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

What’s Causing Today’s IT Security Gap?

Author: Rabih Itani, Regional Business Development Manager, Security, Middle East and Turkey at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company What’s stopping global businesses from protecting their assets despite significant investments in cyber security programmes? That’s the question we asked ourselves when trying to determine what the reasons are behind the dangerous gap in modern IT security. We define the gap as the inability of an organisation’s people, processes and technologies to keep up with a constantly changing threat landscape. And, given that data breaches are now so common that on average 58 records are stolen every second, we know it’s … Continue reading What’s Causing Today’s IT Security Gap?

AESG Posts Triple Digit Growth in 2018 Following Introduction of New Services and Expansion Across Verticals

Following its concerted efforts to better cater to the region’s growing demand for specialised consultancy services by diversifying its services portfolio and expanding its geographic footprint, AESG, has posted growth figures of over 150% for 2018. With a strong project pipeline that itself increased by over 90% in the last 12 months, the company expects to build on this momentum through 2019 and has recently undertaken a strategic expansion to better align its divisions and services with the needs of the market. “By expanding our portfolio, both in terms of geographies and market sectors, we have successfully gained traction in … Continue reading AESG Posts Triple Digit Growth in 2018 Following Introduction of New Services and Expansion Across Verticals

A Secure Campus Does Not Have to Come at the Expense of Student Experience

Author: Morten Illum, VP EMEA, HPE Aruba For all the benefits of mobile connectivity, cloud and IoT, these technologies give hackers many more opportunities to find gaps in cyber defences and make their way inside our networks. For educational institutions that have a vast campus and user base, a variety of devices trying to connect to their network and a huge amount of data passing through their systems, this presents a real risk. However, as Universities battle each other in a bid to attract new students and provide the best possible experience on campus, rather than take a conservative approach … Continue reading A Secure Campus Does Not Have to Come at the Expense of Student Experience