Sunday, August 14, 2022

Tech consulting firm Wipro launches Aussie cybersecurity consulting arm

Wipro Limited, a technology services and consulting company, announced the launch of Wipro Shelde Australia, a sovereign cybersecurity offering for the Australian government and critical infrastructure industries, to help navigate the cyber threat landscape. Wipro acquired Ampion in 2021 and in integrating its two businesses – Shelde and Revolution IT – into Wipro, it gained access to specialist Australian cybersecurity, DevOps and engineering capabilities.

Semperis accelerates APAC growth with strategic channel appointment

Semperis, the pioneer in identity-driven cyber resilience for enterprises accelerated expansion of its hybrid identity protection solutions in APAC by onboarding Jacquie Young, a leader in the APAC with 26 years of tech and cybersecurity sales experience, as Director of Channels.

Cybersecurity tech firm NetWitness appoints Ken Naumann new CEO

NetWitness, an RSA® Group Business and globally trusted provider of cybersecurity tech and incident response services, welcomes Ken Naumann as the new Chief Executive Officer. Naumann joins NetWitness from AccessData, a provider of digital forensic investigation tech where he led the firm’s growth as CEO. Under his leadership and direction, AccessData was one of the world leaders in data forensics before it was ultimately acquired by Exterro.

Forescout appoints Rik Ferguson as Vice President of Security Intelligence

Forescout Technologies, the automated cybersecurity firm, announced the hire of Rik Ferguson as VP of Security Intelligence. With a career spanning over 25 years, including 15 years as VP of Threat Research at Trend Micro, Rik is a stalwart of the cybersecurity world.

Bitdefender launches product for organisations with limited resources

Bitdefender, a global cybersecurity leader, recently unveiled MDR Foundations, a new managed security service that provides continuous threat monitoring and response, intelligence-based threat hunting and elite security experts designed to provide MDR capabilities specifically tailored to managed service providers (MSPs) and customer organisations with limited resources.

Nozomi honeypots show Russia-Ukraine war impact on cyber activity

The latest Operational Technology (OT)/IoT security report from Nozomi Networks Labs finds wiper malware, IoT botnet activity, and the on-raging Russia-Ukraine war impacted the threat landscape in the first half of 2022. Since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Nozomi Networks Labs researchers saw activity from several types of threat actors, including hacktivists, nation-state advanced persistent threats (APTs), and cyber criminals.

KnowBe4 casts KnowBe4 Ventures to address the human layer of security

KnowBe4 Inc (Nasdaq: KNBE), the provider of security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has announced the formation of KnowBe4 Ventures, its venture arm focused on the human layer of cybersecurity. Two existing leading cybersecurity venture funds – Elephant and Ten Eleven Ventures -- are partnering with KnowBe4 on the initiative.

Phronesis Security becomes Aussies’ first B-Corp cybersecurity company

Phronesis Security has become the first cybersecurity firm in Australia to achieve the coveted B Corp certification having been certified since June 2022. The B Corp status comes in recognition of positive impact created through it’s business operations that founder and CEO Elliot Dellys hopes other businesses can adopt to improve social and environmental impact.

The cybersecurity shared economy: How to help SMBs most at risk

Malware, Phishing and Ransomware attacks. For many small and medium businesses (SMBs) with less stringent cybersecurity defences, these terms have become a harsh reality as the business of cybercrime becomes more professional and more automated, with serious implications. Not only the risk of losing revenue, but also damage to brand reputation, loss of clients and negative impacts on staff – combining to make cyber threats deadly for SMBs.

Spot by NetApp launches continuous security solution for cloud frameworks

NetApp®, a cloud-led, data-centric software firm, announced the availability of Spot Security. Built for the cloud, Spot Security delivers a solution for continuous assessment and analysis of cloud security posture. Spot Security enables DevOps and SecOps teams to collaborate to identify misconfigurations, reduce their potential attack surface, and ensure compliance.