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Southeast Asian govt firms targeted by Sowbug cyberespionage group
Southeast Asian and South American governments are under fire from a well-resourced cyberespionage group called Sowbug.
Lax mobile security attitudes put banking & finance sectors at risk
"There are many creative social engineering exploits that will fool even the most cautious financial executive."
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.
Big win for Microsoft as Symantec moves to Azure
Symantec will move its data servers to Microsoft Azure cloud – a key step in the company’s initiative to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy.
Symantec urges customers to replace SSL/TLS certificates before deadline
Symantec has been preparing its PKI and certificate-signing business for the handover to DigiCert in December.
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.
Warnings issued: ‘Hackable’ hospital syringes could be fatal
A skilled cybercriminal can hack the automated syringe from anywhere in the world to take over and control it to adjust dosages. Is the IoT worth it?
Mobile malware creation is now as easy as downloading an app
Mobile malware creation is as easy as downloading an app and potential criminals don’t even need to write a single line of code.
Symantec sells digital certificate business – good or bad for customers & partners?
Symantec has sold its digital certificate business to DigiCert - the question is what will be the implications? We talk to both sides to find out.
Kiwis flirt with trouble through our love of public WiFi – here's how VPNs can make us safer
Public WiFi is an irresistible concept. The internet is at your fingertips, often at no cost, and your Facebook is just a tap away.
Living off the land: How malware is on the verge of becoming fileless
‘Living off the land’ may at first sound like farms and vegetable patches, but it is quickly gaining a new meaning for cyber attackers and threats.
In depth: Symantec talks data privacy, Europe's GDPR & its major impact on A/NZ
“Some firms have a very low appreciation that the GDPR will apply here, and it will cost them if they stuff it up,” says Symantec's Brian Fletcher.
Symantec acquires Israeli threat isolation startup
Symantec is acquiring Fireglass in a deal designed to strengthen its cyber defence platform and extend its secure web gateway and email protection.
Australian CISOs say cloud compliance is one of the most stressful parts of the job
CISOs also believe that their own CEOs are undermining their organisation's internet security protocols.
Petya ransomworm's rapid spread: What the experts know right now
The Petya ransomware uses the EternalBlue exploit to not only infect files, but an entire system's drive. We get the latest from the experts.
Software AG appoints new vice president for Australia and New Zealand
The company introduces the appointment during a time when digital transformation is a top priority for many A/NZ enterprises.
Comodo snaps up former Symantec channel vets with more than 80 years experience
A team of digital certificate ‘channel veterans’ are now heading up the global efforts to accelerate innovation in Comodo’s partner program.
Symantec launches DLP solution that tracks data beyond company walls
Symantec has unveiled new technology that automatically encrypts and tracks data as it moves outside of managed environments.
In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination
Does it make you WannaCry? Experts from around the world comment on the ransomware's deadly attacks over the weekend, & if there's a way to stop it.
Updated: Red Education signs security training deal with Symantec, EC-Council & ForgeRock
IT training firm Red Education has signed deals with Symantec, EC-Council and ForgeRock to boost security training.
Criminals on a mission of ambition and disruption, says Symantec
Ransomware attackers are increasing their ransoms; more emails are containing malicious links; and disruption is the word of the day.
March saw rise in web attacks; but email malware and spam drop back
Symantec reports back on the latest threat statistics for March - email malware dipped, but web attacks are the biggest since 2016.
New product defends SMBs from cyber attacks - big opportunity for resellers
Attackers love the fact that SMBs often don’t see security as a priority. Now resellers can take advantage of Norton Security for Professionals.
Listen up: Android.Lockdroid.E ransomware makes victims speak out loud
Android users are being targeted in a new type of ransomware attack that uses speech recognition as the unlock code method.