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Palo Alto Networks announces new capabilities to stop cyberattacks

Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity leader, has underscored the need for increased IT security by releasing several new capabilities that predict malicious attacks and use automation to stop them in progress. Next-generation firewall customers who upgrade to PAN-OS version 9.0 will now get access to these new security capabilities, over 60 new features and new […]


Medium-sized businesses are leading digital workplaces, says Aruba

As they continue to contribute more than €1trillion to the economy across EMEA, today’s medium-sized businesses are investing fast in technology. However, with digital now a priority for businesses of all sizes, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, says they must ensure they have the necessary skills and security management in place to handle the […]


Infoblox hosts ‘security and data centre’ tour across EMEA

Infoblox, a leader in secure cloud-managed network services, has announced that it is hosting a 21-city tour throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific. The Middle East and Africa leg of the road tour, focuses on security and next generation data centres, with the theme ‘Take Network Security to the Next Level’, […]


BeyondTrust expert on why biometric data poses unique security risk

Morey Haber, CTO at BeyondTrust, explores the potential security risks associated with biometric data and provides some basic recommendations that consumers should consider before handing over biometric data to organisations. We live in sensitive times. One ‘sensitive’, under-discussed topic that we need to directly confront and have an open conversation about is around the sensitivity […]


Cloud-native solution now available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

A10 Networks, a leading provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the availability of its cloud-native Application Delivery solution. This includes the Harmony Controller, vThunder ADC and Lightning ADC in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. A10’s customers can now take advantage of the […]


Thales research reveals Digital Transformation puts sensitive data at risk

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, has announced that the rush to Digital Transformation is putting sensitive data at risk for organisations worldwide. That is according to the company’s 2019 Thales Data Threat Report – Global Edition with research and analysis from IDC. As organisations embrace new technologies, such as multi-cloud […]


Vox expert on how IoT is impacting security portfolios

By Mayleen Bywater, Senior Product Manager for cloud security solutions at Vox Consumers and businesses alike are relying on the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide new ways in which to gather information, improve their lives and the way they interact with products, services and other businesses. In most cases this means that connected devices […]


Industry experts comment on Collection #1 data breach

Industry experts have been providing comments on the Collection #1 data breach – the largest ever database of breached login details leaked on the Dark Web. Details of the breach were outlined by cybersecurity expert Troy Hunt, a Microsoft Regional Director, in his blog. Collection #1 is a set of email addresses and passwordsmade up of a […]


Sophos expert on using Deep Learning to improve security posture

In this article, Harish Chib, Vice President – Middle East and Africa, Sophos explains why organisations need an additional layer of Deep Learning enabled Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools to improve their security posture. Cybercrime is big business and hackers are continually looking for new attack vectors. SophosLabs team see 400,000 new malicious samples […]


Cofense expert on how the human firewall helps stop phishing attacks

Phishing attacks remain a source of anguish for CISOs and security professionals. But those who choose to just throw technology at the problem are overlooking a vital component of their defence – the ‘human firewall’. Kamel Tamimi, Principal Security Consultant, Cofense Inc, tells us more… Until human nature changes (don’t hold your breath) phishing attacks […]


ESET expert offers advice on how to improve password security

In case there are some blank entries in your laundry list of New Year’s resolutions, Tomas Foltyn, Security Writer at ESET, has a few tips for a bit of cybersecurity ‘soul searching’. Here’s the first batch, looking at how to fix passwords. Many of us entered 2019 with a boatload of New Year’s resolutions. Doing […]


Kaspersky Lab reveals value of stolen identity information

While many of us have heard of – or even fallen victim to – cybercrimes such as data and identity theft, it seems that relatively few know the value of the information stolen from us. A new study from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that while our identity may not be worth a lot in terms of dollars, […]


Social media companies believed to be vulnerable for exposing data

A majority of consumers are willing to walk away from businesses entirely if they suffer a data breach, with retailers most at risk, according research from Gemalto. Two-thirds (66%) are unlikely to shop or do business with an organisation that experiences a breach where their financial and sensitive information is stolen. Retailers (62%), banks (59%), […]


Kaspersky Lab highlights 2018 regional and global threat landscape

There has been an unprecedented number of cyberattacks and the malware count has reached an all-time in high in 2018, according to Kaspersky Lab. The vendor’s solutions repelled almost two billion attacks launched from online resources and detected more than 21 million unique malicious objects from around the world in 2018. Its statistics show that, […]


Symantec and Fortinet partner to deliver robust cloud security service

Symantec Corp, a leading cybersecurity company, and Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, have announced an expansive partnership agreement to provide customers with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust security solutions. Fortinet’s industry-leading Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) capabilities are planned to be integrated into Symantec’s cloud-delivered Web Security Service (WSS). Additionally, […]


Expert view: The inevitable convergence of physical and cybersecurity

It may not be immediately clear as to how, but physical and cybersecurity are converging and the need for a combination of cyber and physical defences will soon, if they aren’t already, become a non-negotiable addition to enterprise security systems. Sven Smit, Portfolio Director at Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, tells us more. When you consider that […]