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Francisco Partners completes acquisition of Forcepoint

Francisco Partners, a global investment firm that specialises in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses, recently announced it has closed on the previously announced acquisition of Forcepoint from Raytheon Technologies. Forcepoint is a global provider of cybersecurity solutions that protects the critical data and networks of thousands of customers throughout the world. Coinciding with the […]


New Zealand Reserve Bank responds to illegal breach of data system

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Te Pūtea Matua) is responding to a breach of a third-party file sharing service used to share information with external stakeholders. Governor Adrian Orr says the breach is contained but it will take time to determine the impact. “We are actively working with domestic and international cybersecurity experts and […]


Chinook offers Nozomi Networks security solutions to customers

Chinook is offering Nozomi Networks’ Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of things (IoT) visibility and anomaly detection solutions to its government, healthcare, transportation and defense industrial base customers. Chinook, a leader in building automation and facilities consulting and commissioning services, is offering its customers in the government, healthcare, transportation and defense sectors advanced cybersecurity solutions to […]


Twitter fined over a data breach in Ireland’s first major GDPR decision

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has fined California-based Twitter for infringements of the EU’s GDPR data protection laws. The DPC said its investigation commenced in January 2019 following receipt of a breach notification from Twitter. The organisation found Twitter infringed Article 33(1) and 33(5) of the GDPR in terms of a failure to notify the breach on […]


US government departments targeted in suspected state-sponsored cyberattack

Key government departments in the US have been targeted in a major cyberespionage campaign. The suspected state-sponsored attacks were directed at the networks of the treasury, commerce and homeland security departments. Federal civilian agencies were told to disconnect from SolarWinds Orion following the breach by malicious actors. Casey Ellis, the CTO, Founder and Chairman of Bugcrowd, said: “The breach of SolarWinds […]


CrowdStrike report reveals Australian organizations suffer more ransomware attacks than the rest of the world

CrowdStrike’s 2020 Global Security Attitude report reveals the startling rate at which Australian organisations are being targeted by ransomware attackers, and their concerns about state sponsored threats as COVID-19 lingers and international tensions grow. CrowdStrike has released its global cybersecurity survey, which finds that over two-thirds [67%] of Australian organizations have suffered a ransomware attack in the […]


Frequency of ransomware attacks revealed by cybersecurity company Lumu

Cybersecurity company Lumu is helping businesses understand the scope and scale of the ransomware threat with The 2020 Ransomware Flashcard. Ransomware remains one of the most pervasive and insidious security threats to enterprise organizations. In 2020 alone, dozens of recognized brands have been forced to disclose that their networks were breached and their data encrypted […]


Dell Technologies data protection and cybersecurity solutions help businesses safeguard critical applications

Dell Technologies has introduced new Dell EMC PowerProtect DP series integrated appliances and PowerProtect Data Manager software advancements to help customers protect, manage and recover data from traditional and modern applications across core data centres, edge locations and public clouds. Dell has also announced PowerProtect Cyber Recovery the first data vaulting solution endorsed by Sheltered […]


Technology to the rescue: How the aviation sector is fighting back against COVID-19

With the aviation industry being one of the sectors most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and one of the speakers at Cybersecurity in Aviation, exclusively tells us how the industry is utilising technology to put itself back on the road to recovery. How important is the […]


ESET launches ESET Cloud Office Security to provide advanced protection for Microsoft 365

Cybersecurity vendor ESET, has today launched ESET Cloud Office Security, a new standalone Software- As-a-Service solution that provides advanced preventative protection for users of Microsoft 365 applications. The software is designed to reflect the modern role of emails and collaboration tools used within organisations. Ján Brunovský, Product Manager, ESET, said: “Almost every business across the […]


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