Cybersecurity and threat news for Europe, the Middle East & Africa
Varonis updates data security offering
Version 7.0 of the Varonis Data Security Platform features new cloud and threat detection and response capabilities.
Can you spot the phish? Google's quiz puts you to the test
The quiz may not be as clear-cut as you think - but that's exactly why you should do it.
London coworking space teams with Global Cyber Alliance
A London-based coworking space is about to become a major cybersecurity innovation hub and a primary UK landing pad for security challenge winners.
Comms providers hit by most DDoS attacks in Q3 2018
New data indicates attackers preyed on the large attack surface of ASN-level communications service providers with a ‘bit-and-piece’ approach.
Check Point launches hyperscale network security solution
With Check Point Maestro, organisations can scale up their existing Check Point security gateways on demand.
Should AI technology determine the necessity for cyber attack responses?
Fujitsu has developed an AI that supposedly automatically determines whether action needs to be taken in response to a cyber attack.
Trend Micro’s telecom security solution certified as VMware-ready
Certification by VMware allows communications service providers who prefer or have already adopted VMware vCloud NFV to add network security services from Trend Micro.
Frost & Sullivan honours Honeywell's IIoT value creation
Frost & Sullivan has awarded Honeywell with the 2018 Global Customer Value Leadership Award for its work protecting industrial internet of things (IIoT) customers.
Top cybersecurity threats of 2019 – Carbon Black
Carbon Black chief cybersecurity officer Tom Kellermann combines his thoughts with those of Carbon Black's threat analysts and security strategists.
Google's €50m fine a wake up call for big data analytics
Data analytics are essential to company growth, competitive differentiation, and innovation. But there’s now a huge challenge.
UK security startup Barac sets sights on America
“Malware hidden in encrypted traffic is one of the biggest threats organisations are facing today,” says new EVP global sales.
Ping Identity CTO’s cybersecurity predictions for 2019
“Our borderless world provides unprecedented freedom and convenience, but also breeds a whole new set of cybersecurity risks and concerns.”
Facebook cracks down Ukraine-based fake accounts
Facebook has stamped out two massive fake account networks that appeared to originate from Russia and the Ukraine.
Expert comment: Google fined US$57mil for GDPR breaches
The committee examining the breaches found two types of breaches of the GDPR.
Report: How IT Is responding to digital disruption and innovation
Today “every company is in the software business" to get a competitive edge, and this survey reveals how app dev is affecting IT teams.
Whitepaper: How to secure your data in a remote world
Gartner predicts that 80% of worker tasks will take place on a mobile device by 2020.
Whitepaper: Three quick ways security teams can unlock the executive budget
Boards and Executives who normally approve funding for IT Security speak the language of ROI, NPV, etc.
Whitepaper: How Philips drives security and privacy in healthcare
Personal data within healthcare records is most valuable, as it can be used, for example, for various malicious purposes.
A10 Networks’ four cloud security predictions for 2019
While many companies had previously been afraid of making the move, new advances in cloud security have reduced the number of successful cyber attacks.
McAfee Gartner Customers’ Choice for Secure Web Gateway
“We take great pride in being recognised by our customers on Gartner Peer Insights, and their willingness to recommend McAfee Web Gateway technology”
Carbon Black: What does cybersecurity have in store for 2019?
Tom Kellerman has shared five insights for the year ahead, including a particularly bold one.
Banish those Monday blues with proper email security
Jason Howells discusses how MSPs can avoid languishing in melancholy with effective email security.
McAfee customer choice for Cloud Access Security
“This is the second time that McAfee has been named... and we believe this demonstrates our ability to stay ahead of the pack.”
A photo still enough to defeat face unlock of many phones
Despite almost all smartphone manufacturers bragging about just how secure their ‘face unlock’ feature is, a new study has found many models wanting in security.
Remember ransomware? The threat is still very real
“In a nutshell, cybercriminals are less focused on volume and more focused on value."
Hands-on review: The Ekster Wallet protects your cards against RFID attacks
For some time now, I’ve been protecting my credit cards with tinfoil. The tinfoil hat does attract a lot of comments, but thanks to Ekster, those days are now happily behind me.
Whitepaper: DNS security for dummies
This whitepaper explores the fundamentals of DNS security and outlines some of the major threats you'll face.
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."
Achieving cyber resilience in the telco industry - Accenture
Whether hackers are motivated by greed, or a curiosity to assess a telco’s weaknesses; the interconnected nature of the industry places it in a position of increased threat
Huawei founder publically denies spying allegations
“After all the evidence is made public, we will rely on the justice system.”
How to tackle cyber threats in your home
How should you start securing your devices? The company has provided tips for actions you can take across social media, home routers, TVs, and many more.
LogRhythm announces eight cybersecurity predictions for 2019
LogRhythm’s predictions paint a sombre picture for the state of cybersecurity in 2019.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
DigiCert's QuoVadis acquisition extends PKI expertise in EU
DigiCert has now officially completed its acquisition of QuoVadis Group from Swiss security firm WISeKey International.
Cofense launches MSSP program to provide phishing defence for SMBs
SMBs are highly susceptible to phishing attacks, and often lack the resources necessary to stop advanced threats
Encryption app to help travellers secure their devices
"One of the things we wanted to ensure is that when you say you cannot get your data, it is true."
Facebook ban serves as stern warning for marketing firms
Facebook has banned a digital marketing group in the Philippines from its platform after the agency allegedly violated spam and misrepresentation policies.
Digitally transform or fall behind - 3 key points to remember
In this report Unisys details three key areas focus on when implementing a successful digital transformation as with every opportunity comes risk.
How to successfully phase out legacy physical security systems
Legacy physical security systems often create a cumbersome and difficult environment for those that need to make use of them.
Stay online: Protect yourself against DNS attacks
DNS attacks are some of the fastest-growing attack vectors – but what are those attackers after and what damage can they inflict?
Can your vulnerability assessments protect your organisation?
33% of enterprises surveyed are at a low maturity, conducting only limited assessments of selected assets.
Avoid underutilising office space with optimisation solutions
Facility managers and security professionals need a real-time view of how their workforce interacts with a building.
Palo Alto says supply chain is cybersecurity’s weakest link
The supply chain creates a hole that cybercriminals can exploit by first infiltrating the partner.
Product review: LogRhythm CloudAI a revolutionary tool
SANS has provided an independent review of a new AI analytics solution designed to rescue businesses 'drowning in data' from SIEM platforms.
Cybercrime could cost companies US$5.2tril over next five years – survey
New research from Accenture found that only 30% of organisations are very confident in internet security.
Twitter says sorry about Android bug that lasted four years
Users of Twitter's Android platform may want to review their privacy settings.
Enterprise mobile security: How to get the balance right
Today, neither restricting productivity nor accepting tremendous mobile security risk is a viable option. Mobile threats are prevalent and dangerous.
IoT breaches: Nearly half of businesses still can’t detect them
The Internet of Thing’s (IoT’s) rapid rise to prominence may have compromised its security, if a new report from Gemalto is anything to go by.
Whitepaper: How physical access control got where it is today
Despite the enhanced security and convenience that comes from newer options, many organisations are still using outdated and vulnerable access control technology.
Datto names new CEO as founder steps back
Austin McChord continues as a board member as the former president and COO takes over as CEO.
The CISO view on DevOps: How to protect privileged access in the cloud
While security strategies should address privileged access and the risk of unsecured secrets and credentials, they should also closely align with DevOps culture and methods.
Endace joins IBM Security app exchange community
EndaceProbe Network Analytics Platform captures, indexes, and stores network traffic while hosting a variety of network security and performance monitoring applications.
Experts comment on record 772mil-user data breach
Dubbed “Collection #1”, the data set contains emails and passwords with over a billion unique combinations of email addresses and passwords.
Are you building (or breaking) digital trust?
Business leaders can wait and be forced to respond to market change, or they can embrace digital and lead market change themselves.
Update: Huawei fires employee accused of espionage
The Huawei arrest saga continues as another Huawei employee faces up to 10 years in jail after a recent arrest in Poland.
Internet issues, phishing emails top SMEs' tech concerns
A survey of UK small businesses has found that many are concerned about how internet-related issues could affect their business in 2019.
Cisco Talos releases PyLocky ransomware decryptor - but there's a catch
The free decryption tool for Windows users won’t work for everyone.
The 3 essential elements to consider with SaaS security
Speed, ease of use, and low capital expenses are just some of the factors driving the continued growth in SaaS security adoption.
Report on SingHealth breach condemns poor security practices
The 2018 Singapore SingHealth data breach was poorly managed and riddled with vulnerabilities from the start.
Half of companies unable to detect IoT device breaches
A Gemalto study also shows that the of blockchain technology to help secure IoT data, services and devices has doubled in a year.
Oracle Java Card update boosts security for IoT devices
"Java Card 3.1 is very significant to the Internet of Things, bringing interoperability, security and flexibility to a fast-growing market currently lacking high-security and flexible edge security solutions."
Tesla wants people to hack its Model 3
Tesla is offering white hat hackers what could be the chance of a lifetime – the opportunity to hack one of its Model 3 vehicles.
Hillstone CTO's 2019 security predictions
Hillstone Networks CTO Tim Liu shares what key developments could be expected in the areas of security compliance, cloud, security, AI and IoT.
Whitepaper: The risks of mobility and how security teams can counter them
Enterprise risk management needs to evolve to address mobile risks, and security professionals must architect mobile-specific security.
Data centre cybersecurity actions that most people overlook
Schneider’s Steven Carlini discusses ways to improve data centre cybersecurity that most people don’t think of until it’s too late.
Case Study: Infoblox protects the network that hosts City University’s curriculum
After recovering from a ransomware attack, City University began to work with Infoblox to bring its network security to the next level.
Experian, Audiens team for Italian data insights
Information services provider Experian and data management firm Audiens are partnering to drive insight from data on the Italian market.
Malware downloader on the rise in Check Point’s latest Threat Index
Organisations continue to be targeted by cryptominers, despite an overall drop in value across all cryptocurrencies in 2018.