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SonicWall ramps up APJ presence with new GM & sales VP
Wias Issa will be responsible for both managing and driving growth and profitability for SonicWall APJ.
LogRhythm divulges eight key predictions for cybersecurity in 2018
The predictions for the new year include both good news and bad news, like the biggest data breach settlement of all time and increased awareness.
Are you ready for the new Australian NDB regulations?
Immature governance, risk and compliance investments by majority of Aussie organisations are inadequate to support NDB requirements.
Gemalto survey: Data breaches may cause customer exodus
Globally, only 27% of consumers believe that businesses take customer data security very seriously.
LinkedIn’s outage blunder left users exposed and was ‘easily preventable’
LinkedIn went down yesterday in countries across the world due to an SSL certificate expiry, leaving some users' data at risk with no encryption.
Waikato Uni academic says cybercrime is now bigger than drug trafficking
“Every half-second a unique malware or virus is created somewhere in the world," says Dr Ryan Ko.
BREAKING: Uber tried to sweep data breach of 57m people under the rug
In October last year hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber and it has only just emerged now.
Experts share their opinions on Uber breach - some supportive, some scathing
A number of experts have come forward to share their opinions on the huge Uber breach affecting 57m people that was kept under wraps for a year.
Interview: Understanding the bleeding edge to do business at the cutting edge
Richard Cousins on the importance of using technology to actually solve problems.
Expert says Cash Converters cybersecurity breach ‘yet ANOTHER wakeup call’
Gemalto's CTO says it's "incredibly frustrating" to see these cybercrime attacks continue to hit the headlines given how easy it is to prevent them.
'Leaker' behind massive NSA breach possibly still working at agency
A cybersecurity expert has said it is a ‘stunning admission’ by the former CIA director about the NSA breach that is being touted as catastrophic.
'No way' to stop sale of 46 million Malaysians' personal data after crippling breach
“Individuals or companies found purchasing these leaked data, should be penalised. Only when the buying stops, then only will the hacking stop."
Current IT security not up to the job – time to make some changes
IDC says billions of dollars are spent around the world every year on various forms of IT security, and yet, data breaches are still happening.
"Victory for the good guys" - criminal behind Mandiant hack arrested
FireEye has caught the hacker behind a well-publicised attack that leaked a security researcher’s details
Japanese firms face 'Night of the Devil' after ransom wiper attacks
It has been the ‘Night of the Devil’ for some Japanese companies that have been targeted by hacks.
Major data breach hits Malaysia's 46 million mobile phone users
A data breach has put more than 46 million Malaysian mobile phone users at risk and has affected many of the country’s major telecommunicatio
Trend Micro gains 'perfect' 100% breach detection score in NSS Labs testing
rend Micro says it has achieved a ‘perfect score’ for breach detection in NSS Lab’s Breach Detection System Report.
Kaspersky CEO rubbishes ‘false’ allegations of hacking from US media
It was only weeks ago when the US Government had been hacked again and blamed Kaspersky Labs - the cybersecurity company's CEO says they're false.
Understanding post-breach threat detection in the digital era
Rather than a single attack vector, a solution needs to focus on the whole attack cycle also known as “cyber kill chain”.
In depth: A lawyer's perspective on ethical hacking & penetration testing in Asia
What is‘ethical hacking’ in an organisation and are there any grey areas in the law? We sat down with RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Jack Ow to find out.
RSA boosts solution portfolio as GDPR regulations approach
“GDPR translates cyber risk to a bottom-line business issue, which completely changes how businesses view their customers’ data.”
Australia’s breach disclosure policy has major holes, expert says
Australia’s breach disclosure policy doesn’t go nearly far enough in protecting consumers and pales in comparison to the European Union’s GDPR.
Industry experts weigh in on getting ready for GDPR
A recent worrying survey found that only 3 in every 10 UK businesses have started preparing for the GDPR - seven experts have provided their insights.
Not again… Expert discusses potential SECOND Equifax breach
It was only weeks ago that one of the single largest data breaches in history was announced - now Equifax may have been hacked again.