Cybersecurity

  • EU proposes €1bn investment in supercomputers

    The European Commission recently unveiled plans to invest jointly with the EU Member States in building a world-class European supercomputers infrastructure. Supercomputers are needed to process ever larger amounts of data and bring benefits to the society in many areas from health care and renewable energy to car safety and cybersecurity.

  • Facebook announces new updates to enhance Instagram security

    Facebook is announcing two updates to further strengthen Instagram’s security and help protect people who use the platform.

  • Financial institutions strengthen security systems after global cyber attack

    A number of financial institutions all over the world have taken steps to strengthen their own security systems after infrastructure following the global cyber-attack which affected a number of organizations worldwide.

  • French operator partners with Google to fund AI start-ups in the Middle East

    French telecommunications operator Orange has announced it has agreed to partner with US technology colossus Google, in an effort to explore opportunities to fund and potentially acquire start-ups in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

  • French prepare army as fears over cyber-attacks increase

    France has established its first ever cyber-warfare unit following fears that the nation could be the victim of hackers. The announcement was made earlier this week, and comes hot on the heels of the US and Russian hacking scandal which has engulfed much of the mainstream media in the past week.

  • Industry experts suggest gaps in cyber security infrastructure

    A survey shows that over the past two years, 9 in 10 critical infrastructure providers have been hit by 2 or more cyber attacks. A majority of the cyber attack victims have had their environments damaged, leaving their systems out of action, after at least one attack.

  • Japanese multinational company to open security operations center in US

    A leading Japanese multinational IT services provider has setup a security operations center in California as part of its effort to combat against the rising number of cybersecurity attacks and hacking scandals currently blighting the IT sector. NEC Corporation announced that specialized security company Infosec Corporation which is owned by the NEC Group will open the center in Santa Clara, California. It is expected that the construction on this new project will start in April, 2017.

  • Kaspersky Lab detects new malware designed to steal banking details

    Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected new malware designed to steal the credentials of online banking customers. Earlier versions of the new malware, called NukeBot, were known to the security industry as TinyNuke, but lacked the features necessary to launch attacks. The latest versions however, are fully operable, and contain code to target the users of specific banks.

  • Lazarus strengthens cybersecurity capabilities in AppleJeus cryptocurrency attack

    In 2018 Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) published – an operation aimed at stealing cryptocurrency carried out by prolific threat actor the Lazarus group.

  • Manchester strengthens city’s cybersecurity resilience

    Major UK city, Manchester, has unveiled its plans to launch a new cybersecurity hub in an effort to optimize the city’s cybersecurity resilience.

  • McAfee survey highlights three critical areas in combating cybersecurity attacks

    Cybersecurity defenses are under unprecedented levels of attack. From old malware foes and newer types, such as ransomware, to sophisticated advanced threats and state-sponsored cyberattacks, breaches are, sadly, now an everyday reality.

  • New guidelines aimed to promote cybersecurity unveiled at African Internet Summit

    New guidelines have been established by the African Commission as part of its effort to promote the topic of cybersecurity across the African continent. The African Commission in conjunction with the Internet Society unveiled the new rules at the African Internet Summit which was held in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • New report claims spending on IoT cybersecurity to rise by 300%

    A comprehensive new report which was compiled by Juniper Research has projected that spending on Internet of Things cybersecurity solutions is set to rise by an incredible 300% in the next five years.  The global research firm has estimated that investment in Internet of Things cybersecurity solutions will reach $6bn globally by 2023.

  • Nokia report says malicious software is targeting IoT smart home devices

    The use of malicious software to attack IoT devices like smart home security monitoring systems is rising substantially and growing more sophisticated as cyber criminals take advantage of lax security, Nokia's Threat Intelligence Report 2019 warned on Tuesday.

  • Qualcomm joins AT&T, Nokia and others in IoT Cybersecurity Alliance

    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).

  • Report finds 64% of businesses have suffered an insider breach

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

  • Rick McElroy talks cybersecurity and restoring balance after attacks

    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.

  • Rise in cybersecurity crime in South Africa forces government to introduce new legislation

    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.

  • Sharjah's Department of eGovernment selects EVOTEQ for improved cybersecurity

    Department of eGovernment (DeG), the government entity supporting the digital transformation vision of Sharjah, has signed an agreement with EVOTEQ to deploy its global experience and expertise in cyberspace.

  • Smart cities: boundless business potential or a threat to cybersecurity?

    Smart cities are expected to boost lucrative business opportunities across the UAE and the wider GCC region. However, the Internet of Things (IoT), the technology underpinning these complex and interconnected urban networks, offers a considerably expanded attack surface for cyber adversaries of all kinds, according to a report launched today by Digital14, a UAE-based trusted advisor in digital transformation and cyber resilience.