The top four cloud IT security misconfigurations and how to fix them
Thankfully, there are some effective steps that can be taken to overcome four of the most common security issues, thereby reducing the attack surface.
Emerging technologies present big opportunities – but know the risks
Cybersecurity teams preferring human results shows mistrust in AI
Internet infrastructure strained as demand for servers surges 30%
ForgeRock appoints new execs to lead IAM growth
Apple rolls out new App Store restrictions in response to COVID-19
Kiwi businesses urged to double down on cybersecurity
D-Link Covr Mesh Wi-Fi System incorporates McAfee protection
As more people start working from home, Wi-Fi blackspots hinder productively and limit the choice of locations in the home for use as an office space.
Kaspersky named one of the top 100 global innovators
For the second year, it made the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovator list by Clarivate Analytics, which includes giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google.
72% of all mobile malware is adware - report
The report also reveals that adware is a rising problem, with its share among all Android malware types having increased by 38% in the past year alone.
Cyber threats, rising costs, cloud integration - Dell reveals data trends
Results from Dell's Global Data Protection Index indicate the advances in data technologies, while potentially lucrative, also present significant issues for organisations.
Zero trust security gaining momentum as a cybersecurity model
The model is centred on the belief that organisations should not automatically trust anything inside or outside its perimeters and instead must verify anything trying to connect to its systems before granting access, according to CSO.
VPN service sees 165% growth in users as remote working ramps up
Remote collaboration tools, virtual meeting software as well as VPNs are all seeing growth due to a surge in remote working.
Cybercriminals prey on healthcare panic to spread malware
Cybercriminals are now using fake HIV test results to spread their malicious phishing attacks, as they move quickly to cash in on healthcare scares in the wake of COVID-19 Coronavirus.
IoT devices more at risk of cyber attack than ever - report
Among the most disturbing discoveries: 98% of all IoT device traffic is unencrypted, exposing personal and confidential data on relevant networks.
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Whether you're interested in threat reports, solutions, or webinars - Fortinet's vast resources are essential reading.
How our publisher harnessed machine learning to overhaul Techday websites
Our publisher, Sean Mitchell, went to CoderSchool in Ho Chi Minh City to learn how to implement machine learning into Techday.
New stalkerware tech wreaking havoc on personal privacy
Stalkerware, which tracks and stalks victims using their own devices, is not a new concept but researchers at Kaspersky have found a new sample of it, which it says supersedes all previously found software.
Microsoft takes down malicious botnet after years of tracking
The botnet, called Necurs, gained control of the computers using malware and used them to commit crimes remotely.
SailPoint rolls out cloud governance solutions for a multi-cloud world
SailPoint has added new cloud governance solutions to the SailPoint Predictive Identity Platform for IaaS cloud platforms, resources and workloads.
The fascinating round trip of a Kiwi IBM partner
The story of how a Kiwi company was successful in Australia and now returning full circle to NZ.
WatchGuard to acquire Panda Security
Once the integration is complete, customers and partners will have access to a security platform that bridges the network and user perimeter.
NordPass releases new features on the back of extensive audit
NordPass has launched new features for PCs and mobiles, including the ability to share passwords, as well as new mobile features and native apps.
Privacy Bill will mandate more transparency in Kiwi businesses - OPC
“Privacy is about being transparent and clear with customers and protecting their personal information. It’s about telling people what you’re collecting and what you’re going to do with it."
StorageCraft ‘doubles down’ on channel engagement
The 100% channel company has announced a series of initiatives and a new global sales head to improve its momentum globally.
COVID-19: Surfshark joins growing list of companies offering free services
The VPN service has recently announced its intention to offer free six-month subscriptions for small businesses, as more countries tighten quarantine measures and finances become strained.
Frost & Sullivan delves deep into authentication
rost & Sullivan examines the considerations an organisation must take into account when formulating its authentication strategy.
Four IoT giants team up for security solution
Thales, Telstra, Microsoft and Arduino partner to deliver cellular network-based scalable trust for easy-to-deploy IoT applications.
ManageEngine launches suite of enterprise security solutions
The new solutions allow security teams to supervise remote sessions which are providing access to critical systems, says ManageEngine.
Worrying gap in local consumer cybersecurity savvy
New research shows A/NZ consumers feel clued in, but there’s clear room for improvement in their education and tools.
Phishing cases explode as attackers prey on coronavirus fears
Attackers, ever the opportunists, are capitalising on COVID-19, pushing phishing lures and establishing newly-registered coronavirus-related domains.
A better way to budget for SIEM services during times of rapid growth
It’s worth spending time to review your current SIEM charging agreement and considering whether shifting to an unlimited processing model might work for your organisation.
Acronis steps up protection offering for businesses
The company aims to provide a secure collaboration environment for remote workers.
New VP of engineering for Malwarebytes
Hyder is tasked with driving product development, innovation strategy, technical vision, and cloud operations.
Techday introduces RemoteWorkerTech Asia site
This is a new site dedicated to covering the latest technology, expert opinions and trends around remote working.
New joint offering looks to secure medical IoT
Forescout has entered into a strategic partnership with Medigate with the intention of reducing the risk of medication Internet of Things devices.
'We are in a permanent state of cyber warfare' say 88% of IT pros
“Powerful attack methods, like establishing backdoors with machine identities, are now available as commodity malware, making it harder for security professionals to defend against these attacks.”
Interview: Barracuda decision-makers discuss public cloud security
Last month, Barracuda released a report outlining the security barriers organisations must overcome to adopt the public cloud, as studies reveal that security was the top concern for such organisations.
Scammers using Bitcoin, sextortion to take advantage of Coronavirus fears
As people's fear and desire to do something about COVID-19 is dominating the news, it is also being exploited in every way by online criminals.
Case study: 40% of password managers vulnerable to breach
Two of five password managers tested by researchers from the University of York were fooled by a fake app into giving away a password.
BlackBerry offers comms solutions free for 60 days
BlackBerry Desktop, SecuSUITE for Government, AtHoc and Protect are all available for enterprises in need of secure communications.
Don't wait for a breach - modernise authentication now
Learn more about the critical elements of any access decision.
Acronis appoints security veteran as chairman of the board
Bonvanie is the executive vice president of strategic accounts at Palo Alto Networks and has been a member of the Acronis Board of Directors since 2014.
A/NZ firms fail to detect technical issues - until customers report them
A PagerDuty survey says that 42% of firms only uncover major technology issues from their customers.
HP announces three new security solutions for remote workers
HP says over 80% of home office routers have been found to be vulnerable to potential cyberattacks, and 90% of PC infections originate from email attachments.
It’s time for firms' cybersecurity credentials to take centre stage
leading enterprise database was also used to identify whether each company had a chief information security officer (CISO) or a chief security officer (CSO). The results proved extremely interesting…
CompTIA absorbs cybersecurity info-sharing group
“There is great interest from managed service providers and other organisations to be part of an information-sharing body dedicated to cybersecurity, the global MSP community and its customers.”
HP CEO: "Please stay safe" during coronavirus outbreak
“The entire HP leadership team and I are ready to support you in the coming weeks and months. Do not hesitate to reach out to us or our teams at any time.”
Interview: LogRhythm's Simon Howe on AI and cybersecurity
The vice president of APAC sales for LogRhythm talks to Techday about user and entity behaviour analytics, and how AI and ML can revolutionise responses to cyber threats.