Tag "Security"

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

When elastic infrastructure makes Vulnerability Management a tricky job…

Manoj Taskar The global WannaCry ransomware attack is an unfortunate example of organizations left exposed by unpatched, known vulnerabilities. While the damage of this cyber-attack is serious and widespread, it’s not a one-off occurrence. This type of threat represents the

The cost of data breach is on the rise in India despite global drop

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The average cost of a data breach for the Indian companies has grown from Rs 97.3 million in 2016 to Rs 110.0 million  in 2017 (a rise of 12.3%), while globally, the average cost of a data

Mac users are the new attractive target for cyber criminals, says researchers

BANGALORE, INDIA: Apple devices are no longer safe against security breaches as new attack opportunities and threat vectors make Macs an easier target now. This is mainly due to the fast growing popularity and user demographics of Apple. In many

Interest in cloud-based security services on the rise among SMBs

INDIA: Cloud-based security services will reach $5.9 billion in 2017, up 21 percent from 2016, according to Gartner. A strong demand from the Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) alongside enterprises will fuel this growth further. Gartner estimates the cloud-based security

Reasons why organizations fall prey to pervasive ‘Cybercrime-as-a-Service’ attacks

BANGALORE, INDIA: Fortinet’s recent Global Threat Landscape Report reveals that while more high profile attacks have dominated the headlines, the reality is that the majority of threats faced by most organizations are opportunistic in nature fueled by a pervasive Crime-as-a-Service

Corporate network can be compromised with a $20 device and hacking tool, says researchers

A powerful hacking tool can be created for as little as $20, and just a few hours of work by someone with basic programming knowledge. Kaspersky Lab researchers found this after examining publicly available hardware and software tools for covert

Cisco and IBM working together to address cyber security issues

INDIA: Cisco and IBM Security said that they are working together across products, services and threat intelligence to address the growing global threat of cybercrime. One of the core issues impacting security teams is the proliferation of security tools that

What’s disrupting the security software market?

MUMBAI, INDIA: The security software market is undergoing a dramatic transformation due to four key developments, according to Gartner. The use of advanced analytics, expanded ecosystems, adoption of software as a service (SaaS) and managed services, and the prospect of

Cisco opens Cyber Range lab in India to offer technical training on cyber security

Cisco India today inaugurated its Cyber Range Lab in Gurgaon to provide highly specialized technical training workshops to help security staff build the skills and experience necessary to combat new-age threats. As cybersecurity threats have become more complex, targeted and

Going cashless may have turned easy, but not worry-proof

BANGALORE, INDIA: A brief study, by the Centre for Software and IT Management at IIM Bangalore,

McAfee spins off from Intel, to operate as a pure-play cyber security company

The once most-trusted security provider, McAfee -which was rechristened as Intel Security after it got acquired by Intel

SITA and Airbus unveil new cyber security services for the air transport industry

SITA and Airbus have come together to launch a new Security Operations Center Services which will provide

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