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67% of all malware in Q1 was delivered via HTTPS, so organizations without security solutions capable of inspecting encrypted traffic will miss two-thirds of incoming threats, according to WatchGuard...
Jun 25, 2020
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By registering for Google Analytics accounts and injecting these accounts’ tracking code into the websites’ source code, attackers can collect users’ credit card details. About two dozen online...
Jun 23, 2020
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Cybercriminals have been exploiting the increased popularity in video games during lockdown to launch attacks. In April, the daily number of blocked attempts to direct Kaspersky users to malicious...
Jun 22, 2020
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Several malicious spam campaigns are distributing the Ursnif banking trojan, which caused it to jump up 19 places to 5th in the Top Malware list, doubling its impact on organizations worldwide,...
Jun 19, 2020
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A correlation between the increased use of cloud services and collaboration tools, such as Cisco WebEx, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Slack during the COVID-19 pandemic exists, along with an increase in...
May 28, 2020
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Trust has eroded among criminal interactions, causing a switch to e-commerce platforms and communication using Discord, which both increase user anonymization, according to Trend Micro’s new data on...
May 27, 2020
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Paying cybercriminals to restore data encrypted during a ransomware attack is not an easy and inexpensive path to recovery. In fact, the total cost of recovery almost doubles when organizations pay a...
May 13, 2020
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Several COVID-19 related spam campaigns are distributing a new variant of the Agent Tesla remote access trojan, moving it up to 3rd place in the Index, impacting 3% of organizations worldwide,...
May 12, 2020
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There has been significant growth of the lifespan of phishing attacks in the second half of 2019, according to Group-IB’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-GIB).  This has resulted in the...
May 11, 2020
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The rampant rise of ransomware persists, with 100% of respondents – who include ITOps, backup, DR and storage admins, application and workload owners in the U.S. – reporting that their company...
May 11, 2020
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26.5% of all online transactions were fraud and abuse attempts in the first quarter of 2020, which is a 20% increase over the previous quarter, according to Arkose Labs’ Q2 2020 Fraud and Abuse...
Apr 29, 2020
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Some of the employee accounts of Wipro—one of India’s top IT services firms—may have been hacked due to an advanced phishing campaign, reported Reuters, quoting the company. The company had launched...
Apr 16, 2019
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Cryptominers are still the most prevalent malware aimed at organizations globally although crytomining services, such as Coinhive have closed down, according to Check Point Research’s Global Threat...
Apr 12, 2019
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Like CIOs, quite a few Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) too moved to newer opportunities in 2018. If the list looks smaller, it is because the overall list is smaller—there are far lesser...
Jan 10, 2019
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In an unprecedented move, security software maker Gemalto withdrew its much-quoted bi-annual global Breach Level Index (BLI) report that it had released on 9th October and republished it on 22nd...
Oct 24, 2018
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Cosmos Bank, one of the oldest Indian co-op banks is suspected to be hacked and more than INR 94 crore is allegedly transferred to foreign bank accounts. Bank officials have already lodged a...
Aug 14, 2018
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Sir Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to the Republic of India, has inaugurated BT’s new Cyber Security Operations Center (CyberSOC) in Gurugram India. Using a range of advanced cyber...
Jul 30, 2018
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In what could be seen as yet another manifestation of the shift to a strong data protection regime, India’s telecom sector regulator, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released a set of...
Jul 17, 2018
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According to a threat report revealed by eScan, the state of Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of Ransomware attacks in the month of June, 2018. Top 5 states in the list were:...
Jul 05, 2018
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Cybercriminals are evolving their attack methods to increase their success rates and to accelerate infections, according to Fortinet’s Global Threat Landscape Report. While ransomware continues to...
May 23, 2018
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Dr. Rudra Murthy, former CISO at Ministry of Home Affairs, has taken up a new CISO role at Amazon Pay India. Dr. Murthy, also led the security role at Unique Identification Authority of India (...
Apr 03, 2018
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018 and will mandate that organizations have an incident response plan in place. At least 77% of respondents said in a new study...
Mar 23, 2018
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A new report by Morphisec, a cybersecurity startup from Israel, has discovered that a stealth attack technique dubbed CIGslip that could be exploited by attackers to bypass MS Code Integrity Guard...
Mar 20, 2018
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Developing digital skills is probably the biggest impediment to the adoption of new technologies in enterprises. The same holds true for finding and retaining cybersecurity talent. According to a...
Feb 26, 2018
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Cybersecurity threats are fast outpacing the ability to overcome them and the only way to tackle them is through more effective collaboration between the private and public sectors, says the World...
Jan 15, 2018
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India needs a new set of cyberlaws that will comprehensively address various issues of security, privacy and freedom arising out of increasing digitalization of our lives, said Pavan Duggal, noted...
Nov 16, 2017
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The CIO of Essar Steel says that they are prepared to tackle the latest cybersecurity threats such as WannaCry, Petya, among others.
Nov 14, 2017
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The onslaught of cyberattacks has taught Indian organizations one important thing: The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is indispensable to a business’s survival. Cybersecurity exploits...
Nov 02, 2017
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‎Rajendra Bhalerao, Head - Information Security at National Payments Corporation Of India & Vice President at ISACA Mumbai Chapter, talks about the role of the CISO in the future as well as...
Oct 25, 2017
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so you have heard! A new kind of malware is spreading around Europe. Dubbed Bad Rabbit, the malware is said to have originated from Russia and Ukraine is now affecting countries such as Turkey and...
Oct 25, 2017
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There have been 18 data breaches leading to 203.7 million data records being compromised in India in the first half of 2017, as per Gemalto's Breach Level Index. Compared to the last six months of...
Sep 21, 2017
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According to a Trend Micro report titled 2017 Midyear Security Roundup: The Cost of Compromise, the year 2017 has been nothing less than adventurous. The report suggests that WannaCry infected 300,...
Sep 21, 2017
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Kevin Simzer, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing speaks about Trend Micro's channel strategies and plans in APAC region   Could you please share your insights around major initiatives and...
Sep 18, 2017
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What are winners made of? Comparing the profiles of winners and non-winners can give you an idea. The problem is: if you look at much of data, the profiles seem very similar. Whether it is...
Sep 08, 2017
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Fortinet today announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that globally, as well as in Asia Pacific, poor cybersecurity hygiene and risky application...
Sep 05, 2017
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With cybercrime on the increase, payment card security is increasingly a focus for companies and consumers alike. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is there to help...
Aug 31, 2017
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In 2015, C level American executives saw CISOs primarily as scapegoats who should be accountable in case of a major compromise. In a survey conducted in June that year, 47% such respondents described...
Aug 25, 2017
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Murli Menon, Director & CSO, CSR (India, Poland & Romania) and CISO, APAC, Atos talks to CSO Forum on Next Gen CSOs. Excerpts from the interview: How has the threat spectrum evolved in India...
Jul 25, 2017
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Trend Micro recently offered a comprehensive suite of solutions securing endpoints, network and datacenters for LIC Mutual Fund. This comes at the back of the recent announcement of Trend Micro...
Jul 25, 2017
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Despite the increasing number of data breaches and nearly 36.6 million data records being lost or stolen in India in 2016, the vast majority of IT professionals still believe perimeter security is...
Jul 11, 2017
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Between 2015 and now, there have been an alarming 53.6% rise in the number of records stolen across the globe, according to the first State of Cybersecurity Report, 2017 by Wipro. Data breaches once...
Jun 15, 2017
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Gartner highlights the top technologies for information security and their implications for security organizations in 2017.  The top technologies for information security are: Cloud Workload...
Jun 14, 2017
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91% of businesses in India say their organization is at risk because of the complexity of business and it operations, which is above the APJ average of 85% and the worldwide average of 83%, according...
Jun 08, 2017
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The number of denial-of-service (DoS) or distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) cyberattacks doubled from 3% to 6% in 2016, mainly because of insufficient security controls of Internet of Things (IoT)...
May 25, 2017
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Q. Can you tell us about F-Secure? JR: F-Secure is a 20-year old company that specializes in cyber security and protecting against threats on the Internet. It has grown from a small Finnish company...
May 10, 2017
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Cyberattacks on the government sector doubled in 2016, rising to 14% from 7% of all cybersecurity attacks in 2015, according to the Executive’s Guide to the NTT Security 2017 Global Threat...
May 10, 2017
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Ernst and Young’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services report states that a majority (about two third) of businesses were unable to detect a cyber incident in real time due to insufficient...
May 04, 2017
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