Trend Micro adds cloud-native container security to Cloud One Services Platform
Designed to ease the security of container builds, deployments and runtime workflows, the new service helps developers accelerate innovation and minimise application downtime across Kubernetes environments.
Users pay with personal data - Kaspersky on WhatsApp move to share data with Facebook
Sophos Rapid Response puts out the ransomware fire
Top security threats for 2021
Entrust acquires HyTrust, with aim to improve data encryption solutions
Sophos named a Numbering Authority in CVE programme
PDI acquires Cybera and ControlScan MSS to protect against security threats
Emotet remains leading malware in global threat index
The malware has impacted 7% of organisations globally, following a spam campaign which targeted more than 100,000 users per day during the holiday season.
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.
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.
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.
Malware vendors look to marketing to spread Android RAT
What happens when an Android malware vendor teams up with a marketer? It turns out the answer is quite a lot.
Microsoft top targeted brand by cyber criminals in Q4 2020
In Q4, 43% of all brand phishing attempts related to Microsoft (up from 19% in Q3), as threat actors continued to try to capitalise on people working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave.
Scammers target victims using COVID vaccine news
Security experts are warning consumers to watch for phishing attempts linked to vaccine news.
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."
As digital transformation grows in A/NZ companies, misconceptions about their role in cloud security abound
While an 81% majority of A/NZ organisations are accelerating their digital transformation, a giant 99% of surveyed respondents say they believe their cloud security provider provides enough protection, according to a Trend Micro study.
Holistic web protection market to reach $3.63bn by 2025
Retail, banking and technology sectors are driving the global holistic web protection market, according to new findings from Frost and Sullivan.
Check Point uncovers live Linux attack, urges users to take action
“What we have identified is a live and ongoing cyber attack campaign targeting specific Linux users."
APAC secure content management market to hit $2.2 billion by 2024
The proliferation of cloud-based deployments will largely drive this, the report says, as the COVID-19 pandemic motivates more enterprises to move their workloads to the cloud and rely more on the internet.
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.
IT professionals destroying end-of-life hardware over fears of data breaches - report
IT directors are destroying end of life tech hardware as opposed to erasing its data out of fear of making a mistake and facing data breaches.
Swann home security kit recognised for innovation
The new 4K NVR Enforcer Kit was named a 2021 CES Innovation Award Honouree.
UPDATED: RBNZ ascribes data breach to third-party file sharing service
“The nature and extent of information that has been potentially accessed is still being determined, but it may include some commercially and personally sensitive information,” says RBNZ Governor.
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.
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.
Hackers in your bedroom: Hackers targeting smart sex toys
A group of researchers reported vulnerabilities in an internet-enabled male chastity cage.
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.
Demystifying 'zero trust' and its role in cybersecurity
The principle of ‘zero trust’ in cybersecurity is simple: Trust nothing, and verify everything.
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.
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.
SASE vs zero trust – or the best of both worlds
Zero trust and SASE work together by converging a least-privilege access strategy with an architecture that simplifies how highly distributed users, BYOD, and cloud resources are secured.
Telcos plagued by DNS attacks, but budgets should focus elsewhere
“What is most attacked, or hardest to defend, is not always the same."
Worldwide cybersecurity spending to increase 10% in 2021 — Canalys
This will contribute to a swelling of the valuation of the cybersecurity market, which is set to reach $60.2 billion this year.
How the editorial team works at Techday: Our tips for you
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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.
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.
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.
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.
CompTIA forms Cybersecurity Advisory Council, led by 16 security execs
The new body will be co-chaired by Tech Data director of security solutions Tracy Holtz, and Alvaka Networks chief operating officer and chief information security officer Kevin McDonald.
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.
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.
Kaseya announces unified RMM solution
The new unified remote monitoring and management solution is a major component of Kaseya VSA.
IronNet expands Asia Pacific presence with new strategic partnership
“The combination of M.Tech’s extensive network in Asia Pacific and our unparalleled expertise in threat intelligence and detection will help more enterprises across the region to proactively identify and take down known and unknown threats before they happen.”
The best DDoS protection depends on the use case
On-demand, always-on and hybrid models provide different services for different needs, writes Radware product marketing manager Eyal Arazi.
Check Point exposes Android malware vendor using dark net to rebrand products
Check Point security researchers have exposed an Android malware vendor using a marketer on the dark net to rebrand its products, with the intention of supercharging business and throwing off security vendors.
Cybercriminals leverage AI to sustain attacks on enterprises
What is less discussed is how cybercriminals are taking advantage of those very same technologies to automate their attacks, too.
LogRhythm buys out MistNet to bolster analytics capabilities
LogRhythm says its aim is to bring stronger levels of machine learning-based detection and response.
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 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."