Covid-19 sees rapid cloud adoption, rise in double-extortion ransomware
“We need to act now to stop this cyber pandemic spreading out of control."
WatchGuard rolls out updates to bring greater security to MSPs
WhiteHat: 50% of apps are vulnerable
Palo Alto Networks expands IoT security to healthcare
AppDynamics launches Cisco Secure Application to protect against vulnerabilities
Cyber-pandemic: The most notable cyber attacks of 2020
Ping Identity launches new verification service to reduce fraud
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."
40% of boards will have dedicated cybersecurity committees by 2025 — Gartner
“To ensure that cyber risk receives the attention it deserves, many boards of directors are forming dedicated committees that allow for discussion of cybersecurity matters in a confidential environment, led by someone deemed suitably qualified.”
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Financial account takeovers on the rise - Kaspersky
Every second fraudulent transaction in the finance industry during 2020 was an account takeover.
Asia Pacific FSIs pay $5.1 billion for breaching AML & data privacy
Financial institutions in Asia Pacific are paying a heavy price for not complying with some of the most common and widespread regulations designed to protect them and their customers.
Secureworks launches XDR security solution & MSSP program
Taegis is designed to expand the company’s threat detection and response capabilities.
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.
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.
More than 80% of APAC organisations suffered a cyber attack in 2020 - study
One fifth of organisations across the Asia Pacific were hit by at least seven cyber attacks in the past 12 months.
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."
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.
Three steps to a security-driven network for a stronger security posture
As the threat landscape continues to evolve and organisations stand to lose so much if they fall victim to an attack, it’s essential to ensure that security measures evolve in line with the network itself.
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.
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."
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.
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."
Microsoft, Facebook and PayPal most impersonated brands during phishing attacks
Microsoft has maintained its position as the brand most often found in phishing emails, followed by Facebook and PayPal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Women in tech: Equality journey not over
The idea of gender equality represents more than just physical bodies through doors. It is also the notion of perceptions, feelings, stereotypes and opportunity.
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.”
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.
Why strong authentication is passwordless in 2021
Passwordless authentication is not only good practice, it is also increasingly becoming a regulated standard. Here's why robust solutions, like True Passwordless Authentication, are the way of the future.
Architecting a robust customer identity and access management solution
The customer experience can make or break any organisation -
Imperva updates WAAP and Data Security offerings with emphasis on simplicity
New simplified subscription plans and security services have been designed to make it easier for businesses to protect critical assets from a growing volume of complex and automated threats.
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.
Jetstack's new flagship product brings security to cloud native platforms
“With Jetstack Secure our customers can see a detailed view of each cluster and an instant visual status of all workload certificates, including their association with Kubernetes resources."
Extortion, ransom-related DDoS attacks surged in 2020
There was a 154% increase in the number of cyber attacks between 2019 and 2020, with growth in ransom-related DDoS.
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."
Acronis empowers resellers and service providers with new cloud-focused #CyberFit Partner Programme
"Managed service providers played a major role in making that happen, and we want to help all of our partners take advantage of those opportunities."