Cohesity appoints its very first CISO
In the newly created role, new appointee Brian Spanswick will focus on advancing and optimising IT and security for Cohesity and its customers, the company says.
Claroty discovers vulnerabilities in Ovarro TBox RTUs
Lenovo DCG onboards AMD's new EPYC processors
O365 a weak point ripe for exploit, say security professionals
McAfee brings on new partners in push for zero trust security
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rhipe acquires emt Distribution, with aim to expand into enterprise market
Almost a third of malware threats previously unknown - HP report
A new report has found 29% of malware captured was previously unknown due to the widespread use of packers and obfuscation techniques by attackers seeking to evade detection.
Attivo Networks expands Active Directory suite for greater protection
"We see Active Directory exploitation used in the majority of ransomware, insider and advanced attacks. We are pleased to now offer our customers early and efficient solutions for preventing the misuse of Active Directory.”
Over half of ransomware victims pay up - but does it work?
"Handing over money doesn’t guarantee the return of data, and only encourages cybercriminals to continue the practice."
Kroll completes Redscan acquisition, expands cyber risk portfolio
With the addition of Redscan and its extended detection and response (XDR) enabled security operations centre (SOC) platform, Kroll expands its Kroll Responder capabilities to support a wider array of cloud and on-premise telemetry sources.
New wormable Android malware discovered through auto-replies in WhatsApp
Check Point Research has discovered new malware on Google’s Play Store that could spread through WhatsApp messages.
Microsoft Exchange breach a wake-up call to ditch the server
"There are owners who still have in-house exchange servers because they are suspicious of the cloud or have concerns about their data sovereignty or don't want to contemplate the capital expenditure. But the warning is clear. Get rid of them."
Enterprises underutilising security tools, causing teams to burn out
The report unveiled a lack of meaningful ROI metrics when reporting on security progress, as well as disparate opinions on objectives, tool effectiveness and security awareness amongst the organisation between executives and operations on security teams.
Fortinet achieves 400 integrations of Open Fabric Ecosystem
Fortinet EVP of products and CMO John Maddison says that the ecosystem aims to improve security, reduce complexity, and simplify operations.
Zscaler and CrowdStrike release integrations for end-to-end security
This collaboration between the two cloud-native security companies provides joint customers with adaptive, risk-based access control to private applications.
Exploits on organisations doubling every two to three hours after news of Microsoft Exchange’s four zero-day vulnerabilities
The race has started between hackers and security professionals following the disclosure of vulnerabilities on Microsoft Exchange Servers, according to Check Point Research.
APAC financial firms bite down as crime compliance costs rise
The total projected cost of financial crime compliance within Asia Pacific firms reached US$12.06 billion, according to a new report.
ThreatQuotient hits $22.5m in new financing, continues growth streak
“Since we first invested in ThreatQuotient in 2017, their team has continued to prove to the market that there is a critical need for cybersecurity solutions aimed at security operations."
Pandemic sees organisations of all sizes and industries invest in CTI
There is opportunity for organisations to better manage their cyber-threat intelligence for greater security and threat intelligence effectiveness by adopting the right tools and processes.
Thycotic releases new integrations to bolster account governance
“Service accounts are often left defenceless, even by enterprises with established programs for privileged user security."
WatchGuard uncovers top cyber threat trends of Q4 2020
“The rise in sophisticated, evasive threat tactics last quarter and throughout 2020 showcases how vital it is to implement layered, end-to-end security protections."
A/NZ businesses increase spend on cybersecurity in wake of COVID-19
Despite organisations cutting spending in many areas during 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19, security remains a consistent area of increased investment.
Gigamon & FireEye tackle security in hybrid cloud environments
The partnership is an extension to a ‘long-standing’ relationship that aims to ‘simplify, secure, and optimise hybrid cloud environments’.
Dell Technologies unveils new data protection innovations for hybrid cloud workloads
The Dell EMC PowerProtect Backup Service, powered by Druva, is designed to deliver SaaS app protection without increasing IT complexity.
Fujitsu, Trend Micro team up to secure private 5G
"We believe that this security solution represents a key technology for applying private 5G to mission-critical areas."
2020 sees a global shift in financial malware threats
The financial threat landscape experienced a game-changing pandemic year, according to a new report from Kaspersky.
Financial malware activity dropped in 2020 as creators honed their wares
Cybercriminals used the time to plan more malicious propagation techniques, both new and evolved from previous methods.
Hybrid IAM solutions are the way of the future, study states
“As this first-of-its-kind research shows, while IT leaders are faced with unique criteria and conditions that shape their IT strategy, hybrid IAM has emerged as a necessity."
Ransomware and Microsoft Exchange attacks surging
There are global surges in ransomware attacks alongside increases in cyber attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities, according to Check Point Research.
Cloud services top threat vector for healthcare industry
"The coronavirus pandemic continues to highlight the unique cybersecurity needs of the healthcare industry, even as it has increased the number of threats these organisations face."
Advanced threat actors engaged in cyberespionage up their game
"This recent activity signals a major leap in their abilities."
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IT leaders prioritising automation, Zero Trust and API-based security investments
"The study shows that a cocktail of multiplying threats, the proliferation of hybrid and cloud architectures, blended with a pandemic-fuelled explosion in distributed and remote work has created a perfect storm for network security teams."
Mobile devices biggest enterprise security threat - report
Businesses have left themselves vulnerable and open to cyber criminals in the rush to ensure their workforce could operate remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic.
AvePoint brings Salesforce Cloud Backup to channel partners
The product adds to the AvePoint suite of trusted Cloud Backup for Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 to provide managed service providers with backup and restore capabilities across multiple, popular SaaS providers.
ABB and Nozomi Networks extend collaboration, deliver improved OT security solutions
"With Nozomi Networks solutions added to our cybersecurity portfolio, our customers gain proven network monitoring and threat detection technology."
Cybersecurity budgets still not keeping up with threats — report
Executive teams are failing to recognise the level of damage cyber-threats pose to organisations, according to Sophos — many of them taking a ‘conservative approach’ to cybersecurity expenditure.
Hackers offering forged “official” COVID vaccination certificates and negative test results on dark net
There has been a 350% increase in the number of advertisements selling alleged COVID vaccines within the last three months.
Combine endpoint privilege management with these tools for maximum protection
By integrating an EPM solution with additional technologies, teams can manage the entire security tool stack more easily and enhance each component’s effectiveness.
Snyk powers forward following financing round, expands leadership team
Snyk has closed its Series E financing round, totalling $300 million, and has expanded its leadership team to deliver advanced security to companies around the globe.
Gartner: Top security and risk management trends for 2021
“CISOs are keen to consolidate the number of security products and vendors they must deal with."
5G network security a US$9 billion dollar opportunity - report
The cloud-native nature of 5G networks will have a disruptive and positive impact on the cybersecurity industry in the next few years, with 5G network security presenting a US$9 billion enterprise market opportunity by 2025.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Radware VP on the challenges of cloud security
In this interview, Techday speaks to Radware vice president of technologies Yaniv Hoffman, who discusses the primary challenges facing IT organisations in terms of their cloud security apparatus.
Kasada launches new defenses against bot attacks
Kasada has announced the general availability of its new V2 platform in a bid to address the increasing sophistication of bot attacks.
Infrastructure-as-code, and how it can secure the cloud
Bridgecrew recognised IaC early on as one of the best ways for modern teams to delegate security ownership to individual contributors while distributing it across existing frameworks within CI/CD pipelines. This attribute meant that IaC was invaluable in securing cloud-native environments.