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The growing importance of IoT security
Securing IoT devices doesn’t have to be overly complex or costly. It’s simply a matter of including the IoT devices in an organisation’s overall security posture.
WatchGuard recognised as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Network Firewalls
The Customers' Choice distinction is based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals that have experience purchasing, implementing and/or using WatchGuard products.
Businesses in the dark: Disconnect in cybersecurity culture and cyber resilience
"A core ingredient to being cyber ready involves empowering business leaders to minimise business down-time, while responding to a cyberattack at the same time."
Microsoft IE vulnerability to go unpatched until mid-Feb
A blog post from security vendor ESET has outlined the risk of the zero-day for those who are still using the relic browser of internet-past.
Redscan recognised with CREST accreditation for SOC
Redscan has received accreditation from CREST for its Security Operations Centre (SOC), confirming its place among top security providers.
Talend hires its first global CISO, Anne Hardy
Talend’s new chief information security officer Anne Hardy says she’s looking forward to driving security priorities within the company as its scales to new heights.
Weak passwords continue to give cyber crims access to personal information
New research highlights the continuing issue of weak passwords, revealing that 30% of ransomware infections in 2019 were due to passwords.
VMware eyes AI-based network analytics through Nyansa buyout
The addition of Nyansa’s capabilities in artificial intelligence and machine learning will complement VMware’s existing network and security portfolio.
Kaspersky enjoys three-digit growth in Southeast Asia for 2019
Our 2019 enterprise results clearly proves more and more enterprise stakeholders in the region believe in our expertise and capability to secure their systems and networks."
WhiteHawk delivers cybersecurity amid heightened threats
Nation-state attacks have targeted telecommunications and internet service providers, government organisations, and other institutions globally.
Check Point report highlights latest cyber-threats worldwide
28% of all organisations worldwide were impacted by malicious multi-purpose botnets, while the rise of 20% of incident response cases were targeted ransomware attack.
OPPO partners with bug bounty company HackerOne
With over 320 million monthly active users of OPPO’s ColorOS, and a rapidly expanding online presence, cybersecurity is top of mind for the mobile phone manufacturer.
Kaspersky named top dog in Canalys channel satisfaction report
The company was named the top cybersecurity vendor for channel satisfaction after achieving the highest overall rating against 10 others.
ExtraHop outlines strong growth in 2019 - expects bumper year ahead
ExtraHop has expects to 2020 to be hot on the heels of a bumper year in 2019, with US$150 million in bookings and more than 40% year-on-year growth under its belt.
Google adds iPhone capability to Advanced Protection Program
iPhone users are now able to use their phones to sign up to Google’s Advanced Protection Program, using the iPhone’s built-in security key technology.
Are they spying? Young people wary of virtual assistants
Privacy and security fears put young people off using virtual assistants for customer services
Veritas: PCs running Windows 7 vulnerable to ransomware
"It's vital that the organisations that rely on Windows 7 are aware of the risks and what they need to mitigate them."
Sophos launches Intercept X for mobile
New security for Chrome OS and mobile threat defence for Android and iOS devices protects users from new fleeceware applications uncovered by SophosLabs.
Top internet outages of 2019 - ThousandEyes
The most significant of these outages took place over the northern hemisphere summer and disrupted nearly every top tech company in some fashion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veeam to be acquired for massive US$5 billion
Insight Partners will acquire Swiss cloud data management vendor Veeam. Co-founders step down from the Board.
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."
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.
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."
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."
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.
Collaborating for better big data insights – IXUP
The true value of data is revealed when insights are gained through a collaborative approach, where organisations and partners choose to connect their data sources.