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How attackers target security blind spots: Three real-life lessons from the SOC
2 days ago
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network infrastructure
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dark web
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advanced persistent threat protection
Cyberattack case studies from global XDR service provider Barracuda demonstrate the dangers of incomplete digital security.
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Armis acquires Silk Security for a total of $150M
2 days ago
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
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m&a
Armis, an asset intelligence cybersecurity firm, acquires Silk Security for $150M, aiming to create a comprehensive cyber threat management platform and bridge the gap between threat identification and resolution.
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Malwarebytes launches free Digital Footprint Portal to protect personal data
Last week
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data protection
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cloud services
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encryption
Malwarebytes has launched a free Digital Footprint Portal offering a detailed analysis of sources including the dark web.
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The imperative to go beyond backup, by focusing on cyber resilience & AI
Last month
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dr
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cloud services
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ml
This World Backup Day Cohesity calls for a focus on cyber resilience & AI amid rising cyber threats.
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The convergence of endpoint security & automated investigation & response
Last month
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malware
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siem
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ueba
Endpoint threats soared by 50% in 2023, prompting organisations to adopt Endpoint Automated Investigation and Response (EAIR) to enhance security and respond swiftly to data breaches.
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Retail, finance sectors face consumer shift over cyber threats
Last month
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encryption
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martech
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advanced persistent threat protection
Consumer confidence in retail and finance sectors may wane due to increasing cybersecurity threats, a new study as found.
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IWD 2024: Emerging threats mean the cyber security industry needs more diversity
Last month
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dei
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breach prevention
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compliance
On International Women's Day 2024, experts cite the need for greater diversity in cyber security, amidst growing threats and the alarmingly low female representation in technical roles.
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I-Soon suffers data breach revealing state hacking activities
Fri, 1st Mar 2024
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breach prevention
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data breach
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threat intelligence
A significant data leak at Chinese private security firm I-Soon has exposed the company's alleged hacking activities.
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Gigamon appoints Simon Oliver as ANZ Head of Channel
Mon, 26th Feb 2024
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breach prevention
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gigamon
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data breach
Gigamon appoints Simon Oliver as Head of Channel for Australia, bolstering its channel-first strategy across the ANZ region amid surging demand for improved hybrid cloud infrastructure security.
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VietCredCare cyber threat rocks Vietnam's social media landscape
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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malware
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phishing
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email security
Vietnam is being rocked by an advanced cyber threat, VietCredCare, targeting business social media accounts, leading to widespread data breaches in government, business, and education sectors.
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Gigamon records 100% growth in cloud revenue in 2023
Tue, 30th Jan 2024
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cloud services
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public cloud
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aws
Gigamon enjoyed over 100% YoY growth in 2023 cloud revenue due to international demand for its deep observability service, reflecting a trend towards hybrid cloud security management.
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Trello data breach exposes 15 million users' details on Dark Web
Sun, 28th Jan 2024
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data protection
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dark web
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project management
Trello has suffered a data breach compromising the details of 15 million users, sparking questions over the security measures at parent company, Atlassian.
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Data Privacy Day: Experts call for essential adaptation in AI era
Fri, 26th Jan 2024
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firewall
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cloud services
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it training
Ahead of Data Privacy Day, tech experts voice concerns about increasing data privacy challenges and cyber threats spurred by advanced AI.
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Data Privacy Day: Watchguard gives warning about 'free' services
Fri, 26th Jan 2024
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firewall
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ml
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breach prevention
On Data Privacy Day, WatchGuard's VP of Identity, Carla Roncato, warns of the less conspicuous costs linked with 'free' services.
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Surge in cyberattacks on public sector spotlighted by KnowBe4 report
Wed, 24th Jan 2024
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it training
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phishing
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advanced persistent threat protection
Cyberattacks on the public sector surge in 2023, says KnowBe4 report, revealing a noteworthy 31% increase in APAC region and a global rising trend in ransomware incidents.
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AI marked as top cybersecurity challenge for next year
Tue, 9th Jan 2024
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apple
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martech
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iot
Cybersecurity challenges for 2024, including AI-driven threats, are spotlighted by Kaspersky, urging heightened vigilance in adopting online security measures.
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Traceable AI hires Brian McDonough as Chief Revenue Officer
Fri, 29th Dec 2023
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application security
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partner programmes
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breach prevention
In a bid to enhance growth, AI security firm, Traceable AI, hires Brian McDonough, a former team member of Snyk and Recorded Future, as Chief Revenue Officer.
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Cypago unveils automated tool to streamline cybersecurity management
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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breach prevention
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it automation
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cybersecurity
Cypago's new automated tool is designed to streamline cybersecurity, identify gaps in user accounts and enable quick fixes.
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How AI’s impact will shape cybersecurity strategies in 2024
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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breach prevention
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ai
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cybersecurity
By understanding the security implications of AI, security teams will be well-placed to avoid the negative side effects that the technology could deliver.
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Appdome reveals consumer expectations for enhanced mobile app security
Tue, 19th Dec 2023
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malware
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physical security
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breach prevention
Appdome's 2023 Global Consumer Expectations survey shows an 82.4% of users advocating for proactive mobile fraud prevention.
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Canonical and Intel partner for secure computing in Ubuntu OS
Fri, 15th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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microsoft
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public cloud
Intel and Canonical join forces to strengthen data security in the Ubuntu OS, using Intel's Trust Domain Extensions technology.
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Darktrace director warns of rising cyber threats during holiday season
Thu, 14th Dec 2023
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dr
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ransomware
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cloud services
Darktrace's Liam Dermody urges businesses to remain vigilant against increasing cyber threats during the Christmas season.
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Logi-Tech & ARIA Cybersecurity unite to defend Australian infrastructure
Mon, 27th Nov 2023
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siem
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soc
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breach prevention
ARIA Cybersecurity and Logi-Tech introduce AZT PROTECT, a novel service aimed at defending Australia's crucial infrastructure from cyber threats.
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Australian firms express concern over insufficient cloud security
Thu, 23rd Nov 2023
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bi
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big data
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malware
Over 60% of Australian security workers believe cloud security is inadequate, putting businesses at high risk, says new study.