Cybersecurity and threat news for Europe, the Middle East & Africa
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Cybercrime remains a major barrier to cloud adoption in EMEA
While cloud adoption continues its steady march in EMEA, a new survey has revealed the recent spate of cyberattacks has thrown a spanner in the works.
Hacking of national security projects highlights importance of patching
The recent release of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) 2017 report revealed a small breach – with massive implications.
Cybersecurity still not top priority despite 85% businesses being breached
Recent research reveals that cybersecurity is still taking a backseat despite the vast majority of businesses experiencing a breach in recent times.
Expert says Germany’s ‘hack back’ proposal is a slippery slope
German intelligence has urged to be granted legal authority to ‘hack back’ in the event of international cyberattacks - is it the right idea though?
How North Korea’s nuclear aggression masks a deeper threat
According to Carbon Black's national security strategist, the rogue nation has been carrying out a stealth campaign that threatens even worse mayhem.
Russian hackers steal from US government again – expert says US at fault
Piers Wilson says that in some ways, it is genuinely shocking that the NSA has allowed a contractor to expose vital US cyber-defence data like this.
Report finds email is the go-to weapon in hackers’ arsenals
Symantec has revealed malicious emails are on the rise, racking up over US$5 billion and costing businesses more than $115,000 a year.
Yahoo's colossal security breach - experts give their opinions
Yahoo's latest news of a breach of 3m accounts is certainly nothing to cheer about, but experts from the industry give their insights on the matter.
Study reveals boardroom to be chink in cybersecurity armour
Leadership and board of director teams are proving to be the weak link in cybersecurity for organisations, according to new research from ISACA.
2017 Equifax breach: Impact and lessons learned
Digital Shadows VP, Rick Holland discusses the recent breach, its impact to Equifax and what other organisations can learn from it.
Europol: Legislation overhaul needed as cybercrime is ‘unprecedented’
A new report from Europol has revealed cybercrime is running rampant with ransomware reigning supreme - and a crackdown on criminals is essential.
ForeScout and CyberArk announce partnership - and new solution
"This is a powerful partnership that will directly benefit our customers by integrating multiple security solutions."
New data logging service allows actionable cybersecurity insights
Palo Alto's new service is for machine learning & advanced analytics in order to correlate potential threats & prevent successful cyber breaches.
Hackers steal data through ‘easy back door’ in massive Deloitte breach
In just the last few weeks we’ve had three major breaches go public, and experts say this one could have been easily prevented.
VASCO and Nuvias expand agreement from two EMEA countries to 21
The rapid rise of cybercrime has been one of the main drivers in the expansion of this existing distributor agreement.
More than a quarter of UK councils infected with ransomware
Barracuda Networks says the public sector’s digital transformation is actually putting citizen data at risk.
Businesses paid $301 million to ransomware hackers last year
Datto has revealed the results of its latest study of ransomware around the world that are concerning to say the very least.
England’s second largest police force still reliant on vulnerable Windows XP
The Greater Manchester police have revealed more than one in five of its computers are still running an OS that has been unsupported since 2014.
The rise of ransomware and how businesses can prevent it from happening
The Digital Shadows CEO delves into one of the main tactics behind extortion - ransomware - and how businesses can defend themselves.
First half of 2017 sees 164% increase in stolen or compromised records
There were 918 data breaches that led to a staggering 1.9 billion records being compromised around the world in the first half of 2017 alone.
US Govt & Kaspersky in dispute over cyberespionage claims
The fiasco comes after DHS suspected a link between Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence that could potentially risk US national security.
6 months under siege: the malware story so far in 2017
Maya Horowitz, Threat Intelligence Group Manager at Check Point explores the major trends in global malware attacks during the first half of 2017.
Equifax data breach: The end of cybersecurity as we know it
One of the single largest data breaches in history was disclosed last week by the credit reporting giant, Equifax - here are three implications.
Expert spells out how businesses can 'block the spears'
There is no doubt about it, but spear-phishing is big business in 2017 - Menlo Security's Jason Steer explains how businesses can protect themselves.