Tag "cyber-security"

Symantec Unveils Industry’s First Neural Network to Protect Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Warfare

By : CIOL Bureau

Symantec Corp. introduces Industrial Control System Protection (ICSP) Neural, the industry’s first neural network-integrated USB scanning station that helps organizations protect critical infrastructure by preventing the devastating physical consequences of cyber-attacks on operational technology (OT). OT is mission-critical in industries

Expected Cyber Security Challenges for 2019

By : CIOL Bureau

FireEye, Inc. released its 2019 cyber security predictions report, “Facing Forward: Cyber Security in 2019 and Beyond.” This year’s report includes a top-down view of the cyber security industry by FireEye senior leaders, including CEO Kevin Mandia, in addition to

New McAfee Report Reveals Data In The Cloud More Exposed Than Organizations Think

By : CIOL Bureau

MPOWER 2018, Sydney, Australia, October 30, 2018 – McAfee, the device to cloud cybersecurity company, today released its Cloud Adoption and Risk Report, which analyzed billions of events in anonymized customers production cloud use to assess the current state of

Employee Awareness: Key to secure business operations

By : CIOL Bureau

As per Veriato’s 2018 Insider Threat Report, cyber security professionals believe that employees are the biggest security risk for the company. Cybercrime is a reality and the truth is that the majority of the world is not prepared. The situation

31% of Indian organisations expect to be victims of cyber-attacks in future

By : CIOL Bureau

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) launched in 2003 to create awareness on adopting cybersecurity best practices. 15 years later, this annual initiative continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across the globe. With the rise in cybercrime

India Sees One Cyber Security Incident Every 10 Minutes

By : Ashok Pandey

By Jaipal Kolapurath, VP & Regional Head – India (West), Paladion Networks New research from the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) provides some distressing news. In 2017 alone, Indian organizations reported 53,000 security incidents, or one new reported security

Avast Research Finds at least 32,000 Smart Homes and Businesses at Risk of Leaking Data

By : CIOL Bureau

New research from Avast found more than 49,000 Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) servers publicly visible on the internet due to a misconfigured MQTT protocol. This includes more than 32,000 (595 from India) servers with no password protection, putting them

CompTIA to Bridge Cyber Security Skills Gap through new PenTest+ training and Certification Program

By : CIOL Bureau

Even as India pitches the strategy of becoming one of the world’s top 10 IT protected nations in the UN’s Global Cyber Security Index, the world’s leading vendor-neutral IT certification body, CompTIA, has recently launched a training and certification program

India is One of the Most Vulnerable to SamSam Ransomware

By : CIOL Bureau

A new report from Sophos says that since its first appearance in December 2015, the SamSam ransomware has raked in almost $6 million by targeting organizations and individuals around the world, including those in India. According to the 47-page report,

Sophos Home Premium Brings Business-Grade Ransomware Protection to Consumers

By : CIOL Bureau

Sophos announces Sophos Home Premium with ransomware protection. Sophos Home Premium features advanced anti-ransomware capabilities that can quickly detect previously unknown ransomware. Going beyond just traditional antivirus features, it delivers proactive, real-time protection for consumers from the latest malicious software

Why Facebook continues to be the top sweet spot for cybercriminals?


INDIA: Did you know that popular social networking pages like Facebook, LinkedIn were frequently faked by cybercriminals to try and steal personal data via phishing attacks? Reports suggest that fake Facebook sites alone accounted for 60% of social network phishing in

RSA helps CISOs quantify organizations’ financial risk exposure to cyber attacks

MUMBAI, INDIA: RSA has come up with the RSA Archer Cyber Risk Quantification use case that helps business users quantify their organizations’ financial risk exposure to cybersecurity events. The quantification of cyber risk will empower CISOs to better communicate the

Why the case for AMD chips’ security flaw looks flawed?

By : CIOL Writers

After successfully tackling the Meltdown and Spectre security attacks, a group of Israeli security researchers have discovered a major security flaw in AMD chips that could allow attackers to access sensitive data from highly guarded processors across millions of devices. CTS-Labs, a

Intel rolls out new Spectre patches for Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake platforms

By : CIOL Writers

Intel has rolled out updated Spectre patches for its Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake processors. The patches help address Spectre variant 2 attacks. The updates will be issued through OEM firmware pushes. Intel’s Navin Shenoy wrote, “[We] have now released production microcode

Analyzing user behavior is crucial for building a better cyber defense

Soma Tah Have you ever left your house keys in the front-door lock? Silly, isn’t it? But, just take a look at the major data breaches from the past few years. It seems that although organizations are now prudent enough to put

Application fraud using synthetic identities on rise in APAC region

By : CIOL Writers

Six in ten banks in Asia Pacific say that they are experiencing application fraud using synthetic identities according to a recent poll by FICO, and a further one in five banks say that the number of fraudulent applications for credit

Japan’s cryptocurrency exchange loses over $500M in cyber theft

By : CIOL Writers

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck suspended client deposits and withdrawals for virtual currencies except bitcoin, on Friday saying it had been hacked. Coincheck said it was investigating “unauthorised access” of the exchange that appeared to result in a loss worth half

Google awards researcher $110K for Pixel exploit

By : CIOL Writers

Google has awarded a total of $112,500 to a security researcher for his discovery of a critical remote exploit chain that affected Google Pixel devices. Chinese security researcher with Qihoo 360 Technology, Guang Gong reported the bugs to Google through its Android Security Rewards programme last August, and

MacOS hit by DNS Hijacker called MaMi

By : CIOL Writers

Way back in 2012, millions of Windows PC were affected by DNSChanger malware and now, in 2018 the same malware has been observed for MacOS. The threat was first discovered by Patrick Wardel and has been named as MaMi. Similar

Google removes 60 gaming apps with pop-up porn malware

By : CIOL Writers

Google took down 60 gaming applications after security firm Check Point said it had discovered new malicious software in the apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store. The malicious software displayed pornographic ads and tried to trick users into buying premium services, according to