Swift calls in outside help to shore up cyber defences

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Interbank messaging network Swift has engaged cyber-security specialists BAE Systems and Fox-IT and created a dedicated ‘Forensics and Customer Security Intelligence Team’ to help shore up its defences in the wake of a string of high-profile attacks at multiple bank sites. The banking co-operative says the expert firms will complement…


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Exceptions may be made in move to hive off Web surfing on public servants’ PCs, says Yaacob Ibrahim

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Rising security threats against government IT networks has made it necessary to hive off Web surfing from public servants’ work computers, although exceptions may be made, said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim. Acknowledging that Internet separation may not be feasible in some cases, he said in parliament on…


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LGMS looks to expand beyond banking, financial services

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LEADING cybersecurity firm LE Global Services is looking to expand beyond the banking and financial services due to constant requests from other industries. LE Global executive director and senior information technology (IT) security consultant Fong Choong Fook said pervasiveness of computing today, in which handheld devices were connected to corporate…


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Colorado Springs cybersecurity center announces new name to clear confusion with FBI

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A new cybersecurity center in Colorado Springs has changed its name, launched a national search for its CEO and will soon open temporary offices near the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus. The nonprofit center’s 12-person board of directors Tuesday voted to rename the facility the National Cybersecurity Center…


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CIS Security Controls Added to Law Enforcement Cyber-Guide

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The Cybersecurity Guide for State Local Law Enforcement has added the Center for Internet Security’s (CIS) the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the CIS Critical Security Controls as key resources. The guide, put out by the US National Consortium for Advanced Policing is, as its name suggests,…


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Constraints in corporate cyber security flagged

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SOME of the problems of Philippine enterprises in adopting security solutions for their information technology (IT) systems are the complexity of these IT structures, the lack of technical expertise to operate them, and budgetary constraints to invest in security. The Philippines has been identified as one of the most vulnerable…


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How Israel is training teenagers from underrepresented groups to work on cybersecurity.

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Ilana Gutman “knew nothing about computers” three years ago when two soldiers visited her freshman high school class in Ashdod, a city in the south of Israel, and encouraged the students to apply for a high school cybersecurity training program. Now 17, Gutman is finishing her third year in the…


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For start-ups: Four pillars of cyber security defence

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There is no shortage of threats to financial services firms, and the list of requirements from investors and regulators alike is growing at a rapid pace. As a startup, it’s important to demonstrate to investors that you take your business seriously, hence, investments in operational excellence are required. On the…


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Bitdefender turns to CNN for smart home cybersecurity branded content campaign

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Bitdefender, a leading internet security technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, is raising awareness about cybersecurity threats in the Internet of Things space (IoT) through a unique, highly targeted advertising campaign on CNNMoney with a goal to grow sales of its Bitdefender BOX product. In one of CNN International…


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Cyber attacks to surge at Olympics, Israeli security firm warns

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Studying previous sporting events through its intelligence analysis platform, Tel Aviv-based Cytegic, a cybersecurity company, has identified a surge of cyber activity ahead of and during major global sporting events. This same activity is expected to surge in the weeks ahead of and during the Olympics in Brazil in August…


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Cybersecurity start-up Darktrace raises $65 million backed by KKR

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Darktrace, a U.K. cybersecurity firm that positions its software as the “human immune system” for networks, has raised $65 million in a funding round led by U.S. private equity giant KKR, the start-up said on Wednesday. Existing investor Summit Partners contributed while new investors TenEleven Ventures and SoftBank joined the…


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The Cyber Threat: Obama’s Green Policies Threaten America’s Energy Security

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The threat of a devastating cyber attack on the U.S. electrical grid is increasing due to the Obama administration’s politically correct policies that spend vast sums on green and smart grid technologies while failing to secure power grids from cyber attack. A report by the Manhattan Institute, a New York…


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Cyber security pioneer Dr David Lanc awarded honorary degree

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Dr David Lanc, a former executive director of RBS’s Cards Business and founder of online identity protection and data privacy start-up, Payfont, has been awarded an honorary degree from Edinburgh Napier University Cybersecurity pioneer Dr David Lanc has received an honorary degree from Edinburgh Napier University. Dr Lanc, a former…


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BT And KPMG: Businesses Are Engaged In An ‘Arms Race’ With Cybercriminals

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Companies need to look for ways to go on the offensive against ‘industrialised’ cyber-criminals, finds a report from BT and KPMG Businesses must be prepared to go on the offensive in order to combat increasingly sophisticated and well-organised computer criminals, according to a new study. The report, co-authored by BT…


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EC steps up on cybersecurity with €450M investment

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The European Commission today announced the launch of a public private partnership in cybersecurity, with a pledge to invest €450 million under its research and innovation programme. In a statement, the EC said the overall partnership is expected “to trigger €1.8 billion of investment by 2020”, with market players, represented…


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Cisco, Thales sign unprecedented strategic collaboration in field of cyber security

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The companies will co-develop a cyber security solution to better detect and counter cyber threats in real-time. Cisco, worldwide leader in IT technologies, with a unique understanding of cyber threats, thanks to its unparalleled capabilities in networks and analysis, and Thales, European leader in cyber security and global leader in…


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The next five years: what could the UK’s 2016-2021 Cyber-Security Strategy look like?

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In April the Cabinet Office released the results from the last five years of UK cyber-security development policy. The UK Cyber Security Strategy 2011 – 2016 Annual Report acted as the conclusion for the 2011-2016 strategy and cited numerous successes: the launch of the UK’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK),…


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Airlines globally planning investment in cyber security

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Airlines across the world are planning to invest in cyber security programmes in the next three years. According to a survey conducted by airline solutions and technology provider SITA, as high as 91 percent airlines globally are considering resorting to much better cyber security measures going ahead. The survey, titled…


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TrapX Security Wins Innovative Product of the Year Award at the Annual Cyber Security Awards 2016

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SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 30, 2016) – TrapX™ Security, a global leader in deception-based cyber security, today announced the company’s DeceptionGrid™ has earned the Innovative Product of the Year award at this year’s Cyber Security Awards, held at London’s Chelsea Harbour Hotel on Thursday, June 23. The Cyber Security…


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iSheriff Unveils Significant Upgrades to its All-in-One Cybersecurity Platform

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REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ iSheriff, a leading cloud security company, today announced significant updates to iSheriff Complete, the company’s comprehensive, all-in-one cyber security platform designed to provide 360-degree protection of an organization’s devices and communication channels. iSheriff Complete provides fully-integrated endpoint, Web and email security, delivered through…


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