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Darktrace – Media Roundtable | Event Report

Darktrace – Media Roundtable | Event Report

I was recently invited to a Roundtable Media Event held by Darktrace to unpack the new era of cyber security threats. Held on Thursday 16th June, it was led by Tony Jarvis, Director of Enterprise Security and Dave Palmer, Chief Product Officer. The following is a ... read more

Darktrace Adds Early Warning System To Antigena Email

Darktrace Adds Early Warning System To Antigena Email

Phishing Scheme Attempted to Leverage Legitimate Government Site for Solicitation of Fake Philanthropic Donations Sydney, Australia – Wednesday 22 June 2022 – Darktrace, a ... read more

OCI User Access Review Made Easy

OCI User Access Review Made Easy

I’m sure we can all agree, adopting a cloud strategy is awesome. The opportunities and benefits it affords are many. However cloud governance is an ongoing problem that ... read more

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BlueVoyant Unveils New Outcomes-Based Cyber Defense Platform: BlueVoyant Elements™

BlueVoyant Unveils New Outcomes-Based Cyber Defense Platform: BlueVoyant Elements™

Elements converges internal and external cybersecurity capabilities, and delivers unrivaled visibility, accuracy, and actionability via an end-to-end offering NEW YORK, June 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BlueVoyant, a rock-solid cyber defense company, today announced the launch of BlueVoyant Elements, an outcomes-based, cloud-native cyber defense platform that brings managed detection and response, third-party cyber risk management, digital risk protection, and expert professional services together. Elements can be deployed as a full-spectrum solution or as individual modules based on the customers' needs including: BlueVoyant Core: MDR™ (Managed Detection & Response) Stability and strength inside organizations' networks to protect from the changing landscape outside. BlueVoyant Terrain: 3PR™ (Third-Party Cyber Risk Management) Rapidly identifies ... READ MORE

CDNetworks Launches New Zero Trust Access Solution

CDNetworks Launches New Zero Trust Access Solution

SINGAPORE , June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CDNetworks, the global leader in CDN, edge computing, and cloud security, announced today its new Zero Trust Access Solution: Enterprise Secure Access (ESA). ESA has been built from the ground up to modernize organizations with secure remote access to apps and services, and establish a secure, efficient, and easy-to-use hybrid networking environment. ESA is a cloud service based on a Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) and Zero Trust architecture. ESA checks user identity, device security, and user behavior to authenticate users and devices before granting access to enterprise applications. ESA also safeguards applications from cyberattacks by shielding the origin's IP address and port behind a security gateway. "As organizations scramble to solve unprecedented remote access challenges during or post-pandemic, adopting Zero Trust ... READ MORE

Media Alert: Scammers Hack Twitter Accounts to Steal Popular NFTs and Digital Currencies

Media Alert: Scammers Hack Twitter Accounts to Steal Popular NFTs and Digital Currencies

According to recent research, published by Tenable’s Staff Research Engineer, Satnam Narang, scammers have once again dug deep into their bag of tricks to capitalise on the fervour in non-fungible tokens (NFT) and cryptocurrencies. Many are hijacking verified and unverified accounts on Twitter to impersonate popular NFT projects including Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), Azukis, MoonBirds and OkayBears, to steal users’ digital assets by driving them to phishing sites. The success of some of these blue chip NFT projects has paved the way for broader adoption by promoting upcoming integrations with their own metaverses, giving scammers ample opportunity to capitalise on new or rumoured announcements in relation to these projects. These scams take place in a few different ways, according to the research. Scammers leverage Twitter mentions to capture attention Cryptocurrency ... READ MORE

KnowBe4 Makes Strategic Hire for Australia and New Zealand to Help Drive APAC Growth Efforts

KnowBe4 Makes Strategic Hire for Australia and New Zealand to Help Drive APAC Growth Efforts

Experienced sales leader Natalie "Nat" Burrows joins KnowBe4's executive team as director of sales for Australia and New Zealand MELBOURNE, Australia , May 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced that it has hired a new director of sales for Australia and New Zealand Natalie Burrows as part of its strategy to spread its reach throughout the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The Asia-Pacific cybersecurity market is anticipated to grow at an overall compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15% and will be worth of USD 46.09 Bn by 2023, according to a new report published by Quadintel  on the APAC cybersecurity market. Driven by increasing cyber attacks in APAC, organisations in the region are looking for effective ways to mitigate cybersecurity issues such as the ongoing threat ... READ MORE

Protect network and digital assets with MyRepublic Cybersecurity powered by Inspira: A portfolio of end-to-end managed security services

Protect network and digital assets with MyRepublic Cybersecurity powered by Inspira: A portfolio of end-to-end managed security services

SINGAPORE , May 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- MyRepublic Business and Inspira Enterprise have secured their partnership in the Singapore market with the finalization of a Master Services Agreement that covers world-class consulting and cybersecurity solutions. This follows MyRepublic Business's 2021 launch of a new suite of cybersecurity solutions aimed at strengthening the digital security of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore . The suite of consultancy services includes Incident Response, Data Privacy Gap Assessment, Vulnerability Assessment, ISO 27001, and IT Security Audits. The consulting services are supplemented by solutions such as Managed Firewall, Managed Vulnerability and Managed End-Point, and are designed to safeguard clients against sophisticated cyberattacks. Josef Figueroa , Vice President of ASEAN at Inspira Enterprise said, "SMEs are generally ... READ MORE

DIDF, HKBN Talent CSI Fund and HKBN Co-Launch Cyber Wellness in the Dark

DIDF, HKBN Talent CSI Fund and HKBN Co-Launch Cyber Wellness in the Dark

New experience jointly designed with HKBN cybersecurity experts HONG KONG, May 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Well known for providing experiential activities to promote social inclusion, Dialogue In The Dark (HK) Foundation ("DIDF") has teamed up with HKBN Talent CSI Fund and HKBN Group ("HKBN") to launch a brand new experience themed on cybersecurity – Cyber Wellness In The Dark ("Tour"). Framed around Hong Kong's first and only pitch-dark experience, this experiential analogy will empower participants with cyber wellness knowledge through navigating the unknown risks and perils in the online world. Cora Chu, Chief Executive Officer of DIDF said, "Today, the younger generation is growing up in a pervasively digital world. Their awareness to cyber safety may not be vigilant enough. In view of this, we designed this immersive experience for youths to experience what life is like ... READ MORE

Taiwan’s IoT Service Hub Accelerates Manufacturers’ Speed-to-Market for Industry 4.0 Innovations

Taiwan’s IoT Service Hub Accelerates Manufacturers’ Speed-to-Market for Industry 4.0 Innovations

TAIPEI, May 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Information Industry  of Taiwan, an organization supporting the development of the nation's information industry, is expanding its Internet of Things Manufacturing Base services to foreign inventors. IoT Service Hub understands that not all manufacturers have the same level of technological know-how or experience in undertaking such innovations. Thus, it brings together the best of Taiwan's tech talents, enterprises, and industry-leading technologies to help foreign manufacturers and inventors bring their IoT product to market in a faster and more cost-effective way. The IoT Service Hub three key services are:Providing AIoT evaluation board(EVB/Demo board) made by Taiwan's IC to assist product development, Connecting Startup or product to interdisciplinary experts in Taiwan, Providing numerous AIoT solutions to help the ... READ MORE

Why Renewal of Your Privacy Practice is Critical

Why Renewal of Your Privacy Practice is Critical

It is without doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic forced some of the most significant changes in society, business and workforce practices in the last century. With billions of consumers and workers driven online, businesses adapted and accelerated their digital strategies. As staff worked remotely and scammers capitalised on the explosion of e-commerce, so, too, were weaknesses in privacy strategies exposed. Following this time of great change and in a rapidly growing digital economy, the review and renewal of an organisation’s privacy program is critical. So, what are some of the ways an organisation can build and refresh for a more robust and adaptable privacy program? Step 1 – Implement a Privacy Program Review The first step towards renewal is a thorough review of an organisation’s current position. Such audits can include a privacy: Risk Assessment Impact ... READ MORE

KBI and Sales Inc. Form Strategic Allegiance

KBI and Sales Inc. Form Strategic Allegiance

  When two highly capable organisations come together, the whole can be greater than the mere sum of the parts. KBI and Sales Inc. have formed a partnership to foster growth and traction for security technology businesses. By bringing marketing and sales closer together and working in perfect lockstep, scale-up businesses can see more tangible results faster.   Having worked with Founders and CEOs of both private and publicly listed companies across 26 different industries, Ed Badawi, CEO of Sales Inc understands how critical it is for organisations of all sizes to have a sustainable sales process that aligns with the narrative used in marketing/lead generation initiatives. "When Salespeople are hired, there is often a misconception that they will 'figure it out', Ed Says. The fact is that 9 out of 10 sales reps need a process to thrive. That process needs to be ... READ MORE

Communication for Internal Teams On the Importance of Understanding Risk

Communication for Internal Teams On the Importance of Understanding Risk

If all communication was abolished, society would crumble. Fast. Yet one area that I have noticed in the security industry, which I believe needs a lot more attention - and often goes unmentioned - is how we communicate internally to our teams on the importance of understanding risk in the face of change. Through my work, I’ve lately had a huge volume of conversations with IT Security leaders across the globe, and the same discussion points keep appearing. Namely, that as an industry, we are driven by technology and the security that underpins that technology, but one area that seems to be almost entirely neglected is how we communicate technology changes and the subsequent right workflows within our businesses. It’s this gap that has really provided the genesis moment for shadow IT as employees duct-tape their workflows together in the face of limited appreciation of the ... READ MORE

MediaTek Announces World’s First Complete Wi-Fi 7 Platforms for Access Points and Clients

MediaTek Announces World’s First Complete Wi-Fi 7 Platforms for Access Points and Clients

NEWS PROVIDED BY: MediaTek Inc. 23 May, 2022, 02:00 BST Filogic 880 and Filogic 380 will drive the next generation of connectivity with the fastest and most reliable Wi-Fi 7 experiences TAIPEI, May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaTek today announced the Filogic 880 and Filogic 380 Wi-Fi 7 platform solutions for high-bandwidth applications in the operator, retail, enterprise and consumer electronics markets. This pair of chips will be among the first Wi-Fi 7 solutions to hit the market, allowing device makers to deliver cutting-edge products with the latest connectivity technology. Filogic 880 is a complete platform that combines a Wi-Fi 7 access point with a new advanced host processor solution to provide the industry's best router and gateway solution for operator, retail and enterprise markets. It offers a scalable architecture that can support up to penta-band 4x4 with a ... READ MORE

Carrot and Luxboro Launch IoT Joint Venture

Carrot and Luxboro Launch IoT Joint Venture

SEOUL, South Korea, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrot ("Carrot" or the "Company") and Luxrobo announced today the establishment of a Joint Venture (JV) that brings together two premier tech companies from the field of digital insurance and IoT-technology. Together they operate as Lucky Box Solutions Inc. to deliver the most optimized IoT systems and telematics devices while positioning itself as the leader of InsurTech, industry that has become the noise of the town in recent years.  Both companies have established proven track records of providing innovation in emerging sectors and are poised to offer cutting-edge solutions in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Interoperability, Analytics and Processing, and Internet of Things while providing risk prevention and insurance protection services. PRNewsfoto/Carrot General Insurance Corp. Carrot has made a ... READ MORE