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More than 40% of ICS computers were attacked in H1 2018
Cyber attacks on industrial computers are considered to be an extremely dangerous threat as they cause material losses and production downtime for a whole system.
Botnet activity spreading multi-purpose malware tools
Cybercriminals who use botnets to conduct their attacks are shifting away from single-purpose malware .
DDoS attacks combining new and tried-and-true techniques
“DDoS attacks can be used as a smokescreen to steal money or to demand a ransom for calling off an attack.”
Cybercriminals reap benefits of cryptocurrency hype
Cybercriminals are reaping the benefits of the cryptocurrency hype, bringing in millions of dollars through fake exchanges and fake ICO offers.
IDC - APAC’s security services vendor Leaders and Players
IDC has released the results of its 2018 APAC vendor assessments for managed security services and threat lifecycle services.
Kaspersky Lab enters premium partnership with Synnex NZ
“Synnex has been in search for a premium security partner since we entered the New Zealand market in 2005.”
Kaspersky Lab partners with Singapore academic institutions on cybersecurity education
Kaspersky Lab will work with three Singapore academic institutions to support the development of cybersecurity education.
Kaspersky Lab appoints new general manager for Southeast Asia
“I’m excited to be a part of this company particularly at this time where cybersecurity is one of the most dynamic fields of ICT."
Kaspersky taps ex-Microsoft talent for APAC channel head role
Naina Parhar will be responsible for spearheading the company's local channel transformation.
Expert comment: Women shortage in cybersecurity needs addressing
A study has revealed that a minuscule 11 percent of the cybersecurity workforce are women - Kaspersky says this is attributing to the huge skills gap.
CASE STUDY: War on ransomware marching forward with Europol coalition
Authorities estimated global losses from ransomware in 2016 to be more than $200 billion - this coalition was formed to address this.
Kaspersky CEO rubbishes ‘false’ allegations of hacking from US media
It was only weeks ago when the US Government had been hacked again and blamed Kaspersky Labs - the cybersecurity company's CEO says they're false.
Kaspersky, Symantec, Cylance and ESET tops for endpoint protection
Kaspersky takes top honours in Gartner's Peer Insights Customer Choice Awards for EndPoint Protection Platforms awards.
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.
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.
ShadowPad exploit ‘one of the biggest’ APAC supply chain attacks
Several recent versions of NetSarang Server Management software were compromised by the ‘ShadowPad’ exploit.
Our lax attitude to passwords is 'leaving the front door open' to trouble
The humble password is still creating headaches for internet users across the world – and many people are still making bad password decisions.
DDoS: A decoy to the back door, survey finds
"56% of those surveyed believed DDoS attacks their companies had experienced were a smokescreen or decoy for other criminal activities."
Kaspersky Lab says "stay fearless and don’t pay the ransom!”
"From a consumer perspective, what’s really important is that ransomware is reported to law enforcement agencies to help fight this threat."
Proofpoint uncovers new MarsJoke ransomware, then Kaspersky finds the fix
"While it hasn't reached the scale of an average Locky attack, combined with the known targeting, this MarsJoke campaign is significant."
'Modern cities' may be smarter, but they're not much safer
'Modern cities' may make up thousands of different components that keep people safe and convenient, but they also come with huge vulnerabilities.
New contest to help get young people into cybersecurity careers
Kaspersky Labs has launched a global contest to get people into cybersecurity professions in response to growing cyber threats.
Android 6's security features prove no match for Gugi banking trojan
Android 6's security features are proving no match for the Gugi banking trojan, which has been able to slip past the platform's blocking mechanisms.
Ruthless cybercriminals are blackmailing & recruiting telecom 'insiders'
"If vacancies carrying your company name or data, start appearing on underground message boards, then somebody, somewhere has you in their sights."
Whitepaper: How to explain why IT security needs more budget
Do you want to convince your higher-ups that IT and security need more budget?
Whitepaper: The key to compliance is governing access to data
By implementing a governance-based approach to identity governance, companies can secure their organisation’s sensitive data.
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."
Review: Cut through the noise with AI-driven threat analytics
SANS has provided an independent review of a new AI analytics solution designed to rescue businesses 'drowning in data' from SIEM platforms.
The crucial guide to deploying a SIEM solution successfully
SIEM solutions have far-reaching benefits, but Gartner says there are a lot of factors to consider to avoid disaster - here's the company's guide.