Security

Security Leaders Say The Need For Better Use Of Technology, The Human Factor And Compliance Are The Top 3 Cybersecurity Issues In 2019.

The need for better use of technology is the key issue faced by the cybersecurity industry in 2019, according to Infosecurity Magazine’s annual State of Cybersecurity Report, launched today at Infosecurity Europe. The report outlines in-depth research carried out to determine and explore the key trends and focus areas driving the cybersecurity industry, now and in the future, based on interviews with 60 security leaders worldwide. The need for better use of technology was cited...

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Expanding The Cybersecurity Platform Of The Future, SentinelOne Capitalizes On Unprecedented Global Market Traction.

SentinelOne, the autonomous endpoint protection company, today announced it has raised $120 million in Series D funding led by Insight Partners, with participation from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, NextEquity and previous investors including Third Point Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Granite Hill and Data Collective (DCVC), among others. The round brings SentinelOne’s total funding to more than $230 million. The funding will be used to accelerate the company’s rapid displacement of legacy and next-gen competitors in connecting...

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Proofpoint Named A Leader In Enterprise Email Security.

Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced it has been named a leader in enterprise email security in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2019. The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise email security market and evaluates vendors based on their current offering, strategy, and market presence. In the Forrester Wave report, which evaluated today’s leading enterprise email security solutions, it was noted that “customers praised Proofpoint...

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Scammers Pretend To Be CIA To Extort $10K USD From Victims Allegedly Linked To Online Underage Porn.

Kaspersky researchers have uncovered a sextortion scheme where scammers pretend to be a corrupt officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), demanding $10,000 USD in bitcoin from victims whose name they claim to have found in an investigation into online pedophiles. The spoof employee alleges the CIA also holds contact details for the victim’s relatives, as well as their work address, and offers to delete all traces of the victim from the investigation in return...

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Ramnit Trojan Resumes Attacks On European Financial Institutions To Spark Tax Season Mayhem.

The Ramnit banking Trojan has returned to its old hunting ground after recent forays into the e-commerce space, according to new research from F5 Labs. The discovery follows analysis by F5 Labs and F5’s EMEA-based F5 Security Operations Center (SOC) examining active Ramnit banking Trojan Malware configurations in February and March 2019. All signs indicate that Ramnit’s authors are —once again—largely targeting financial services websites to coincide with Tax return activity, primarily in Italy. Ramnit...

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Your Local Singaporean Cyber Security Company. Group-IB Officially Opens Global HQ In The Lion City.

Group-IB, an international company that specializes in preventing cyberattacks, has officially opened the doors of its Global Headquarters located in the Fragrance Empire Building in Singapore. Bringing with it, the company will leverage its cutting edge cybersecurity technologies to help Singapore businesses fight against cybercrime. The company also is in the processes of grooming local talent to join in the fight, by working closely with Singaporean universities to ensure cyber stability and security of the...

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81 Percent Of SMEs Believe That AI Is Fundamental To The Future Of Cyber Security.

Senseon has released the results of a research project to understand the state of cyber security in modern SMEs. The research revealed that, while a significant proportion of SMEs believe in their current approach to security, they are struggling when it comes to allocation of budget. There is increasing uncertainty on whether the investment into the security solutions they’re currently using is worth the cost. The survey also reveals that SMEs have been slow to...

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Domain Spoofing Continues To Baffle Europe’s Leading Cybersecurity Vendors.

New research into the DMARC status of every exhibitor at Europe’s leading infosec event reveals that almost two-thirds are failing to stop scammers impersonate emails purportedly coming from these ‘secure’ brands. “Look, we know from our own customers that this protocol hasn’t been straightforward to deploy and maintain, so we’ve woven this defence mechanism into an automated application, taking the onus off single employees to install and manage,” said Rahul Powar, co-founder and CEO of...

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Business Leaders Admit To Knowledge Gaps And A Lack Of Resources Amid The Growing Threat Of Cyber Attack.

Today, Nominet releases its report Trouble at the top: The boardroom battle for cyber supremacy, which reveals the attitudes of enterprise boards towards cyber attacks. It highlights a number of knowledge gaps, a lack of resources, and disagreements and discrepancies about who is actually in charge of responding to a breach. The research surveyed more than 400 C-suite executives from enterprises across the UK and USA, each overseeing businesses with over 8,000 employees. Facing the...

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Tripwire Report: 1 in 4 Organisations Breached Because Of Unpatched Vulnerabilities.

Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organisations, today announced the release of a new report on vulnerability management trends. The survey, conducted by Dimensional Research in May 2019, included responses from 340 infosecurity professionals. Tripwire evaluated how organisations are managing vulnerability risks and found that more than one in four (27 percent) globally have been breached as a result of unpatched vulnerabilities, with an even higher...

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