Cybersecurity

  • A10 Networks Delivers Major Automation, Analytics and Multi-Cloud Management Advancements to its Application Delivery Solution

    A10 Networks, a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced availability of major advancements to its Thunder Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) with Harmony Controller support for centralized, multi-cloud management, rich per-app analytics and DevOps tool integration. Numerous new enhancements also enable integration with Kubernetes, enhanced Ansible Playbooks and simplified ADC policy configuration with expanded Application Centric Template (ACT) support.

  • Data analytics and cyber security will be key to improving aviation safety

    The importance of utilizing data analytics and improving cyber security across aviation organizations were the central focus areas for day two of the 6th annual World Aviation Safety Summit. The  event is being hosted by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), at Roda Al Bustan, Dubai.

  • Dubai police eyes new generations' competence in the "Capture the Flag" cybersecurity challenge

    Dozens of professional and amateur young people in the information technology, digital applications and programming field are poised to the launch of second version of the “Capture The Flag”, the cybersecurity challenge, to demonstrate their technical capabilities against real simulation scenarios of hacking and cyber-attacks, which  takes place on February 22 and 23 at the Hub Zero complex in City Walk Dubai. 

  • FireEye advises winter travelers in the Middle East to be aware of ransomware attackers during ski season

    The winter season is upon us and vacationers in the Middle East are all set for their holiday ski trips. However, according to FireEye Threat Intelligence, you can’t get away from hackers even during holidays in the mountains. The new report highlights recent ransomware attacks to cable cars in Austria and Moscow, highlighting a greater risk to the kind of transportation systems used by winter travelers. 

  • FireEye Reveals Russian Groups Targeting European Governments Ahead of European Elections

    FireEye, Inc., the intelligence-led security company, has identified cyber espionage efforts by two Russian cyber threat groups targeting European governments ahead of the upcoming European elections. The observed targeting is focused on NATO member states and is ongoing following a significant increase since mid-2018.

  • Genetec Inc. focuses on unified approach to security at Intersec 2019

    Genetec Inc.(Genetec) , a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions announces its participation at Intersec 2019. Genetec will showcase Genetec Citigraf™, a decision support system that empowers public safety departments to build a deeper, data-driven understanding of what’s happening in their city. Genetec will also introduce the Genetec™ Trust Center, a central online repository of educational materials, at Intersec 2019. The Trust Center has been developed to help educates users on cybersecurity, privacy, and security-of-security topics to help system integrators and end-users mitigate risks and learn more about trusted best practices.

  • German politicians breached by a cyber attack: statement from FireEye

    The comment is by Mike Hart, VP of Central Europe, FireEye.

    “This data breach of hundreds of German politicians is alarming, but at the same time it’s not surprising. We already saw what is possible last year when the Bundestag was successfully breached and we’ve also seen high profile politicians hacked in other countries such as President Macron in France and Matteo Salvini in Italy.

  • McAfee Labs 2019 Cybersecurity Threats Predictions

    The McAfee Labs 2019 Threats Predictions Report, identifies rising trends and how they are predicted to change the cyberthreat landscape in 2019. McAfee researchers expect malware-as-a-service families to strengthen, energizing the market for attack outsourcing and the evolution of increasingly innovative and agile attack methods. As a result, corporate data, home IoT devices and brand reputations will be under siege, with cybercriminals largely using social media, the cloud and mobile phones as increasingly prominent attack vectors.

  • Mimecast Report Reveals Phishing Attacks with Malicious URLs Up 126 Percent

    Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) report, an aggregated analysis of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems.[1] This quarter’s report found that email delivered with malicious URLs, a recently added part of the testing, has increased by more than 125 percent in comparison to last quarter’s results.

  • Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Discovered by Tenable Research in Building Access Technology

    Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced that Tenable Research has discovered several zero-day vulnerabilities in the PremiSys™ access control system developed by IDenticard. When exploited, the most severe vulnerability would give an attacker unfettered access to the badge system database, allowing him/her to covertly enter buildings by creating fraudulent badges and disabling building locks. According to its website, IDenticard has tens of thousands of customers around the world, including Fortune 500 companies, K-12 schools, universities, medical centers and government agencies.

  • New Forcepoint X-Labs Delivers World’s First Security Lab Dedicated to Behavioral-Intelligence Innovations

    Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today launched the X-Labs division, the world’s first dedicated research division that combines deep security expertise with behavioral science research. The new X-Labs team will use data insights from the entire Forcepoint product portfolio to drive innovation in modern, risk-adaptive security solutions. This will deliver enterprises and government agencies more flexible and effective cybersecurity solutions appropriate for today’s intricate, cloud-first threat landscape.

  • Organizations Across the Globe Are Faster to Identify Attacker Activity Compared to Previous Year

    FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today released the Mandiant® M-Trends® 2019 report. The report shares statistics and insights gleaned from Mandiant investigations around the globe in 2018.

  • Ponemon-Tenable Study Find 60% of Organizations Suffered Two Or More Business-Disrupting Cyber Events in last 24 Months

    Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, released the Measuring and Managing the Cyber Risks to Business Operations Report, an independent study conducted by Ponemon Institute. It found that 60 percent of organizations globally had suffered two or more business-disrupting cyber events — defined as cyber attacks causing data breaches or significant disruption and downtime to business operations, plant and operational equipment — in the last 24 months. Further, the vast majority of respondents (91 percent) had suffered at least one such cyber event in the same time period.

  • SANS Dubai 2019 Helping to Develop Strong Talent to Address Region’s Cyber Security Skills Shortage

    SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, has announced that it is holding its next renowned immersion-style Cyber Security Training program in Dubai to address the region’s growing cyber security skills shortage. SANS Dubai 2019, which will be held at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach from January 26-30, 2019, will feature three of SANS’ best-performing cyber security classes to help participants develop the required skills to defend their organisations against security breaches and prevent future attacks.

  • SANS Institute Gears Up for First Ever Middle East Cyber Security Summit

    SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, announces its first ever Cyber Security Middle East Summit, to be held in Abu Dubai on 4 April, 2019. The one-day summit, which will take place at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel, will be followed by an intensive deep-dive training program delivered by cyber security experts from 6 – 11 April 2019.

  • Tenable Announces General Availability of Industry’s First Predictive Prioritization Innovation

    Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced the general availability of Predictive Prioritization, a first-of-its-kind offering that will change how organizations tackle vulnerabilities. Predictive Prioritization enables organizations to reduce business risk by focusing on the three percent of vulnerabilities with the greatest likelihood of being exploited in the next 28 days. This game-changing capability is generally available within the company’s on-premises vulnerability management offering — Tenable.sc™ (formerly SecurityCenter) — which is a core component of the Tenable Cyber Exposure platform.

  • Tenable Co-Founder and CTO to Join Global Leaders in Davos for Cyber Future Dialogue 2019

    Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced that Renaud Deraison, the company’s co-founder and CTO, will join other global leaders in Davos, Switzerland for the Cyber Future Dialogue 2019 to discuss cybersecurity issues.

  • The Charter of Trust takes a major step forward to advance cybersecurity

    At the Munich Security Conference in February 2018, nine organizations signed the world’s first joint charter for greater cybersecurity. A year on, the Charter of Trust has grown to 16 members. In addition to Siemens and the Munich Security Conference, the signatories include AES, Airbus, Allianz, Atos, Cisco, Daimler, Dell Technologies, Deutsche Telekom, Enel, IBM, NXP, SGS, Total and TÜV Süd.

  • Trend Micro Finds Shifting Threats Require Businesses to Rethink Security Priorities

    Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released its 2018 Security Roundup Report, which depicts a threat landscape that has evolved heavily through both approach and tactics. One shift in attacks that businesses should be aware of is the rapid growth of cryptocurrency mining, which increased 237 percent in the same time. Overall, attacks that capitalize on the human desire to respond to urgent requests from authority are on the rise, such as Business Email Compromise (BEC) and phishing, with phishing URL detections having increased an incredible 269 percent compared to 2017.

  • Trend Micro New Offering Enables Telecom Provides to Push a Security Layer Across Users’ Digital Life

    Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced a comprehensive security suite designed for telecom companies to deploy to better protect their users. This suite protects customers’ whole digital life against known and unknown threats by laying a virtual security layer around devices. Trend Micro Consumer Connect is highly scalable, easy to integrate and simple to deploy, adding a competitive advantage for leading telecom providers.