Security

New Research Shows Surge in Malicious Office Documents, Mac Malware and Web Application Exploits

25 June 2019 – WatchGuard® Technologies’ latest quarterly Internet Security Report shows a massive 62% increase in overall malware detections in Q1 2019 compared to the previous quarter. The report also found that cyber criminals are leveraging a wide array of varied attack techniques, including malicious Microsoft Office documents, Mac malware and web application exploits. These results illustrate that hackers are doubling down on well-known tactics like credential theft and ransomware by utilising fake Office documents and other attack vectors that require advanced defenses to combat a wider variety of threat vectors.

Carbon Black Threat Report Details Cyberattacks Targeting the Healthcare Industry

Reading, UK – 5th June 2019 - Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK), a leader in cloud endpoint protection, today released a seminal report on the state of cybersecurity in the healthcare industry. The report, Healthcare Cyber Heists in 2019, features direct input from 20 industry-leading CISOs to determine how attackers have evolved over the past year.

Building a multi-brand ecosystem of communication apps interoperable, secure and auditable by design

25th April 2019 - On 24th April 2019, Secure Chorus, at the invitation of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), held an expert workshop at CYBERUK 2019 called “Building a multi-brand ecosystem of communication apps that are interoperable, secure and auditable by design”. Secure Chorus is a not-for-profit membership organisation in the field of information security. 

New Global Study of Financial Sector Shows Deep Concern About Third-Party Cyber Risk, Reveals Major Opportunity to Improve Monitoring and Reporting

London, UK — 2nd April 2019 — BitSight, the Standard in Security Ratings, and the Center for Financial Professionals (CeFPro) today released a joint study shedding light on how financial institutions are addressing challenges associated with third-party cyber risk. Based on a survey of financial services professionals from around the world, the “Third-Party Cyber Risk for Financial Services: Blind Spots, Emerging Issues & Best Practices” report found that managing third-party cyber risk is critical to their businesses, but a lack of continuous monitoring, consistent reporting, and other blind spots are creating challenges that could leave organisations vulnerable to data breaches and other consequences.

CIOs and Employees Differ on Data Ethics, Ownership and Root Causes of Insider Breaches

25th March 2019, London: People-centric data security company Egress today announced the results of its first Insider Data Breach survey, examining the root causes of employee-driven data breaches, their frequency and impact. The research highlights a fundamental gulf between IT leaders and employees over data security and ownership that is undermining attempts to stem the growing tide of insider breach incidents.

Onfido’s Director of Policy, Parker Crockford Named Top 100 Influencer in Identity

FEBRUARY 25, 2019, SAN FRANCISCO: Onfido, the award-winning global identity verification platform, today announced that its Director of Policy, Parker Crockford had been named a 2019 Top 100 Influencer in Identity by One World Identity (OWI), a leading data intelligence company focused on identity, cybersecurity and the data economy.

“The 2019 Top 100 Influencers in Identity is a who’s who of names making a meaningful impact in this important field,” said Travis Jarae, founder and CEO of OWI. “We are proud to recognize the contributions that Parker has made to the identity industry through his work with Onfido.”

Legacy applications pose serious cybersecurity risks to hospitals warns BridgeHead

HIMSS19, Orlando – 12 February 2019: Today sees the launch of a new white paper entitled, “Legacy Applications: A Healthcare Cybersecurity Nightmare” co-authored by clinical and cybersecurity consultancy, AbedGraham, and healthcare data management specialists, BridgeHead Software.

Report: 88% of UK Businesses Surveyed Have Been Breached During the Last 12 Months

Reading, UK, 11th February 2019: Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK), a leader in next-generation endpoint security delivered via the cloud, today released the results of its second UK Threat Report. The research indicates that the UK’s cyber threat environment is intensifying. According to the report, attacks are growing in volume, and the average number of breaches has increased. The report analyses survey results from different vertical sectors, organisation sizes and IT team sizes to build a picture of the modern attack and cyber defence landscape in the UK.

Key survey research findings:

Mac Malware Appears on the WatchGuard Top Ten Malware List for First Time

11 December 2018 – Mac-based malware has appeared on the list of the top ten most common types of malware for the first time in WatchGuard’s quarterly Internet Security Report. The Mac scareware appeared in sixth place in WatchGuard’s latest Q3 2018 report and is primarily delivered by email to trick victims into installing fake cleaning software.

Aqua Container Security Platform Awarded CIS Benchmark Certification

Seattle, WA – 10 Dec. 2018 - KubeCon/CloudNativeCon – Aqua Security announced today that its Aqua Container Security Platform (CSP) has been certified by CIS Benchmarks™ to compare the configuration status of Kubernetes clusters against the consensus-based best practice standards contained in the CIS Kubernetes Benchmark. Organizations that leverage Aqua CSP can now ensure that the configurations of their critical assets align with the CIS Benchmarks consensus-based practice standards.