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Breach Prevention
O365 a weak point ripe for exploit, say security professionals
71% of more than 1,000 security professionals have been on the receiving end of a Microsoft 365 account takeover, on average, seven times in the last year alone.
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Cybersecurity
Fortinet achieves 400 integrations of Open Fabric Ecosystem
Fortinet EVP of products and CMO John Maddison says that the ecosystem aims to improve security, reduce complexity, and simplify operations.
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Remote Working
Staff sharing sensitive company data through IM & collaboration tools - Veritas
Client information, HR issues and business contracts, plans, and COVID-19 test results are commonly exposed.
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5G
Sophos announces collaboration with Qualcomm for PC security
This unification enables a connected, interactive computing environment that combines smartphone and PC technology to deliver security capabilities and opportunities, the company states.
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Cybersecurity
CISOs, don't underestimate the importance of soft skills
There is increasing importance on Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) having and developing the skill of emotional intelligence, a new report states.
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Endpoint Protection
Trend Micro expands XDR capabilities through new platform
Trend Micro has rolled out new extended detection and response (XDR) capabilities through a new platform called Vision One.
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Malware
Cybercriminals leverage remote desktop protocol to brute force attacks
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) attacks surged during 2020, and their severity should not be underestimated.
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Malware
Agent Tesla Trojan can evade endpoint protection, Sophos reports
Agent Tesla originally surfaced in 2014. It is widely available on criminal marketplaces, and continues to evolve.
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Cloud
DDoS ransom attacks flare up again after brief hiatus
The second wave of attacks in December and January targeted organisations that were hit the first time and did not respond or pay the ransom.
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Cloud
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.
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Government
Ministry of Defence reports 546 potential data breaches over the year
In total there were 546 reported incidents of potential data breaches in the most recent financial year, up from 463 in the previous year (2018/19).
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Cybersecurity
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.
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Cloud
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."
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Cloud
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.
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Cloud
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.
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Application Performance Monitoring / APM
Datadog & Snyk integrate vulnerability management into GitHub
GitHub’s vice president of product management, Jeremy Epling, says that IT is increasingly relying on developers for security, testing, and responsibility for production operations.
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Cybersecurity
Global cybercrime losses rapidly approaching trillion-dollar mark - McAfee report
Global losses from cybercrime are close to becoming a ‘trillion-dollar’ shackle that is weighing down the global economy.
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Ping Identity
Ping Identity named Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant
The recognition comes after a busy year for Ping Identity, following an acquisition and new service offering amid the pandemic.
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Cloud Security
Data leakage concerns dominate cloud security perceptions - Bitglass report
How secure is the public cloud? That’s what many IT and security professionals are asking as data leakage becomes a pressing concern for organisations and their data protection strategies.
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Encryption
Claroty finds four vulnerabilities in Schneider Electric OT device
Unmitigated vulnerabilities could give an attacker access to the device, enabling the attacker to break encryption, modify code, and run certain commands.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky unveils two major update to its Transparency Initiative
The company has announced the opening of a new Transparency Center, as well as the ompletion of a widespread transferal of data storage and processing activities to Switzerland.
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Cloud
Ransomware attacks over SSL increase by 500%, Zscaler report shows
The research reveals the emerging techniques and impacted industries behind a 260% spike in attacks, using encrypted channels to bypass legacy security controls.
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DDoS
Cloudflare updates Spectrum with DDoS analytics & trends
Enterprises that use Cloudflare’s reverse proxy offering Spectrum will notice a few more things on their Network Analytics dashboard this week.
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Cloud
Kaspersky brings threat intelligence to greater number of organisations
To make threat research available to a wider number of organisations, Kaspersky continues to develop new functions for its Threat Intelligence Portal.