Why companies need to get serious about privileged account security

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CyberArk VP of sales for APAC and Japan Vincent Goh warned of the rising insider threat amongst corporates. Serious threats arising from unsecured privileged accounts appear to be growing with a recent survey from research firm Ponemon stating that more than half of IT operations and security managers believe their…


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CenturyLink’s Dave Mahon Talks Cybersecurity Threats For Businesses

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When companies are planning out their cybersecurity strategy today, they often have to strike a difficult balance between preventive and protective tools to protect their assets against cyber attacks. International Business Times spoke with Dave Mahon, chief security officer at CenturyLink, to learn more about cybersecurity trends in the corporate…


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Hacking fears take small businesses offline

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After Ken Taylor’s personal computer was hacked he is concerned about the impact hacking would have on his restaurant Templestowe Living Room. “I went into a website which was a bogus site and it basically took a hold of my computer,” Taylor says. “I got a phone call wanting to…


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Hackers target businesses for cyberfraud

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As the threat of cyberterrorism proliferates, cybercrime against business is rampant. In August a federal court in Dallas sentenced a Nigerian citizen in the U.S. on a student visa to nearly four years in prison for his role in a “business-email-compromise” scheme. Amechi Colvis Amuegbunam, 30, pleaded guilty in March…


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Are you an easy hacking target? Cyber security tips for small business

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Small businesses and self-employed people are big targets for hackers, and the financial implications can be crippling. Gone are the days of thinking “It’ll never happen to us”. A total of 61% of all data breaches this year occurred in businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees, according to the Verizon…


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Businesses can no longer think of cybersecurity as just a ‘tech problem’

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Not too long ago, cyber security was an afterthought, a software installation that was often left to expire, or run in the background only to pop-up at inconvenient times. But recent high profile attacks – and the very real world consequences that come with them – have demanded the attention…


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Businesses Bite Back Against Hackers But Need to Be Protected

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“To know your enemy, you must become your enemy”. Some businesses that have fallen prey to cyberattacks and are taking this advice to its literal extremes by responding with their own hacking attacks on the hackers. Breaking into a hacker’s network to delete stolen data and to crash their servers…


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For Cybersecurity, Independent Contractors Should Think Like Big Businesses

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The cyber insurance market is expected to grow, by a lot. Researchers at PricewaterhouseCoopers predicted in 2015 that the market would hit $7.5 billion in annual premiums by the end of the decade (and at least $5 billion by next year). With recent high-profile attacks like WannaCry, cyber insurance demand…


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Lack of cyber hygiene leaves 90% of businesses vulnerable to hacks

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90% of businesses report exploits of vulnerabilities dating back three or more years, leaving them open to hacks. The vast majority of businesses are recording exploits for vulnerabilities that are three or more years old, with just over half reporting 10 year old vulnerabilities. That’s according to Fortiguard, which found…


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It took 5 years of research for Cyber Plus to tailor cybersecurity insurance for small businesses

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It took over 5 years of research and due diligence to evaluate potential cybersecurity risks and build a cyberinsurance policy that underwriters would be willing to back, a Cyber Plus director has revealed as the company debuted its Small Business Bundle of insurance, services and security tools. The long lead…


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So you’re thinking about becoming an illegal hacker – what’s your business plan?

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It’s something every aspiring crook needs to consider before they attempt to break into the world of cyber-crime: what’s the business plan? Fortunately this week, a couple of pointers have emerged thanks to miscreants who broke into production company HBO, and the ongoing US federal case against Michael Kadar, who…


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Fed agency issues security alert on Siemens imaging systems

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The Department of Homeland Security and Siemens Healthineers have issued advisories detailing security vulnerabilities of four of the company’s diagnostic imaging systems. Even an attacker with a low skill level would be able to exploit the vulnerabilities, Siemens warns. The vulnerable systems are Windows 7-based versions of the following systems:…


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Small and medium-sized businesses are not investing in cyber protection despite spate of attacks

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Small and medium-sized businesses are not earmarking significant amounts of cash to bolster their cyber-security defences, despite almost one-sixth of all companies suffering an attack within the last year. According to data compiled by insurance company Zurich, 875,000 SMEs across the UK have been affected by a cyber-attack over the…


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Trump fires communications chief Scaramucci in new White House upheaval

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U.S. President Donald Trump fired his communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, on Monday over an obscene tirade, just over a week after naming him to the job, sources familiar with the decision said, in the latest staff upheaval to hit the Republican’s six-month-old administration. Scaramucci’s departure follows one of the rockiest…


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Datameer Updates its Platform with Business Intelligence and Security Enhancements

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Datameer is releasing Datameer 6.3, improving data analyst productivity, deepening connectivity into the business intelligence tooling ecosystem, and strengthening security and governance functionalities. New analytic functions, workbook operations, and improved big data sampling for interactive preparation design enhance self-service analyst access to data lakes. Datameer 6.3 also introduces new and…


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Russia VPN ban: What tech pros and business travelers need to know

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Sunday forbidding the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and anonymizers in the country, according to a Reuters report. The law has already been approved by the Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, and is set to go into effect on November…


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Business should cash in on cyber security ‘boom’

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Combating cyber attacks against businesses and governments will deliver an economic boom to Australia, with the workforce needing to grow by more than a third to well over 30,000 employees for the industry to meet its full potential. Cyber Security Minister Dan Tehan will on Wednesday look at the upside…


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Reputation is Cyber Security is Digital Marketing

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Not only is the cyber attack surface area ever widened, but so is the reach of digital marketers into you and your organization with each set of connections. Whether it is through tracking for ads, geo targeting or things like beacons, proximity awareness or previous visits in browsers to other…


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Cisco deal is big win for local tech entrepreneurs

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Back in 2011, Patrick Crowley realized that the spread of encryption and cloud computing created big problems for traditional cybersecurity setups. The way Crowley, a Washington University professor of computer science and engineering, solved those problems will soon cause networking giant Cisco Systems to have a development team in the…


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UK Business to Spend Over £1m Recovering From Data Security Breach

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The cost of recovering from of a security breach for UK organisations has been estimated in a new report launched today by NTT Security, the specialised security company of NTT Group. The 2017 Risk:Value report, the company’s third annual study of business decision makers’ attitudes to risk and the value…


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