Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Key insights from Validity’s Asia Pacific State of Email webinar

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Email saw a global spike in delivered volume at the end of 2021 due to holiday season sales. This spike dropped in early 2021 and returned to a regular level but is likely to trend upwards again as another christmas and year ending holiday season is soon looming.

Verizon Business expands its global portfolio with Fortinet Secure SD WAN

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Verizon Business announced the expansion of its global SD-WAN offering with the addition of Verizon Software-Defined Secure Branch with Fortinet Secure SD-WAN. The solution is designed to provide businesses, including enterprise and business market customers, with a converged networking and security solution “in-a-box” to secure and connect hybrid and remote workforces in a seamless and effective manner.

Cyble appoints Vivek Kumar Sharma as the new Regional Sales Director

Cyble, an AI-powered, Y Combinator-backed, cyber threat intelligence company that empowers organizations with darkweb & cybercrime monitoring and mitigation services, announced that Vivek Kumar Sharma, former India Sales head at Attivo Networks, has taken over as Cyble’s Regional Sales Director – Strategic Alliances and Partnerships (India and SAARC).

Trellix Report finds a rise in threats targeting critical infrastructure

Trellix, the cybersecurity firm delivering the future of extended detection and response (XDR), released its Threat Labs Report: April 2022, auditing cybercriminal behaviour in the last six months. Key findings from the report include individual consumers being the No. 1 target of cybercriminals, closely followed by the healthcare vertical. Additionally, the transportation, shipping, manufacturing and information tech industries showed a sharp increase in threats.

What businesses should do to protect against state-aided cyber attacks

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Nation state cyberthreats are growing in prevalence, persistence, and scale across the globe. As evidenced by the latest activity in Ukraine, nation state actors are emboldened to take action via cyberspace. In fact, Trellix’s most recent Threat Labs Report: April 2022 detailed an upsurge in cyber threats likely from a Russian-backed actor in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Illumio secures $225m at $2.75 billion valuation to stop cyber disasters

Adopting Zero Trust strategies has never been more important for organisations across all industries, as the Biden Administration’s recent cybersecurity Executive Order demonstrates.

ClearSale IPO raises $254 million to foster innovation in fraud prevention

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International fraud protection leader ClearSale is pleased to announce that its July 30 initial public offering on Brazil’s B3 stock exchange generated the equivalent of US$254 million (R$1.3 billion) following the company’s historic revenue growth in 2020.

Okta brings Okta Identity Cloud to AWS Marketplace in APAC region

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Okta, Inc. announced the availability of the Okta Identity Cloud products in AWS Marketplace in the Asia Pacific region. AWS Marketplace is a curated digital catalog that makes it easy for organizations to discover, procure, entitle, provision, and govern third-party software.

Bad actors innovate, extort and launch 9.7m DDoS attacks in 2021

NETSCOUT Systems, Inc., announced findings from its bi-annual Threat Intelligence Report. During the second half of 2021, cybercriminals launched about 4.4 million Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, bringing the total of DDoS attacks in 2021 to 9.75 million. These attacks represent a 3% decrease from the record number set during the height of the pandemic but continue at a pace that's 14% above pre-pandemic levels.

Three things business leaders must acquaint themselves about security

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A few years ago, Cathay Pacific suffered a lapse in data security, affecting the personal data of an estimated 9.4 million people. Along with the questions it raised around the effectiveness of cybersecurity for all firms, a top international law firm noted another effect: an uptick in interest in collective redress, a type of representative action resembling a class action lawsuit.