Tag "Security"

Dimension Data and Cisco guide organizations with a ransomware defence framework

BANGALORE, INDIA: Ransomware is one of the main threats to digital business. Globally, around 49 percent of businesses experienced at least one cyber ransom attack in 2016, and of those, 39 percent were ransomware attacks, according to a Cisco report.

Google announces ‘Advanced Protection’ for vulnerable accounts

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Google has announced a free program aimed at users that are at high risk for attacks- like the journalist, business leaders, and political campaign teams. The program called Advanced Protection focuses on defending against phishing, accidental sharing, and fraudulent access

Board members still don’t treat cybersecurity as a top priority, feel IT decision makers

BANGALORE, INDIA: A global Enterprise Security Survey done by Fortinet reveals that despite high profile cyberattacks continuing to occur, almost half of IT decision makers (ITDMs) at 250+ employee organizations around the world, including India, still believe that business executives are

The most costly cyber security breaches result from third-party failures

While more companies are investing in cyber security regardless of ROI (63% in 2017 compared to 56% in 2016), a new study from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has found that the average cost of a cyber security incident is

Microsoft integrates Hexadite’s AI-based threat investigation tech to Windows Defender ATP

BANGALORE, INDIA: Following the recent acquisition of Israeli startup, Hexadite, Microsoft has now integrated Hexadite’s security automation technology into Windows Defender Advance Threat Protection (WDATP). This will enable Windows Defender ATP users to leverage state of the art AI technology to

5 strategies to defend against automated cyber attacks

BANGALORE, INDIA: Cybercriminals are now using highly advanced automation tools to deploy malware with much greater speed and scale. CISOs in India can no longer rely on a manual approach in cyber defense as cyber attacks have become automated, riding

Aruba brings analytics-driven, advanced cyber protection with 360 Secure Fabric

BANGALORE, INDIA: Aruba announced the 360 Secure Fabric, a security framework that provides 360 degrees of analytics-driven attack detection and response to help organizations reduce risk in today’s changing threat landscape. To help organizations address new and unknown threats, the

Google Chrome 63 will reportedly help prevent MitM attacks

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As per Sasha Perigo’s tweet, the Google Chrome 63 update might include a new security feature that will help prevent Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks. Sasha Perigo is a Stanford University student who interned at Google and has developed this feature with

Barracuda now uses AI to protect businesses from real-time spear phishing

MUMBAI, INDIA: Barracuda Networks announced the availability of Barracuda Sentinel, a comprehensive cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) solution for real-time spear phishing and cyber fraud defense. It utilizes AI to protect people, businesses, and brands from spear phishing, impersonation attempts, business

Andy Rubin apologizes for Essential phone’s customer data leak

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Essential Phone founder Andy Rubin has apologized for errors in the company’s customer care functioning that led to sharing of personal information of around 70 customers with other customers. In a statement posted on Essential’s blog, the Android co-creator said the company “made an

Uber to stop tracking drivers after their trips, gives free insurance in India

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Uber attracted a fair bit of criticism when it started tracking the drivers even after their rides ended. Reuters reports that the iPhone app will now be updated to allow tracking only while the app is open. The change, which restores users’

Sarahah secretly uploads users’ contacts to the company’s server

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Sarahah, the popular anonymous feedback app has been secretly uploading user data on the company’s server without your knowledge or permission. The behavior was spotted by security analyst Zachary Julian and first reported by The Intercept. According to Julian, the Sarahah app plays

Which apps bother the businesses most?

BANGALORE, INDIA: Which apps concern the security professionals most- Mobile apps or Desktop apps? A recent survey of 270 IT security professionals by Synopsys reveals that customer-facing web applications were reported as the applications or systems that present the highest

ShadowPad: Attackers hid powerful backdoor in a popular server management software

USA: Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a backdoor planted in a server management software, NetSarang. When activated, the backdoor allows attackers to download further malicious modules or steal data. The backdoor called ShadowPad is one of the largest known supply-chain attacks.

Google rewards high school student $10K for exposing a security flaw

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Google has rewarded an Uruguayan high school student $10,000 after he exposed a security flaw that could have been exploited by hackers to access sensitive data. The Uruguayan high school student, Ezequiel Pereira wrote in his blog post that his achievement

eScan flags security concerns sparked by Xiaomi’s MIUI system apps

BANGALORE, INDIA: Security solutions company, eScan has recently come up with a study that highlights some security loopholes in Xiaomi smartphone’s OS. eScan has alerted Xiaomi users of multiple flaws in MIUI system apps which are capable of introducing unintentional

Fortinet launches threat intelligence service for CISOs

BANGALORE, INDIA: Fortinet has announced a new cloud-based threat intelligence service that arms Cybersecurity leaders with cyber situational awareness highlighting the latest threat trends and cyber risks facing their organizations. Fortinet’s FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Service (TIS) enables CISOs to stay ahead of

Microsoft announces bug bounty program, awards up to $250K

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Microsoft which has been running a bug bounty scheme that rewards users for finding flaws in the Windows OS, is expanding its bounty program. The bounty program is named “Microsoft Bounty Program” and will launch on July 26, 2017. This

Dell EMC’s new 14G PowerEdge line-up brings more enhancements to the table

BANGALORE, INDIA: Dell EMC has announced the availability for its 14th generation Dell EMC PowerEdge server line-up in India which claims to offer a scalable, automated and secure compute platform for traditional and cloud-native applications. Based on new Intel Xeon Scalable processors, the new PowerEdge servers line-up

India ranked 25th in the UN Global Cyber Security Index 2017

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In the wake of the recent cyber-attacks that left networks and businesses crippled globally, the case for improved cyber security cannot be over-emphasized. According to a survey by the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU), while wealth breeds cyber-crime, it does not automatically