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United States and Spain announce the development of a capacity-building tool to combat ransomware

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in partnership with the US Department of State and the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, have announced a joint project to develop a capacity-building tool to help countries utilise public-private partnerships (PPPs) to combat ransomware. This project was developed as part of the Second International Counter Ransomware Initiative […]

Delinea report reveals that nearly 80% of companies have had to use their cyber insurance

Delinea, a leading provider of Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions for seamless security, today published a new report showing that cyber insurance not only has become ubiquitous but more than half of companies that have leveraged their coverage have used it more than once. As a result, insurers are pulling back on covering what is […]

Noname Security announces partnership with health insurance leader Aflac

Noname Security, an API security platform, has announced it has partnered with Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental health insurance in the United States, to protect Aflac’s global estate of APIs. Noname Security provides both API discovery and API runtime protection to give Aflac full visibility into every type of API it has, as well […]

Banco Santander and Forgepoint Capital announce strategic alliance to advance cybersecurity investment and innovation globally

Banco Santander, one of the largest banks in the world with over 157 million customers and Forgepoint Capital, one of the world’s leading venture capital firms focused on cybersecurity, have announced a strategic alliance to drive cybersecurity investment and innovation globally. The alliance is based upon three initiatives: (i) the creation of Forgepoint Capital International […]

Surge in dark data a growing danger for organisations

Dark data represents the biggest potential cybersecurity exposure for businesses, according to a cybersecurity edition of the DealMaker Meter report, Understanding Risk: The Dark Side of Data. Dark data is defined as data that a company has collected but no longer needs – ranging from outdated customer information to old employee records – dark data […]

BlueVoyant research reveals vendors critical to the media industry face significant cybersecurity challenges

BlueVoyant, an industry-leading cyberdefence company, has released the findings of a new report; Media Industry Cybersecurity Challenges: A Vendor Ecosystem Analysis. The research found that 30% of media vendors are susceptible to compromise via vulnerabilities discovered in their publicly accessible online presence. These critical vulnerabilities are known to be exploitable by malicious actors. The media […]

Barracuda threat report reveals spike in ransomware to more than 1.2 million per month

Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, has released its fourth-annual threat research report on ransomware. The new report looks at ransomware attack patterns that occurred between August 2021 and July 2022. For the 106 highly publicised attacks Barracuda researchers analysed, the dominant targets are still five key industries: education (15%), […]

Crypto-criminal activity has fallen in 2022 with illicit cryptocurrency volumes down 15% YoY

Hacking, however, remains on the rise, as US$1.9bn worth of cryptocurrency has been stolen in hacks this year, compared to under US$1.2 billion at the same point in 2021. After cryptocurrency-based crime hit an all-time high in 2021, with illicit addresses receiving US$14 billion over the course of the year, there now appears to be […]

Jumio reveals three key findings from its digital identity 2022 research

Providing a digital identity to create an online account or complete a transaction is becoming more commonplace globally. A digital identity is an electronic file containing a person’s identity information, often used to prove their identity online. Gartner has predicted that by 2024, ‘a true global, portable, decentralised identity standard will emerge in the market to address […]

CREST releases guidance on penetration testing

CREST, the international not-for-profit, membership body representing the global cybersecurity industry, has announced the release of its CREST Defensible Penetration Test, a specification that provides recommendations on how penetration tests should be scoped, delivered and signed off. With significant growth in the numbers of penetration tests being carried out around the world, the need to […]

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