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Compliance
OCEG survey shows demand for connected GRC systems
The survey also revealed that many organisations lack visibility and connected processes to manage the increased velocity and volume of risks. 
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Security vulnerabilities
New Qualys solution enables better vulnerability management
The new cloud-based solution gives insights into an organisation's risk posture along with the ability to use drag and drop workflows to orchestrate responses.
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Machine learning
Fortinet launches anti-risk service, powered by ML and automation
FortiRecon is a complete Digital Risk Protection Service offering that uses a combination of ML, automation capabilities and cybersecurity experts.
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Data Protection
Vectra AI launches Microsoft 365 posture management tool
Vectra AI has launched Vectra Protect, a posture management tool designed to find and mitigate security risks in Microsoft 365.
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Ponemon Institute
Email revealed to be riskiest channel for data loss
More than half (60%) of organisations experienced data loss or exfiltration caused by an employee mistake on email in the last 12 months.
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Cyber attacks
Devastating cyber attacks expected to hit energy sector
Energy executives anticipate life, property, and environment-compromising cyber attacks on the sector within the next two years.
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Cybersecurity
Hard numbers: Why ambiguity in cybersecurity no longer adds up
As cybersecurity costs and risks continue to escalate, CEOs continue to struggle with what their investment in cyber protection buys. Getting rid of ambiguity becomes necessary.
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Blue Prism
Blue Prism Desktop uses IA to defend against vulnerabilities
SS&C Blue Prism Desktop aims to help protect businesses against vulnerabilities, using a combination of security measures and intelligent automation tech.
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Ransomware
Shopping for cyber insurance? Six questions to ask before calling the insurer
The cyber threat landscape has always been worrisome, but today these concerns are heightened given an anticipated uptick in cyber-attacks from bad actors.
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Endpoint detection and response / EDR
Qualys steps into future of EDR with latest release
Qualys has launched Multi-Vector EDR 2.0 with additional threat-hunting and risk mitigation capabilities, designed to improve alert prioritisation.
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Cybersecurity
Forescout launches Continuum Platform to better manage risk
"In addition to automating cybersecurity actions, Forescout is the only solution that delivers visibility and automation across all types of assets."
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Compliance
MetricStream announces new product for improved GRC
MetricStream has announced a new product to simplify the ability to navigate the rapidly growing importance of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC).
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Open source
Free security training from the Open source Security Foundation
A free training course on developing secure software from the Open source Security Foundation is now available.
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Cybercrime
Why cyber risk management should be top priority in 2022
Has your leadership team spent much of the past two years in firefighting mode, responding to the issues that COVID-19 has created? Join the club.
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Ransomware
Gartner's top cybersecurity and risk management trends for 2022
Gartner highlights seven critical trends that security and risk management leaders should address in 2022 and beyond.
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Cybersecurity
Cyber attack on insurer highlights need for better security
AXA is just one of the insurance and financial services companies targeted recently by cybercriminals, and there is a pressing need in this sector to tighten security controls.
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Ransomware
APAC organisations forking out millions due to ransomware
“Our research shows that critical infrastructure security is at a pivotal juncture, where threats are proliferating and evolving, but there’s also a growing collective interest and desire in protecting our most essential systems."
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Cybersecurity
Advantage hires new senior cyber security engineer
Advantage has employed the services of Dr Bryce Antony in response to the increasing demand for cybersecurity mitigation strategies.
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Compliance
The shape of risk management in 2022: Cyber risk quantification, ESG, and operational resilience
MetricStream outlines several trends and predictions on risk management that enterprises should watch on in 2022.
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Cloud
Skillsoft finds IT salaries rose 10% in APAC during 2021
Skillsoft has released its latest annual report exploring skills gaps, training and development, compensation, and job satisfaction in the IT industry. 
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Cyber Threats
Report: Organisations must be proactive, not reactive when it comes to security
"Organisations need to shift mindsets, adopt a managed risk, not an IT-based approach. Security operations needs to be data-driven and predictive where continuous threat modelling runs at its core."
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Remote Working
Managing risk through better information management
The recent coronavirus pandemic has thrown a spotlight onto the need for effective risk management and planning.
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Risk management
AttackIQ launches security validation service for better visibility and control
"We launched AttackIQ Vanguard to democratise advanced cybersecurity control validation and close the gap left by ad hoc testing approaches, so customers have greater visibility into the effectiveness of their security.”
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Trend Micro
Trend Micro puts zero trust theory into practice with latest launch
“This new solution adds further telemetry and visibility of connections across the entire IT environment to truly inform SOC teams. This is true zero trust theory put into product form.”