In Q4, McAfee Labs observed an average of 648 threats per minute, an increase of 60 threats per minute (10%) over Q3. The two quarters also saw COVID-19 related cyber-attack detections increase by 240% in Q3 and 114% in Q4, while Powershell threats again surged 208% due to continued increases in Donoff malware activity.
“The world—and enterprises—adjusted amidst pandemic restrictions and sustained remote work challenges, while security threats continued to evolve in complexity and increase in volume”, said Raj Samani, McAfee fellow and chief scientist. “Though a large percentage of employees grew more proficient and productive in working remotely, enterprises endured more opportunistic COVID-19 related campaigns among a new cast of bad-actor schemes. Furthermore, ransomware and malware targeting vulnerabilities in work-related apps and processes were active and remain dangerous threats capable of taking over networks and data, while costing millions in assets and recovery costs”.
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KASPERSKY SHEDS LIGHT ON THE RANSOMWARE ECOSYSTEM
Ransomware is on the tip of everyone’s tongue every time businesses discuss cyber threats they are likely to face in 2021.
GAJSHIELD: ENABLING CONTEXTUAL VISIBILITY FOR OPTIMUM DATA PROTECTION
HARRISON ALBERT, REGIONAL DIRECTOR, D-LINK MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA, TELLS SECURITY ADVISOR MIDDLE EAST HOW GAJSHIELD’S CONTEXT-BASED APPROACH TO SECURITY HELPS ORGANISATIONS FIND ANOMALIES, REDUCE FALSE ALARM AND PREVENT INTENTIONAL & UNINTENTIONAL DATA EXPLOITATION.
THALES ANNOUNCES NEW SOLUTIONS TO HELP OGANISATIONS DISCOVER, PROTECT AND CONTROL SENSITIVE DATA IN MULTICLOUD ENVIRONMENTS
THALES HAS ANNOUNCED NEW DATA PROTECTION SOLUTIONS FOR GOOGLE CLOUD, MICROSOFT AZURE, AND AMAZON WEB SERVICES, SOLIDIFYING ITS ROLE AS A TRUSTED THIRD PARTY FOR MULTI-CLOUD DATA SECURITY.
RANSOMWARE RECOVERY COST FOR UAE IN 2021 IS $517,961: SOPHOS SURVEY
THE SURVEY POLLED 5,400 IT DECISION MAKERS IN MID-SIZED ORGANISATIONS IN 30 COUNTRIES ACROSS EUROPE, THE AMERICAS, ASIA-PACIFIC & CENTRAL ASIA, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND AFRICA.
OVERCOMING THE CYBER-PANDEMIC
ABHIJIT MAHADIK, DIRECTOR, CYBERSECURITY & INFRASTRUCTURE – UAE & KSA, RAQMIYAT SPEAKS TO SAME ABOUT THE EVOLVING CYBERSECURITY LANDSCAPE, THE THREATS ORGANISATIONS NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR AND HOW THE SECURITY PRIORITIES OF ORGANISATIONS HAVE SHIFTED SINCE THE PANDEMIC LAST YEAR.
FORTINET: MAKING A MARK @ GISEC
ALAIN PENEL, REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT, MIDDLE EAST & PAKISTAN AT FORTINET, EXPLAINS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A PART OF GISEC THIS YEAR AND HOW FORTINET’S CUTTING-EDGE SOLUTIONS CONTINUE TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM PROTECTION AGAINST CYBERTHREATS AND ATTACKS.
ANATOMY OF AN OT ATTACK
MAHER JADALLAH, SENIOR DIRECTOR - MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA AT TENABLE, DISCUSSES HOW, INSTEAD OF DEFENDING AGAINST AN ATTACK IN PROGRESS, A MORE SUSTAINABLE APPROACH WOULD BE ONE OF PREVENTION – OF ORGANISATIONS DOING A BETTER JOB OF UNDERSTANDING THEIR SYSTEMS, WHERE AND HOW THOSE SYSTEMS MAY BE EXPOSED, AND PRIORITISING THE THINGS THEY NEED TO PROTECT THESE SYSTEMS.
MICRO FOCUS: OFFERING DRAMA-FREE IT WITH OPTIC
TOUFIC DERBASS, MANAGING DIRECTOR MICRO FOCUS MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA, DISCUSSES HOW THE LATEST IT PLATFORM FROM MICRO FOCUS OFFERS UNIFIED INTERFACE AND & EXPANDED INTEGRATION CAPABILITIES.
COPING WITH THE NEW NORMAL
HUSNI HAMMOUD, MANAGING DIRECTOR - ESET ME, BARRACUDA NETWORKS, IVANTI (PART OF MIDIS GROUP), TELLS SECURITY ADVISOR HOW THE CHALLENGES OF THE LAST ONE YEAR HAVE CHANGED THE BUSINESS LANDSCAPE AND HOW ORGANISATIONS ARE NAVIGATING NEW TRENDS.
AN IN-DEPTH DEFENCE STRATEGY
WERNO GEVERS, REGIONAL MANAGER, MIMECAST MIDDLE EAST, DISCUSSES HOW WHEN IT COMES TO EMAIL SECURITY, IT IS NECESSARY FOR SECURITY PROFESSIONALS TO EVOLVE FROM A PERIMETER-BASED DISCIPLINE TO A MORE PERVASIVE ONE.
Cybercriminals Target SMBs, But New Technology Helps Fight Them Off
Contrary to popular belief, big companies are not the only favored targets of cybercriminals. SMBs are just as attractive.
Windows 7 Is Dead: How To Stay As Safe As Possible After The Security Updates Stop
RIP to a legend.
Why You Can Stop Paying For Anti-Virus Software
Microsoft’s Windows security (formerly windows defender) is now on a par with paid solutions such as Mcafee and Norton.
POD: PLANET OF DEATH
Ubisoft’s racer faces a second apocalypse.
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स्पेन के बार्सिलोना स्थित जेल की कोठरी में मृत मिले, अधिकारियों आत्महत्या करने की आशंका जताई
WFH and security of data on cloud
Hitherto, WFH, or work from home, was confined to a small percentage of employees working remotely, but the pandemic has turned this upside down.
Threats Predictions 2020
Continuing advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning have led to invaluable technological gains, but threat actors are also learning to leverage AI and ML in increasingly sinister ways. A McAfee report
Experts See A Resurgence In Ransomeware Attacks
Cybersecurity experts have found 504 new threats surfacing in the cyberspace every minute in the first quarter of 2019. Experts noticed a revival in ransomware attacks as cybercriminals come out with creative tactics.