Do not wait: Look at your IoT devices now
As millions of people become confined to their homes, the security of Internet of Things devices has never been so important.
All the winners from Microsoft's 20/20 security awards
ForgeRock appoints new execs to lead IAM growth
Email attacks up 667% following rise of COVID-19 worldwide
New VP of engineering for Malwarebytes
New solution shines light on Dark Web credential trading
CompTIA absorbs cybersecurity info-sharing group
VPN service sees 165% growth in users as remote working ramps up
Remote collaboration tools, virtual meeting software as well as VPNs are all seeing growth due to a surge in remote working.
Remote workers need to improve security measures amidst COVID-19
Technological support and security measures are amongst ways organisations and their employees can protect their business as they move to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Houseparty denies security breach as users accuse app of hacking accounts
The popular face-to-face video hosting service has been accused of hacking users' other accounts, a claim Houseparty disputes.
Fortinet engineers security against toughest cyber threats
Learn how Fortinet stays at the top of its game by building next-level cybersecurity
Google's 12 remote working tips for better productivity
We've compiled Google's top tips for remote working in 2020.
Acronis: Lack of backup process within organisations causing data losses
Traditional strategies and solutions to data protection are no longer able to keep up with the modern IT needs of individuals and organisations.
Kaspersky announces update to Microsoft Office 365 security solution as COVID-19 threats emerge
The upgrade introduces enhanced anti-phishing capabilities with a dedicated anti-spoofing feature, as well as bolstered protection within Microsoft Teams.
Case study: 40% of password managers vulnerable to breach
Two of five password managers tested by researchers from the University of York were fooled by a fake app into giving away a password.
Online retailers lose millions as 1/3 of customers forget password at checkout
Recently released research has found about one in three of online purchases are abandoned at checkout because people cannot remember their password to access their account and confirm their purchase.
COVID-19 could boost need for cyber insurance
The reality is that most individuals don’t have adequate protection or knowledge of how to get protection.
It’s time for firms' cybersecurity credentials to take centre stage
leading enterprise database was also used to identify whether each company had a chief information security officer (CISO) or a chief security officer (CSO). The results proved extremely interesting…
How our publisher harnessed machine learning to overhaul Techday websites
Our publisher, Sean Mitchell, went to CoderSchool in Ho Chi Minh City to learn how to implement machine learning into Techday.
HP CEO: "Please stay safe" during coronavirus outbreak
“The entire HP leadership team and I are ready to support you in the coming weeks and months. Do not hesitate to reach out to us or our teams at any time.”
Techday introduces RemoteWorkerTech Asia site
This is a new site dedicated to covering the latest technology, expert opinions and trends around remote working.
You're virtually invited: How the smartest organisations manage Office 365 and Microsoft Teams
If you’re starting your digital transformation journey or want to find out more about how you can boost your Office 365 productivity, this is your chance to take advantage of expert advice - free.
Singapore security firm Right-Hand scores $1.4m seed funding
Right-Hand states that the seed round funds will be used to boost the company’s product roadmap development.
Okta updates partner programme for 2020
Provides new technical training, accreditation, and marketing and strategy support for partners worldwide.
Forrester's guide to staying savvy in the world of COVID-19
Remote working, charting business outlook and CX are covered in this piece filled with advice for operating in the world of the pandemic.
New stalkerware tech wreaking havoc on personal privacy
Stalkerware, which tracks and stalks victims using their own devices, is not a new concept but researchers at Kaspersky have found a new sample of it, which it says supersedes all previously found software.
Cyber-worries delaying move to digital, says Deloitte
The report, commissioned by VMware, states that the Asia Pacific is delaying digitalisation due to fear of cyber-attacks.
Acronis steps up protection offering for businesses
The company aims to provide a secure collaboration environment for remote workers.
Acronis appoints new APAC General Manager and launches Partners Programme
One of Morarji’s first objectives has been to launch the new Acronis Partner Programmes in APAC, in which the Acronis team will help channel partners and managed service providers (MSPs) expand their portfolios and deliver fast ROI.
Organisations take cloud-first approach to security, though concerns remain
"While the results of this survey show that some security professionals still have concerns, having visibility into cloud services is vital and many organisations are now taking a cloud-first approach to security.”
Forcepoint unveils impressive channel recruits across APAC and ANZ
Cybersecurity firm Forcepoint has named four new key appointments to its leadership team as it looks to strengthen its channel, strategy and sales lineup across the Asia Pacific and Australian New Zealand regions.
Marriott International reports breach affecting 5.2 million customers
Marriott said in statement that an ‘unexpected’ amount of guest information may have been accessed in mid-January this year, using the login credentials of two employees at one of the company’s franchise properties.
IoT devices more at risk of cyber attack than ever - report
Among the most disturbing discoveries: 98% of all IoT device traffic is unencrypted, exposing personal and confidential data on relevant networks.
Apple rolls out new App Store restrictions in response to COVID-19
The tech giant has also banned outright entertainment or game apps which use the coronavirus as a theme or central idea.
BlackBerry offers comms solutions free for 60 days
BlackBerry Desktop, SecuSUITE for Government, AtHoc and Protect are all available for enterprises in need of secure communications.
Mentorship key to bringing women into cybersecurity - Microsoft
“Diverse teams make better and faster decisions 87% of the time compared with all male teams, yet the actual number of women in our field fluctuates between 10 and 20%. What ideas have we missed by not including more women?”
Evasive malware reaches record levels - WatchGuard report
Evasive malware accounted for two thirds of all detections – a massive jump from the 2019 average of 35%.
Scammers using Bitcoin, sextortion to take advantage of Coronavirus fears
As people's fear and desire to do something about COVID-19 is dominating the news, it is also being exploited in every way by online criminals.
72% of all mobile malware is adware - report
The report also reveals that adware is a rising problem, with its share among all Android malware types having increased by 38% in the past year alone.
Interview: Barracuda decision-makers discuss public cloud security
Last month, Barracuda released a report outlining the security barriers organisations must overcome to adopt the public cloud, as studies reveal that security was the top concern for such organisations.
Zero trust security gaining momentum as a cybersecurity model
The model is centred on the belief that organisations should not automatically trust anything inside or outside its perimeters and instead must verify anything trying to connect to its systems before granting access, according to CSO.
Internet infrastructure strained as demand for servers surges 30%
Internet service providers are extending data caps to meet the newfound reliance on the network, however, some experts express uncertainty concerning internet infrastructure’s ability to keep up with the rapidly growing demand.
HP announces three new security solutions for remote workers
HP says over 80% of home office routers have been found to be vulnerable to potential cyberattacks, and 90% of PC infections originate from email attachments.
Kaspersky named one of the top 100 global innovators
For the second year, it made the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovator list by Clarivate Analytics, which includes giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google.
D-Link Covr Mesh Wi-Fi System incorporates McAfee protection
As more people start working from home, Wi-Fi blackspots hinder productively and limit the choice of locations in the home for use as an office space.
COVID-19: Surfshark joins growing list of companies offering free services
The VPN service has recently announced its intention to offer free six-month subscriptions for small businesses, as more countries tighten quarantine measures and finances become strained.
Interview: ManageEngine's VP says legacy remote solutions aren't cutting it
Techday spoke with ManageEngine vice president Rajesh Ganesan on the company’s solutions to the rapid changes and issues facing workforces around the globe as millions upon millions pack up their offices and work from home.
Interview: RSA explains security in the epoch of IT disruption
We discussed cybersecurity in terms of how it fits into business continuity, as well as the threat landscape, and what RSA is currently doing to assist businesses that need protection.