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CyberArk Ventures launches with US$30 million fund to fuel innovative cybersecurity technologies

CyberArk, a global leader in identity security, has announced the launch of CyberArk Ventures – a US$30 million global investment fund designed to empower the next generation of disruptors by solving complex security challenges with innovative technology. CyberArk has initially aligned with four Venture Capital investors: Venrock, YL Ventures, Team8 Capital and Merlin Ventures.  CyberArk Ventures has also announced that it […]

Expert advice for layering up your defences this World Password Day

The annual World Password Day raises awareness of the importance of having robust and resilient password hygiene practices in place. We hear from various industry experts who discuss best practices for password security. Cian Heasley, Security Consultant at Adarma: “It’s common for people to resort to simple, easy to remember passwords reused across most, if […]

Identity management implications and how organisations can properly manage their identity

Venafi, inventor and a leading provider of machine identity management, has announced the findings of a global study of 1,000 CIOs, which shows that Digital Transformation is driving an average of 42% annual growth in the number of machine identities. Because CIOs often have limited visibility into the number of machine identities on their networks […]

One in five businesses have paid or would pay a ransom for their data

New research from Thales has found that malware, ransomware and phishing continues to plague global organisations. In fact, one in five (21%) have experienced a ransomware attack in the last year, with 43% of those experiencing a significant impact on operations. First seen in the late 1980s, with the PC Cyborg Virus, the frequency and […]

One in three companies has experienced a successful cyberattack in the last year

SoSafe, one of the fastest-growing cybersecurity awareness providers worldwide, has published its Human Risk Review 2022. A survey by Allianz Insurance also shows that cyberincidents are the number one business risk worldwide. At the RSA Conference 2021, Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco, spoke of US$6 trillion in damages per year. The interface between man and machine […]

How important is effective backup for ensuring data security?

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, has released its annual Cyber Protection Week Global Report 2022. The report which surveyed over 6,200 IT users and IT managers from small businesses to enterprises across 22 countries – including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – exposes some of the most critical shortcomings appearing in cyber protection practices […]

Custodian supports Vitanium growth with a cost-effective, sustainable data centre platform

Organisations are ramping up their data protection capabilities as cyberattacks and downtime become more frequent than ever. With the help of Custodian Data Centres, Vitanium re-evaluated its business strategy and established itself as a key provider of data protection services for end-users. Vitanium is a world-class data protection specialist, ISO 27001/ ISO 9001 accredited data […]

Bridging the gap to the C-suite – Four tips to increase executive buy-in to DR

Downtime and data loss incidents are extremely frequent across the industry and it is more important than ever to highlight the need to invest in a resilient Disaster Recovery strategy. Dante Orsini, Chief Strategy Officer for 11:11 Systems, offers some best practice advice about how CISOs can improve their chances of getting senior executives on […]

New Invicti Security study finds vulnerabilities on the rise

Invicti Security has released its Spring 2022 AppSec Indicator, which reveals a rise in severe web vulnerabilities and the need for executive leaders to intertwine their application security and Digital Transformation efforts to reduce risk. The report examines web vulnerabilities from over 939 Invicti customers worldwide and was derived from one of the largest data sets […]

Rapid7 announces the Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation to promote access and inclusion in cybersecurity 

Rapid7, a leading provider of security analytics and automation, has announced the formation of the Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation – a 501(c)(3) private foundation, receiving all of its initial US$1 million in funding from Rapid7.   The Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation’s mission is to close the security achievement gap by making cybersecurity easier to access for the underrepresented […]

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