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How BT drives security from a necessity to a beacon of business responsibility

Steve Benton, BT Deputy CISO, GM Cyber and Physical Security Operations and Programmes, tells us how the company operates with full control over its complex IT estates and explains how the major telecom provider functions in a way that aims to make cyberattacks worthless for those targeting the business. Can you give an overview of […]


Qualys extends the power of VMDR to Android and iOS/iPadOS mobile devices

Qualys, a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, has announced it is expanding Qualys VMDR (Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response) to mobile devices with support for Android and iOS/iPadOS, delivering an end-to-end solution for mobile device security. Qualys’ all-in-one VMDR provides in-depth mobile device visibility, data security insights, proactive […]


Aura builds world’s first WhatsApp security chatbot in partnership with Tracker

Aura, South Africa’s leading security and medical response platform has launched the world’s first WhatsApp security chatbot in partnership with Tracker, one of the country’s most trusted names in stolen vehicle recovery. Powered by Aura, Tracker’s unique Tracker CareGuard service offers rapid mobile emergency response anywhere, anytime within South Africa. The new cutting-edge solution enables […]


RiskIQ’S 2020 Mobile Threat Landscape report finds 33% growth in mobile apps

RiskIQ, a global leader in attack surface management, has published its 2020 Mobile App Threat Landscape report, an analysis of the murky mobile app underworld spanning the open web and app stores around the world.  With a proactive, store-first scanning mentality, RiskIQ observes and categorises the threat landscape as a user would see it, monitoring […]


87% of EMEA CISOs claim mobile devices are focus of their cybersecurity strategies

Ivanti, the automation platform that helps make every IT connection smarter and more secure, has announced the results of a survey which revealed that the emergence of the everywhere enterprise has shifted CISO priorities away from combatting network security threats and towards mitigating mobile security risks. Almost nine in 10 (87%) CISOs surveyed agreed that […]


NEC facial recognition adopted by ‘Star Alliance Biometrics’ platform

NEC Corporation has announced that Lufthansa Airlines and Swiss International Airlines (SWISS), Lufthansa Group airline members of Star Alliance, launched the ‘Star Alliance Biometrics’ identity verification platform, utilising NEC’s facial recognition technologies, at Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport. NEC and Star Alliance have been co-operating since July 2019 in the development of an identity verification platform […]


Vulnerabilities in standalone 5G networks could allow attackers to steal credentials and falsify subscriber authentication

Positive Technologies has published its ‘5G standalone core security assessment’. The report discusses vulnerabilities and threats for subscribers and mobile network operators, which stem from the use of new standalone 5G network cores. The vulnerabilities in protocols HTTP/2 and PFCP, used by standalone 5G networks, include the theft of subscriber profile data, impersonation attacks and […]


Combatting Africa’s mobile cybercrime challenge

Anna Collard, SVP of Content Strategy and Evangelist, KnowBe4 Africa, addresses the mobile cybercrime challenge across the continent. In June 2020, Upstream’s Secure-D antifraud platform revealed that the total number of malicious mobile applications doubled in the first quarter of the year. The analysis found 29,000 malicious apps (14,500 in 2019), a 55% spike in […]


Fortinet survey points to optimism on 5G promise while highlighting role of security

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that a commissioned survey conducted by TelecomTV in association with HardenStance and ETSI found broad-based optimism for 5G revenue opportunities among telecom sector respondents, but only if the new 5G services were both more secure and better tailored to key enterprise use […]


New Fortinet survey points to optimism on 5G promise while highlighting role of security

Fortinet, a global provider of broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that a commissioned survey conducted by TelecomTV in association with HardenStance and ETSI found broad-based optimism for 5G revenue opportunities among telecom sector respondents, but only if the new 5G services were both more secure and better tailored to key enterprise use […]


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