GUEST RESEARCH: Zscaler, the leader in cloud security, today announced the release of its annual State of Encrypted Attacks Report, which tracked and analysed over 20 billion threats blocked over HTTPS, a protocol originally designed for secure communication over networks. This year's study found an increase of more than 314% year-over-year across geographical areas that include APAC, Europe, and North America, underscoring the need for a zero trust security model and greater traffic inspection than most companies can achieve with legacy firewall-based security models.
COMPANY NEWS: Radware today launched new encrypted protection capabilities as part of its DDoS protection solution.
GUEST OPINION: For many organisations, creating an effective data protection strategy to support the adoption of remote work and cloud infrastructure is becoming increasingly urgent.
GUEST OPINION: In 2020, the world experienced a cosmic shift in how we live and work, and the infosec industry was no different. Publicly trusted TLS/SSL certificate lifetimes were reduced to one-year, making automation and sophisticated management tools more important than ever.
With Zscaler’s new research showing attackers turning to encrypted attacks during the pandemic, and encryption-based threats growing by 260% this year, not even healthcare was able to avoid the onslaught of SSL-based attacks - but thankfully, there are defences in active use by businesses to protect IT infrastructure, customers and users.
Recent research sponsored by Venafi has uncovered thriving marketplaces for TLS certificates sold individually and packaged with a wide range of crimeware.
IT security company Optic Security Group has launched in the Australian and New Zealand markets following a merger of six entities with combined revenues in excess of $100 million into a newly-formed entity.
Websites can be denied renewal of the certificates that ensure they are secure due to false positives, if Google lists such sites as not being safe for browsing. Visitors could be denied entry if they visit the site using Chrome or a browser built using the Chrome codebase, a Melbourne developer says.
The website of SSL certificate reseller Trustico has gone offline following Thursday's revelations that the company had retained more than 20,000 private keys for certificates which it had obtained from digital certificate provider DigiCert.
Symantec's Encryption Everywhere program aims to see all web sites and their users protected by SSL by 2018.
A new version of the BIG-IP network management software helps secure applications running on premises or in the cloud.
The Apple Watch and the new MacBooks attracted this morning's headlines - but what about the security updates pushed out overnight?
Australian users of the Tableau analytics and visualisation software seem keen to get their hands on the next major release.
Did Lenovo Product Engineer Ashton Kutcher know that the Chinese company he works for has included the notorious SSL-compromising Superfish software on its consumer PCs?
Taking steps to improve your security in one area can reduce it in others.
The Coles Credit Card app for Android is vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks, according to the CERT, the US Computer Emergency Response Team.
Application delivery networking specialist F5 Networks has introduced the BIG-IP 4200v, a hardware platform that can be used to consolidate multiple services.
F5 Networks' BIG-IP Edge Client is a SSL VPN client for devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
A scheduled London press conference on Monday was cancelled at the last moment, delaying the launch of WikiLeaks' new submission system.
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