22 billion records exposed from breaches in 2020 — report
The research also found that 35% of the breaches recorded by Tenable were caused by ransomware attacks, while 14% of breaches stemmed from email compromises.
Check Point exposes Android malware vendor using dark net to rebrand products
5G flaws allow criminals to steal data, cut access to the web
The best DDoS protection depends on the use case
WatchGuard report tracks rise of network attacks in Q3
Sophos unveils new open AI developments to sharpen defenses against cyberattacks
Emotet remains leading malware in global threat index
Quantea and Attivo Networks launch joint network security solution
"Attivo and Quantea together provide advanced, real-time, in-network threat detection and improved incident response."
The current state of ransomware — and its future
Discoveries made by analysts at Sophos have unearthed a new development: ransomware code appears to have been shared across ‘families’, and some of the ransomware groups seemed to work in collaboration more than in competition with one another.
New research reveals evolving tactics attackers use to trick victims
"Attackers prefer to use COVID-19 in their less targeted scamming attacks that focus on fake cures and donations."
Scammers target victims using COVID vaccine news
Security experts are warning consumers to watch for phishing attempts linked to vaccine news.
Cybersecurity spending to increase following SolarWinds hacking
Hackers breached software provider SolarWinds, directly infecting the company’s Orion software as well as several local, state and federal agencies.
The top search terms from IT execs in 2020
Covid, cybersecurity and operating models were amongst the most searched terms by IT executives in 2020, according to the analyst firm.
Hackers in your bedroom: Hackers targeting smart sex toys
A group of researchers reported vulnerabilities in an internet-enabled male chastity cage.
2020 saw a surge in detected malicious files — Kaspersky
Kaspersky detected more trojans, backdoors and worms than last year, representing an overall 5.2% increase in detected malicious files year-on-year.
APAC consumers say firms' social media reputation matters
If a crisis unfolded, 38% would stop using an organisation’s products if they were caught up in a crisis that spilled online.
Ministry of Health successfully completes COVID-19 tracing technology trial
The New Zealand Ministry of Health, the New Zealand Government's principal advisor on health and disability, completed the community-led Bluetooth contact tracing technology trial in Rotorua.
A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Many significant cybersecurity events have occurred since the year 2000 — not every one of them ‘firsts’, but all of them correlating with a change in security behaviour or protection.
SOC as a Service market on the up, driven by greater focus on security
The global System On a Chip (SOC) as a Service market is set to reach US$676.8 million by 2026, according to a new study from Valuates Reports.
PDI acquires Cybera and ControlScan MSS to protect against security threats
The acquisition complements PDI's existing industry-focused cloud product strategy, bringing customers a fully managed, cloud-based network security solution, the company states.
How the editorial team works at Techday: Our tips for you
Preparing your releases in a particular way will not only make our lives easier, but improve the chances of your lead being picked among the masses.
Alibaba Cloud and LGMS tackle hybrid and multi-cloud security
Alibaba Cloud and LGMS, a cybersecurity consulting company, are teaming up to tackle the challenge of security around digital transformation and hybrid cloud.
StorageCraft launches latest SMB data recovery solution
ShadowProtect SPX 7 is the next edition of the company's ShadowProtect offering, which is a SMB data recovery solution.
Fortinet promises free cybersecurity training until skills gap trend reverses
"We are committed to continue offering the entire catalogue of self-paced Network Security Expert training at no cost until we see the skills gap trend reverse."
Palo Alto’s NZ partner award winners announced
The Awards recognise partners whose business models have adapted to customers' needs and delivered excellence.
Dark net vendors wanting Bitcoin payments for unverified COVID-19 vaccines
As the medicines are being offered on the dark net, purchasers have no way of knowing whether they are genuine, according to Check Point.
Red Hat to acquire Kubernetes-native security provider StackRox
Red Hat will further expand its security offering, adding StackRox's complementary capabilities to strengthen integrated security across its open hybrid cloud portfolio.
Trend Micro unveils world first cloud-native file storage security
"The explosion of cloud-based file and object storage presents a new attack vector for threat actors to target with malicious files."
Kaspersky discovers COVID-19 research related cyber threats
Kaspersky researchers have identified two APT incidents that targeted entities related to COVID-19 research - a Ministry of Health body and a pharmaceutical company.
QNAP launches new desktop smart edge PoE switch
Includes 16 x 30-watt Gigabit PoE ports, 2 x 2.5GbE host management ports, Intel J4125 quad-core 2.0 GHz processor, and 4 x 3.5-inch SATA drive bays.
Top security threats for 2021
2021 will see several themes develop into full blown security threats, many of them borne from the struggles of pandemic-stricken 2020, writes Wontok head of technology Mick Esber.
McAfee names ThreatQ innovation partner of the year
ThreatQuotient has been named McAfee Global Security Innovation Alliance Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year.
Palo Alto Networks advances attack surface management with Expanse
"By integrating Expanse's attack surface management capabilities into Cortex after closing, we will be able to offer the first solution that combines the outside view of an organisation's attack surface with an inside view to proactively address all security threats."
New year, time to update your passwords
The most popular passwords of 2020 were easy-to-guess number combinations, such as 123456, the word password, qwerty, iloveyou, and other uncomplicated options.
Online gaming a 'hotbed' for DDoS attacks — report
The latency and availability issues present in online gaming, in particular, presented an attractive target to attackers, in addition to the enduring popularity of gaming in the era of COVID-19.
Zscaler hires Steve Singer as new A/NZ country manager
Joining from Talend, where he held the similar role of A/NZ country manager, Singer will be charged with continuing Zscaler’s growth of its cloud security solutions for private and public sector enterprises.
BackupAssist partners with Wasabi for greater cyber-resilience
This partnership provides customers with an up to 80% less expensive solution that is faster than the competition for achieving enterprise-grade cyber-resilience, the company states.
Christmas tech gifts pose cybersecurity risks - ProofPoint
Fraudsters are targeting last-minute Christmas shoppers via email and hackers are targeting electronic devices that feature on many wish lists.
Cyberattacks on healthcare organisations "out of control" - Check Point
There has been a 45% increase in cyberattacks on healthcare organisations worldwide in the last two months, making healthcare the most targeted industry by cyber criminals.
Cybersecurity strategies must involve every part of the organisation - study
In the past year, a third of the breaches incorporated social engineering techniques and the cost of a breach caused by a human error averaged to $3.33 million.
Telcos plagued by DNS attacks, but budgets should focus elsewhere
“What is most attacked, or hardest to defend, is not always the same."
COVID sees 400% surge in cyber crime
"The current global pandemic has restrained the world, creating a perfect environment for cybercriminals to flourish."
Gartner names Zscaler the only leader in Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways
"Legacy technology is an inhibitor to digital transformation."
Swann home security kit recognised for innovation
The new 4K NVR Enforcer Kit was named a 2021 CES Innovation Award Honouree.
Hornetsecurity acquires Altaro, the latest in acquisition spree
The move is a culmination of a medley of acquisitions made by Hornetsecurity recently, following the January 2019 acquisition of Spamina, a Spanish cloud email security company, as well as EveryCloud, its British market partner, in early 2020.