Cybersecurity

  • Qualcomm has joined AT&T, Nokia, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic as part of the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance formed earlier this year. The purpose of the group is to collaborate and pool together collective capabilities and resources to tackle emerging security challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • BeyondTrust’s annual Privileged Access Threat Report highlights that greater privileged access visibility and improved integrations are vital to tackling the modern threat landscape.

  • New and emerging cyber attacks have become a big challenge for many organizations of different sizes. Carbon Black is an organization that is dedicated to cyber security and which leverages the power of big data and analytics to help solve challenges that companies may face. Their newly introduced predictive security cloud platform aims at transforming cybersecurity in order to deliver next-generation cloud-delivered security solutions which could essentially protect organizations from the most advanced threats.

  • The increase of cybercrime and cybersecurity breaches in South Africa have forced government representatives  to introduce new legislation in an attempt to combat against the worrying escalation in  unlawful cyber activity in the country. South Africa has been the predominant target for cybercrime in the African continent, primarily due to its comparatively high levels of internet connectivity in relation to other African nations. Cybersecurity is very much a global issue -the US and Russia are still courting controversy and coverage over the Russia’s alleged influence in the presidential election which resulted in the hacking and release of over 30,000 e-mails sent by Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton.

  • WISeKey, a digital information security, authentication and identity management company based in Switzerland has announced that its Internet of Things blockchain technology is set to be deployed in a number of selected 'smart cities' in China.

  • More than a dozen tech giants in the United States, including Verizon, Facebook, Snap, Twitter and Alphabet's Google, have filed a 44-page brief with the Supreme Court calling for tighter restrictions on government officials having access to private and sensitive cellphone data of individuals.

  • WeDo Technologies, a worldwide leader in revenue assurance and fraud management, announced that TPx Communications, a US-based premier provider of unified communications, managed IT and network connectivity, has selected its RAID Fraud Management Solution (FMS) to protect its expanding network and its customers from fraud.

  • The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced today its participation at RSA® Conference 2017 Abu Dhabi, the region's premier security conference and exposition, which aims to connect attendees with the people and insights that will empower them to stay ahead of cyber threats.

  • US President Donald Trump has admitted that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the prospect of forming a cybersecurity unit at the G20 summit which was held last week in Hamburg, Germany. The scrutiny over cybersecurity has intensified following the recent ransomware attack which destabilized hundreds of businesses and institutions like the NHS in the UK.

  • Global ride-hailing colossus Uber is being sued by state authorities in Pennsylvania for failing to report it had been the subject of a cybersecurity attacked which breached the data of its customers.

  • A number of US and European energy companies have been penetrated by a group of sophisticated hackers in a cyber espionage campaign. The cyber-attack successfully infiltrated some of the core systems that control the firms operations according to reports from researchers at security firm Symantec.

  • A US-based security start-up has announced that it has developed a 'mind-reading' AI application in a bid to combat the increasing threat posed by cybersecurity breaches. The number of ransomware attacks has occurred frequently in 2017 - with a number of high-profile enterprises and institutions falling foul of the dark arts performed by hackers.

  • The recent ransomware cyber-attack which targeted a series of large corporations and multinationals on a global scale has increased the focus on the issue of cybersecurity. India is home to an army of 'ethical hackers' who earn vast sums of money protecting foreign corporations and global technology leaders from cyber-attacks. However, at home in India these hackers are largely ignored - which poses the question is their unique skillset misunderstood or distrusted?

  • Yahoo has revealed that up to 3 billion user accounts were hacked in 2013, tripling the number it said were affected by what was already the largest user data breach in history. The company previously said that up to 1 billion accounts were hacked in 2013, in addition to 500 million accounts being hacked in a separate incident in 2014.