Opinions & Analysis

F5 Networks – State Of Application Services Report.

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today unveiled the results of its 2019 State of Application Services (SOAS) report1. Now in its fifth year, the only global report of its kind reveals a fast-changing application landscape trending towards automation, cloud-centricity, as well as an increased receptivity to digitally-driven business innovation. It also highlights the most up-to-date operational and security challenges associated with these shifts. “Applications are now the most valuable asset in the modern enterprise, defining a...

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Disclosure of Chilean Redbanc Intrusion Leads To Lazarus Ties.

By Vitali Kremez, Director of Research, Flashpoint Flashpoint analysts believe that the ​recently disclosed intrusion​ suffered in December 2018 by Chilean interbank network Redbanc involved PowerRatankba, a malware toolkit with ties to North Korea-linked advanced persistent threat (APT) group Lazarus. Redbanc confirmed that the malware was installed on the company’s corporate network without triggering antivirus detection, however the threat has since been mitigated and did not impact company operations, services, or infrastructure. This intrusion represents...

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2019 Predictions And The Start Of 5G.

By Ronald Sens, EMEA Director at A10 Networks With 2019 well underway, the hype of 5G and the growth of IoT are filling my thoughts, with both – especially the fifth generation of mobile networks – in a relatively early stage. So, how will 5G and IoT develop in the New Year? First Operational 5G Networks This year is expected to see the first operational 5G networks become available in selected areas. However, the iteration...

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Cryptocurrency Mining Protection.

By Darren Williams, CEO and Founder of BlackFog Whilst the future use and viability of Cryptocurrencies may still be up for debate, the influence Bitcoin (the most famous cryptocurrency) has had on the market is clear– with its valuation peaking at just shy of $20,000 in December 2017. In fact, the global market for Blockchain (the technology that underpins bitcoin) is anticipated to reach a valuation of $60.7 billion in 2024. Clearly there is still...

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2019 – The Birth Of The Passwordless Society.

By  Jesper Frederiksen, UK GM at Okta “You would have been hard pressed to remember a day in 2018 not marked by news of a data breach. What this highlighted was the diminishing importance and strength of password authentication, and the growing shift towards a passwordless society. Having more human signals such as biometrics, usage analytics and device recognition will remove the reliance on simple and repeat passwords, and in turn, better secure systems. In...

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Semafone Looks On The Bright Side For 2019 – With A Brexit Boom And A Bitcoin Bounce.

Semafone, the leading provider of data security and compliance solutions for contact centres, takes an optimistic view of the outlook for the technology industry in 2019. CEO Tim Critchley, global solutions director Ben Rafferty and head of information security Shane Lewis, share their top tech predictions for this year. 1) Brexit – the voice of the tech sector will prevail Our view is that the pre-Brexit fog will lift. The UK Government will finally implement...

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Botnets And Machine Learning: A Story Of “Hide And Seek”.

By Leonidas Plagakis, Security Engineer, RiverSafe Malware authors have always been trying to update their software and evolve their techniques in order to take advantage of new technologies and bypass security measures. Botnets are a perfect example of how cyber criminals have managed to accomplish that over the last decade. Their wide spread and severe consequences have transformed botnets into one of the most significant and destructive threats in the cyber security landscape, as they...

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Cybersecurity In 2019.

Corporate Cybersecurity is a huge concern for both customers and business owners alike with the number of attacks keep growing month on month. 2018 has seen a multitude of hacks and breaches coming from a wide array attack vectors. Companies have been left with data losses, stolen customer information and compromised networks. Big business just hasn’t been able to respond to the challenge fast enough, resulting in successful hacks that have resulted in data loss,...

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A10

By Stephen Dallas, EMEA Partner Director at A10 Networks The cloud is a vital part of any enterprise infrastructure. The convenience of having a database that can be accessed from any location has dramatically improved efficiency within workforces. While many companies had previously been afraid of making the move, as the open nature of the cloud makes it less secure than on-premise solutions, new advances in cloud security have vastly reduced the number of successful...

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BlackBerry Survey Finds Consumers Don’t Trust Connected Devices To Keep Data Safe And Secure.

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced new survey findings on consumer attitudes and behaviours toward security, trust and privacy, particularly when it comes to purchasing and using smart, connected ‘things’ which includes cars, drones, health monitors, TVs, security cameras, smart speakers and more. Conducted in the past 30 days, the survey commissioned by BlackBerry found that approximately 80% of respondents in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada do not trust their current...

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