Cybersecurity company Bitdefender unveiled MDR Foundations, a managed security service that provides continuous threat monitoring and response and intelligence-based threat hunting to managed service providers and customer organisations.
GUEST OPINION by Debashish Jyotiprakash, APJ managing director, Qualys: In the last couple of years, we have witnessed a rapidly growing number of cyberattacks that has left organisations exposed to threats as they struggle to keep pace with and balance the growing need to transform and innovate, and match it with the cybersecurity investments required to properly assess the risks to their critical business processes, putting even more pressure on cybersecurity teams, which are often already understaffed.
GUEST OPINION by Geoff Schomburgk, Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan at Yubico: On social media, in business and in the media, we’re increasingly hearing how companies should be protecting themselves against cyberattacks. Whilst we’re all at risk of having our credentials stolen, there are certain groups of individuals that need protecting more than others. Overseas, these include numerous organisations and individuals that are defending the freedom of the press, human rights and election security throughout many vulnerable regions where cyberattacks pose an enormous risk. In Australia, the upcoming Federal election on May 21st poses a lot of opportunities for bad state actors to interfere and spread misinformation, as has been documented by activities reported about US and UK elections. It is critical that security solutions are freely available and exist to help protect Australian electoral staff and political parties from such attacks.
GUEST OPINION: Faced with relentless growth in cyberattacks, coupled with the complexity of today’s digital ecosystem, how should your business respond?
With smartphone the centre of how we work, live and play, and for many, according to Samsung, even the only thing that we bring out of the home, replacing our laptops, wallets and even house keys, our phones and their security has never been more important or relevant.
GUEST OPINION by Garett Paton, Director, Data Protection Solutions, Dell Technologies, Australia and New Zealand: In Australia, cybercrime is an increasing threat, with the 2020-2021 ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report estimating an attack every 8 minutes.1 Targeting everything from critical national infrastructure to sensitive personal data, the economic and social impact of cyber-attacks at this pace can be astronomical.
Cybercrime victims need an organised national approach when reporting cyber attacks, according FooForce CEO Frances Russell.
GUEST RESEARCH: The Dell Technologies 2021 Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) findings reveal organisations are facing several data protection challenges driven by the constant threat of ransomware and the consumption of emerging technologies such as cloud-native applications, Kubernetes containers, and artificial intelligence.
GUEST OPINION by Sabyasachi Goswami, Commercial Leader, Commercial Services, APAC Rockwell Automation: The pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of the global manufacturing and supply-chain processes long hidden beneath the surface.
GUEST OPINION by Fleming Shi, Chief Technology Officer, Barracuda: With remote working now the norm for many organisations, security is topping the list of concerns for Australian CIOs.
Akamai’s latest report reveals that significant cyberattacks increased from 2019 to 2020, and examines two phishing kits Kr3pto and Ex-Robotos and the potential harm they may cause.
The shift to public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments, the rise of digital information, and the reliance of digital systems make data protection a priority, says Pure Storage. It lists five ways how data protection can benefit businesses and how putting measures can mitigate risks.
GUEST OPINION by Adam Gordon, ANZ Country Manager, Varonis: The rise of cyber-attacks on Australia’s healthcare sector highlights just how important it is for organisations to have tight control over their data – this means knowing exactly who has access to what, and which data presents the highest risk if it were to be exposed.
Sophos launched its XGS Series firewall appliance, “the most advanced and significant hardware that it has ever released with the most unmatched detection, protection, and speed,” which protects users’ network from the deadliest threats and cyberattacks.
Security provider Palo Alto Networks is establishing a new cybersecurity consulting group it says will help enterprises respond to emerging threats as they navigate an increase in costly, crippling cyberattacks.
The University of Queensland has selected security firm Tenable as its cyber exposure solutions provider to help reduce cyber risk across its domestic campuses.
GUEST OPINION by Lucas Salter, General Manager ANZ and APJ, Data Protection Solutions, Dell Technologies: Keeping an organisation running remotely brings challenges. Some are well documented - insert your videoconferencing call horror story here - but one of the biggest and underappreciated, is managing protecting, and recovering data from traditional and modern applications across core data centres, edge locations and public clouds.
PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: Quantea and Attivo have announced a "new joint cybersecurity solution" amidst IoT innovation and the surge in cyberattacks during the pandemic.
Cyber attacks on Internet-connected devices continue to rise at an alarming rate due to poor security protections and cybercriminals use of automated tools to exploit the vulnerabilities, according to a new report from Nokia.
The confidence of IT managers and approach to battling cyberattacks is vastly different between those who’ve been impacted by ransomware and those who have not, survey shows
New Ryuk ransomware techniques underscore how fast attackers switch gears
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