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Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Is Getting Worse: ESG Research

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

This year’s research is based upon a survey of 620 IT and cybersecurity professionals, with respondents working in North America and Western Europe. The survey says that cybersecurity represents the biggest area where their organisations have a problematic shortage of skills.

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Spectre and Meltdown Attacks Against Microprocessors

Posted By - Bruce Schneier, CTO

On Wednesday, researchers just announced a series of major security vulnerabilities in the microprocessors at the heart of the world's computers for the past 15-20 years. They've been named Spectre and Meltdown.

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ISACA’s Collaboration With MIT Leads to New Member Benefits and Research

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

As a result of a new collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Information System Research (MIT CISR), ISACA members now get free access to briefings from MIT CISR on topics ranging from governance to digital transformation.

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McAfee Moves Beyond Traditional Antivirus to Protect Customers’ Identity, Connected Homes and Wi-Fi Connections

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

McAfee, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity companies, announced a new identity theft solution that goes beyond traditional antivirus to empower consumers to stay protected in the wake of recent massive data breaches.

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Cybercriminals Use Pirated Software to Secretly Infect PCs for Cryptocurrency Mining

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Kaspersky Lab researchers have identified a fraud scheme where mining software was distributed and secretly installed on users’ PCs through pirated software commonly used for work and entertainment, such as photo and text editors, etc.

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McAfee Labs Report Sees Known Exploits and Fileless Malware Drive Record New Malware Surge

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

McAfee Labs saw malware reach an all-time high of 57.6 million new samples—four new samples per second—featuring developments such as new fileless malware using malicious macros, a new version of Locky ransomware dubbed Lukitus.

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BT and Symantec Partner to Provide Best-in-Class Endpoint Security Protection

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, and Symantec, the world’s leading cyber security company, have announced the availability of new endpoint protection solution for BT’s business customers.

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Companies will Invest in Studying Users’ Activities and Behaviour for Better Security Posture: Mathan Babu Kasilingam, CISO, NPCI

Posted By - Shipra Malhotra, Executive Editor

Human factors in cybersecurity is of utmost importance. Risky cybersecurity behaviours, attitudes towards cybersecurity in a business environment, and not paying attention towards these elements result into serious lapses.

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Eight Controls to Help Manage Shadow IT and Optimize Its Benefits: ISACA

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

While shadow IT is often stigmatised as initiated by rogue employees, that is typically far from the case. Most employees who look to use shadow IT have no ill will to harm the enterprise but instead are driven by the functionality of a tool and its ability to provide a competitive advantage.

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Qualys Announces Agreement to Acquire Assets of NetWatcher

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Qualys a cloud-based security and compliance solutions provider last week announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with NetWatcher, pursuant to which Qualys will acquire certain assets of NetWatcher in a cash transaction.

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Worldwide Security Spending Will Reach $96 Billion in 2018, Up 8 Percent from 2017: Gartner

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Gartner forecasts global enterprise security spending to total $96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8% from 2017. Organizations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats and the evolution to a digital business strategy.

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McAfee Labs Previews Five Cybersecurity Trends for 2018

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

This year’s report focuses on the evolution of ransomware from traditional to new applications, the cybersecurity implications of serverless apps, the consumer privacy implications of corporations monitoring consumers in their own homes etc.

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Data Breach at PayPal's TIO Network Exposes Personally Identifiable Information of 1.6 Million Customers

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

A review of TIO’s network has identified a potential compromise of personally identifiable information for approximately 1.6 million customers. The PayPal platform is not impacted in any way, as the TIO systems are completely separate from the PayPal network.

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NSA Exploits, Financial Malware and Ransomware Toying with Security Controls: SafeBreach

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

SafeBreach, the leading provider of Breach and Attack Simulation, yesterday released the third edition of the Hacker’s Playbook Findings Report, which uniquely measures enterprise security trends from the point of view of an attacker.

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AWS Announces Amazon GuardDuty: The Threat Detection Service Analyzes Trillions of Events Per Day

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

At the AWS re:Invent 2017, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced Amazon GuardDuty, a fully managed intelligent threat detection service that helps customers protect their AWS accounts and workloads by continuously monitoring account activity for malicious or unauthorised behaviour.

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Significant Increase In Web Application Security Attacks, Evolution Of Attacker Strategies: Akamai Report

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Newly released data shows that web application attacks continued to rise significantly in both the quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year timeframes, according to the Third Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report released by Akamai Technologies.

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Fortinet Predicts Highly Destructive and Self-learning “Swarm” Cyberattacks in 2018

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Fortinet has unveiled predictions from the Fortinet FortiGuard Labs global research team about the threat landscape for 2018. The trends reveal the methods and strategies that cybercriminals may use in the near future.

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McAfee to Acquire Skyhigh Networks; Consolidate its Position in Endpoint and Cloud Cybersecurity

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

The move comes less than eight months after McAfee established itself as one of the world’s leading pure-play cybersecurity companies, dedicated to being the preferred cybersecurity partner to customers.

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Mathan Babu Kasilingam Joins NPCI as Chief Information Security Officer

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Prior to NPCI, he worked with HDFC Bank as Vice President. There he headed Cyber Security Solutions and Operations and focused on the Security Technologies & Solution Management as an IT practice in the IT Group.

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Increasingly Complex Global Security Environment Likely to Drive Increased Global Defense Spending to 2021

Posted By - DynamicCISO,

Analysis by PwC shows that the compound annual growth rate of defense spending will likely increase in 58 of 71 nations between 2017-2021, as nations respond to a complex global defense environment.

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