Help AG Launches ‘Hackademy’ to Foster Ethical Hacking Skills in Middle East

As the volume of cyber-attacks has escalated exponentially, spending on cybersecurity grew 8% in 2018[1]. Help AG, a leading cyber security services, consultancy and solutions provider in the Middle East, believes this is a positive and necessary development but warns that simply increasing security investment is not enough to mitigate new and sophisticated threats. To arm Middle East cybersecurity professionals with the skills and knowledge they need, the company today launched the Help AG Hackademy. This offensive ethical hacking hands-on training program is conducted by qualified L33T hackers and empowers attendees to perform attack simulations that uncover security vulnerabilities in … Continue reading Help AG Launches ‘Hackademy’ to Foster Ethical Hacking Skills in Middle East

Fortinet Serves as a Founding Partner of World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity

As first cybersecurity founding partner of the Centre for Cybersecurity, partnership demonstrates Fortinet’s continued commitment to innovation and collaboration to combat global cybercrime  News Summary: Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cyber security solutions, today announced the company has been named the first cybersecurity founding partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Centre for Cybersecurity and CEO Ken Xie will serve as a member of the Centre for Cybersecurity Advisory Board. A Global Response to a Global Threat WEF and Fortinet both believe that the global threat to our digital economy requires a global response. … Continue reading Fortinet Serves as a Founding Partner of World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity

Fortinet’s Security-First Approach to SD-WAN Continues to Gain Momentum

Independent testing and new customers and use cases show the value of best-of-breed security and best-of-breed SD-WAN in a single integrated offering News Summary Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions,today announced recent customer, partner and market momentum, as well as independent testing results, of its FortiGate Secure SD-WANsolution. Organizations Are Struggling to Secure their SD-WAN Deployments “In today’s threat landscape, security can never be an afterthought in any network deployment” said John Maddison, SVP of products and solutions at Fortinet.“Fortinet’s focused innovations and evolution of best-of-breed SD-WAN with in-built next-generation firewall provides the … Continue reading Fortinet’s Security-First Approach to SD-WAN Continues to Gain Momentum

MCAFEE REPORT EXAMINES CYBERCRIMINAL UNDERGROUND

McAfee Labs sees 480 new threats per minute in Q3 2018; Cryptominers leverage IoT devices; Financial sector sees 20% increase in data breaches Key Findings McAfee researchers analyze cybercriminal markets and secret forums; reveal tactics, targets New IoT device malware grows 73% in Q3; total IoT malware up 203% in last four quarters Cryptomining malware increases 71%; miners leverage lax security, volume of IoT devices New mobile malware decreases 24%; cybercriminals leverage fake game cheats, dating apps Financial sector data breaches increase 20%; banking Trojans take uncommon approaches Spam botnnets spew “sextortion” scams; threaten to reveal victim web browsing habits … Continue reading MCAFEE REPORT EXAMINES CYBERCRIMINAL UNDERGROUND