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How far is threat intelligence data vital to a successful and well-rounded cyber strategy?  

As technology progresses, data breaches continue to skyrocket and this isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. It is predicted that by the end of 2023 the cost of cybercrime is going to hit just under £6.5 trillion. Acquiring threat intelligence data is a primary step in preventing cyberattacks and web scraping should be the […]

69% employees bypassed organisation’s cybersecurity in past 12 months finds Gartner

By 2025, nearly half of cybersecurity leaders will change jobs, 25% for different roles entirely due to multiple work-related stressors, according to Gartner. “Cybersecurity professionals are facing unsustainable levels of stress,” said Deepti Gopal, Director Analyst, Gartner. “CISOs are on the defence, with the only possible outcomes that they don’t get hacked or they do. […]

Is the most cost-effective move in the cost of living crisis investing in cybersecurity solutions?

JP Perez-Etchegoyen, CTO of cybersecurity firm Onapsis, urges businesses to invest during the cost of living crisis because the power of investing in prevention should not be underestimated.  In the midst of the biggest cost-of-living crisis in decades, the looming threat of recession and an unprecedented energy crisis, organisations of all sizes are trying to […]

Tenable research: Known vulnerabilities pose greatest threat to organisational security

Tenable, the exposure management company, has released its annual 2022 Threat Landscape Report, which validates the persistent threat posed by known vulnerabilities – those for which patches have already been made available – as the primary vehicle for cyberattacks. The findings are based on the Tenable Research team’s analysis of cybersecurity events, vulnerabilities and trends […]

A reality check of the security threat posed by ChatGPT (and Bard)

Whether or not attacks get slicker or more frequent, defenders know what it takes to address the threat, says BeyondTrust Director, Solutions Engineering Asia Pacific, Scott Hesford. The race to produce an accurate conversational AI platform is in full swing, as is a parallel effort to find and demonstrate powerful use cases for the technology […]

Distributed workforces mean distributed cybersecurity risks

David Steele, MD of SecuriCentrix and a principal security consultant, says there’s nothing personal in adopting security solutions for scattered staff. Overnight, companies were forced to open their workforce to a distributed model, as Covid shook the world. From localized access to systems and networks, employees were suddenly accessing everything remotely through the cloud on […]

The threat from within: How businesses can mitigate attacks from outside with awareness on the inside

Daniel Benad, Group Vice President and Regional GM, ANZ and Oceania, Rimini Street asks: “If trusted employees are the biggest threat to data security, does that mean we can never be safe?” Cybersecurity has been leading the news in Australia in recent months. Seemingly every sector has been hit by an attack, from government departments […]

Realising the true value of threat intelligence with Recorded Future

Threat intelligence provides valuable information to organisations about potential threats to their network and helps to identify vulnerabilities that may be exploited by attackers. Emad Faraj, Senior Sales Director – META, Recorded Future, discusses the importance of threat intelligence and how it provides valuable information about potential threats as well as how it is key […]

Anticipating APAC-specific fraud risks in 2023

Dany Naigeboren, Head of Analytics, APAC, Forter, tells us the individual nuances of a complex and dynamic market will dictate threats faced. While digital commerce continues to develop in the region that’s home to more than half the world’s population, a looming economic downturn has given rise to new fraud risks. According to insights gleaned […]

Energy providers urged to power up security solutions against emerging threats

Antoine Harb, Team Leader, Middle East, Kingston Technology, says energy companies have never been more vulnerable to cyberattack. The energy sector has emerged as a primary target for cybercriminals, its Intellectual Property (IP) and critical data have never been more vulnerable – while rising prices and geopolitical motives are other factors behind frequent attacks. According […]

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