42% Rise in Companies Reporting Attacks Attributed to Foreign Governments in 2019

Radware®, a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, released its 2019-2020 Global Application & Network Security Report. The report found that more than one in four respondents attribute attacks against their organisation to cyberwarfare or nation-state activity. In 2018, 19% of organisations believed they were attacked by a nation-state. That figure increased to 27% in 2019. Companies in North America were... more Read more »

Acronis Named Official Cyber Protection Partner of the San Diego Padres

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced a technology partnership with an American professional baseball team, the San Diego Padres. Under the multi-year agreement, Acronis will provide innovative cyber protection solutions designed to safeguard data and optimize data workflows to improve the team’s performance both on and off the field. Read more »

Kroll Expands Cyber Risk Practice in Asia Pacific with Acquisition of RP Digital Security

Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, a global leader in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security and incident response solutions, today announced that it has expanded its cyber security offerings with the acquisition of RP Digital Security, a Singapore-headquartered leader in computer forensic investigations, digital security and eDiscovery services. Read more »

Mastercard Acquires RiskRecon to Enhance Cybersecurity Capabilities

Mastercard today announced an agreement to acquire RiskRecon, a leading provider of artificial intelligence and data analytics solutions to support companies in protecting their cyber systems and infrastructure. In a rapidly evolving digital world, cybercrime is a pertinent threat to business. Large-scale data breaches and ransomware attacks place billions of records at risk each year, jeopardizing consumer trust. Read more »

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Makes Nearly 40% of All Cyber Attacks in 2019

Cyber-attacks have targeted nearly 75 percent of large companies across Europe and North America over the last twelve months. Read more »

Welsh Law Firm CJCH Working With Students to Fight Global Piracy

Software piracy is a global industry worth more than £34 billion. Now a Welsh legal firm is teaming up with the academic sector in this country to develop the skills required to fight back. CJCH is a Welsh business of over 140 employees, with offices in London and Bristol, but the firm’s Cardiff headquarters is the centre of its anti-piracy operations, and the platform for its partnerships with academia in Wales to give students here the... more Read more »

F-Secure finds major vulnerabilities in popular wireless presentation system

Consultants with cyber security provider F-Secure have discovered several exploitable vulnerabilities in a popular wireless presentation system. Attackers can use the flaws to intercept and manipulate information during presentations, steal passwords and other confidential information, and install backdoors and other malware.    Read more »

Smart lock’s security issues leave open doors for attackers

Consultants with cyber security provider F-Secure have discovered an exploitable design flaw with a smart lock that attackers can use to easily pick the device. The lock’s inability to receive firmware updates means the flaw cannot be fully fixed, highlighting the difficulties faced by manufacturers and consumers with securing the new internet-connected devices hitting the market. Read more »

Acronis Acquires 5nine to Add Unified Cloud Management and Security Tools to its Solution Portfolio for Managed Service Providers

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced the acquisition of 5nine, a global provider of Microsoft Hyper-V and Azure cloud management and security solutions. As part of the agreement, 5nine will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Acronis. Read more »

How to Steal $1 Million by Email: Check Point Researchers Detail Million-dollar Fraud Against Chinese VC Firm

Researchers at leading cyber-security company Check Point have revealed how Chinese hackers were able to steal $1 million from a Chinese venture capital firm through a simple but convincing business email compromise (BEC) scam.    The $1M was seed funding that was intended for an Israeli start-up company.  Neither the VC nor the start-up suspected anything was wrong, until the start-up realized they hadn’t received the funding. Both sides then... more Read more »

Finland Becomes the First European Country to Certify Safe Smart Devices – new Cybersecurity Label Helps Consumers Buy Safer Products

The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom has today launched a Cybersecurity label. The label guarantees to consumers that the labelled devices have basic information security features. The Cybersecurity label can be awarded to networking smart devices if the devices meet the certification criteria, which are based on EN 303 645. With the label, Traficom aims to raise consumer awareness of information security and the safe use of... more Read more »

Data breaches and account takeovers top worries as consumers prepare for the biggest online shopping season ever

A majority of U.S. consumers plan to do most of their holiday shopping online for the first time ever,* yet a new survey** from cyber security provider F-Secure finds that most internet users remain concerned about their exposure to cyber crime. The survey of shoppers highlighted 3 major trends among American consumers: Read more »

Protecting Users Against ‘leakage’ of Private Information from Websites They Are Browsing is at the Heart of New South Australian Research, Which Aims to Reduce the Risk of Cyber Attack.

The research will focus on microarchitectural threats where attackers can read or ‘sample’ data to potentially steal information. University of Adelaide cyber security expert Dr Yuval Yarom is leading the research, which aims to identify weak points in web-browsers that can leak private or sensitive information. “Whenever you visit a website, that website runs a programme on your computer,” Dr Yarom said. “If you visit multiple websites,... more Read more »

F-Secure’s new research: Why AI will be Inhuman

Cyber security provider F-Secure has launched a new research project to further develop the decentralized artificial intelligence (AI) mechanisms currently used in its detection and response technologies. The initiative, dubbed Project Blackfin, aims to leverage collective intelligence techniques, such as swarm intelligence, to create adaptive, autonomous AI agents that collaborate with each other to achieve common goals. Read more »

Threats and hacks were cybersecurity’s greatest driving force over the last 25 years, say respondents to Infosecurity Europe poll

Evolving threats and hacks have had the biggest impact on moving the cybersecurity industry forward in the last 25 years, according to 39 percent of respondents to a social media poll conducted by Infosecurity Europe– Europe’s number one information security event, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year. Read more »

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