vulnerabilities in 2020 is on track to exceed 2019.
Agent Tesla Trojan can evade endpoint protection, Sophos reports
Agent Tesla originally surfaced in 2014. It is widely available on criminal marketplaces, and continues to evolve.
ExtraHop opens data centre facilities in Sydney
The company opened the Australian data centre facilities so that it could host its security offering locally.
Millions of email attacks missed by organisations’ cyber security protection
"While organisations have invested in protection against email threats, many of these attacks slip through gateways, landing in users inboxes."
Ping Identity launches new verification service to reduce fraud
PingOne Verify is a new cloud service designed to help enterprise customers to verify their identity for rapid account onboarding, authentication and fraud prevention.
Secureworks launches XDR security solution & MSSP program
Taegis is designed to expand the company’s threat detection and response capabilities.
Veeam reports growth as demand for modern data protection increases
“Even with the unforeseen challenges and circumstances that began in early 2020, Veeam continued its rapid growth with its second consecutive year of bookings over $1 billion."