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Lastline Announces Threat Intelligence Team

Malware protection company Lastline has announced the creation of the Lastline Threat Intelligence Team, comprised of cybersecurity experts who will be focused on analyzing and reporting on cyberattacks. The team will deliver unprecedented and timely analysis of new malware-based attacks, and trend reports and insights based on the company’s expansive data on prior attacks and detailed malware behaviors. “Cybercriminals continually ... Read More »

WatchGuard Uncovers Surge in Script-based Attacks Amid Spike in Overall Malware Volume

WatchGuard’s latest quarterly Internet Security Report, which explores the  computer and network security threats affecting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises, has revealed massive increases in scripting attacks and overall malware attempts against midsize companies throughout Q3 2017. Scripting threats, includimg JavaScript and Visual Basic Script attacks, accounted for 68 percent of all malware during Q3, while total ... Read More »

CyberArk Survey: 50 Percent of Organisations Did Not Disclose Data Breaches to Customers

According to a new CyberArk survey, half of organisations (50 percent) did not fully inform customers when their personal data was compromised in a cyber attack. With enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) anticipated for May 2018, organisations that do not take action to improve transparency associated with breaches will face substantial consequences.   The findings are included ... Read More »

Security Professionals say nothing has changed since WannaCry and NotPetya

Given the severe devastation WannaCry and NotPetya caused to organisations around the world, you would have thought investment and interest into beefing up defences would have increased? Well not according to the latest research by AlienVault. Having surveyed 233 IT professionals globally about how their roles have changed following these high-profile attacks, just 16% of IT security professionals believe that ... Read More »

New Report from CA Veracode Reveals Business Leaders Only Address Cybersecurity Under Duress

Veracode, Inc., a leader in securing the world’s software, and acquired by CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA), today released new research revealing the widening gap between software creation and software security, with the rush to innovate outpacing the urgency to secure the process. The “Securing the Digital Economy” report highlights how investment in software and digital transformation is rapidly accelerating, with around one ... Read More »

Synopsys Completes Acquisition of Black Duck Software

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) has completed its acquisition of Black Duck Software, Inc., a privately held leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software. Software development is undergoing sweeping and rapid change, including the increasing use of open source software (OSS), which makes up 60% or more of the code in today’s applications. While the use of open ... Read More »

Shinhan Bank secures and simplifies mobile banking service with Trustonic

Shinhan Bank has worked with Trustonic and ATsolutions to integrate and secure its one-time password (OTP) service into the domestic S-Bank mobile banking application and a global S-Bank solution for Vietnam, with more deployments to follow. This new solution delivers a simpler, faster and safer user experience. “We are known for innovation and want to provide our customers with secure ... Read More »

Corporate Cyber Insurance Will Fuel Ransomware Growth in 2018 says WatchGuard

While the increasing number of publicly disclosed breaches and successful ransomware incidents are driving growth in cyber insurance, there is a risk that this will encourage criminals to target companies with extortion insurance to demand increased payments, believes researchers at WatchGuard Technologies. In countries that require mandatory breach disclosure, cyber insurance helps cover the costs and sometimes the lawsuits that ... Read More »

Study finds Majority of Retailers Lack Fully Tested Breach Response Plan

Ever wondered how prepared retailers are to deal with a cyber attack? In an effort to answer that question, Tripwire surveyed IT security professionals working in retail organizations about their experiences and attitudes towards factors affecting IT security. The results found that a large majority are not fully prepared for data breaches. Worrying signs especially with the festive shopping period ... Read More »

IRONSCALES Secures $6.5 Million to Automate Email Phishing

Funding led by K1 Investment Management as global demand soars for its machine learning technologies to solve the complex technological, operational and human challenges of phishing attacks.  IRONSCALES, the world’s first automated phishing prevention, detection and response provider, today announced that it has secured a $6.5 million Series A, led by K1 Investment Management, LLC, with participation from existing investor RDC. On ... Read More »