Tag "Security"

Your WhatsApp account can be hacked with an innocent-looking meme

Do you know that a malicious code hidden within an innocent looking image received on WhatsApp can make you a victim of of the cyber attacks, where the attackers get a full control and access into your accounts and personal

“The threats will only get worse as we hurtle forward in the digital world”

Soma Tah The increasing push towards digital is making the organizations rethink their security postures– for themselves and for their customers. Malav Kapadia, Director and Head of Indian Global Outsourcing Partners, BMC Software explains why the security concerns are rising

SBI entrusts Trend Micro with end-point and server security

Trend Micro has deployed its’ Endpoint and server security solutions across more than 26000 branches of SBI in and outside India and over 275,000 endpoints. Trend Micro also secures 29,000 VM’s (Virtual Machines). With this, six among India’s 10 largest

Govt and BFSI IT heads keen to up the security budget by 25pc next year

BANGALORE, INDIA: IT security is now a major concern and has gone up the business priorities list. Even though organizations are progressively looking for a modern business environment, they are concerned about having a proper security environment in place owing

Understanding user behaviors and intent is crucial for investing right in security

For years, the cybersecurity industry has focused primarily on securing technology infrastructure. The challenge, however, lies with this approach only, reveals Forcepoint’s new study. The survey’s results reveal a potential upside associated with understanding users’ behaviors and intent as they

82pc businesses in India see security as the biggest risk factor in Digital Cohesion

SPAIN: A study into business and consumer attitudes towards the readiness for an era of Digital Cohesion as an inevitable, positive societal development-an era in which multiple applications self-assemble to deliver new, predictive services that continuously adapt to users’ behavior,

IBM gears up Watson to power its cognitive SOC platform

BANGALORE, INDIA: IBM Security today announced the availability of Watson for Cyber Security, the augmented intelligence technology designed to power cognitive security operations centers (SOCs). According to IBM research, security teams sift through more than 200,000 security events per day

Fortinet launches the world’s first Terabit firewall appliance

BANGALORE, INDIA: Fortinet today expanded its top-tier enterprise firewalls for enterprise, data center, and service provider customers with FortiGate 7060E and 3980E. Ken Xie, founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer at Fortinet said, “Cloud computing, IoT, and

F5 delivers application security for the digital economy

BANGALORE, INDIA: In a digital-driven economy, applications deliver business services for a variety of access points and locations, opening up new risks and attack vectors—particularly as IT teams extend security and encryption capabilities across cloud, data center, and hybrid environments. F5 Networks has

Yahoo beats Q4 earnings predictions and expectedly delays the closure of Verizon acquisition

By : CIOL Writers

Beating Wall Street earnings expectations, Yahoo released its fourth quarter earnings results, generating $1.47 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $0.17. The analysts had expected the company to report $1.38 billion in revenue with earnings per share of

Fortinet gears up for intent-based network security, unveils FortiOS 5.6

  Fortinet has announced enhanced offerings that provide the building blocks for tomorrow’s self-provisioning, self-operating and self-correcting, Intent-Based Network Security. The latest innovations in the Security Fabric include the release of FortiOS 5.6, along with Fortinet’s new Security Operations Solution. According

Microsoft launches new privacy controls to ease privacy concerns

By : CIOL Writers

With Windows 10 launch, the Redmond-based company received a flood of criticism for one of the most serious internet issues- privacy. While Windows 10 users were working on PC, the operating system was collecting user information. Though some data collection

How much of IT budget should be spent on IT security?

IT Key Metrics Data from Gartner shows that the organizations spend an average of 5.6 percent of the overall IT budget on IT security and risk management, However, IT security spending ranges from approximately 1-13 percent of the IT budget.

Watch out! e-mail is still the weakest link of the security chain

Soma Tah Despite the onslaught of messaging and collaboration apps, e-mail has remained a preferred mode of communication for businesses across the world till date. As per a Radicati Group estimate from February 2015, the number of e-mail users worldwide

Best practices for eliminating network blind spots

Areg Alimian Has your organization’s network lost its edge? It is certainly likely to be happening. Virtualization, cloud migrations, the IoT, and more mobile devices connecting to the network, are all stretching and distorting companies’ network edges, to the point

SonicWall and Quest demerged from Dell Software

USA: Technology-focused private equity firm, Francisco Partners and Elliott Management have completed the acquisition of Dell Software Group and announced the spin-out of security software business SonicWall and IT management software Quest as independent businesses. Dell bought Quest Software for $2.36

IoT startup LetsTrack launches app in India to improve users safety and security

By : CIOL Writers

UK-based LetsTrack announced the launch of its intuitive app and device combination in India to help users in improving safety & security. Launched primarily for B2C and B2B consumption, LetsTrack provides quality information in forms of push notifications or reports

Weebly confirms security breach with 43mn credentials stolen

By : CIOL Writers

San Francisco-based web design platform Weebly has confirmed that hackers managed to hack into its servers earlier in the year. Usernames, email addresses and passwords of more than 43 million accounts were taken in the breach, although the passwords are

Symantec & VMware collaborate on mobile threat management capabilities

USA: At Connect 2016, Symantec and VMware have announced a strategic partnership to integrate their cyber security and endpoint management technologies. “Customers moving toward the digital workspace model are increasingly conscious of their device health and posture, and it is

59pc of Indian online daters have experienced security issues

By : CIOL Writers

With dating-based social networking becoming a norm in India, it should come as no surprise that online dating is also on the radar for cyber criminals. According to the recently released Norton Mobile Survey, 38 percent of consumers admitting to